The ways to seal a henna cone

Every artist has their own preference for the way to seal a henna cone.  In this week's post, we will share three different ways to seal a henna cone.

What does it mean to seal a henna cone?  It means, what method is being used to close off the top of a henna cone.  Henna cones are first rolled empty into a narrow cone shape.  You can view a video on how to roll mylar or cello cones here:

Then, henna paste gets filled into the cones with a carrot bag, zipper bag or even with a spoon.  We prefer using a carrot bag to fill henna cones.

Once the paste gets filled, one end of the cone is closed to a fine tip and the other end of the cone is wide open.  This week, we will share with you THREE ways to seal the top of the cone.

One method is to use a strong clip, like a binder clip to seal the cone shut.  The advantage--binder clips are fast to use and are reusable.  The disadvantage--they will not keep the cone shut tight and you will have to use more pressure to release the henna from the tip.
A second method is to use a small rubber band to seal the top of the cone.  The rubber band method also proves to be fast and secure.  A disadvantage is that you will have to source small, strong rubber bands, much like the ones used for hair braids--these can be finicky and a little hard to work with, especially if you have wide or big fingers.  The advantage-- rubber bands could potentially be reusable.  You can also tighten the rubber band so you have a strong hold and decent pressure on the henna cone. 

A third way to seal the henna cone is to simply tape it shut.  You will have to use plenty of tape to secure the top of the cone and to give it the pressure you need for the henna cone to release paste.  You can view a full tutorial on how to seal the top of a henna cone shut with tape here:

What method is your favourite for sealing henna cones?  Write a comment below or share on social media @HennaArtCanada