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Blue Hair Streaks, Purple Hair Dye Voyage : Indigo Natural Hair Dye in Gray Hair and Blonde Hair !

Blondes  and gray hair have the most fun with indigo ! You can get blue hair and purple hair, blue hair streaks and purple hair streaks with indigo on light colour hair. That’s because using indigo natural hair dye on its own will darken already dark hair colours and give semi-permanent blue and purple colour on light colour hair. Although indigo is semi permanent  it’s hard to get rid of fast, but fairly easy to dye over it with henna or with conventional hair dye; eventually it should fade out completely, but timings may differ from person to person; allow up to a couple of months for it to completely fade away and disappear on its own, possibly longer. Caution : you can indigo over bleached hair if you want blue hair colour or blue to purple hair colour, but don’t bleach over indigoed hair unless you don’t mind the possibility of it going turquoise green.Despite its rather off putting smell, indigo is kind to hair and anti dandruff too. Add just a little cidar vinegar and an egg to indigo paste for extra natural hair conditioning and glossy hair.

TO GET BLUE OR PURPLE WITH NATURAL INDIGO HAIR DYE YOU NEED TO START WITH A LIGHT HAIR STARTING COLOUR (see blue and purple hair colours further down this page)

Bleached blonde hair strands
Bleached blonde and Natural Light Blonde starting colours are ideal for Indigo blue streaks
Light Gray Colour Hair
Light Grey hair is an ideal base for indigo blue hair with natural indigo dye
Dark Grey Hair Colour
Dark Gray Hair Colour
Light Honey Blonde Hair Swatch
Light Honey Blonde Hair is also ideal for Indigo Blue Hair Colouring

BLUE HAIR STREAKS

Meet Steph, who usually uses Renaissance Indigo on its own to darken her already dark hair to a jet black hair colour. She later opted for blonde streaks in her dark hair and then used indigo to turn her blonde to blue streaks  with indigo :

Indigo Blue Hair Streaks
Indigo blue hair streaks               in bleached blonde hair, (previously black hair pre hair bleach)

MIXING INDIGO

Mixing Indigo : Heat helps indigo release purple violet colour tones. This will happen even faster on a very hot day !

Indigo Powder
Mixing Indigo Powder with Water
Adding Salt to Indigo
Adding salt to indigo to help it stain
Indigo Purple Dye Release
Indigo paste turns to a purple liquid with hot water

 

Purple Dye
Indigo dye turns purple

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAY ROOTS IN NATURAL BLACK COLOUR HAIR

Meet Maryam – with a head full of gray hair and grey roots :

 

Gray Roots in Black hair
Long Coarse Gray Roots on Top of Scalp in Black Hair

 

 

BUY INDIGO :        https://renaissancehenna.com/product_category/plant-based-hair-dye/indigo-hair-dye/

Indigo Powder
Indigo Powder

ABOUT  THE  INDIGO PLANT : https://renaissancehenna.com/indigo-hair-dye/indigo-plant-hair-dye/

ARE YOU READY FOR INDIGO HAIR ?

COLOUR THE GREY WITH NATURAL BLUE HAIR DYE INDIGO

Maryam decided to use Renaissance Henna natural indigo hair dye to colour her grey hair blue ! This took her on a hair colour voyage which included purple hair colour tones as well  !

 

Blue Hair with Indigo on Gray Hair, by Renaissance Henna
[Blurry] Blue hair colour in grey hair 1
Blue hair colour with indigo dye in grey hair
Blue hair dye indigo in grey hair 2

 

 

Blue Hair with Indigo in Grey Hair
Blue Hair with Indigo in Grey Hair 3

 

 

 

Blue Hair Dye Indigo in Grey Hair
Blue Hair Dye Indigo on Grey Hair 4

 

 

 

 

 

Indigo Blue Hair in Grey Hair
Indigo Blue in Grey Hair 5
Blue Hair with Indigo Hair Dye
Blue Hair with Indigo Hair Dye in gray black hair 6
Indigo Blue Hair in Grey
Indigo Blue Hair Streaks in Grey hair 7
Indigo hair dye in grey hair
Indigo hair dye in grey hair 8
Grey Hair Turned Blue with Indigo Hair Dye
Grey Hair Turned Blue with Indigo Hair Dye 9
Hairline Gray Hair Gone Blue with Indigo Hair Dye
Grey Hairline Hair Gone Blue with Indigo Hair Dye 10

 

 

Blue Hairline used to be Grey Hair

Blue Hairline used to be Grey Hair 11

 

