I finally got around to ordering my indigo so that I could cover my burgundy hair color with something a little more modest. I’m sure the bright red henna’d hair I had before is appealing to some but it was not my cup of tea. I wasn’t quite ready for the lengthy two step process where you henna first, rinse out and then apply indigo for a jet black result. Instead, I mixed one package of Godrej Nupur Henna (50g) with 100 grams indigo. I ordered the indigo powder from Butters-n-Bars.com which is the same online store where I get my raw unrefined shea butter.
I kept the henna mix pretty simple as always and just mixed it with a mug of strong green tea to help the dye release. I added enough water to give the mixture a smooth, almost pancake batter consistency and let it sit overnight. The next day, when I was ready to apply it, I mixed the indigo into a paste with just plain water and added it to the henna. I don’t add oils anymore because I read that it can slow the dyeing process. I applied the “Hendigo” to my hair like a clay mask and covered with plastic wrap. Then I waited for four hours before rinsing and then co-washing several times to get it all out of my hair.
The application took very well to the majority of my hair but left my grey strands with just a tinge of color. I’m planning on doing another application to the roots and grey hairs sometime this week ’cause I don’t need everybody knowin’ how old I’m getting. If my greys are still too obvious afterward I may reconsider dyeing my hair all black with the two step process.
|My stubborn grey strands are still noticeable
|I like the reddish brown tone in the sun