Indigo Powder is also known as Neel and Wasma. Indigofera is Latin for “indigo bearing” and its botanical name is Indigofera tinctoria. Indigo is a deciduous shrub, It grows in subtropical regions and temperate areas of India and requires plenty of light. Indigo is grown from seed and is harvested bi-annually. Indigo plant grows to one to two meters high with small green leaves and purple color flowers. The mature plants are cut off just above the soil, and allowed to dry in the open fields for three or four days. The leaves are collected, crushed and stored. The crushed leaves are pulverized to a powder. Indigo is an ancient dye plant known for the clarity and fastness of the blue color. This is the dye traditionally used to natural hair colors.
Our Indigofera tinctoria is a natural dye from Indigo Powder. We use indigo powder to naturally deepen the intensity of our herbal hair colors. Indigo oxidizes when exposed to air and water so when the hair color is mixed with hot water ready for use the indigo is activated.
Direction for uses on hair:
Soak Indigo Powder in water at 50 degree Celsius to make an applicable paste. Apply the paste immediately on hair. Put on surgical gloves to save your hands from stains. Divide your hair in four sections & apply paste on each from root to top evenly. Give 3 hours time. Rinse off thoroughly and use hair dryer for 10-15 minutes to get better results.
Please note that the colors applied on the hair takes 48 hours to darken. So the final color is obtained after 48 hours.