For this batch I boiled some fenugreek, cardamom pods, and berries in a pot until the water was a deep red, then I strained it. I mixed it with the Henna, along with lemon juice, white sugar, and Neroli oil until I got a nice paste. The stain I was trying to achieve wasn’t as dark or as rich as I would’ve liked. However, I don’t think it was due to my method, but simply because the Henna was of low quality. A box was only about $2.00 at the Mid-Eastern market, so I guess you get what you pay for. Last time, I received help from my sister-in-laws, Jenny and Karen to make sure it was evenly distributed throughout my hair. Applying it by myself proved more difficult (especially with a newly mobile child) but I think it turned out fine. Not as RED as I hoped, but since Henna is really good for hair, at least it made it shinier and healthier looking. Using a Ziploc baggie full of Henna, I cut a small hole at the corner to draw on the tattoos. Not the easiest or most convenient approach, but I didn’t have a whole lot to work with. I made a sun on my wrist, a Pisces symbol on my foot, and a Hibiscus flower with Vessel’s name in cursive on my leg. I think Vessel’s name looks very beautiful written out. So that was how my time was spent last night.
|My design inspiration|
|Sun design on my wrist.|
|My zodiac sign, Pisces, on the top of my foot.|