черна къна индиго.
Indigo is a plant that has a blue dye in it. You probably have indigo dyed cloth in your
closet, in a pair of blue jeans. Jeans
are dyed with indigo. People have used
indigo alone or in combination with henna to dye their hair black for at least
4000 years. During the 19th and 20th century indigo was such a common hair dye
in Europe and the US, that it was marketed as "black henna". Henna is never black, henna never dyes hair
black, but powdered indigo resembles powdered henna and it DOES dye hair
black. So, when indigo was sold as hair
dye, it was called "black henna".
When it was sold to dye cloth, it was called indigo. There are are still
many boxes of indigo in stores marked "black henna" as a legacy of
this old misnomer.
- Indigo combined with a henna application on hair
can produce deep rich red/brown shades through a rich jet black color
without any chemicals!
is considered safe for those with chemical sensitivities and during pregnancy
or while nursing. A doctor should be consulted if you have any concerns.
Indigo with Henna is a great replacement for modern chemical dyes if you are
having a reaction or eczema caused by chemical color. This is your solution!
- Indigo blended with henna
creates a medium brown to rich deep brown hair dye
- Indigo applied over henna
treated hair makes a lush black hair color
- Adds richness, shine, and
- Covers gray hair
- Use as often as you like for
healthy dark brown to black hair color
- Non drying
- NO chemicals, preservatives, PPD
or nut derivatives
How to use it:
As a BROWN dye:
- Go brown, auburn, chestnut, or chocolate with your
For Brown, auburn, chestnut,
or chocolate hair coloring use a 1 step process by combining indigo with
Prepare henna paste and allow to sit for 12-24 hours until the dye has
- Mix indigo into the henna paste, you
may adjust the consistency with warm water until it’s the consistency of
Allow to sit for 15 minutes
- Apply the indigo/henna paste to dry or
damp hair in sections, completely coating all the hair down to the roots.
It’s easiest if you Start from the back and move forward. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from being stained and drape an old towel over your
shoulders to protect clothing.
- Wrapyour hair in a shower cap or
plastic wrap and allow to soak in for 1-6 hours
- Rinse or shampoo to remove any residue. (Use a natural shampoo. Shampoo without chemicals).
Condition to soften hair (some people skip the shampoo)
- Repeat: Monthly for healthy, thick and
shiny, dark locks
*the higher proportion of indigo to henna the darker the colour will be
*the longer you allow the paste to soak in the darker and richer the color
*Takes about 2 days for the colour to oxidize and show it’s true shade
As a BLACK or Deep Brown
- Go bold. Black and deep brown hair naturally!
Use henna first for your base
tone and then indigo to create rich black hair color in this 2 step
- For Black and deep brown hair coloring use a 2
step process. Apply henna to your hair for a deep red base
then apply the blue indigo to create the rich deep browns and blacks.
Apply a henna paste to your hair to create a rich red base. Follow
directions for henna here.
Apply indigo over the freshly hennaed and washed hair to create the deep
- Mix indigo with warm water until it’s the
consistency of thick yogurt.
Optional, add 1 teaspoon salt per 100 grams of indigo powder for darker
color. Allow to sit for 15 minutes
- Apply the indigo paste to dry or damp
(previously hennaed) hair in sections, completely coating al the hair down
to the roots. It’s easiest if you Start from the back and move forward.
Wear gloves to protect your hands from being stained, drape an old towel
over your shoulders to protect clothing.
- Wrap your hair in a shower cap or
plastic wrap and allow to soak in for 1-2 hours
- Rinse or shampoo to remove any residue
Condition to soften hair (some people prefer to just use conditioner)
- Repeat: Monthly for healthy, thick and shiny
Takes about 2 days for the color to oxidize and show it’s true shade
For a scent you may add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to your
What else you
need to know
*We recommend you perform
a strand test before using any of these recipes or products on your hair to be
sure you like the color and result.
Test the product on a small section of your hair or on hair harvested from your
using natural products please keep in mind that every product will react and
color your hair uniquely. The result will be different and unique on everyone
depending on hair type and condition. There are many ingredients and recipes to
try, have fun experimenting!
You may deep condition after the herbal dye treatments to counteract dryness.
What it looks
powder is a medium to bright green powder from the ground leaves of the plant
and smells like fresh peas, very strong and pungent. When mixed into a paste it
is a dark rich green that slowly shows blue dye on the top and will appear a
navy blue/blackish color with time.