I’m totally hooked and I now regularly use henna which I normally leave in for a couple of hours or longer, immediately followed by indigo which I usually leave in about 30 mins to 1 hour. I use the colour roughly once in 6 weeks, sometimes once in 4 to 5 weeks. I’m really pleased with it ! By the way, my hair has been cut which is why my hair now looks a bit different ! Best wishes, and thanks for supplying an awesome quality of henna and indigo which continues to work wonders on my hair ! Maryam.
Maryam says : “I have tons of grey and I used Sabrina’s henna and indigo combination before she started marketing it and I was so pleased with the quality of the henna and indigo, not to mention the results, that I agreed to let my hair go grey to show everyone just how it works. Even when it’s grey you can see hints of burgundy left from my previous henna indigo applications. As you see in the pictures below, the henna alone – at first – makes my grey hair look orange, but actually if it’s left alone it deepens after half a day or a day to a more even reddish tone which is quite nice. However, I prefer an overall darker hair colour as I have dark hair anyway. Once I put the indigo on, the orange red tones deepen to between darkest brown to black, but with red undertones which I really like. For me, it’s such a relief to have discovered this product because without it I didn’t enjoy the henna (mehndi) on its own in my hair due to the amount of grey. But now it’s great ! .
Maryam’s henna application
Here’s the henna paste going on, and finally wrapped round with plastic wrap to hold it all in place and keep warm – henna likes warmth !
Here is the black grey hair after henna application
|hair brushed forward over the face
Maryam’s indigo application
And here is the indigo going on, and then how it looks after the indigo application. Note the indigo was not covered at all whilst the colour developed.
Here’s how Maryam’s hair looks after the indigo application.
|hair brushed forward over the face
Unfortunately most of the above photos are taken in bright sunlight and the hair is reflecting light which misleadingly gives the impression of some grey hair remaining; the bright sunlight photos have not brought out the true intensity of the dark colour from the henna and indigo. Next time, I’ll try to get photos taken in natural light indoors to demonstrate the true depth of the colour. But better still, try it to find out for yourself !
Maryam’s hair some 5 – 6 months later
I wanted to show how the colour has built up and deepened since those last photos were taken. I regularly use henna which I normally leave in for a couple of hours or longer, immediately followed by indigo which I usually leave in about 30 mins to 1 hour. I use the colour roughly once in 6 weeks, sometimes once in 4 to 5 weeks. I’m really pleased with it ! By the way, my hair has been cut which is why my hair now looks a bit different ! Best wishes, and thanks for supplying an awesome quality of henna and indigo which continues to work wonders on my hair ! Maryam.
DON’T try using indigo alone on any light hair colour (blonde hair colour / ash hair colour ), including grey hair, as it has the potential to produce blue or green and it may not be a shade you like ! But if you’re interested in blue or green, then go ahead and strand test. On dark hair colour it is generally considered safe to use indigo alone as it will darken the hair colour even more towards jet black hair colour.
On grey hair, make sure the hair is orange from your henna before using indigo. And if the grey hair looks bluish after using indigo ( rare, but it could happen if henna didn’t cover it properly), then just repeat the henna application followed by indigo again.
Always do a strand test and even if you like the idea of using indigo on its own, do experiment by using it after henna hair colour as well. We find indigo is best used with henna for optimum results and spectacular hair colour.
Finally, if you’ve used hair dyes and especially bleaches on your hair, do not use indigo for at least 6 – 8 weeks since the last dye / bleach, as indigo over bleached and dyed hair can be unpredictable, not to mention green ! In many cases indigo ( used with or after henna ) works perfectly well straight after dyes and bleaches, but we urge caution and would prefer that you wait to get rid of chemical build up first. In the event of green hair, apply tomato sauce / ketchup in the hair, cover, leave in for up to an hour and shampoo out. Repeat applications may be necessary but the tomato sauce should get rid of any green tones !