View Full Version : Oiling after indigo
December 3rd, 2010, 01:29 AM
I just used indigo on my hair for the first time. I was told not to shampoo for a couple days because of how fickle the dye can be about holding.
My question is, would I be able to oil safely? Oils have been known to be cleansing--I don't want to cleanse the dye right out before it's set in! I haven't used oil in days because it's difficult for me to get henna to hold unless my hair is stripped of oil entirely.
December 3rd, 2010, 11:35 AM
I have used indigo (hendigo) twice recently. Oiling a lot with coconut has helped me get some of the blue-black colour to fade. I think it's accurate to assume that to some degree any oil will strip colour from the hair.
When I used to use box dyes my oil treatments caused them to fade much more rapidly as well.
December 3rd, 2010, 01:41 PM
I've always oiled after hendigo and never had fading immediately afterwards. My problem is always with indigo fading about three weeks later. I only wash about once a week, so it's not from frequent washing or anything like that. I'm going to try a Rainbow henna mix next time and see how it works. Haven't done a two-step yet because I'm lazy (lol), but it might come to that. If I didn't have my greys I wouldn't mind so much, but those orangy strands look a little odd with my dark hair. :D
December 3rd, 2010, 05:24 PM
Thank you for the responses, I'll tread carefully with the oiling and washing. I guess I'll have to learn by experience on this one.
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