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How to color your hair naturally with Henna and Indigo

How to color your hair naturally with Henna and Indigo

Beautiful hair is the hallmark of beauty. Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom suggests a wonderful, natural hair coloring option that not only brings beautiful shine and strength to your hair but also helps to prevent scalp infections! Isn't this exciting? That way, you MUST color your hair for health reasons!

And the star of hair coloring in Ayurveda is Indigo. The most amazing thing is that you can bring a wide variety of shades to your hair with indigo. In this blog, let me tell you about two basic hair colors that you can get with indigo – black and brown. After using these simple techniques, you can experiment with a wider range of shades. Let us see how to color your hair with Indigo.

How to color your hair black with Indigo?

You have two steps to follow when coloring your hair black. You shouldn't just apply Henna powder and Indigo powder directly on your hair as it won't give you the results you desire. The following are the steps you need to take if you wish to have black tresses -

Step 1: Apply Henna to your hair

  • Using a mixing bowl, soak 100 grams of Henna Powder with tea water or coffee water overnight (200 grams for short hair, 300 grams for long hair).
  • Add a little coffee if you would like to make the red of the henna stand out.
  • Add a few drops of lemon to enhance the color.
  • Adding yogurt or egg will help condition the hair.
  • The next day, use the paste on clean, product-free hair for 45-60 minutes.
  • Using only water, rinse as often as you feel necessary. Avoid using shampoo.

Step 2: Apply Indigo to your hair

  • After rinsing your hair, let them air dry.
  • Prepare a paste by mixing the indigo powder (100 gms for short hair, 200 gms for shoulder-length hair, 300 gms for long hair) in warm water.
  • For best results, use gloves if applying with your hands, or a spatula.
  • For best results, leave on for at least 45 minutes. For rich black color, leave it on hair for up to 2 hours.
  • Make sure to rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Wash your hair the next day with a mild herbal shampoo.

You will achieve the desired natural black hair color by following these two steps. You can use this method to color your hair twice or three times a month.


How to Color Your Hair Brown with Indigo?

You can get brown hair by mixing Henna Powder with Indigo Powder. These simple steps will help you achieve brown to reddish-brown hair.

  • Combine Henna Powder and Indigo Powder (3:1) in an iron skillet and soak in tea or coffee water overnight.
  • The red color of henna is enhanced by adding coffee.
  • You can add a dash of lemon juice to enhance the color
  • Adding yogurt or egg will help condition the hair.
  • You can apply the paste the next day on clean, product-free hair for 2 hours, depending on how intense you want it to be.
  • Using water, rinse well as many times as necessary. Avoid shampooing.
  • The next day, wash your hair with a cleansing shampoo. Consider using shampoos containing Ayurvedic ingredients like Hibiscus. Shampoos made from Hibiscus cleanse the hair without stripping the scalp of its natural oils, unlike other shampoos.


Important tips for applying indigo powder to hair

  • Dyeing your hair is a straightforward process. However, if you are dying your hair by yourself, you might find it challenging for these steps will help you maintain a clean and comfortable process.
  • Check the consistency of the paste before applying. It should be pudding-like, neA pudding-like consistency is desired, neither too dry nor too wet.
  • Wear rubber gloves and drape an old towel around your shoulders to avoid making a mess. RememberWear clothes you don't mind staining.
  • Divide your hair into as many sections as you like, and clip them up if you want a thorough application.
  • Starting with one section, apply henna with a hair coloring brush from roots to ends.
  • Roll the hair strands around your finger and stick them to your head once you have completed a section.
  • Apply the remaining paste to your head and massage it with your hands once you have applied it to all the sections.
  • Wear a shower cap to prevent spills.

We hope that this information helps to make your hair coloring process smoother. You can always get professional help at salons if you have difficulty applying the dye on your own.

Using henna and indigo on your hair is safe if the products are 100% natural, organic, and free of chemicals. Therefore, go for only 100% natural and organic options if you're looking for the best Indigo Powder for hair. Among the best Indigo powder available, Mumsmill Indigo powder is derived directly from the Indigo plant and contains no chemicals.

However, always make sure to test these natural indigo and henna hair dyes on your forearm first to make sure you aren't allergic to them.

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