Yes you can. Will cover grey hair an orange red almost copper brown colour. To get various shades of red use henna only but to get various shades of brown (light, medium, dark) and black use with indigo powder.
As long as time permits but at least 2 hours. The longer the more beneficial to hair and colour.
This is pure natural henna powder which turns gray hair orange red or existing brown hair into auburn. It is not chemical herbal henna which contains ppd to give instant colour.
If hair is:
Blonde – vivid or bright red
Black – black with red glow (over time)
Gray – copper red
Medium Brown – auburn
Dark Brown – dark auburn
Red – vibrant red
Any acidic liquid for longer lasting colour such as lemon, apple or orange juice (all can be diluted with water), tea (preferably chamomile) or coffee. Some people use apple cider vinegar.
Only initially when rinsing out but not noticeable over time.
It is Asian from Henna City, Sojat, Rajasthan, India.
Yes you can but if doing a one-step process (where both powders are combined without dye release of henna first), you will still get shades of brown in line with proportions below (remember the more percentage of henna the lighter the colour towards light browns and the more percentage of indigo the darker the colour towards dark browns and black):
70% henna and 30% indigo - Light brown
70% indigo and 30% henna - Dark brown
50% henna 50% indigo - Medium brown
90% indigo 10% henna - Nearly Black (very dark brown)
Use with indigo in a two-step process of putting henna on first, after required time on hair, wash out and apply indigo for at least an hour to get black hair, 1.5 to 2 hours will be jet black.
Yes, it is body art quality henna.
Yes it is, triple-sifted into fine powder used in bodyart.
Absolutely, all our powders are made from plant, flower or fruit, organically grown, cruelty free and vegan.
Make henna up as directed and leave for dye release. When you are ready mix indigo and add together using the correct proportions, so 70% indigo and 30% henna will give you dark brown (66% indigo 33% henna also works - the more percentage of henna to indigo the lighter the colour towards light browns and the more percentage of indigo to henna the darker the colour towards dark brown). To get an almost nearly black you can mix 90% indigo to 10% henna this works if you have no grey hair but to get grey hair black, it is a two-way process, you will need to put henna on first, wash out and then apply indigo to hair.
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Instructions: How to Apply Henna (permanent hair dye)
1. Mix Henna with enough lemon juice in a non-metallic bowl (or any acidic liquid such as apple or orange juice) to make a thick paste (like extra thick set custard or yoghurt) cover with cling film and rest overnight to release dye. Will be lumpy but smooth after resting.
2. Next day or after a few hours (3-4 if short of time) uncover and mix into smooth paste. Apply to hair (washed or unwashed) with cone or simply using fingertips which is far easier (make sure you have gloves on!)
3. Start from the back of the neck upwards applying generously from roots to hair ends until hair completely covered.
4. Wrap hair with plastic wrap and leave in for as long as you can but for at least 2 hours.
5. Wash henna out with shampoo or rinse out thoroughly if you washed hair before applying. Finish hair off as normal OR, if using Indigo after Henna to achieve black hair, towel dry hair and apply indigo.
6. Hair colour will get darker within 2-3 days.
Yes you can. However, if hair is bleached after using henna or indigo then hair colour will be affected.
Henna is considered permanent because although it appears to fade over time because it is a transparent dye that coats hair it will still leave red colour which can grow out; hair colour gets redder with each application of solely using henna. However it does appear to fade much quicker on gray hair depending on individual hair.
There is no reason why you cannot as it is body art quality which is the same quality for hair, eyebrows or beard as it can only be one henna powder, although there are cheaper less sifted (and altered with chemicals) henna on the market. Unfortunately to get black will be the same process as hair but if eyebrows are already black then indigo only can be used to darken brows (10-15 mins and test otherwise brows might get jet black). Having said that, it depends on existing colour of eyebrows and intending colour i.e. nearly black using 90% indigo to 10% henna, light brown 70% henna to 30% indigo, dark brown 70% indigo to 30% henna and medium brown 50% each. Dye release henna as usual and add indigo to henna. Be careful to wipe off the excess from surrounding skin area before leaving to develop. Best to use an eyebrow stencils/shaper which would make the job a lot easier and better.
Amla powder can be added to henna to tone down red.
No, tea or coffee can be a substitute or just water (but does not give a longer lasting colour as acidic liquid).
Yes, we are not certified organic but henna and indigo are grown and processed organically in organic fields by certified organic growers and suppliers but we are hoping regulations will change to allow us to be certified.
Yes you can for a few days but henna can be frozen until ready for use so no need for wastage. Can re-freeze too without affecting colour.
No just water as indigo will easily lose its dyeing capabilities.
No henna and indigo do not contain bleach or ppd to lighten hair.
Depends on length and thickness of hair but as a guide:
Depending on proportions a range from light blonde to copper/vibrant red colour. Bright copper red would be 50% henna 50% cassia. The more percentage of cassia the lighter the colour towards light blonde and the more percentage of henna to cassia the darker and redder the colour towards vibrant red.