Pre-natal henna

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Pre-natal henna

Just wondering the best way to seal a henna'd belly.  I usually like to use lemon-sugar, but I'm thinking cause most people will put their shirt down over it, it might be too sticky.  It seems like too huge a surface to use medical tape.  What have you tried?

Also, what are some good books for pre-natal henna?  And what's a good way to practice belly henna without a belly?


Last seen: 6 years 12 months ago
Joined: 2010-05-08 22:45
Re: Pre-natal henna

I use mefix on bellies, it's less tape on a belly than you would use on a full bride. Plus if the Mum's pull off the tape carefully they can frame the tape with the henna design stuck to it. As for practice, a balloon perhaps?

Last seen: 5 years 1 week ago
Joined: 2010-04-26 06:47
Re: Pre-natal henna

 I don't seal anything but brides anymore, and I only seal brides because they expect it. Its part of the tradition. I just put plenty of sugar IN the paste and tell them to try and take it easy until its time for the paste to come off. I get great color, so I know it works just fine!

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Joined: 2010-05-24 01:43
Re: Pre-natal henna

I am with Jen on this one, use enough sugar in your paste and have them kick back for a while.  If that is not an option, Mefix tape works great on bellies.  I have also seen some who spray lemon/sugar on the design then unroll cotton balls and cover the sticky stuff with the cotton.  For belly designs, I like Justine Howland-Goodwin's book "La Belly Luna".  There are a couple of others I haven't got yet, but which look good.  "Brides, Blossoms, and Bellies" by Heather Caunt-Nulton and "LulaBee" by Tammi Glanzer-Boudreau.  Also, just about any design can be modified and customized to fit a belly.   

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