So after about 3 weeks of enjoying my hennaed hair I was starting to notice grays showing up in my roots. So one morning last week I thawed out the leftover henna past while I mixed approximately 1 Tablespoon of indigo powder with warm water to make a yogurt consistency. I allowed the indigo to get dye release for about 15 minutes while the henna thawed in warm water.
I then mixed about 3 tablespoons of henna paste with the indigo paste and then added approximately an equal amount of conditioner to this paste. I smooshed the hendigo paste into my roots and then covered the lengths with this mixture. Once I had covered my hair with the mixture I wrapped it all up with some plastic wrap and popped a cheap plastic shower cap on top.
I then spent about 1/2 hour checking Facebook and such. Then I rinsed my hair with the help of cheap conditioner to help get the henna bits out of my hair.
Once again I was impressed at the difference in my hair compared to chemical dyes. Instead of feeling spongy and fragile after coloring, my hair felt sleek and soft after henna/indigo glaze.
That's the really nice part about henna- it gives so many variations in color in your hair unlike any chemical dye can- because it adds color to what's already there rather than strip and then "recolor" like chemicals do.
|See coppery color variations for grays/old highlights - that's the beauty of henna vs. chemical dyes- it lays color into the hair already there so you get much more natural results. Mono-chromatic hair is a sure sign of dying it. LOL|
|LOOK AT THE SHINE!!!|