• Organic Indigo Powder 100g

    Organic Indigo Powder (Indigofera tinctoria) is an herb that stains a deep blue, and is found in blends for brown or black hair.  It is sometimes wrongly called “black henna.” Unlike henna, which takes time and warm temperatures to release a dye which lasts for hours, indigo releases dye instantly, but it breaks down within about two hours.

     

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    Amount Suggested

    henna amount

    How much you need will vary with the thickness of your hair generally you’ll need:

    • Shoulder Length: 50g
    • Bra Strap Length: 100g
    • Waist: 300g
    • Classic: 400g

    Instructions & Storage

     

    Instructions: All of our hair colors come with a full-color instructional brochure that you can also download here. Indigo can be used in a few ways:

     

    Indigo & Henna Together in One step (Dark Red Dye)

    • Unlike henna, which takes time and warm temperatures to release a dye that lasts for hours, indigo releases its dye almost immediately. Where henna’s lawsone can dye for up to 24 hours, indigo demises much faster. Because of this, if henna and indigo powder are mixed at the same time, the vast majority of the indigo will demise before the henna has had time to release. This only serves to cool the henna to a deeper, darker red.

     

    Henna & Indigo, Staggered Step (Brown Dye)

    1. Begin with mixing up henna.  One important thing to note is that while henna prefers a mildly acidic liquid, indigo prefers mildly alkaline solutions. Because of this you should never use acids in mud that will be
      blended with indigo. Instead, blend your henna with warm distilled water.
    2. When your henna is dye released, mix up the indigo and immediately blend it into the henna, then apply the blend of henna and indigo to your hair.
    3. For a cooler brown, you can add in amla; the amla should be equal to 1/3 the amount of henna powder. Add the amla to the henna once it has achieved dye release, blending in additional liquid as needed to keep the mud the consistency of pancake batter. Mix up the indigo, add the indigo to the henna-amla mix, and immediately apply the resulting mud to your hair.

     

    Henna & Indigo, Two-Step Process (Black Dye)

    1. Begin with mixing up henna, applying it to your hair, let it sit, and then rinse it out. One important thing to note is that while henna prefers a mildly acidic liquid, indigo prefers mildly alkaline solutions. Because of this you should never use acids in mud that will be
      blended with indigo. Instead, blend your henna with warm distilled water.
    2. Right after rinsing out your henna, mix your indigo with room-temperature distilled water. You can add a pinch of salt to help increase dye uptake. Because indigo dye only lasts about two hours, immediately (wearing gloves!) apply it to your hair. If you need to, mix and apply indigo in small, frequent batches as you go.
    3. Section your hair and apply the indigo to damp hair, then wrap it up in saran wrap or plastic wrap.
    4. After allowing the indigo to sit, rinse it out of your hair. If there is a greenish tone to your hair, don’t panic! Although you can’t see the henna, it’s there, and it still has to oxidize. As it oxidizes, its color will deepen and it will neutralize the greenish cast to the indigo

     

    Storage: Indigo powder should be stored in an airtight bag, in a cool dark place. Do not store in the freezer or refrigerator. Discard any leftover mud, as  the dye cannot be frozen.

     

    Gloves are included with 100g purchases. Please select M or L at checkout!

    Additional information

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    2 reviews for Organic Indigo Powder 100g

    1. Etsy Review

      Very nice quality! Thank you for a great experience. I loved the texture, the green mud felt velvety and smelled earthy sweet!

    2. Etsy Review

      Wonderful color result and my hair looks and feels amazing!

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