Indigo For Hair Dye
Indigo Or Indigofera
Indigo is what we use to make our jeans blue and our hair black. It is also used to make browns,mahogany,copper brown and other dark colors. Learn more about indigo hair dye below and how you can use it to dye your hair.
How to Use Indigo To Create Black
There is 3 ways to make black with indigo:
Mix the indigo with warm tap water and apply immediately to clean dry hair and rinse 1 to 1 ½ hours later.Some people will achieve a permanent black by doing this. Some cases it will turn a slight purple or green at first and then it will turn black within 24 hours. Some it might turn purple or green or it might not be permanent. If this one step does not work for you, you will need to purchase the black kit. It comes with 100 grams of henna and 100 grams of indigo.
Please go here to learn how to mix black 3 different ways.
How To Make Browns Using Indigo
Dark Brown: Mix 3 parts indigo and 1 part henna. Example: If you add 3 teaspoons of indigo you add one teaspoon of henna. This is perfect for a go-tee or mustache. If you are doing more the same principle applies. Example: Three ¼ cups indigo to one ¼ cup henna. It works the same on any level.
Brown: Mix 2 parts indigo with 1 part henna. Example: If you add 2 teaspoons of indigo and 1 teaspoon of henna you will get a medium brown. This is perfect for a go-tee or mustache. If you are doing more the same principle applies. Example: Mix two 50 grams indigo (one entire pouch) with one 50 grams of henna. This will be enough for bra length hair and works the same on any level.
Light Brown: Mix 1 part indigo and 1 part henna. Whatever amount of indigo you add, add the same amount of henna. Example: 1 table spoon indigo, 1 table spoon henna. This will give you a light brown. The same applies on a larger scale for more hair. 1 half a pack of indigo and 1 half a pack of henna is perfect for bra length hair.