Looking for a way to color gray hair naturally? Use this tutorial as an all natural way to fight the gray without the need to turn to permanent hair dye that may damage and dry your hair out.
What you will need:
- Indigo Powder
- Bowl For Mixing
- Plastic Hair Cap
- Wide tooth comb
- Rat Tail Comb
- Applicator brush
- Salt (This is optional)
The Two Part Process
Part I. Applying the Henna This may be a bit of lengthy messy process, but you can’t complain too much as your getting hair color for your grays from 100% all natural source!
Step #1 – Prep your Henna
Add water to the Henna powder so that it has a consistency similar to that of a yummy pancake batter. Once you achieve this cover and let it sit for at least 2 hours or longer so the dye can release.
Step #2 – Detangle Your Hair
Dampen your hair with some water or your favorite product. Then comb your hair with a wide tooth comb from the ends of your hair working your way up to the roots.
Step #3 – Apply Henna Section by Section
Section your hair into 4 or more parts. Apply the henna with your applicator brush starting from the root of your hair all the way to the portion of your hair you want colored. Use the end of a rat tail comb to part. Let it set for a couple of hours.
Step #4 – Thoroughly Rinse the Henna Out
Rinsing the Henna out can take a while, but patient take your time. If you are rinsing your hair over a sink, you may want to consider coating the surface with an oil so the Henna does not stick to the counter top.
A look at Part I of the process
Part II. Adding in the Indigo Indigo binds to the Henna mimicking a brown hue rather than a bright auburn that you may get from the Henna application.
Follow all the steps that you did for the Henna application. The only difference here is that unlike Henna, after you have finished mixing the Indigo you only need to let it sit for 15 minutes before you begin applying it to your hair. You can optionally use a bit of salt to darken the mixture. After applying the Indigo let it set in at least a couple of hours up to 4 hours for more intensity. Rinse and you should be quite please with results.
A look at Part II.
Thank you Kimmaytube for this much needed tutorial! There are so many people looking for all natural ways to color gray hair and this was beautifully broken down to an easy step by step process.