8 Brilliant Benefits Of Using Indigo Powder For Hair

Benefits of Indigo Powder

What is Indigo powder?

  • Indigo powder is a dye that comes from the crushed leaves of the indigo plant.

  • It is a natural dye that you can use to color your hair or beard, with or without henna.

  • It is green in appearance.

Is Indigo powder, natural?

  • Yes, it is, but look for pure natural indigo powder and not synthetic ones.

What are the uses/benefits of Indigo powder?

  • It treats and prevents premature greying.

  • It can lead to new hair growth and treat baldness.

  • It treats dandruff and conditions your hair.

  • It makes the hair shiny and soothes the scalp.

  • It covers grey hair.

  • You can go from black to brown by combining it with henna.

  • It fights dandruff.

Is Indigo powder safe for hair?

  • It is completely natural.

  • The indigo plant leaves give us this indigo dye.

  • It doesn’t contain ammonia or PPD or other chemicals like most hair dyes.

Is Indigo bad for your hair?

  • No, it is good for your hair as listed in the uses below.

Can I use it without henna?

  • Yes, it makes dark hair, blue-black and grey hair, blue. We recommend to use it with henna to get a deep black color

How do I use it with henna?

  • It gives your hair different shades of brown when mixed with henna. You can experiment with different proportions.

How to color your hair black :

  • If your hair color is light, apply henna to your hair and then wash off.

  • You can skip this step if you have dark hair.

  • Mix some water into the indigo powder along with some salt make a paste.

  • Let it rest for 10-30 minutes.

  • Wear gloves and apply this mixture to your hair and leave it for about 2-3 hours.

  • Make sure it doesn't touch your skin, if it does wipe with oil.

  • Don't use shampoo for 2-3 days to help maintain the color.

How to get brown shades.

  • Mix indigo and henna together and leave it on for 5-6 hours.

  • You can experiment with different proportions of henna to get different shades of brown.

How long does it last?

  • It lasts for 4 to 12 weeks.

  • It may fade off sooner and depends on the thickness of your hair and color.

  • You can use it weekly if needed.

Does it have any side effects?

  • Always do a patch test first on your forearm to check if you are sensitive to it.

  • It may cause an allergy in some people like itchiness, headache, dizziness or it may irritate the eyes.

  • There is no information about safety during pregnancy and lactation. Avoid use during this time.