Hi there! It’s another Hair of The Day Monday and today’s HOTD is more of a reflection and observation.
At the beginning of my journey (about 4 months ago) to revive my natural hair and treat it so that it’s healthy, I decided I didn’t want to change the color with Henna. I was sure I wanted to use Henna to strengthen my hair but no way was I going to have a slightly tinted red head…After all, red hair is for white girls (don’t get offended please) or so I thought.
I stand corrected. When I purchased my first batch of Henna, I purchased it with Indigo. The Indigo is supposed to be applied after the Henna so that it turns that reddish tone jet black.
Now, let me say I loooooooooooooooooooooooooobe jet black hair. It’s so shiny and pretty. However, I was kind of lazy doing the second step of Indigo (up until this weekend) so I just kept on using the henna and getting just a little redder.
Over the course, of time I have grown to really love the reddish color and Henna all by itself. I put the Indigo in my hair this weekend.
The results were OK. Not as black as I would like, mainly because I ran out. I only had 100 grams and needed sbout 150 (doesn’t this sound like drug talk? LOL).
Why I’ll Use Indigo Just One More and No More
In spite of the fact that I really like jet black hair, I’m going back to that red tint. Here’s why…
I can’t stand the way Indigo makes my hair feel. It’s absolutely gookey and nasty. I don’t like it and it was worst washing out than Henna. Because I use Henna with a very fine sift, it’s easy to wash out. Indigo however…blah.
On top of that, chemical coloring is not an option so jet black is a thing of my past. I have one bag of Indigo left which I will use but after that I’m just continuing with my every 3 weeks of Henna-ing.
In spite of all the trying this and that, I’m almost pleased with my progress (for the exception of some breakage which I think the Indigo contributed to).
Have you ever used Indigo? What are your experiences?
Later This Week…
- Being Comfortable in The Skin You’re In
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