Amazing Benefits of Indigo powder

Amazing Benefits of Indigo powder

Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) is a herb that belongs to a species of the bean family. It is one of the oldest known dyes that was used extensively as a natural colouring agent and medicine. It is an indigenous plant to Asia and parts of Africa. Indigo powder is obtained from the crushed leaves of the plant that serves as organic dye not only for hair but for all types of fabrics. Indigo was valued as a precious good and referred to as ‘blue gold’. Over the time, people discovered the use of indigo to colour hair naturally and the dye became famous as Indigo hair colour.  Packed with several natural components indigo powder strengthen hair follicles and renders a natural black colour to the hair.

How Is Indigo Powder Obtained?

Indigo powder is produced by soaking the leaves of the plant overnight in water, which turns the water into a sluggish blue mixture. This mixture is then sun-dried until all the leaves completely dry up and become crisp. Once the leaves are dried, they are grounded to obtain the indigo powder. This simple process of turning green leaves into vibrant blue dye by fermentation is simply wonderful! As no chemicals are added in this process, the Indigo dye obtained is completely safe and valuable for hair.

Well, using natural hair colours lend your mane the tint one desires without any damage and enhance hair’s health. Read on to know about some of the well-known benefits of using Indigo powder in your hair care routine.

Benefits of Indigo Powder

  • Prevents Hair Fall

Indigo powder works amazingly well for all those who suffer from hair fall. Blending indigo powder with hair oil and massaging the mixture gently on the scalp strengthens the hair follicles and avert hair fall. Regular use of an indigo hair pack also treats baldness and rebuilds hair volume and growth.

  • Eliminates Dandruff

Applying indigo powder aids to get rid of greasiness and grime on the scalp. Also, it prevents the scalp from becoming oily, dry or scaly, which generally leads to dandruff. Using indigo powder regularly can help avert excessive dryness and itchiness on the scalp and lowers the risk of all kinds of fungal infections.

  • Promotes Hair Quality

Constant exposure to pollutants, overuse of heating equipment or harsh chemical colouring can make the hair look dull and brittle. Fret not, regular use of indigo powder helps to sustain hair and make it bouncy, lustrous, and thicker. Apart from this, it prevents scalp infection and using it with coconut oil nourishes the scalp with vital nutrients and makes the mane stronger and healthier.

  • Soothes Hair

Indigo powder not only improves hair colour but also soothes hair scalp and follicles. It offers a cooling and refreshing sensation which makes you feel relaxed and calms the body and mind.

Step 1 - Treatment With Henna.

In a bowl soak henna powder with black tea or black coffee concoction overnight

Add yogurt or egg for additional conditioning

Apply the henna paste on clean hair and let it stay for 45 minutes

Rinse thoroughly with water, do not use shampoo


Step 2 Treatment With Indigo

After rinsing the hair, allow it to dry

Mix indigo powder in water to form a fine paste

Apply on the hair with one section at a time, right from the roots to the ends and apply the remaining paste all over the head. Allow it to stay for 45 minutes to 2 hours to get a rich black tinge.

Wear a shower cap to avoid spilling of the dye

Rinse thoroughly with water

Wash your hair with a mild shampoo the next day

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