Pure Indigo Hair Dye


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Indigo: A Natural Solo Pigment To Darken All Colors

indigo hair dyeThis is 100% Pure West Bengal Premium Import™ Indigo.
• Use solo to darken Existing Dark Hair.
• Use to make brown hair deep black.
• Use to darken any of our Henna Hair Dye colors.
• Shade darker per Tbsp added at mixing*

Most often used in a 2-Step Black process:
Step 1) Apply Pure Henna.
Step 2) Apply Pure Indigo.

Full Details Here: 2-Step Black

IMPORTANT NOTE: Pure Indigo will make existing dark hair colors darker. Very light hair can turn slightly blue or green if Indigo used solo. Additional details in the description below.

Our Henna-Based Hair Dyes Are Your Best Choice: Award-winning herbs are freshly harvested, milled, & sealed—remain rich & potent. Botanicals nourish longer. Pigments saturate deeper.

Always Cruelty-Free. Never Tested on Animals.


This product contains 100% Pure West Bengal Premium Import™ Indigo.

Perfect for:
• Dark haired (very dark brown to black hair) individuals looking to turn hair jet black—the 100% simple natural way
• African, Indian, Asian hair to darken to deepest black
• The natural light haired chemist who wants to mix their own super dark brown to black hair color*
*Here’s How: You must color with pure Henna First. Rinse, No Shampoo/Conditioner. Then apply Indigo right after.
IMPORTANT: Blonde/Gray/White hair will always require a double treatment to achieve black hair with Indigo Powder. Natural Indigo was the original pigment source for standard blue denim jeans. Used alone on a light canvas, blonde or gray/white, it will color blue to blue-green.

Light Hair Solution: Combine our Indigo Powder with our Pure Henna Powder. Your hair will express a Super Dark Brown to Rich Black (depends on starting color: lighter = more brown notes initially). And the next application will ensure RICH BLACK.
HEY, BUY AS A BUNDLE & SAVE (go to Rich Black Bundle)


  1. Follow regular application instructions for Pure Henna (Mix. Apply. Wait Set Time. Rinse)
  2. Rinse clean without shampoo or conditioner—just tap water at this step.
  3. Towel dry hair, and immediately apply Indigo.
  4. Leave Pure Indigo on for one hour.
  5. Rinse clean and Now you may use conditioner to aid in removal, etc.
  6. Blow-dry hair for 10 minutes to accelerate color release

Allow hair to naturally transition. As the color matures and the pigments oxidize with the air, you may see various undertones (red, green, blue) and that’s completely normal. After 24 hours you should see the near complete transition. By 48 hours the color will have set and will be super dark, shiny, and full of luster.

1 packet (3.5 oz/100g) will dye hair to shoulder.
3 packets (10.5 oz/300g) will dye hair to waist.

Note: hair thickness and type (straight, curly, etc) will make a difference.
For super thick curly hair, order an extra packet.
Ex: Super Thick Curly Hair to Shoulder, Order 2 Packets.

Our Pure Indigo Hair Dye Is Your Best Choice:
• Organically grown & seasonally hand-harvested in indigenous hearty soils.
• Milled to a fine powder to allow maximum, predictable pigment release.
• Hand-sifted three times to a uniform texture for best application.
• Vacuum-sealed & light-sealed to preserve potency, purity, and freshness.

Always Cruelty-Free. Never Tested on Animals.
NO added chemicals, preservatives or perfumes—just pure natural goodness!

Award-Winning Purity & Quality.

Ingredients: 100% Pure West Bengal Premium Import™ Indigo…(that’s it).

Weight 5 oz

100% Natural indigo…that’s it.

How To Apply

1 packet (3.5 oz/100g) will dye hair to shoulder.
3 packets (10.5 oz/300g) will dye hair to waist.

Note: hair thickness and type (straight, curly, etc) will make a difference.
For super thick curly hair, order an extra packet.
Ex: Super Thick Curly Hair to Shoulder, Order 2 Packets.

henna hair dye application

  • Use quart size mixing bowl per full packet (3.5 oz/100 g) and a spoon to mix.
  • Cover any surfaces that may stain: untreated wood, carpet, fabric, etc.
  • Pour powder into bowl. One packet colors/treats straight, shoulder length hair.
  • Add hot tap water (approx 120º F) gradually to the powder.
  • Add little water at a time to get an applicable paste consistency.
    (thick pudding or cake batter).
  • Prepare hair for color or treatment. Divide hair into four sections:
    front, left, right, back.


  • Apply directly to towel-dried hair using gloved hand or hair dye brush.
  • Using gloved hand, scoop and apply the paste on back section (if crumbly, add water).
  • From scalp and root of hair, work evenly to top of hair. Try for complete, even coverage.
  • Methodically apply from back to front section. Take your time. Massage well into hair.
  • Work all hennaed hair into a mound on top of head. Touch-up along all hair lines.
  • When done, cover head with included plastic cap. Leave on for one to two hours.
  • Note: Treatments peak after one hour. Colors deepen up to two hours.


