You’ve chosen the Right Indigo Powder for you and your hair and are ready to mix your indigo powder into a paste to naturally color your hair and cover greys. It’s important to note that indigo shouldn’t be used on it’s own. If you use indigo paste on your hair without first doing henna or adding henna paste to your indigo it will leave your hair with a green hue.

How to Choose the Right Indigo Powder

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Measure out the right amount of indigo for your hair length and thickness. Place the powder into bowl.

How much henna and Ayurvedic herbs to use on your hair?

Slowly add your warm to hot water to the indigo powder. Indigo can get more runny then henna can be if you add too much liquid. So be careful not to add too much water. Don’t use any other liquid for preparing indigo paste as indigo doesn’t work well with other liquids.

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Once you’ve added enough liquid to your indigo powder to make it into a thick full fat yoghurt then allow it to sit undisturbed for 20-30 minutes.

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Once dye release has been achieved (you’ll notice a blue-black metallic tone on the top layer of your indigo paste) it’s ready to be used. You’ll be adding the indigo paste to your henna paste to create reddish brown, brown to dark brown tones. This is called a one step process. If you’re trying to achieve black then you would have already done a henna for hair coloring treatment and are following up with indigo paste to get a black tone. This is called a two step process. Make sure for the two step process that your henna coloring treatment was done no more then within the last 72 hours. This will help avoid any potential new growth that doesn’t have henna on it and hence no possible outcome of green hued hair.

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Henna and indigo hair coloring treatments will last 4-6 weeks. For some roots grow quickly and a root touch up might be needed or anther full head application.

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