View Full Version : My henna/indigoed hair

Ohio Sky
March 12th, 2008, 01:51 PM
I put this thread up on TBB but Ive noticednobody is on TBB since LHC came back up :p so Im putting my pics here too.

I henna and indigoed my hair on Sunday. I didnt have enough henna or indigo, turns out, but the result was kind of a cool mistake.
Part of the reason I wanted to go jet black was because I didnt like the henna orange that seems impossible to get rid of. So I did the henna for about 4 hours, then the indigo for about 1 hour. I guess it wasnt long enough to make it black black, or maybe the jojoba oil I put in the mix trying to stretch it had something to do with it... Anyways, my roots are a dark red that looks as black as the length indoors, and a deep red in strong light and it doesnt turn orange! http://chatter.thebeautybottle.com/images/smilies/whoohoo.gif

This is my braid this morning.


This one shows how shiny my hair is now http://chatter.thebeautybottle.com/images/smilies/grinhappy.gif

Im still trying to decide if I like the red or if I should just go black. I dont really like being multi colored, but the roots are so dark indoors you can hardly tell. I guess I will order more henna and indigo and well see!

Also, anyone else that does this two step process, can you do it on different days? If I do this again I dont ever have time to do both steps in the same day, and I was wondering what would happen if I waited a few days between.

(sorry if the pictures suck/are too big/are all different sizes)

March 12th, 2008, 05:12 PM
Yes, you can do the two-step process on different days. As long as you don't have grow-out from the henna, you can still do your indigo.

My first 2-step process turned out similar to yours as well.

The front as well as my bangs were black though. It was pretty cool though, until I re-did it.

March 12th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Wow, I like the different tones!

March 12th, 2008, 10:07 PM
I agree. It looks really pretty the way it is. If you do the indigo it's not a big commitment though. I did hendigo - mixed together - about 5 weeks ago and the indigo is pretty much gone now. The henna is still there though. :confused:

March 13th, 2008, 06:19 AM
it looks great to me.. I don't indigo, but I like the red, and even on my whites I've never gotten orange from henna.. though I think the color I do get would be a bit overwhelming if it was my whole head without the darker hairs..

March 13th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful hair Ohio Sky ,it's so shiny and the color turned out absolutely gorgeous! I love henndigo too. But I use the 1 step process. At first my color became redder more of a brown but as I redid , it created build up and now it's like your color:) And I saw that the indigo started to fade less. It used to be totally gone in two weeks but now after a month it's still way darker.

Ohio Sky
March 13th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments :razz:

I also like the red, but I was hoping to get a least a hint of red on the chemical black parts and henna hasnt done it. I love dark, dark red hair that looks black in poor lighting. However, I dont know if it really looks that great on me. With my red rosacea face and green eyes, I look like Christmas with red hair...but black hair makes my eyes pop and tones down my red cheeks. So I think I may shoot for the black with a hint of blue sheen that Ive seen on indigoe'd hair. Its so beautiful! :heartbeat