We just updated our instructions for Henna and Indigo to be even more comprehensive and detailed then ever before!

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When using any new hair product it is always recommended that you do hair strand tests first, or a skin patch test. Even natural products can cause allergic reactions. Test before use.

Important: Please keep in mind that everyone has their own unique hair texture. Henna and Ayurvedic treatments can be drying for some, and it is recommended that you add hair oil to your recipe, and/or deep condition your hair afterwards. We recommend that all of our clients try varying recipes as needed based on their hair needs, and focus. Use the recipe that works best for you and your hair!

Total amount of powder you should use:

  • Above ear length: 50-75 grams
  • Shoulder length: 100-125 grams
  • Bra strap length or mid-back: 150-175 grams
  • Lower back (above hips): 200 to 225 grams
  • Hip/Waist length: 250 to 300 grams

Every henna powder has it’s own dye release time. Please follow our guide:

Recommended Liquids (warm to hot in temperature):

  • Water
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Green Tea
  • Note: for coloring treatments do not use heavy liquids such as yoghurt, shea/cocoa butters, conditioners, etc…as they dilute the color, and won’t yield best color coverage

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How to mix and use Henna:

  1. Mix henna with one or more of our recommended liquids
  2. Allow the paste to sit for dye release according to recommended time
  3. Add enough liquid to make a paste the consistency of pancake batter. We don’t measure as each batch of henna can absorb varying amounts of liquid each time
  4. After dye release has been achieved, then apply the henna paste to your (damp or dry) hair by sections starting from the front and moving towards the back. Make sure to wear gloves (1 pair free from HS) when applying henna, as it will stain your hands
  5. Wrap your hair and allow henna to dye your hair 3-4 hours
  6. Rinse, shampoo, or co-wash the paste out, according to what works best for your hair
  7. Your hair’s color will settle over the next 2 days

Mixing henna paste

Variations

  • For redder tones you may add our hibiscus petal powder, beet juice, red tea or paprika
  • For browner tones you may add coffee, black tea, our organic amla powder
  • Create your own henna gloss. You can do this by adding some henna powder to your conditioner and let it sit in your hair for 30 minutes as a deep conditioning treatment with a slight reddish tint
  • Add our essential oils to your henna to leave your hair smelling great, and super shiny
  • Too Drying? Add our Organic Aloe Vera powder to your henna, and indigo recipe

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How to mix Indigo for black tones (2 step process):
You must henna your hair before indigo in order to create black tones.
Please make sure to do indigo within 72 hours of henna application. Indigo does not always work the first time for clients and repeated application(s) may be necessary.

  1. Follow the instructions on how to henna your hair first
  2. Mix indigo with warm to hot water and allow dye to release for 15-20 minutes. Add enough water to make the paste the consistency of pancake batter. Optional, add salt (1 tbsp per 50 grams of indigo) to help the indigo stick to resistant hair strands
  3. Apply the indigo paste to your hair by sections starting from the front and moving towards the back. Make sure you wear gloves when applying indigo, as it will stain your hands.
  4. Wrap your hair and allow to dye your hair 3-4 hours
  5. Gently wash or co-wash the paste out so as not pull an of the color out
  6. Your hair’s color will settle over the next 2 days

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Mixing Indigo for brown hair (1 step process):
Organic indigo is used for reddish brown to medium brown tones.
Indigo for Hair is best for grey coverage and brown to black tones.

  1. Prepare the henna paste as directed
  2. Once henna is ready, mix your indigo as directed above in separate bowl
  3. Mix the henna and indigo together
  4. Apply the paste to your hair by sections starting from the front and moving towards the back. Make sure you wear gloves, as it will stain your hands.
  5. Wrap your hair and allow to dye your hair for 3-4 hours
  6. Rinse, shampoo, or co-wash the paste out, according to what works best for your hair
  7. Your hair’s color will settle over the next 2 days

Storage:

  • Henna Powder and Paste: can be placed in the fridge or freezer
  • Indigo Powder: can be placed in the fridge or freezer
  • Indigo Paste: must be thrown out after use, even when mixed with henna

You Can Color Your Hair!

  • reddish brown achieved when using proportions of 70% henna and 30% organic indigo
  • brown tones achieved when using proportions of 50% organic indigo and 50% henna
  • dark chocolate brown tones achieved when using proportions of 70% indigo and 30% henna
  • black tones achieved when you use henna first at 100%, and then second step of indigo at 100%

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