Here on the blog, I like to share from time to time what’s been termed Hair of the Day aka HOTD. Today’s hair of the day is more of a reflection and observation.
I stand corrected. When I purchased my first batch of Henna, I purchased it with Indigo. The Indigo is supposed to be applied after the Henna so that it turns that reddish tone jet black.
Now, let me say I absolutely love jet black hair. It’s so shiny and pretty. However, I was kind of lazy doing the second step of Indigo (up until this weekend) so I just kept on using the henna. The result is my fine natural hair kept getting just a little redder.
Over the course, of time I have grown to really love the reddish color that Henna provides all by itself. Yet, I still wanted to experience the effects of Indigo so I put in my hair this weekend.
The results were OK. Not as black as I would have liked, mainly because I ran out. I only had 100 grams of Indigo and needed about 150 grams (doesn’t this sound like drug talk? LOL).
Why I’ll Use Indigo Just OnCe More and No More
In spite of the fact that I really like jet black hair, I’m going back to that red tint. Here’s why…
I can’t stand the way Indigo makes my hair feel. It’s absolutely gookey and nasty. I don’t like it and it was worst washing out than Henna. Because I use Henna with a very fine sift, it’s easy to wash out when used alone. Indigo however…blah.
On top of that, chemical coloring is not an option so jet black is a thing of my past. I have one bag of Indigo left which I will use but after that I’m just continuing with my every 3 weeks of Henna-ing.
In spite of all the trying this and that, I’m almost pleased with my progress (for the exception of some breakage which I think the Indigo contributed to).
Have you ever used Indigo? What are your experiences?
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