Can You Erase Your Henna Stain with a Potato?


This is Part 3 of guest blogger Michelle (Mitchou) Manderson’s Potato Eraser Effect Series. Be sure to also check out Part 1 and Part 2.

Materials used:

  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • One small yellow potato
  • Rubber band
  • Wet (not soaking) paper towel
  • Scraper (to scrape off henna paste. In this case, thin cardboard)
  • Fresh Jamila 2014 henna paste mixed with lavender e/o, white sugar and half water half lemon combo.

 

* See first document for experimentation idea origin. Below are the steps followed during the process and my results.:)
** Design 100% by Maple Mehndi. I claim NO CREDIT for the design, just for the ability to apply it.

Test

People were also wondering if the potato eraser on an old stain would erase at all.

So I decided to continue with my experimentation.

This experiment is conducted on a 5-7 day old design. I had left the paste on overnight with Hypafix tape and gloves. I did not however take very good care of the design as I wash dishes without gloves, so the stain was   beginning to fade considerably.

potato_eraser_henna_stain_1

After leaving the potato slice on my skin for a little over five minutes, I then proceeded to rub the stain for say… 30 seconds.

potato_eraser_henna_stain_2

 

Next, the result.

potato_eraser_henna_stain_3

Conclusion:

Potato on old stain = barely visible difference.

I question if rubbing is what did the slight erasing, not the potato… I would rather exfoliation at this point for better stain removal results.

 

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