The henna and indigo are separately packed in vacuum sealed plastic bag so that they stay fresh.
This henna is suitable for hair colouring. When used on its own it gives orange/red tone but when combined with indigo it gives a variety of shades.
The indigo (indigofera tinctoria) is a blue/green tint on grey hair and is best used together with or just after henna. If your hair is brown or red with no grey you can apply indigo directly to your hair without henna.
Combining Henna with Indigo to get a red/brown, brown or a black shade
When henna is used with indigo it can give shades of different browns to black. The resulting colour depends on which method you use, how long you leave the dye on for, and the proportion of henna and indigo you use.
Method 1 (double application): Dye your hair first with henna so it goes auburn/red, then dye your hair with indigo, so that the auburn/red turns to brown. To achieve the desired shade, you need to make sure you 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 for the maximum time it can go black.
Method 2 (single application): Soak the henna in some acidic liquid such as lemon juice. When you are ready to colour your hair mix the indigo with water, then thoroughly mix the henna mixture together with the indigo mixture. To get a more reddish-brown shade, use a large 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 some trial and error may be necessary to get the desired shade.
How much henna and indigo do you need
The amounts given below are for average hair - if you have fine hair you may need less, or if you have thick hair you may need more. The amounts given are for the total amount of powder needed for one application.
short / chin length hair - 50 to 70 gms per application
shoulder length hair - 100 to 120 gms per application
mid back length hair - 200 to 250 gms per application
If you are mixing henna and indigo in one single application (Method 2), the combined weight of the two powders should be what is given in the above guidlines.
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 this Indigo.