Old meets New, the Flusche Family at Bahrain Fort

Old meets New, the Flusche Family at Bahrain Fort
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My First Attempt At Doing Henna

All I can say is that one should NOT drink coffee prior to attempting Henna on themselves (or anyone else for that matter), especially if it is your first time. I had a cup of coffee that morning and regretted it about 5 minutes into the experience. That being said, I think my henna turned out beautiful!

One week prior to my henna "test run" I took a class offered through Fleet and Family Support Center on base... it was like "Henna For Dummies" and I thought how hard can this be really? Actually there is some skill involved. One must make tiny dots all connected to each other to form a fluid line. The process is similar to writing with icing on a cake - the main difference is that icing can be removed from a cake if the decorator is not satisfied with the result, Henna - NOT SO MUCH! :)

I started at the tip of my pointer finger on my left hand and less than an hour later I had worked my way down to my wrist. I am very satisfied with the results and even now as my henna is one week old it still looks great. Henna comes in either a pen or a cone (similar to icing cones that you may see at a bakery).

There is a local henna beauty parlor named Henna Rachna that decorates women seven days a week, if you go there you will see women sprawled out in lounging chairs with henna artists performing their magic. Henna Rachna is where one can purchase a cone of henna for 500 fills (a little over one dollar) each cone lasts for two weeks if refrigerated. I look forward to doing henna again in the near future, I wish my sister Lauren lived closer so I could henna her pregnant belly - it would look so cute! Henna is great fun and a nice creative outlet, guess you can say I'm hooked!

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