Indigo mix with Henna.

BabydollRingletsBabydollRinglets North AmericaRegistered Users Posts: 205
I'm planning to henna in a few months.

I don't like a red color in my hair so I was planning to mix indigo into my henna to create a more reddish/brownish color.

Plus because my hair is curly I'm going to add a bit of amla.

Would the indigo loosen my curls?
3c/3b fine texture, normal density, high porosity

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  • mariag002mariag002 Registered Users Posts: 3,557 Curl Neophyte
    No, not at all. I just did an indigo treatment last month and it didn't loosen my curl pattern.

    My only suggestion to you is make sure you read the directions carefully or your hair will turn out blue :bigsmurf:

    I got my indigo and manual from's website.
    - Maria

    Big Chop: 9/23/07
    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • QuirkyYoginiQuirkyYogini Registered Users Posts: 569 Curl Neophyte
    I haven't done it in a few months, but it certainly didn't loosen any of my curls, so I don't see why it would do it to yours. Just to be safe though, I'd read the henna thread in the 4A section (I think it's a sticky) and read the free booklet on like mariag said.
    I have 3c hair that I haven't straightened in over 5 years. It's just past shoulder length when dry, and almost waist length when pulled straight.

    9/02/08 Went CG
    05/12/09 Still CG. Cowashing with VO5 Lavender Luster. I then condition with Giovanni Smooth as Silk. Styling with VO5 Lavender Luster conditioner with my wide-toothed comb.

  • dmiller311dmiller311 Registered Users Posts: 122
    adding some amla to the mix might help as well. Check out for tips. She posted info about a girl coloring with an indigo, amla, henna mix so her curl wouldn't loosen.
    3c with some 3b in there
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