Please find attached some pics as promised:
1. before application
2. henna stage (1.5 h incubation); panic!
3. after indigo on the henna (20 min. incubation)
I used about 60 g henna (7 tablespoons), 40 g indigo (4-5 ts).
I did not add anything but boiling water (henna), lukewarm water (indigo), both Brita filtered.
Both henna and indigo were rather easy to apply. With the indigo, however, one must work rather quickly, because the colour sets so soon and becomes very dark after about 25 minutes. I covered the henna with plastic and wool; I left the indigo uncovered.
My normal hair colour was light chestnut, which has turned 90% white/grey. During some years I used Logona umbra (100% organic). However, with this my hair turned more and more copper-orange as the natural white increased. I was unhappy with the colour, coverage on outgrows decreased, but I refused to turn to chemical hair dyes.
I am very satisfied now with the result! A long-searched, excellent solution! Next time I plan to leave the indigo 5 min. longer at the front, but I do not wish my hair to turn too dark. Perhaps you have a suggestion?
One question: are the henna and indigo cultivated organically and sustainably? If not, are there future plans to do so?
Thank you so much!
Very best wishes and success!