Rajasthani henna is renowned for its superb quality.
This henna is from Sojat, Rajasthan, in India which has an excellent desert climate for henna growing, producing excellent quality henna powder for hair colouring. Rajasthan is often referred to as "The Henna Capital of the World!" Because this henna is also Soil Association Certified it makes it doubly high quality. Take a look at our customer reviews at the bottom of this page - you can read multiple in depth reviews of our henna powder hair colouring products.
This henna is suitable for hair colouring. Henna will generally give brown hair red/brown undertones. Henna will give light coloured hair (grey, white, or blonde) a more orange/red tone. Click the link for Rajasthani Body Art henna.
Combining henna powder with Indigo to get a reddish-brown, brown, or black shade.
Using henna with indigo can create a range of shades from reddish brown to black. The resulting colour depends on the method you use, how long you leave the paste on for, and the proportion of henna and indigo you use. Click the link for our Certified Organic Indigo.
There are two ways of using henna with indigo:
Method 1 (double application): First, dye your hair with henna so it goes auburn/red. Next, dye your hair with indigo, and the red will turn to brown. To achieve the desired shade, you need to both get the right amount of indigo and leave the indigo on for the right amount of time. The longer the indigo is left on your hair, the darker it will be. If you leave it on the maximum time, it can go black.
Method 2 (single application): Soak the henna overnight. In the morning, when you are ready to dye your hair, mix the indigo with water. Thoroughly mix the henna mixture together with the indigo mixture. To get a more red-brown shade use a larger percentage of henna. To get a darker brown, use a larger proportion of indigo. To get a black shade use method 1.
Everyone's hair is different and will take the colour differently so trial and error may be necessary to get the desired shade.
How much henna powder do you need for your hair?
The following quantities are for average hair - if you have fine hair, you will need less, or if you have thick hair, you will need more:
- short / chin length hair - 50 gms henna
- shoulder length hair - 100 gms henna
- mid back length hair - 200gms henna