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Organic Indigo For Hair

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Product Description

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

Crop 2018

More Info

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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  1. very good product 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  2. Good result but... 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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. 3 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  4. Love adding indigo to my henna 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  6. So far so good. 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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

  7. Indigo organic 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Apr 2014

    good product. tends to stain clothing though unless completely washed off. better result when used after using henna. the only concern colour retention - how many washes can the dye actualy withstand.

    Note from Henna Sooq:

    If you complete the rinse with an apple cider vinegar wash, it may help with retention. 1 part vinegar, 2 parts water.

    You could also consult our blog for possible Indigo issues

  8. Amazing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Mar 2014

    I did it in two steps for a friend and the results were amazing. Will do it again and recommend it for sure.

  9. Fantastic grey coverage - but only with 2 step process 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Oct 2013

    I previously used the organic BAQ Rajasthani henna but unfortunately the grey came out quite orange, which is unavoidable. However, it's a dream to wash out and work with, unlike other hennas I've tried.

    Next time I added this organic indigo in a 70/30 henna to indigo mix. I followed the recommendation of curing the henna separately, which I did for about 4 hours. I mixed the indigo separately, let it sit for 20 minutes then added it to the henna. The hair that had been hennaed previously grabbed the colour but the grey roots came out slightly yellowish and still looked like roots - virtually no coverage. The overall appearance was auburn with grey roots - my natural hair colour is dark brown. Please note that I apply only on freshly washed hair, for which I use a mild organic shampoo. I also rinse with water and then conditioner only, waiting for one or two days before I shampoo my hair.

    This time I did a two-step henna-henndigo process. I cured the henna only about 1 1/2 hours, mixed with 25% amla powder. Applied it and left it on for about one hour, at which time I rinsed it out. The second batch of henna was mixed at the same time but without amla, so by the time I used it, it sat for at least 4 hours. I mixed the indigo and added it as soon as I got a smooth consistency, didn't leave it to sit on its own since getting a smooth paste takes quite long anyway. I used no acid and even forgot the salt. I also used room temperature distilled water for everything, which was on the cool side since the hot days of summer were over.

    I thought I needed to go a little darker so used a 60/40 henna/indigo mix (I have a scale which weighs to the nearest gram). I applied the 60/40 henndigo on my newly hennaed hair and left for 1 ½ hours. I was hoping for a reddish brown. After rinsing out I looked in the mirror and couldn’t believe my eyes – it was a rich dark brown similar to my own (lost) colour. I loved the way it looked but felt it was a little too dark because of the contrast once the roots start to show.

    I have now shampooed my hair twice and both times there was a bluish tint to the suds so the indigo was being washed off. My hair is now a dark auburn which is still very nice, though the fresh roots don’t grab the colour as deeply. This is true even with commercial chemical dyes. I will continue with the two-step process as it’s the only way to cover my grey. However, next time I will go back to a 70/30 henndigo ratio so the roots don’t stand out quite as much. I will let the henna-only dye sit for 3 hours this time before applying as I think this is the crucial part of getting coverage. The indigo can only colour where pure henna has been before so probably the deeper the henna the more lasting the indigo.

    I am extremely happy with the outcome, however. I would not have believed that the grey could be covered as well as with any commercial dye. I will update with the results of my next attempt.

    I have two complaints which I will add. The first is that I do get migraines and the tannins in the indigo seem to trigger one every time. This last time I took pain pills before I went to bed so it didn’t become a full-blown migraine but still a pretty bad headache which required more pills. Don’t imagine there’s anything else I can do to mitigate this.

    The next is simply how time consuming this is, particularly when you do two steps. An unavoidable price to pay when you don’t want to cover your scalp with nasty chemicals, but I wish it didn’t take up the better part of a day to do this. I may mix the henna the night before, the next time, so I can at least start first thing in the morning. I hope this will be ok since the Rajasthani is left for 10-12 hours for dye release on skin. I hope this will work just as well for hair.

    Even with these caveats I still give both these products a very strong recommendation. How can you not love using organic colour which doesn’t cost an arm and a leg??

  10. Great color but didn't last long 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Aug 2013

    Purchased this product and was amazed on how quickly it arrived (same day). Very happy about the product. Used 250g with 100g Rajastan henna, left on for 4 hours, with great results, very dark (almost black).

    However the color didn't last long, indigo is washed out from hair in about 2.5 weeks.

    Note from Henna Sooq:

    Sometimes Indigo needs a couple of applications to stick and if you use 1 tsp of salt in the indigo per 100g and rinse out with apple cider vinegar, it can help the indigo to stick.

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