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The 10 most common doubts about Indigo with Henna
This week we are in an Indigo Mood, and not only because of the Duke Ellington song, which we love, but also because we have launched our Indigo with Henna, the new exclusive natural dye for brunettes who want to darken gray hair. A product that has generated a small revolution among you, and about which we have received many questions. So we have prepared a post clarifying the most repeated questions.
First of all, let us clarify that the indigo color is not a dye color. The indigo color in the hair is a bluish tone, which, by reacting with the dark color of the hair base, allows the dark brown or black color of the hair to darken even more. For this reason, we have created a special formula of indigo powder with a percentage of henna powder. Indigo dyes blue and henna copper: the combination of both plants gives a mixture that pigments brown, dark brown.
1. Can you get a light brown tone using Indigo with Henna??
No, Indigo with Henna is used to achieve a dark brown color. It does not lighten and is not recommended on blonde or light brown colors.
2. I have dark brown hair and have previously dyed it with pure henna. Can I alternate Henna with Indigo with Henna?
Yes, you can without any problem. Indigo with henna will cover the reddish gray hair, giving it a darker tone and concealing it more. In fact, it is highly recommended to use indigo with henna on hair already dyed with henna, for a more even result throughout the hair.
3. What infusion can I mix with Indigo with Henna?
¿How to prepare indigo with henna? Putting the contents of the envelope in a bowl, and adding 500 ml of an infusion of plants. Any of the hair infusions that we have in our product catalogue, but we especially recommend:
Black tea, cinnamon and hibiscus
Once mixed with the infusion (wash), add 3 or 4 tablespoons of first cold pressed hair oil, to counteract the astringent effect of indigo, and apply to the hair.
4. Is it necessary to wash the hair after applying Indigo with Henna?
If you wash it with shampoo you will ensure that you remove all the poultice (don't forget that the important thing is that it is a deposit pigmentation so what is already inside the hair is what matters). On the other hand, if you only want to rinse it with water, you will leave traces and that way the mixture will continue to have an effect. This can be effective in cases of stubborn gray hair.
5. I have received my purchase and it seems to me that there is too much powder. How much should I use?
The sachet is for use with medium hair: the amount of 130g is for shoulder-length hair, but it will depend on the volume of hair you have, whether you need less or more.
6.What is the difference in color between applying Henna with black tea and mixing it with Nogal with applying our new formula of Indigo with Henna?
That Indigo with Henna has greater coverage of gray hair and darkens more.
7. What tone does gray hair take with Indigo with Henna?
The tone that gray hair acquires is a dark brown. Remember that it is coloration by deposit and that it depends on the base color you have. In the case of having more than 50% of the hair with gray hair, we recommend that you first apply 100% pure Henna, let it act for 45 minutes, wash the hair with your usual shampoo, rinse with plenty of water and dry the hair. Your hair will be very coppery, but don't be scared, this won't be the final color :) Then you apply Indigo with Henna to darken the hair.
8. Will I get a brassy tone with this formula?
No, you will have a chocolate tone, although gray hair will be coppery. If you don't want that effect, we recommend the double coloration: henna and indigo for gray hair. First apply the Henna, let it act, wash, dry. And then you apply the Indigo with henna. Thus the color of the hair is more homogeneous.
9. Which oil should I use?
You can use grape seed oil and petit grain oil because it is less greasy and facilitates gray coverage! The pH of first cold-pressed oil is acidic, so mixed with Indigo and Henna, which are also acidic, it makes the pigments fix better in the melanin.
10. Can you go from synthetic dye to Indigo with henna?
Of course you can, except when the hair is very very oxidized or damaged by synthetic dyes because the effect will take longer to take effect. In any case, after a synthetic dye, the hair must be well nourished and hydrated, to recover the capillary structure and the natural keratin can react adequately to the plants. We suggest you do oil baths with grape seed oil and petit grain, for one or two weeks.