Indigo – The Organic Answer To Coloring Your Hair

by Priyadarshini Dawn

Frequent coloring can cause permanent damage to your hair. It robs your hair of shine and luster, in addition to leaving it unmanageable and brittle. This is mostly caused by harmful chemicals like ammonia or PPD, commonly found in hair colors. In severe cases, these could even lead to hair loss and thinning. What if we told you that you can still cover those stubborn grays the organic way, without any harm? Not only that, but the color used will leave your hair manageable and shiny? Sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t.

Indigo has been known to be a natural age-old dye for hair and other items such as clothes and paper. It is an organically grown dye and has many benefits when it comes to its application as a hair color.

Here are some of the commonly known benefits of using indigo as hair color:

  • Treats and reduces premature graying
  • Treats baldness and promotes hair growth
  • Conditions your hair
  • Treats dandruff
  • Prevents scalp infection
  • Soothes scalp
  • Smoothens tangled hair
  • Makes hair manageable, and lustrous

Bringing you all these benefits of indigo hair color, Indus Valley’s Organic Indigo Leaf Powder contains 100% organic indigo powder, without any harmful chemicals or preservatives. Indus Valley guarantees that no synthetic fertilizers or artificial chemicals are used during the cultivation of these organically grown indigo leaves.

Why Indus Valley Organic Indigo Leaf Powder?

Indus Valley Organic Indigo Leaf Powder gives you the option of coloring your hair naturally by getting rid of stubborn grays while leaving behind a healthy shine. Free from chemicals like ammonia, and PPD, the indigo powder is pure and microfine due to the triple sifted process used by Indus Valley during production. Therefore, unlike other indigo products available in the market, Indus Valley’s Organic Indigo Leaf Powder does not have a lumpy texture. Its triple sifting process ensures that the powder has a fine mesh texture so that you can make a smooth paste for easy application.

When mixed with henna in different proportions, the Indus Valley Organic Indigo Leaf Powder can give you several colors from black to various shades of brown. In addition to covering your grays effectively, it gives your hair a natural glow by improving the texture of your hair strands. It gives your hair a voluminous look and additionally cleanses your scalp. This not only prevents any potential scalp infection but also reduces dandruff-related issues. Furthermore, Indus Valley Organic Indigo Leaf Powder conditions your hair, giving it a smooth and soft texture. It works successfully to repair and restore the hair strands damaged by frequent coloring. 

How To Apply:


A)  For Organic Brown Color

Indus Valley Organic Indigo Powder offers you the choice to color your hair in a range of brown shades organically. With the right mix, you may be able to obtain brown, chestnut, auburn, or chocolate color easily.

Step 1: Mix the henna with hot water and stir it into a consistent paste. Let it sit for 12-24 hours so that the dye is released successfully.

Step 2: Mix Indus Valley indigo powder into the henna paste. Achieve honey-like consistency by mixing warm water. Let it sit for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Use an applicator brush or your hands to apply the paste on hair strands. Make sure to cover from root to tip.

Step 4: Wrap your head in a shower cap or plastic wrap to let the paste soak in.

Step 5: Rinse thoroughly under running water.

Step 6: Shampoo and condition with color protective hair products.

B) For Organic Rich Black Color

With Indus Valley Organic Indigo Powder, you have the option to color your hair seductive black organically and without any side effects.

Step 1: Mix the henna with hot water and stir it into a consistent paste. Let it sit for 12-24 hours so that the dye is released successfully.

Step 2: Apply the paste on your hair and keep it on for 40-45 minutes. Longer, if possible, to get better results.

Step 3: Wash your hair thoroughly and pat your hair dry with a towel.

Step 4: Mix the indigo powder with warm water to achieve a paste with honey-like consistency.

Step 5: Apply the paste on freshly hennaed hair.

Step 6: Let it soak in your hair for at least 40-45 minutes. Longer, if possible, to get better results.

Step 7: Wash your hair thoroughly.

Step 8: Follow up with a mild, color protective shampoo, and conditioner.

It is important to remember that the higher the proportion of henna or indigo powder used, the darker the color of the hair will be. It is wiser to let the paste soak for a longer duration as it helps you get a rich, natural color to overcome those stubborn grays. The true shade can be only seen after 2 days of coloring as it takes time for the color to fully oxidize.

So, now that you know an organic way to cover your grays, why don’t you get rid of the chemical-filled coloring products? You can achieve lustrous, voluminous, and soft hair with every coloring session if you choose the Indus Valley way.

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