This henna is suitable for body art or for hair colouring. Body art henna is excellent for colouring hair as it is more finely sifted, so it has a smoother, less gritty texture.
This henna is packed in vacuum sealed plastic bag so it stays fresh and potent for longer.
Henna will usually give brown hair reddish undertones and on grey or light coloured hair - it will be a more orange/red colour.
Henna Used Together with Indigo for Hair Colouring
Henna may be used together with Indigo
to get a chestnut, reddish brown, dark brown or a black shade. The resulting shade on your hair depends on the method used, how long you leave it on for and the proportion of indigo and henna used.
There are 2 methods of combining henna and indigo together:
Two Step Process:
Dye your hair first with henna so it goes auburn/red then dye your hair with indigo
so that the auburn/red turns to brown. To achieve the desired shade you need to leave the indigo on for the correct amount of time for you. 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.
One Step Process:
Soak the henna for 8 to 24 hours or overnight. Mix the indigo
with water just before you are ready to dye your hair. Thoroughly mix the henna paste together with the indigo paste. To get a more red/brown shade use a large percentage of henna. To get a darker brown use a larger proportion of indigo
. To get a black shade use the two step process above.
Trial and error may be necessary to get the desired shade because everyone’s hair is different and will take the colour differently.
Quantity of henna needed
The following quantities are for average thickness hair:
short hair - 50 gms henna
shoulder length hair - 100 gms henna
mid back length hair - 200gms henna