I have grey hair since I was 16 years. I started applying henna that time as grays were very less. As the time passed graying started to increase. I would say most of my hair roots have turned grey. With loads of grays, I don’t like the dark red that comes out of henna. Then switched to hair coloring but wasn’t satisfied with it because of too many Chemicals anyways!!
I lost so many hair too. I tried all kind of organic, NON-GMO, fancy hair colors but nothing worked well and every other week roots were again grey. I was not happy but there was no alternative!! To cut the long story short here what I have found and I am very happy with the results.
Natural dye plus conditioner (Henna plus Indigo)!!Only flaw is messy bathroom!! But I am loving it.
It’s a 2 step process.
Henna:Henna is a paste that is created from the powdered leaf of the henna plant and used for coloring hair, hands, natural tatoos.
Take any henna depending on the length of your hair. Mix the powder in a bowl with 1 cup warm water, some lemon juice make a yogurt like consistency. You can use iron container as it release the dye nicely but if you don’t have use either glass or plastic bowl. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and allow to sit for overnight. The longer henna paste sits the more red the outcome will be. Apply with gloves and wrap with shower cap and keep for 3-4 hours. Then wash with plain water.Once you wash and hair are dried do the step 2 the same day
Indigo Powder: Indigo is a natural dye extracted from plant indigo.I ordered this from amazon.
Mix indigo with warm water until it’s the consistency of thick yogurt. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes, until the green powder start to turn a deep purple black on top. Apply the indigo paste to dry or little damp (previously treated with henna) hair in sections. Cover with shower cap. Allow to soak in for the following amount of time to achieve the desired colors:
- For deep Black Color: leave on for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- For Brown Color: Leave for 15 to 30 minutes.
Then wash it off with warm water. Do not shampoo for 24 to 48 hours, as the henna/indigo will need time to oxidize. My hair are more thicker and healthier now. Top of it I drink 6 liters of water everyday. Hope this helps.