In this blog we will discuss how to do two step method for black shade. you can also achieve brown shade with this method too. In this method you first apply henna to achieve red shade and then apply indigo on 2nd step thats coverts that red shade into black. Lets have some introduction for these plants first.
Henna is plant and gives red-orange dye. It is called Mehndi in Pakistan and India. Indigo another plant Indigo powder is grounded leaves of the plant famous as IndigoferaTinctoria. It has a blue-purple dye in it. Indigo itself alone does not work effectively on grey hair, it has to be applied either by mixing with pure henna or after henna treatment on your hair. This can 100% give grey hair coverage into unique shades of brown to black. This method is not only safe but also beneficial to hair Unlike synthetic hair dyes, which penetrate the cuticle and enter the cortex to change your hair color, henna works like a varnish, coating every strand in an extra layer of protection and vivid color. The resulting shade depends on those already in your hair, meaning that the results are unique to you and can be layered up with repeat applications. Though henna is permanent, but for first-time users, there may be an adjustment period with this natural dye method depending on how much your hair was already exposed to chemicals. if you have virgin or excessive damage hair you might get satisfactory results after two to three attempts. so this called adjustment period. once your color is settled you will only need to do root touch-ups depending on how soon your roots get white hair visibility. Root touch up depends on the individual’s new hair growth from roots. Approx every after two to 4 weeks later procedure will be needed on roots. There are two methods for coloring your hair with these plants. One is called a two step method. The other is called a step method. Two-step method mostly suits everyone and gives more long-lasting results. If you have naturally dark hair then always follow two step method. If you have naturally light color hair then you can follow the one-step method too.
Benefits Of using Using zero chemcial hair coloring method:
It makes hair
healthier, shinier & glossy,
Promote hair growth
Balances pH and oil production
Strengthen hair and curbs hair loss
Safe For :
Who are allergic to the synthetic dye
Chemical processed hair/damaged hair
The total amount of powder you should use:
Root touchup: 25-50 grams(2-4 tbs)
Shoulder length: 100-125 grams(6-9 tbs)
Mid-back: 150-175 grams(10-12 tbs)
Lower back till hip 200 to 225 grams(14-16 tbs)
Recommended Liquid to make paste:
You can choose one of your favorite liquid to make henna or cassia obovata paste..
Water(pure and normal temperature)
Note: for coloring, treatments do not use heavy liquids such as yogurt, Shea/cocoa butter, oil, eggs, and conditioners, etc…as they dilute the color, and won’t yield best color coverage.
Recommended Acidic Mix (liquid or powder)
Henna and cassia will dye your hair more effective when mixed with low pH mild acidic mix and color can bind to the hair more permanently and does not fade.
You can choose any one of your acidic mix in your henna or cassia mix.
Lemon juice (diluted one part lemon with 2 part water)
Apple Cider Vinegar
You can use juice straight from tetra pack/bottle too.
If you choose any acidic liquid to make a henna paste then you don’t need to add organic Roots’ ® powdered acidic mix.
If you are living in a hard water area do clarify treatment or organic roots detox wash prior to this method.
Remember this method darkens lighter shades or white hair. This method can never make dark hair towards lighter tones. For first-timers or extremely damaged hair there comes an adjustment period to settle this natural method on hair. Repeat applications of two to three times may be needed for required results. If you wish to have a more darker color. Reapply. If you are satisfied with the shade you achieved then avoid reapplying on that acquired color and do only root touch when needed the next time.
Lets Start Coloring Method FOR HER And HIM: (Two-Step Method For Black Shade / Brown Shade)
When you intend to color your hair, soak henna paste 8-12 hours before application.
her white hair white hair
In henna powder, mix Organic Roots’ low pH acidic powder (or else you can add the juice of 5-6 lemons.)
add low pH
Add water to make a paste of toothpaste consistancy. Make sure that water should be pure and normal temperature.
add water in henna henna paste
Note: Few people like to make a henna paste with tea liquid. If you are using tea or coffee liquid as a mix then cool it down before adding it to henna.
If you feel there still lumps in paste then don’t worry it will soften within next few hours.
Keep this in some corner at normal temperature for the next 8 to 12 hours until the dye release. (do not keep it in fridge or freezer )
If the topmost layer is darker then rest of your henna paste, it’s mean your henna is dye released and ready to apply now. In summers henna paste gets ready within 6-10 hours whereas in winters henna paste gets ready within 12 to 24 hours depending on temperature.
dye release henna
Keep the paste for at least 3-6 hours on the head. Henna gets deeper and darker if applied for a longer time. Make sure to cover your head with plastic or shower cap while the paste on the head. It will help keep the paste moist and deeper penetration.
mehndi on head mehndi
You can wash with plain water or use wash with shampoo. After wash, your white hair will turn orange-red.
Henna shade henna stain
Now do 2nd step of applying indigo leaf powder to turn ur orange hair into shades of dark brown near to lush black. You can do 2nd step of indigo right after henna wash on damp or dry hair or else you can do this step within the next two days anytime. But here we are going to do right after a henna wash.
Pour indigo powder in a bowl and add 1 tsp salt in it. Adding salt is optional but this is papular about adding salt in indigo paste that it helps in making color more fast and better. you can add 1tsp salt/100gram indigo powder.
add salt in indigo powder
Add water. Water should be pure and luck warm. Make it a toothpaste consistency.
add water in indigo powder
Indigo paste should be used immediately after it is made.
indigo powder paste.
Section hair and apply on it.
Must cover your head with plastic wrap or shower cap. Keep this paste on the for 1-2 hours for deep brown near to black.
apply indigo on her indigo paste applied
Note: You can also achieve medium brown color if you apply indigo for 20 minutes. If apply for 40 minutes you will achieve chocolate brown shade
wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner and enjoy lush hair color without using any toxic chemical. Your hair will feel healthier and beautiful too.
beforeafter indigo for men
Watch This Video for more better understanding of how this two-step method works .