 

 

BLUE STREAKS IN BLACK HAIR [ INDIGO MAKES BLACK HAIR JET BLACK AND MAKES GREY BLUE ]

 

Blue Hair Roots over Grey Roots

Blue Indigo Hair Roots in Gray Hair

 

Indigo Blue Hair over Black Hair Framing Face
Indigo Blue Hair over Black Hair Framing Face

 

 

 

 

Blue Hairline Indigo Over Grey
Blue Hairline Indigo Over Grey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up Blue Streak Hairline in Black hair Colour
Close up Blue Streak Side Hairline in Black Hair Colour

 

Indigo Blue Hair Roots
Indigo Blue Hair Roots
Black hair with Indigo Blue Smudge
Black hair with Indigo Blue Smudge

 

 

 

 

 

Indigo in Black Hair darkens the already long Black Hair Strands and adds Indigo Hair Shine !
Indigo in Black Hair darkens the already long Black Hair Strands and adds Indigo Hair Shine !
Blue Hair on Black Hair Colour with Natural Indigo
Taken from back :  Front Blue Hair on Black Hair Colour with Natural Indigo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUE HAIR COLOUR TURNS PURPLE WITH VIOLET INDIGO FADE : PURPLE HAIR DON’T CARE !

Fading Indigo Blue hair Colour turns Violet in Gray hair
Fading Indigo Blue hair Colour turns Violet in Gray hair
Indigo Hair fading to Purple Hair Colour
Indigo Hair fading to Purple Hair Colour
Emerging Purple Hair in Indigoed Gray Hair
Emerging Purple Hair in Indigoed Gray Hair
Fading Blue Hair Turns Violet hair
Fading Blue Hair Turns Violet hair
Fading Blue Hair Turns Violet hair urple Hairline emerges with Natural Indigo fade
Purple Hairline emerges with Natural Indigo fade
Black Hair Lengths go darker black with indigo hair dye
Black Hair Lengths go darker black with indigo hair dye
Faded Indigo Blue hair in Grey Hair
Faded Indigo Blue hair in Grey Hair
Black hair conditioning with indigo in natural black colour hair
Black hair conditioning with indigo in natural black colour hair
Fading Indigo Violet Colour Hair on Grey Black Hair Colour
Fading Indigo Violet Colour Hair on Grey Black Hair Colour
Blue Violet Indigoed hairline
Blue Violet Indigoed hairline
Purple Blue Indigo hair colour in gray black hair
Purple Blue Indigo hair colour in gray black hair
Purple blue indigo hair colour
Purple blue indigo hair colour
Natural Indigo in Natural Black Hair Colour
Natural Indigo in Natural Black Hair Colour
Indigo Blue Fade in Grey Hair
Indigo Blue Fade in Grey Hair
Indigo Blue hair Colour in White Hair
Indigo Blue hair Colour in White Hair
Indigo Blue hair Colour in White Hair
Indigo Blue hair Colour in White Hair
Indigo Purple Hair Colour in White Hair Colour
Indigo Purple Hair Colour in White Hair Colour
Purple hair colour in White Hair with Indigo
Purple hair colour in White Hair with Indigo
Indigo Violet hairline in Grey hairline
Indigo Violet hairline in Grey hairline
Violet Blue in Grey hair with Indigo Plant Hair Dye
Violet Blue in Grey hair with Indigo Plant Hair Dye
Purple hair colour fade as indigo fades in gray hair
Purple hair colour fade as indigo fades in gray hair
Purple hair Colour fading indigo in grey hair
Purple hair Colour fading indigo in grey hair
Purple hair fading in white hair
Purple hair fading in white hair
Fading Indigo Purple Hair
Fading Indigo Purple Hair
Purple hair Colour fade with Indigo in Gray hair
Purple hair Colour fade with Indigo in Gray hair
Purple Hair Colour Fade with Indigofera tinctoria hair dye
Purple Hair Colour Fade with Indigofera tinctoria hair dye
Indigo Purple Hair Colour fade in grey hair
Indigo Purple Hair Colour fade in grey hair
Purple Hairline Strands in Gray Hair with Indigo
Purple Hairline Strands in Gray Hair with Indigo
Grey Hairline coloured purple with indigo
Grey Hairline coloured purple with indigo
Purple Indigo Dye in Grey Hairline
Purple Indigo Dye in Grey Hairline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hauntingly Beautiful Henna

Pakeezah

 

Today we received the following feedback from Debby :

“Iv been using Renaissance Henna for over eight years now after i suffered a bad reaction to my hair dye . I was so upset at the time thinking i would now have to go grey when i discovered Renaissance . I now have beautiful coloured hair which is just the right colour and using henna also gives a natural condition unlike my old hair colour . They also have a great customer service , nothing is to much trouble , their advice has been so important in getting the right results !! can’t recommend them enough .

