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Natural Organic Hair Colour with Video Tutorial
A trace of grey can be worrisome, just to see a discoloured strand in your locks can be stressful. At one time ageing and going grey hair went hand in hand. But now, ‘Premature greying of hairs’ has become rampant amongst the youth as well. Fortuitously, there is an answer to this problem; a Natural Organic Hair Colour. A healthier substitute to chemical hair dye which will give you striking, black tresses; a henna and indigo hair treatment. I have been using this formula since the past four years and tweaked and twisted it until I got the best results. Just follow the steps exactly and you can get the best result. Research has proved that repeated hair colouring with chemical dyes causes hair damage. More and more people are turning to natural hair dyes to colour their hair, for this reason.
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The probable explanations for premature greying could be stress, sleep deprivation, junk food, use of chemical hair products, pollution, coffee, aerated drinks, junk food and so on. What you can do to prevent this is to use natural hair oil, sleep as much as you can, stop doing chemical-based shampoos, hair DYES, getting hair straightened or permed. Although hair dyes off the shelf or from a bottle are a convenient solution and are certified safe for use, in reality, the chemicals they contain will only make your hair grey faster.
This method that I use with natural organic products is with the formula of orange + Indigo= Soft black. Usually henna gives a deep red colour but we have to tone it down. That’s why I recommend a shampoo after henna application and not just a rinse.
Natural Organic Hair Colour
You may ask is it safe to use henna and indigo on your hair?
Yes, it is safe to use henna and indigo on your hair as they are all-natural ingredients. Nevertheless, to make sure that you are not allergic to either of these natural hair dyes, do a patch test on the inside of your elbow before proceeding with colouring your hair.
Another question would be, how long does the colour last?
Typically, the colour lasts for 3 weeks.
What is Henna?
Henna is a small tree which grows in the tropical climates of Africa, northern Australia, and southern Asia. Its leaves comprise of a pigment called lawsone which pools in with proteins to cause colouring. Because of this quality, Henna has been used throughout the ages to colour hair and create body art designs.
Origin of Mehendi
It is believed that Mehendi originated in the deserts of India. The people living there learned that covering their hands and feet with coloured paste from the Henna plant helped them to feel cooler. I used to wonder why my mom used to smear her feet in summer and she would say that it made her feel cool. Later on, a creative person must have started making intricate designs with the coloured paste instead of just spreading it on. In due course, brides began to decorate their feet and hands with henna as part of their wedding rituals. Henna tattoos were also supposed to bestow blessings and good luck. By tradition, it is thought that the darker the Mehendi on the bride’s hand, the more passionately her husband will love her.
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Henna for the Hair
Henna is a natural permanent dye that is extensively used throughout the world for its colour and remarkable benefits to the hair. This hair colouring dates back thousands of years and has been used by both men and women to dye their hair. It is a growing trend now in the natural hair industry as it is a healthy substitute for the toxic chemical dyes found in the market. Henna does the reverse for the scalp and hair that artificial dyes do. It actually makes the hair tougher, glossier, and healthier and revitalises dry, dull and damaged hair. Actually, the more it is applied the better it is for the hair. Synthetic dyes, may not only damage the hair but also one’s health. Many are allergic to artificial hair dyes but not from henna. The henna that I buy is pure Rajasthani Henna
WHAT IS INDIGO POWDER?
Indigo is one of the oldest known dyes. In the past, it was extensively used for dyeing textiles. Derived by crushing leaves of the plant genre Indigofera, Indigo was said to be a precious commodity and known as ‘blue gold’.
Only pure Indigo powder derived from Indigofera Tinctoria is best suited for hair as a natural hair dye. Do not get bewildered by the abundant options available to buy indigo powder online. I have tried and tested mainly and have zeroed in only on Dr.Jain’s Indigo Powder.
Natural and Organic Indigo powder is considerably different from its synthetic substitutes. It doesn’t contain ammonia or PPD or other chemicals like most hair dyes.
What Are The Advantages Of Using Indigo?
It is an all-natural hair dye that does not harm your hair in any way.
When smeared over henna treated hair, it gives a soft black colour.
Consistent use of indigo on hair can treat and check premature greying.
This mainly unknown natural hair dye offers such a range of benefits, right?
Let’s look at how you can colour your hair black using henna and indigo!
How to Use Henna and Indigo to Colour Your Hair Black
Incidentally, dyeing your hair with henna and indigo for black hair is a two-step process. You can’t simply mix the two together and apply. To get beautiful black tresses, you need to first treat your hair with henna and then smear it with the indigo.
What You Need?
150 gm Rajasthani Henna Powder
100 gm Indigo Powder
Hair Coloring Brush with tail comb
What to Do?
1. Applying Henna
Firstly, combine the Rajasthani henna powder and water in an iron bowl.
Now, mix until you have a thick pudding-like paste.
Subsequently, cover the bowl and leave it overnight for the dye in the henna to discharge.
Next morning, drape an old towel around your shoulders and put on your gloves.
First, start applying henna with a hair colouring brush right from the roots to the ends. Working from the centre to the outer.
Next, roll each section around your finger into a little curl and stick it to your head.
Once, you are done with smearing henna to all the sections, apply the rest of the henna all over your head.
Pay special attention to the front and your sideburns, as they show more.
Lastly, put on a shower cap.
Subsequently, you can leave in the henna for anywhere between 1 and a half to 2 hours.
Shampoo your hair. Yes, not just rinse but also shampoo your hair.
2. Applying Indigo for Natural Organic Hair Colour
Firstly, mix the indigo powder with lukewarm until you have a thick paste.
Next, divide your hair into sections and apply the indigo paste from the roots.
You can leave the length of hair if it is not too grey.
After applying the indigo all over your hair, comb it through.
It is equally important to pay more attention to the front hairline and sides.
Finally, put on a shower cap and leave it on for 1 ½ hours maximum.
Once dry, your hair will turn purple but don’t panic.
Finally, shampoo it off to get soft black tresses.
Using Indigo Powder after Henna gives my hair a dark tint naturally. Henna actually, is an excellent, all-natural hair conditioner and colourant that adds volume, richness and shine.
Henna is a really safe option for hair colour.
For luxurious hair, I use this Hair Oil Recipe for Hair loss
I have soft silky hair so I do not use conditioner but I do use this Trichup’s shampoo and Hair mask which are natural products and give a bounce to my otherwise limp hair. You can check them out here- Trichup Shampoo and Trichup Hair Mask
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