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OrganicSoil Association Symbol pure indigofera tinctoria (indigo leaf) powder for hair colouring. Certified by the Soil Association so you know you can trust the quality and purity.

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Organic indigo leaf powder - a natural hair dye with multiple benefits.

Indigo is derived from the indigo plant, a blue plant that will give a blue/green tint on light coloured - grey or light blonde hair. When used together with henna or after henna it can give brown to black shades on grey hair. If you do not have grey but have red or brown hair you can apply the indigo directly to your hair to darken it.

Organic indigo powder is 100% chemical-free, containing no PPD, no harmful chemicals, or additives of any kind, so unlike many chemical hair dyes, indigo powder is safe to use long-term, and will not damage your hair and scalp.

Using chemical hair dye can also speed up the greying of hair, whereas indigo powder can treat, prevent, and even reverse premature grey hair, so the benefits of using indigo powder hair dye are significant, and of course we highly recommend it.

Organic indigo powder used together with henna.

When henna powder is used with indigo powder it can give shades from reddish brown, to dark brown, to black. The colour you get depends on the method you use, how long you leave the hair dye on for, and the proportion of henna to indigo you use.

There are 2 ways of doing of using henna and indigo powder to achieve brown or black tones:

Method 1: This method gives the strongest result. First, dye your hair with henna so it goes auburn/red. For best results, wash and dry your hair after dyeing with henna, before the next step. Next, dye your hair with indigo and the auburn/red turns to brown. To achieve the desired shade, you need to leave the indigo on for the right amount of time, as well as using the right proportions of henna and indigo. The longer the indigo is left on for the darker it will be. If you leave it on the maximum time, it can go black.

Method 2: Soak the henna overnight. Mix the indigo powder with water just before you are ready to dye your hair. 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. This method is quicker than method 1. To get a black shade use method 1.

Everyone's hair is different and will take the colour differently, so some trial and error is necessary to get the desired shade.

How much organic indigo powder do you need to dye your hair?

It depends how long and how thick or fine your hair is. These quantities are for average hair. You should reduce these if you have fine hair or increase them if you have thick hair:

  • short / chin length hair - 40 to 50 gms
  • shoulder length hair -  80 or 90 gms
  • mid back length hair - 150 or 180 gms
  • hip length hair - 220 or 250 gms

How long do you need to leave indigo powder on your hair for?

If you are applying indigo after first colouring your hair with henna, you can leave the indigo on for different lengths of time depending on how dark you want the end colour to be. Anything from 10 minutes to 2 hours, or even longer if you want black hair.

Everyone's hair is different, so it is good to experiment to find the best method for your hair.

It is not advisable to lighten your hair with chemical bleach after using indigo powder.

Certified Organic Indigo (Indigofera Tinctoria) Powder

Soil Association Cosmos Organic


100g, 200g, 500g, 1kg

Orders placed by 10am Monday to Friday are usually dispatched the same working day. We do not dispatch at weekends or public holidays.

Standard delivery (2nd class Royal Mail) usually takes 2-3 working days, and Express delivery (1st class Royal Mail) is usually 1-2 working days, though neither of these are guaranteed.

UK Standard delivery is FREE over £30 (or £2.60 below that), and UK Express delivery is FREE over £65 (£3.60 below £65).

European shipments cost £11.99.

Rest of World shipments cost £14.99 below 2kg in weight and £24.99 above 2kg.

Customer Reviews

Based on 86 reviews
Gloria W
Organic (Its Pure) Indigo powder

Love this product! Have been using as step 2 (1st Henna powder application and then Indigo). Covers all my greys and leaves my hair in really good condition. The colour (which is dark brown) last for ages. No nasty chemicals very happy with this product and will continue to use.

Naomi McGarvie
Indigo powder

Good quality product and quick delivery. Thanks Suvarna

John Williams
Hair dye

Good quality and it works

Rioin Staniak
Very happy

I’ve been using henna on my hair for over ten years and this brand is by far the best. So easy to apply with hardly and mess. I used indigo for the first time and I’m loving the brown colour. Only problem is I mixed the recommended amount for my long hair and used less than half of it. I’ve put what’s left in the freezer and will mix with more indigo for next application. Form now on I’ll be only buying suvarna henna and indigo.

Kristina Biguzaite
Indigo real thing

Adore black hair colour. But all chemical black dyes damage my hair more than bleach. Bought indigo in african cosmetic shops before, but got no colour out of it all. Even after sitting in a bowl with water it wouldn't get any blue-ish shine on top that would show the release of colour. This indigo worked at once. My light brown hair (with lots of bleach somewhere underneath) turned very dark brown after 2 hours. I love that the shade is kinda ashy, doesn't look "wig-like" extremely dark. The only downside is I felt burning sensation on forehead while dying, it was red for a couple of hours afterwards. I used half of the pack on my shortish fine hair, next application should make it completely black. My hair feels much stronger and healthier after i damaged it badly with regular dyes and lighteners.

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