Thank you for bringing my hair back to life x”

Last week a lady who purchased Renaissance Henna on Amazon UK  was apparently unable to submit a product review on Amazon due to not having purchased goods above a value of £40 using a valid payment card within the last 12 months, so she sent us her feedback  in a message instead  :

“Hi. Renaissance Henna!
Loved your Henna and Indigo Hair Dyes!
Was good quality,
Smooth and fine grained,
Applied well on hair, I have black hair and it was vibrant (need to apply
soon)
Good price,
Overall very pleased, more, more, please!
Keep up the good work!
Regards
M”.

You’re welcome Debby and M !

That’s what henna does – it’s vibrant and it brings your hair back to life !

We named our orange label henna “pakeezah” , a name which has its origins in the Arabic language. It is a word which has a combined, dual, meaning of ” pure” and “clean to the heart”, the core. All our henna is “pakeezah” ! As is our indigo.  And together henna and indigo make hair brown and black without added chemicals. Other companies are using the name “pakeezah” for henna, so always look for the name “Renaissance Henna” on your hair colour packet to be sure you’re buying a trusted brand.

Here’s an insight into the epic Indian film “Pakeezah”  :    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakeezah.

The beautiful dancer dressed in henna red in the video above is unwillingly entertaining the aggressive “patron” Nawab Zafar Ali Khan, who is intent on having his wicked way with her. The heroin is Sahibjaan, a woman whose mother was rejected by her father’s family as of lowly status, and who was thus robbed of her noble birthright in childhood, to be raised a dancer in a brothel. She eventually stumbles upon love, by chance. Whilst journeying on a train, she finds herself adored by a man who literally worships her beautiful feet! [“I saw your feet” he says in a mysterious note left on her feet whilst she was asleep, “they are very beautiful. Please don’t step on the ground, as they will get dirty “]. After much hardship and tragedy she finds her fate is to be with the anonymous stranger whose love she clings to and dreams of, and when he comes to rescue her from her life of misery, poverty and struggle,  her status is redeemed as a woman of noble birth. Very Shakespearean, with a happy ending ! I’ve often wondered if John Newton and William Wilberforce would have watched Pakeezah and considered the ending such an amazing grace for the slave girl rescued and redeemed by the love  she clings to and sings about in this song  “whilst walking, I chanced to meet someone…”. The film ends with a haunting image of another woman, trapped, as she watches Sahibjaan’s wedding convoy leave behind the misery; an escape engineered by a man who passionately refused to be a slave to  ignorance and prejudice.

The actress, Meena Kumari who played Sahibjaan, was ill, and she died some weeks after filming. The Director was her ex husband, Kamal Amrohi.

In many ways, are we all not all either slaves to a chemically laden world monopolised by an industry that sells us boxes and potions of easy to use products to make ourselves beautiful in a flash, or slaves to allergies that bring heartache and misery ?

Henna isn’t a fast hair colour chart hair colour that happens in a flash. But it is free from  every chemical name you can think of including ammonia, PPD, and “black henna” (actually, there’s no such thing). And it is very beautiful, hauntingly beautiful like the story of Sahibjaan. The bottom line is henna is pure to a fault. It’s reputation, sadly, has been dishonoured and tainted by years of corruption and misinformation ( there are no metallic salts in pure henna ). But it’s a noble path to natural beauty and hauntingly beautiful hair colour, and if you come to henna with a will to explore it’s origin of purity, you’ll find amazing hair colour that is absolutely unique to you. It’s a way out of slavery to chemical hair dyes that may in fact be harmful to health and life.

Visit our customer feedback pages and Natural Hair Dye Library pages to find out What is henna ? and more [click on the Library resources to the left of this page to access more].

Happy Henna Days !

Sabrina, x

 

Renaissance Henna Pakeezah Henna

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Ammonia Free Hair Colour

So what exactly is ammonia free hair colouring ?

It’s whatever you want it to be as long as it doesn’t contain ammonia! It may still contain PPD -paraphenylene diamene – : see allergy to paraphenylene diamene ; and it may contain a ton of other chemical names that you’ve never heard of , but as long as your hair dye doesn’t contain ammonia it can be marketed as “ammonia free”.

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