Indigo Leaf Powder (Indigofera Tinctorial) HerbtoniQ Indigo Leaf Powder is a natural dye that is obtained from the plant Indigofera tinctorial. It’s rich, green in color. It is used in combination with henna as a natural hair dye. Interestingly, HerbtoniQ Indigo Leaf Powder offers some great benefits for hair when used appropriately. Hair Benefits of Indigo Leaf Powder • It is an all-natural hair dye that does not harm your hair in any way. • When mixed with henna, it gives your hair a rich brown color. • When applied over henna treated hair, it gives a lush black color. • Regular use of indigo on hair can treat and prevent premature greying. • Indigo leaf powder stimulates new hair growth and prevents scalp infections. • Indigo leaf powder also treats dandruff and conditions your hair. How to use it on Hair: When it comes to dyeing your hair with henna and indigo, it’s a two-step process. You can’t simply mix the two together as that will give you brown or auburn looks. To get gorgeous black tresses, you need to first treat your hair with henna and then go in with the indigo. Step 1: Applying HerbtoniQ Herbal Henna • In the mixing bowl, combine the HQ Herbal Henna Powder and HQ Lemon Peel Powder(optional) •Slowly start adding water and stirring this mixture until you have a thick pudding-like paste. • Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and leave it on overnight for the dye in the henna to release. •In morning,start applying henna with a hair coloring brush right from the roots to the ends. • Once you’re done with applying henna to all the sections, Put on a shower cap. • You can leave it for anywhere between 2 hours and overnight. • Rinse off the henna with just water. Do not use shampoo or conditioner. Step 2: Applying Indigo • Mix the indigo powder, salt, and cornstarch together and slowly add water to it until you have a thick paste. •Divide your hair into sections and apply the indigo paste to it the same way you applied henna. • Put on a shower cap and leave it on overnight. • Wash off the indigo paste with water and do not use any shampoo or conditioner on it for the next 48 hours. ** The black color of your hair may take a couple of days to fully develop.If black doesn’t really suit your style and want to go for a soft brown/auburn hair color, then there is some good news for you! Not only it is possible to get this hair color with henna and indigo,you can actually do it much quicker as you don’t need to process the hair dyes separately. Here’s what you need to do. What to Do • Combine the henna powder and yogurt in the glass bowl and slowly add and stir water into it until you have a thick paste. • Cover the bowl and leave it on overnight for the henna’s dye to release. • Next morning, mix the indigo powder and ½ tablespoon salt into the henna paste.You can add more water to adjust the consistency of the paste. • Divide your hair into as many sections as you want to make the coloring process convenient and clip them up. Apply the henna and indigo paste from the roots to the tips of your hair. • Once you’ve applied the paste to all your hair,roll it up in a bun and put on a shower cap. • Leave the henna and indigo paste on for 2 hours. • Wash it off with cool water and Use shampoo after 24hrs but before 48hrs to lock in the color tones. Note: If you only apply indigo powder on gray hair, it will have little to no color. Indigo powder is best used in combination with henna or after dying your hair with henna.