Natural black hair dye – organic indigo leaf powder.
Ingredients : indigofera tinctoria powder.
This organic natural black hair dye is available in quantities of : 100g,200g,600g,click on the drop down list to select your quantity.
All of our indigo hair natural hair dying products are from Tamil Nadu, a region tucked away deep in the south of India.
Use indigo on dark hair to get jet black hair colour. On lighter hair colour, and grey hair, use henna first, followed by indigo to get black hair. Henna will turn light hair colours auburn red, and indigo after the henna will turn your auburn hair black, or brown if you leave it in less than 30 minutes. Take your time to go through the links below to understand more about how henna and indigo work.
What is indigo ?
Which Indigo ?
Where is organic indigo black hair dye from ?
How much indigo do I need?
What colour will I get with henna and indigo ?
Pre mixing Henna & Indigo
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Arabella Moore (verified owner) –
OK – so I left a long review under the BAQ Organic Henna – and don’t want to bore everyone again – so read that if you want to know more about how I mix this up etc. Suffice it to say I have used this Indigo with Henna for about 10 years and it is probably the best single beauty/health decision I have ever made in my life. About aged 40 when I started, already a fair amount of grey. My natural colour is dark brown and my hair is long, just down past my shoulders. Once I got my hair in good condition from using RH products I could experiment sometimes using just henna – which makes the greys into wonderful chestnut highlights – so natural – lots of compliments. Apart from the first couple of goes I soon found that I could mix my henna and indigo separately and then mix together and apply in 1 hit – leave 2 hours or so and hey presto the colour I wanted. I also found I could change the darkness of the brown by using more or less indigo in the mix. So it is a very flexible dye. Whatever you do, the end result always looks lovely and your hair so well conditioned. You must never go back to salon or normal shop dyes – keep using this and your hair will look soft ,shiny, silky – forever! Mine was previously, parched, frizzed, sticky from years of salon dye and I could not grow it properly long because it broke off or just looked dreadful. If you have your own water supply – I recommend using bottled water to mix. We have our own supply and once he filters that adjust the PH needed changing – how did I know – because my hair started to show a bit green! Corrected by a visit from the water pump people 🙂 I also did get a bit of green when I first started using RH – this green was on the lower half of my hair where it was excessively bleached by salon dye. I contacted RH and they advised another separate indigo application (mixed with bottled water) and I can confirm that this did work. I can also confirm that after maybe 1 or 2 dying sessions the green was no longer a problem – so it was just a question of sorting out the poor old hair that had been damaged by the salon. I now have lovely long dark brown hair & there are some natural looking subtle chestnut highlights even though I would not dare just use henna any longer as I would be very red (with all the grey I have). I mix my henna and indigo in separate bowls and then mix the two together (equal proportions) and apply in one go to get my dark brown. I don’t need to cover my whole head of hair with dye any longer. Total 6 tablespoons of dye for my long hair now – as the whole head is already well coloured. It’s tried and tested – I do it about every 6 weeks or so. My hair is always beautifully conditioned. I use an excellent organic shampoo with almost no conditioner, just a little organic hair oil on the ends of wet hair before washing. I put an egg in my indigo mix. This works for me. It is nature’s amazing treat for us – why use the horrid salon dyes when you can get these amazing results with RH? x
Sylvia (verified owner) –
Quality, reliable product and great, personalised customer service. I love the rich colour this product imparts, especially when combined with henna. I wouldn’t buy from anyone else!
Sandra (verified owner) –
I used the organic indigo today. Wow it’s worked so well, too well in fact I’ve been transformed into a raven headed maiden! rather than a dark red brown 56 year old. It’s amazing though because indigo and henna dye is incredible as I am almost completely gray now but you’d never know.
I used boiled Evian water (rather than local spring water) which I left to cool to tepid before adding it to the indigo powder. I added a few small pinches of salt. I covered my hair with clingflim and a plastic bath hat and then left the indigo on for 1.5 hours. I will photograph the amazing results for you tomorrow.
I think the problems I was having were possibly from not using Evian but local water and also because I was not covering my hair. I have never had to cover my hair up until now and the results have always been superb – maybe due to the almost total greyness now it needs that extra boost of being covered.
Anyway I am so happy now, thank you so much for your help and support.
I didn’t forget about giving you feedback. I decided to wait to re-do the henna + indigo until I had enough roots to cover again, so that I could see how well it was working.
I did the henna two nights ago (made with cooled boiled water + sat 30min before applying. No egg for conditioning, no arrowroot gel), followed by the indigo yesterday morning. NO conditioner, not even pure argan oil, after rinsing out the henna and washing with gentle shampoo (no sulfates, parabens, etc). Indigo made up with Evian water and nothing else; left on for approx 30min. Cool water used for rinsing and washing both times.
I now have a head of very rich, very dark chestnut hair (with tiny flashes of bronze lowlight-type accents), so close to my natural colour that you wouldn’t know I had coloured it. This is EXACTLY what I want.
My hair is very dry, curly and (relatively) thick (not what it used to be, but still thicker than average). I was cringing at the thought of not using ANY conditioner after the henna, leaving it overnight, then trying to get a comb through it before applying the indigo in the morning! I was expecting a massacre — a Medusa, a cloud of hair like a spent dandelion, tons of knots, etc. It didn’t happen. The condition was actually OK despite nothing to moisturize it. No horrible dry/fried texture and no knots. That is a testament to the gentleness and conditioning properties of the henna.
I was too skimpy with the indigo (because last time I made too much and ended up throwing some away). I’ll use more next time.
Last time I did the whole lot myself. This time I did the henna (more time-consuming) and got my hairdresser to do the indigo, but I realized that’s backwards: I need another pair of hands to make sure I cover all the grey roots. Where I got the henna onto the roots, they’re covered, but I missed a few bits underneath and at the tips of my ears. It’s not the end of the world. Because these products don’t “cook” my hair, I can do it again in two weeks if I want to.
I may experiment next time and leave the indigo on slightly longer. Just to see what happens — I don’t want to go blue-black or even brown-black. Without going red, I want to stay on the chestnut spectrum.
I’m a lot more confident now. My whole head didn’t turn flaming orange (or blue, or green). I haven’t ruined my bath.
I’ll finish off the ‘test’ batch of indigo next time, then go back to the original stuff I bought. And mix it with Evian.
Many, many thanks for the after-sales support and coaching. I am telling people about this. My hairdresser works from home, so she isn’t tied to salon products, and I know she has at least two clients who are allergic to standard hair colour. If she can get her head round the technique, she should be joining your customer list.
I’ll send some better photos when I have some. And I’ll be back for more when I run out (and look at some of the hair care products too).
So happy to have found all this info… Has made such a difference….can now carry on using hennna…with my greys coming through! Henna first & then the Indigo…making a lovely dark brown!Thankyou..Makaela Day