The above picture was right before I got started with the Indigo application.
I’ve been a henna head for almost 2 years now, and I’ve never tried Indigo. The purpose of using Indigo is to tone the redness that henna gives. Since my grey hairs are so randomly placed in the front of my head, it looks odd after applying henna with the reddish/orangey result. I hope that makes sense. Basically I wanted a more uniformed look.
I ordered the Indigo from Mehandi I mixed it as suggested with water and CMC powder to give a creamier consistency.
Yep, it looks like poop (according to my daughter). It smells like very earthly herbs. Trust me…the smell washes away.
Before applying the Indigo, I washed my hair as suggested (apply to clean hair). I washed with Darcy Botanical Daily Cleansing Conditioner cream. Then I donned my gloves. (Last henna application, I forgot my gloves and had orangey hands for a few days)
After applying the mixture over my entire hair and placed 2 plastic bags on and sat for approximately an hour.
I rinsed out with Herbal Essence Hello Hydration condish, then followed with Darcy Botanical Pumpkinseed condish, which I let marinate for 15 mins uncovered, then rinsed. I lightly blow dried and flattwisted my hair and went to bed. I set my flattwists with some leave in condish (from Kimmaytube’s line), a little oil concoction, and Jane Carter’s Nourish and Shine. In the morning I undid the flattwists and pinned my hair up for work, using a claw clip.
I think my hair came out as imagined. I will definitely do this again. See for yourself. The picture on the left was taken a few days ago post my monthly henna application and on the right was taken this morning. My hair on the right post Indigo application is indeed darker, and I’m in love with it.