Rajasthani henna is renowned for it's excellent quality. This henna is suitable for body art and for hair colouring. It is the most finely ground henna, mixing to the smoothest paste, without any grittiness.
Henna will generally give brown hair red/brown undertones. Henna will give light coloured hair (grey, white or blonde) a more orange/red tone.
Combining Henna 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. You can find our Certified Organic Indigo by clicking here
There are 2 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 for the darker it will be. If you leave it on the maximum time it can go black.
Method 2 (single application). Soak the henna over night. 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 do you need
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