This henna is Body Art quality and excellent for colouring hair as it is more finely sifted it has a smoother less gritty texture.
Henna will generally give brown hair red/brown undertones. Henna will give light coloured hair - grey, white or blonde a more orange/red tone.
Combining Henna with Indigo to get a red/brown, brown or a black shade.
When henna is used with indigo it can give shades of different browns to black. The resulting colour depends on the method, how long you leave it on for and the proportion of henna and indigo used.
There are 2 ways of doing this:
Method 1. Dye your hair first with henna so it goes auburn/red then dye your hair with indigoand the auburn/red turns to brown. To achieve the desired shade you need to getthe right amount of time to leave the indigo on for. The longer the indigo isleft on for the darker it will be. If you leave it on the maximum time it cango black.
Method 2. Soak the henna over night. Mix the indigo with water just before you are ready to useit. Thoroughly mix the henna mixture together with the indigo mixture. To get a more red /brown shade use a large percentage of henna. To get a darker brownuse a larger proportion of indigo. To get a black shade use method 1.
Everyone’s hair is different and will take the colour differently so trial and error may be necessary to get the desired shade.
How much henna do you need?
The following quantities are for average hair - if you have fine hair you will need less, or if you have thick hair you will need more:
- short / chin length hair - 50 gms henna
- shoulder length hair - 100 gms henna
- mid back length hair - 200gms henna