I mixed the indigo with henna with hot water and made a paste, consistency of yogurt and applied to my roots to cover grey hair. I wrapped cling film around my head and slept with it. I had left it on for 6 hours and was really pleased that most of the grey had gone. The best part was there was no irritation so will definitely use this again.
I've tried Henna before but I did not like the color it gave my hair. I have black hair. However, I loved the colour with It's Pure Henna. It did not dry out my hair and was easy to apply as well. I followed it up with Indigo and it did cover the greys, about 80%. I am aware that the 2 step process needs to be repeated frequently in the beginning. I will probably change my rating to 5 stars after I try the product on my full head. I just did a strand test.
I tried this product along with the indigo powder of the same brand to cover up the grey hair near my temples. I'm very allergic to chemical products so was determined to try something natural. I used the two step method and I'm so happy with the results now. I plan to buy the larger packs of the henna and indigo powders now. I'll definitely be recommending this product to my family and friends.
As this is Rajasthani henna powder, if you are using it for hair application, it only take 3-4 hours to achieve dye release which is fantastic! Also, it gives really vibrant colour to the hair. I also purchased alongside this, the indigo and cassia testers. I haven't used the indigo yet but I really liked the colour I achieved doing a 75% henna: 25% cassia mix on a strand test. I haven't actually ever done a full head henna application, I wanted to do a few different strand tests first with different variables, i.e. adding cassia, mixing one with just lemon juice as the acidic liquid, using just chamomile tea as the liduid in another etc.
But, after buying the henna sample (which, by the way, gives a very decent amount of henna powder!), i then went on to purchase the 100g Henna powder from Suvarna (+ the 100g Cassia too) and I plan on colouring my hair for the first time this weekend probably. It is a great quality henna powder, triple sifted so it should rinse out a lot easier than other henna powders, it has a high lawsone percentage and is a great price. I love the fact that I am going to be able to get a gorgeous red shade (the strand test literally made it look like I was a natural ginge!), IT'S PERMANENT - in the truest sense of the word, AND on top of all that, it's actually good for your hair. Surely, in the realms of beauty...hair care at least, that's as good as it could get! Definitely reccomend!
Plus, they have super fast delivery - ordered late Monday night, recieved early Wednesday morning!
Service was very prompt so well done there. Mixed half henna and half indigo as instructed and left on for 3.5 hours. Amazing colour and excellent grey coverage. My scalp was a bit itchy but I think I am just super sensitive! Love the colour and condition and it is unique so I am very pleased. Many thanks.