Enclosed in the package:
- Certified Organic Henna Powder (Lawsonia Inermis) - vacuum sealed so it stays fresh
- Certified Organic Indigo (indigofera tinctoria) powder - vacuum sealed so it stays fresh
- Full instructions
How to Combine Henna and Indigo to get a red/brown, brown or a black shade
There are 2 ways of doing this. The first method is more time consuming but gives a stronger result:
1. Two separate applications: First dye your hair first with henna so it goes copper/red shade. Secondly dye your hair with indigo and the red turns to brown. To get the desired shade you need leave the indigo on for the right amount of time. The longer the indigo is left on for the darker it will be. If you leave it on the maximum time it can go black.
2. Mixed together in one application: Soak the henna for at least 8 hours. When you are ready to dye your hair mix the indigo with water. Thoroughly mix the henna paste together with the indigo paste. For a more red /brown shade use a larger percentage of henna. For a darker brown use a larger proportion of indigo. To get a black shade use the double application method above.
More detailed instructions and tips are included in the package.
Because everyone’s hair is different and will react differently to different hair colours. So trial and error may required the first time you use this to get the desired shade. STRAND TESTING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED before putting the colour on your entire head of hair.
Quanitities of henna and indigo needed
The approximate quantities are as follow - it will of course depend how thick your hair is and how thickly you apply the paste:
short / chin length hair - 50 to 70 gms per application
shoulder length hair - 100 to 120 gms per application
mid back length hair - 200 to 250 gms per application
If you are mixing henna and indigo in one single application, the combined weight of the two powders should be what is given in the above guidlines.