Ok. If you liked my FB page here you know i dyed my hair black. Like jet black. And i like it. Sorry, i LOVE it ! Most of all i got it cut. And i’m in love with shorter hair. Not that i was not digging my long hair, but shorter fits me better.
I used to have henna-ed hair. Like reddish brown that was absolutely gorgeous in the sun & other lights.
Then i went sick. And my hair was like the last thing in my mind. Healed. Wanted a change. And remembered i had 3 packs of indigo powder bought a while ago. Back on my researches. Bam, i am ready to dye my hair jet black.
Hummm… Well i know HOW to do it. I don’t know if i CAN do it. Lol, because changing is somewhat challenging.
So on to the subject.
There are 2 ways to apply indigo powder to your hair : 1 step process or 2 step process. The second one is meant for people who want a jet black result. This is where i stood.
- Apply henna to your hair for the indigo to stick better afterwards
- Rinse or wash the henna out
- Apply the indigo and then rinse out, deep conditon & follow with normal routine
STEP 1 : henna gloss
- Henna powder
- Natural flower honey (use any honey you want, i just like this one)
- Moisturizing cheap conditionner
- Black tea (yes like the one you’d drink)
Mix all the ingredients until you get a paste of a quite thick consistency
To know what i do next, please watch this video here that will lead to live tutorial 🙂
I usually let the henna sit for anywhere between 3 to 6 hours, this time only 4hrs. Then i rinse it out, cowashed quickly.
STEP 2 : Indigo powder
Ingredients used :
- Indigo powder
- Warm water
I just mixed until i get this creamy paste consistency.
So here are 2 pictures of my hair color, before and after the henna process and after the indigo process.
Now you need to know that indigo is kind of a temporary dye, it fades away with time. So you may need to repeat the process often, depending on your hair porosity.
I don’t know when it wilI fade away completely (it was my 1st time), but as long as i will want to keep my hair jet black , i will do mine like i was doing my henna glosses, every 4-5 weeks.I will only do the one step process now, without henna.
Thanks for reading my loves 🙂