Indigo powder is the powder got from indigo plant. Indigo plant has wonderful medicinal uses and all parts of the plant is used medicinally. Indigo is mainly used in the form of hair oil for stimulating hair growth and in the form of hair pack for dyeing the hair. Henna makes the hair reddish orange and indigo dyes the hair dark blue color and together they create a natural black color.
Apply Henna first follow by Indigo. For a dark reddish tinge color, mix both henna and indigo together and apply.
Indigo Hair Benefits:
1. For Premature Greying Of The Hair:
2. For Hair Growth:
3. For Dandruff:
4. As Hair Dye:
5. For Dry Hair:
How to Indigo Powder Hair Dye?
Indigo plants are harvested and the leaves are collected separately. Then they are partially fermented to release the dye, sun dried till crisp to remove any moisture and then powdered.
Mix tiny pinch of salt while mixing indigo powder with water, it will help fix the dye. Also apply indigo paste on clean dry hair only.
It is best to oil the hair after 48 hours after indigo hair dye application. Also try not to oil the hair before applying indigo dye, it will prevent the dye sticking to the hair.
Henna Indigo Hair Dye Recipe For Grey Hair
1. Applying Henna:
Take 1/4 cup of henna powder in a bowl. Usually 40 to 50 grams of henna powder will be enough for close cropped hair, 70 to 80 grams will be enough for shoulder length hair and around 150 grams will be necessary for long thick hair.
Make black tea without adding any sugar by boiling water with black tea, strain and let cool. Now add the prepared black tea to henna powder and mix to form a smooth paste without any lumps.
Then experiment with adding ingredients like lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or coffee decoction. Each
ingredient will give a different shade
Let henna mixture sit overnight covered with a plastic wrap. The next day, henna paste would have changed color, mix well.
2. Indigo Powder For Hair:
A. Take the required amount of indigo powder in a nonmetallic cup as it is best not to use metallic containers while mixing dyes.
B. Add in enough warm water to form a thick spreadable paste. After 15 to 30 minutes of soaking, indigo will start to release its dye. A pinch of salt can be added to release the dye faster.
Apply on clean hair after using henna. Wait for 2 to 3 hours before washing it off in plain water. Don’t use shampoo within 48 hours. Always make sure the hair is not greasy while applying these natural dyes and the soaking time is also important.