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INDIGO POWDER

INDIGO POWDER
 
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Enrich your natural hair colour with indigo powder. Achieve a dark black shade by blending this naturally green powder with our pure BAQ henna. Always protect your hands/clothes when applying indigo powder + henna powder

 


[ADAPTED ARTICLE VIA http://www.wikihow.com/Dye-Your-Hair-With-Indigo]

1 : Cover everything in old towels or newspaper, and wear old clothes.
2 : Dye your hair with henna first for the best result This helps give the indigo a base to stick to. You can mix indigo into henna to get shades of reddish-brown to auburn to brownish black.
3 : Get 100g of indigo for every six inches of hair. Curly hair will need more. 200g is usually enough for shoulder length hair.
4 : Mix the indigo in a heat resistant bowl with warm water.
5 : Wait 10-15 minutes, till the green powder start to turn a deep purple black on top. Ready to use when it is black
6 : Get someone to help you apply the indigo, starting at the back. Cover your entire hair, and wrap it in saran wrap [cling film]
7 : Wipe off the drips that run down, or you'll have grey streaks on your face and neck. Laying on your back helps keep the indigo from dripping down.
8 : Rinse the indigo off with cool water after 45 minutes to an hour.
9 : Your indigo will be dark brown at first, and deepen to black over 2-4 days. Wait several days, and reapply if you see any missed spots, or if the indigo is not dark enough.




INCI : Indigo tinctoria
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: INDIA

 

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DIRECTIONS
Wash and dry your hair well before use - always wear gloves when using indigo

  • Empty the contents of Indigo powder into a bowl
  • Add enough warm water to mix and stir into a smooth rich paste
  • Apply the paste to your hair covering all strands - do not forget the roots.
  • Leave the hair dye for a minimum of 2hrs.
  • Rinse with warm water

Indigo should not be used on its own as a hair dye - can either be mixed with henna or applied after a henna hair treatment.

RESOURCE : Achieve Different Colours With Henna As A Natural Hair Dye

Tips

  • Adding a teaspoon of salt to the indigo mixture can increase the richness of the colour.

  • This works best on dark hair, i.e. brunettes and redheads. Blondes may end up with greenish-blue hair. And not a pretty green-blue, but a swamp thing colour

  • Indigo has the consistency of wet sand. Adding an egg white or two will make it easier to work with.

  • Powdered indigo should NEVER be stored in the freezer, as this kills dye release in the plant. It is best to store it in a DRY, DARK place, and it will keep in its powder form for up to a year. An indigo mix cannot be stored, as it releases its dye quickly. Only mix as much as you need. Do not Freeze the remaining mix as you would henna; frozen indigo is useless.

  • You can try different amounts of henna and indigo, or mix in other botanicals to change the color. Just remember that while you only need to leave indigo on a short time, henna takes much longer. A henna mix should be left on at least 4 hours, and 8 is best.

Other plants that you can use on your hair include chamomile, rhubarb root, lemon juice, and cassia for blondes; henna. hibiscus, walnut powder and amla for redheads/brunettes.



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