Unlock Vibrant Hair Colors Naturally: Explore the Wonders of Natural Indigo Powder

Unlock Vibrant Hair Colors Naturally: Explore the Wonders of Natural Indigo Powder

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Basic Introduction about natural Indigo Powder
  • How to use Indigo Powder for effective hair colouring
    • Step-by-step guide ...
      • How to determine whether it's pure or not?
  • Havintha's Natural Indigo Powder
  • Conclusion


Did you know what the oldest known dye on the face of the earth is?

If you don't know, we will briefly introduce you and give some idea about the oldest natural dye on earth known as Indigo leaves dye, now known as Indigo Powder. It was used for the purpose of coloring dyes worldwide in ancient times. In earlier days, it was widely used for dyeing various garments, especially cotton and jute-made clothes. Gradually, the uses of Indigo Powder became extensive, and it has been used for hair dyes. Slowly and slowly, it became so popular that it was considered very precious and even earned the title of 'Blue Gold.'

Basic information about natural Indigo Powder: Natural Indigo Powder is derived from the leaves of Indigofera. To produce natural Indigo powder, the leaves from the Indigo plant are soaked overnight, which turns normal water into blue-colored water. This results in a sort of sluggish blue mixture of Indigo leaves in the water. This mixture is then sun-dried until the leaves are dried up and become crisp. Once these leaves are completely dried up, they are powdered to obtain Indigo powder. It's a totally chemical-free and age-old process. There is no chemical involved, either in the manufacturing process or in the final product. This totally herbal and organic Indigo dye is completely safe and organic to use for various purposes, including hair dyes. It has various phytochemicals and phytonutrients in it and provides natural hair color solutions for healthy hair and a healthy scalp. Many hair specialists and trichologists suggest Indigo Powder-based hair coloring solutions to their clients and patients. It is far better than any chemical or preservative-based hair dyes and hair conditioners.

How to use natural Indigo Powder for effective hair coloring?

It is very interesting to know that when we plan to use Indigo Powder for hair coloring, it needs another herbal companion. That companion is none other than herbal Henna, which itself is very popular for hair care matters. Indigo Powder is used in combination with Henna powder. Since Indigo has a natural property of leaving a blue color, and its powder works as a blue dye eventually, applying Indigo powder directly will leave an intriguing blue tint. Therefore, to get darker shades like brown, auburn, or black, we need to get a pre-Henna treatment before using Indigo powder. Here is a step-by-step method of using Henna and Indigo for hair coloring:

Step Number 1: Treat your hair with Henna (Mehandi powder) following this method.

  • Take a medium-sized bowl. Soak about 100 grams (or more according to your hair size) of Henna powder with good quality tea powder or coffee powder overnight. You can add a small amount of lemon juice to it for more competency.
  • Add a little curd, yogurt, or egg as per your choice for additional conditioning.
  • The next morning, apply this ready-to-use paste on hairs and leave it for at least half an hour to one hour. It will depend upon the season and your geographical location. The idea is to get it properly dried.
  • Rinse properly only with water; don't use any shampoo or conditioner in that rinsing process.

Step number 2:

  • After rinsing your hair properly, let them dry.
  • Mix the Indigo powder again as per your hair size but minimum 100 grams for shorter-sized hairs in lukewarm water to prepare a paste.
  • Now apply this paste onto your hair, thoroughly covering every hair strand.
  • Leave it for a minimum of 45 to 60 minutes, again as per weather conditions and your location. If one can afford to leave it for a little longer time, say for 2 hours or so, it will give even better results.
  • Finally, rinse your hair with normal water only and don't apply any chemical-based shampoos or conditioners for at least the next 2-3 days. Once it gets properly established, then you can wash it with shampoo, but if it's herbal, it will be a good choice.

How to determine whether it's pure Indigo Powder or not?

There is no thumb rule, but with your knowledge and practical experience, you can identify the purity of Indigo powder. Usually, any natural Indigo Powder doesn't contain any artificial fragrance or preservatives in it. To ascertain that, check its ingredients minutely, and if the seller is reputed, ask about its authenticity also. Indigo powder usually has a light green color and a very natural fragrance with very fine quality powder.

Havintha Indigo Powder: Havintha is a brand known for its surety for purity. "Nature's Goodness, our Truthness" is its motto, and they are sticking to their principles. Havintha's every product is very genuine and a testament to fully natural and chemical-free natural organic products. Indigo Powder is not an exception. Right from its procurement to the final packaging, there are several quality control checkpoints. A very rigorous procurement process for raw materials and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility make this brand a distinct brand and class apart. Havintha Indigo Powder has a very good presence in the marketplace, especially among quality-loving people.


Thus, we have given a detailed idea about Indigo Powder and its how-to-use part for proper hair care. Using Indigo powder on the hair not only gives a chemical-free hair coloring solution but also makes hair healthy and beautiful.

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