This past Wednesday night was one if those nights devoted to hair care! I enjoy doing my hair myself and had plans to put Henna and Indigo as well as a deep conditioner in my hair. Here is my process!
1. The night before applying Henna and Indigo, I Oiled my hair. In my previous post on hair oiling, I talk about how to use coconut oil to oil your hair, but this time I used Amla and Brahmi Oil.
2. I started my hair treatment by washing my hair so that it was nice and clean! This time, I used Organic Henna and Organic Indigo, both which I purchased from Henna Sooq. For the winter months, I wanted to darken my hair so I decided to do a 2 Part Treatment to achieve rich, black hair. Click here to see how to mix henna.
200grams Organic Henna
2 cups of Filtered Water
4 Green Tea bags
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Honey
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
I used Hello Hydration Conditioner to thoroughly rinse the henna out of my hair. Immediately after washing the henna out of my hair, I mixed my Organic Indigo.
Mix Organic Indigo with water until a thick paste is created. Part hair into four equal sections and immediately apply the Indigo to your hair from the back to the front until all hair is covered. Once indigo is in, cover your head with a plastic cap.
For Dark Brown Hair--- LEAVE IN FOR 15-30 minutes
for Black Hair -- LEAVE IN FOR 40-60 minutes
for Jet Black Hair-- LEAVE IN FOR 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.
I left my indigo in for 40 minutes. I then rinsed my Indigo out using some more Hello Hydration. After the Organic Indigo was completely rinsed out of my hair, I put a deep conditioner in my hair. This is an IMPORTANT STEP as Henna and Indigo can be drying. I used Shea Moisture deep conditioner and let that set in my hair for 30 minutes.
WONDERFUL...I love my results! To style, my hair, I used Curlformers. Here is a pic of my final hair... Next time I will leave the indigo in for an hour!
What do you guys think?