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.
What it does
- Indigo combined with a henna application on hair can produce deep rich red/brown shades through a rich jet black color without any chemicals!
This 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 texture
- 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 hair naturally!
For Brown, auburn, chestnut, or chocolate hair coloring use a 1 step process by combining indigo with henna
Prepare henna paste and allow to sit for 12-24 hours until the dye has released.
- Mix indigo into the henna paste, you may adjust the consistency with warm water until it’s the consistency of thick yogurt.
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 will be
*Takes about 2 days for the colour to oxidize and show it’s true shade
As a BLACK or Deep Brown dye:
- 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 process
- 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 black color
- 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 black locks
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 paste mixture.
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 hair brush.
When 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 like
Indigo 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.