Organic Indigo For Hair

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Organic Indigo Powder for Hair is a natural plant. The powdered leaves have a natural dark blue dye. Indigo is used along with henna to dye darker hair tones.

What color tones will you get? 

  • reddish brown when using proportions of 75% henna and 25% indigo. This method is called a one step process.
  • brown tones when using proportions of 50% indigo and 50% henna. This method is called a one step process.
  • dark chocolate brown tones when using proportions of 75% indigo and 25% henna. This method is called a one step process.
  • Black Tones when you use henna first at 100%, and then second step of indigo at 100%. This method is called a two step process. 
  • Apply indigo with your henna application to get browner tones. This method is called a one step process. 

Instructions and recipes can be downloaded via the Instruction tab, Henna TV link and DIY Henna link.

Our organic indigo is packaged in double plastic bags inside of foil packaging. This ensures freshness.

Important please note: our organic indigo differs from our indigo that is non-organic. They are from two different farms, and the results vary. This difference is similar to the difference in color results between henna powders. Our non-organic indigo (Indigo for Hair) is better for those who have resistant hair and greys (that are hard to color), and for those wanting rich dark tones, including black.

This henna powder comes inside an inner foil resealable pouch. This is the best packaging possible to maintain freshness.

Quantity 100 grams

Total amount of powder you should use:

Above ear length: 50-75 grams

Shoulder length: 100-125 grams

Bra strap or mid-back length: 150-175 grams

Lower back length (above hips): 200 to 225 grams

Hip/Waist length: 250 to 300 grams

Recommended Liquids: • Water only

*Indigo powder must always be used with henna. Without henna indigo will give your hair a green hue. How to mix Indigo for black tones (2 step process): You must henna your hair before using indigo in order to create black tones. Please make sure to do indigo within 72 hours of henna application.

Indigo does not always work the first time for clients and repeated application(s) may be necessary.

1. Follow the instructions on how to henna your hair first (please view instructions for your henna powder on its product page).

2. Mix indigo with enough warm to hot water. Add enough water to make the paste the consistency of pancake batter. Optional, add salt (1 tbsp per 50 grams of indigo) to help the indigo stick to resistant hair strands. Allow dye to release for 15-20 minutes.

3. Apply the indigo paste to your hair in sections starting from the front and moving towards the back. Make sure to wear gloves when applying indigo as it will stain your hands.

4. Wrap your hair and allow indigo to stay in your hair 3-4 hours.

5. Gently wash or co-wash the paste out so as not pull any of the color out. Your hair’s color will settle over the next 2 days. Mixing Indigo for brown hair (1 step process): Organic indigo is used for reddish brown to medium brown tones. Indigo for Hair is best for grey coverage and brown to black tones. 1. Prepare the henna paste as directed (please view instructions for your henna powder on its product page). 2. Once henna is ready, mix your indigo as directed above in separate bowl. 3. Mix the henna and indigo together. 4. Apply the paste to your hair in sections starting from the front and moving towards the back. Make sure to wear gloves as it will stain your hands. 5. Wrap your hair and allow mixture to stay in your hair for 3-4 hours.

6. Rinse, shampoo, or co-wash the paste out, according to what works best for your hair. Your hair’s color will settle over the next 2 days


• Too Drying? Add our Organic Aloe Vera powder to your henna and indigo recipe for added moisture. You’ll only need about 1 tsp per 100 grams used

• Add salt to your indigo to help it cling better to the hair strand Storage:

• Indigo paste must be thrown out after use, even when mixed with henna. Get The Color You Desire!

• Reddish brown tones can be achieved with 70% henna and 30% organic indigo

• Brown tones are achieved can be 50% organic indigo and 50% henna

• Dark chocolate brown tones can be achieved with 70% indigo and 30% henna • Black tones can be achieved when you use 100% henna first and then a second step of 100% indigo

Would you like to watch our henna videos? Please click the video tab on your product page to view.

Dye release for organic indigo is 30 minutes. Please mix with warm to hot water only. A bit of salt added to the indigo will help it adhere better to your hair strands, if needed.

Using indigo for brown to black tones

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  • 4
    Washes out very fast

    Posted by Maria on 24th Nov 2020

    gone after 4 washed. The non organic indigo keeps longer

  • 5
    Great product!

    Posted by Shazia on 26th Oct 2020

    The powder is fine and and easy to work with. Hair color comes out perfectly.

  • 5
    Best Indigo Powder in Town!

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Aug 2019

    I've tried other Indigo Powders for colouring my hair but the results I get from your Indigo products are absolutely amazing! Your product is BY FAR better than anything else available out there...

  • 5
    very good product

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2018

    For the first time I was able to cover my grey hair by mixing indigo powder with my regular henna. Very happy with the result.

  • 4
    Good result but...

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2018

    I am satisfied so far with the result, it is the color I was looking for, but the indigo was really hard to rinse, even after washing my hair, I still feel some residue on the scalp...

  • 3
    Product comes out, exposes the henna.

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Nov 2017

    Sadly, even with the salt, the indigo does not adhere to my hair as well as i would like it to. Maybe it is my hair, which is mixed race, curly with graying roots. I am trying out other ways to deal with this, including adding some indigo in with the henna and then in part 2, the indigo alone. But generally, it is an okay product.

  • 5
    Love adding indigo to my henna

    Posted by Susan on 3rd Oct 2014

    I love the results of adding indigo to my henna. I use 2/3 henna and 1/3 indigo. Adding a little amla tones down the red and it looks great. :)

  • 5
    Beyond thrilled

    Posted by Aace on 12th Sep 2014

    My hair is 50% grey, perhaps more. I have used henna for over 20 years. As I got more grey, my hair turned more orange or copper with henna. I tried black henna-based powder, and the allergic reaction was swift and severe: red, swollen, itchy scalp and face. Never again. I discovered indigo and applied it for the first time in my life. I was blown away with the result: soft, beautiful chestnut brown color. Since it's chemical-free, I had no allergic reaction. Moreover the 50/50 henna-indigo procedure was quite simple: 1. I prepared my usual henna paste with boiling water, virgin coconut oil (I sometimes use virgin olive oil or baby oil), and a good squeeze of lemon juice. Set aside. 2. Next I prepared the indigo paste with the remaining boiling water (I added cold water to make it lukewarm). Set aside for 15 mintues and watched indigo turn from green to dark midnight blue to almost black. 3. I mixed the 2 pastes together (I use an electric hand-mixer for to get a smooth non-crumbly paste) adding just a bit more coconut oil and water. 4. I applied the mixture thoroughly from roots to tips, massaging my scalp gently to make sure I covered all the roots. Wrapped my hair in plastic shower cap. 5. After 3 hours, I shampooed and conditioned. I was beyond thrilled with the result. My only regret? I had not discovered indigo earlier! I want to experiment next mixing henna and indigo powder (instead of pastes) together to make the procedure even more simple. I think it's possible with the same gorgeous result.

  • 5
    So far so good.

    Posted by Erin on 27th Jul 2014

    So far I love it. My blonde still refuses to cover up on some points. But I need more and will be ordering as much more and I can. I have a dark brownish red. Before I had the orange color going on before I heard about this site. So I thank you