Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 05:42 pm
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 from using indigo on fine hair (mine).
When I purchased my first batch of Henna, I purchased it with a batch of Indigo powder. The Indigo is supposed to be applied after the Henna so that it turns that reddish tone from the henna application, to 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 on fine hair so I decided to finally give it a whirl.
The results were OK. Not as black as I would have liked, mainly because I ran out of indigo! I only had 100 grams of Indigo and needed about 150 grams (doesn’t this sound like drug talk? LOL).
Indigo on Fine Hair? 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 application of Indigo on fine hair. It makes my hair feel absolutely gooky and nasty. I don’t like it and it was just awful washing it out.
The henna I use is a very fine sift, so 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 just going to have to be 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 3-5 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 may have contributed to).
Have you ever used Indigo? What are your experiences?