Did you know that organic Indigo powder does not just hide the greys, but also nourishes and conditions the hair and scalp? A herbal hair colour is very easy to apply, saving you precious time in between your busy schedule. Organic Indigo powder dries out very quickly and it suits all types of hair and skin. Organic natural stains are, therefore, the best hair colouring options to get started with at home for a hair colouring DIY routine. Only, you must know exactly how much of it you must use so that you can get your perfect hair colour. A 48-hour patch test is recommended for those allergic to vegetables and/ or pollen. The steps to follow for a quick hair colouring DIY are as under:
- Since organic Indigo powder is all natural it will be good if you follow the traditional way of applying hair colour. Take a small iron vessel and soak the herbal hair colour in it. This allows the herb to react with the iron of the vessel, thereby deepening the colouration of Indigo. You can use a plastic vessel if you do not want a deep black colour.
- Start adding organic Indigo powder into the vessel according to your hair length. For medium hair you will require half a cup of Indigo powder, and more for longer hair. Also, if you want to colour just a few strands of hair only, you can add lesser amounts accordingly.
- Boil one cup of water in a small saucepan. The hot water will give you darker shades. You can also add tea leaves for a smooth result as tea is almost like a substitute for a conditioner. If you put tea leaves remember to strain the water after it’s boiled.
- Then take out a little bit of this boiled water in a bowl and pour some organic indigo powder into it and mix well. Avoid the formation of lumps in the paste by gradually adding 1-2 spoons of water while mixing. Make sure that the paste is smooth. It should not be very watery nor too thick. Then cover the vessel with a lid and leave it to soak for one night at room temperature. The organic Indigo powder offered by Indus Valley is microfine and triple-sifted and never forms lumps.
- The next day, after the herbal hair colour is completely soaked up, add a few drops of coconut oil to the paste and mix it well. Coconut oil will help in nourishing the scalp, while also intensifying the hair colour. If coconut oil is not available you can use castor, mustard, or any other hair oil as well.
- Apply the paste on your hair and leave it to rest for 4 to 5 hours. Once the Indigo paste dries out rinse it with any shampoo and/ or conditioner. A herbal hair colour will never react harmfully with your skin or with any other hair colouring product applied after.
We hope the above points are easy for you to attempt. If not, then do leave a comment below and one of our team experts will get back to you. A herbal hair colour will always leave long-lasting healthful effects on your hair. Natural organic herbs are always cruelty-free as they do not require to be tested on animals. They are also beneficial for the environment as no chemicals and/ or pesticides are used for their farming. Although, Indigo can be easily sourced, it is not easy to get hold of its organic version. There are a few reputed brands who are offering premium-grade organic Indigo powder for your convenience. Indus Valley’s Organic Indigo Powder is plucked directly from Indigofera tinctoria plants grown organically. The powder is easy-to-mix and suitable for hypoallergenic people as well.