Henna cones vs container bottles? which is better?
Here are some good and bad points about both to consider...
Let's start with the basics, a cone shape bag has always been the original way to store and apply henna
Our ancestors must've used the cone shape bag for a good reason
Bottles may not squeeze enough henna paste out
I have read from other blogs and reviews that people do often complain about bottles tiring and hurt your hands and fingers from squeezing too much as you’re putting too much pressure on your bones
With the cone you can easily cut the tip of the cone to whatever thickness you require based on patterns, shapes, size of the body part being applied to.
Bottles may not give evenly consistency than the original henna cones
The cone shape bag is consistent in the downwards flow of the henna paste depending on your squeezing pressure as gravity takes its role leaving you more in control, ease and flow
I have noticed bottles are known to either squirt out too much or too less henna, leaving you with a mess to clean up (just imagine a ketchup bottle) especially if the consistency of the henna is too thick or too watery
It will last longer when you store it in a cone.
With bottles having a tip, that tip can usually become clogged.
As above, the metal tip needle of the bottle applicator can mix with the henna and give a bad reaction to the skin, people with allergies should be careful of this one
Making henna and putting it into a cone can get messy
It is very therapeutic and rewarding to make henna yourself and put it into a cone
And in the end, we have to remember, bottles are plastic so if kept in the fridge it will deteriorate over time and could effect the henna paste
These are the things which i have experienced, noticed and researched myself anyway, also with a background family heritage coming from the east it's hard not to know! Anyhow, if you know of any good or bad points to consider about both methods please share in the comments. I look forward to hearing other points.