Indigo Powder


Oilcraft Naturals Indigo powder is made with Indigo leaves from Gujrat. Indigo is native to the Indian subcontinent and has been the natural color of choice for India since ancient times. It imparts a black shade to hair and with henna, a dark brown. Indigo is a natural dye so it softens the hair by deep conditioning and makes them lustrous. It also neutralizes the PH of the scalp and reverses the effects of pollution and chemical treatments. Natural Indigo also has anti-fungal properties.




Hair Color


Shade Guide

  • Henna gives brown color if used alone

  • Indigo gives deep blue color if used alone.

  • Indigo mixed with Henna gives medium brown to rich deep brown color.

  • Indigo applied over 'Henna treated hair' gives a lush black color.

  1. Soak Henna overnight in lukewarm water in an iron container to make a paste with one whole egg and two tsp. coffee powder. 

  2. Add Indigo powder and an ounce of sesame oil to this Henna paste then stir in enough hot water for the mixture to have the consistency of thick yogurt.

  3. Wait for 30 minutes until you see the green powder start to turn a deep purple black on top. When it's black, it's ready.

  4. Rub petroleum jelly along your hairline, ears, and the upper neck.

  5. Apply the paste to dry or damp hair in sections, completely coating all the hair down to the roots. Wear gloves to protect your hands from being stained and drape an old towel over your shoulders to protect clothing.

  6. Wrap your hair in a shower cap or plastic wrap and allow to soak in for as long as you can stand For the best results, you may leave it on overnight!

  7. Rinse the paste off with cool water.

  8. Do not shampoo for 24 to 48 hours, as the natural dyes take time to oxidize.

  9. Your hair color will be dark brown at first, and deepen to black over 2-4 days.

  10. Repeat this natural hair coloring process monthly for healthy and shiny dark hair.

Caution: Do not bleach your hair after using any natural dye, as your hair will turn green.