  • Rinse out thoroughly (no shampoo) until all product removed. Then use conditioner.
  • Note: Paste rinse-out may take a little time. Conditioner will help removal of dried paste.
  • Blow dry hair for 10-15 minutes to accelerate natural color-changing process.
  • Remember: It’s 100% natural. No added perfumes. Earthy scent will fade after rinsing.

Avoid shampooing for 24 hours. Avoid leave-in oil-based conditioners for first week. Henna-based dyes will take up to 48 hours to express true colors and undertones. Undertones can range from light red to green to blue before fully maturing—very normal (most blend within hours). You can reapply as often as you like. It’s all natural, safe, and gentle to hair, scalp, and skin.

For more application instructions, how to spot test, and gray root process go to our detailed application page.

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7 reviews for Pure Indigo Hair Dye

  1. 5 out of 5


    This product is awesome! I used to use the chemical colorants sold in drugstores for a few years,. I colored maybe four times a year. Then, once I itched all over for two days, then the next time, I had an allergic reaction that sent me to the emergency room. After that, my vanity sent me to henna, and it’s the best! I have naturally deep black hair, and a mixture if deep indigo and deep black works awesome! It takes longer than chemical dyes, but the result is a wonderful deep bluish black, and I don’t have to worry about any allergic reactions! Go natural, it’s well worth it!

  2. 3 out of 5


    i used the indigo alone on my all ready black hair (chemically treated but not damaged). its the lightest black i’ve ever seen but its super soft. Has no blue hue to it but i just finished drying it….supposedly the blue tone will appear in a few days. I might try it once more next week to see if that helps to darken it but i have very long hair and its a pain and can be quite messy. (and i’m a hair dresser and have been doing my own color for years)

  3. 4 out of 5


    Update: 3 days later and my hair is a much deeper shade of black like Sally said. I still don’t see any blue pigment but Sally said it could take 2-3 more applications for the natural pigment to take since it was being applied over years of chemical abuse. My Hair has more body and less frizz so i will use this again and hopefully i will get a blue/black result

  4. 5 out of 5


    This stuff is the best! Omg I’ve been using it over sky blue hair to get a wonderful shade of navy for the past year, it works fantastic!!! It fades every couple of months, but totally worth it 🙂

  5. 2 out of 5


    I spot treated hair from my hairbrush, i had my hair regular chemically colored purple but it faded out to a mahagony. So I wanted to try achieve a long lasting purple color and was recommended to get a henna. The only one I found available was the indigo. I thought maybe it would mix with the red already in my hair and maybe make a purple. So when I got my package, I took some hair out of my hairbrush and spot treated them. The color came out more like a greenish light blue tint. So I would say use if you have already dark hair or no warm tint in your hair, for “cool” tones only. Customer Service however has been amazing.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Hey so I know everyone and their mother says not to use indigo alone on light hair. But I was going for a blue/green or grey so I tried a few locks on my dark ash blonde hair. Here’s what happened if anyone is interested: #1: no henna, left indigo on for a few hours. after rinsing and drying was a lovely teal green. but two days later faded to very subtle gray, continued to fade. Repeated indigo and got a permanent (at least so far) mid-tone gray tint. #2: henna indigo mix 50/50, turned very light brown. a month later I can’t see it. #3: (the success!!) left on henna for about 1/2 hour, rinsed, immediately applied 100% indigo and left on over night. this morning I rinsed it out to find a beautiful bluish raven grey. 12 hours later it’s the same, I’ll update in a few days. I’m super excited!! the lawsone pigment molecule helped the indigo to adhere to my hair better than in my first test. I don’t know what happened with the second, could just be a fluke

    Other than that, I have used pure henna from HCL as well, both arrived promptly with very clear, detailed instructions and tools. Everything about my experience with this company has been wonderful, even the packaging and pamphlet (and website!) are beautifully designed. (shoutout to the graphic designer! can you tell I’m an artist ahah.)

    Note about the GLOVES: be CAREFUL handling them, they are very fragile. I had to ditch them when doing my own head bc they were to big for me and I couldn’t see what I was doing (henna paste is very sticky and kept dragging them off my fingers.) Hands were orange for a few weeks, lucky I’m kind of a weird person bc I didn’t mind lol. This is not a complaint, just a word to the wise. I used yellow dish gloves the second time, to much greater effect. My hands were unscathed, though the glove is now orange. IF YOU DON’T USE GLOVES, YOUR HANDS WILL BE BRIGHT ORANGE FOR A WHILE. If you get indigo paste on orange stained hands, your hands will now be gray stained. It looks really odd. It won’t hurt you, but you will have to wait for your skin to renew itself to get rid of the color. It could be a good thing if you’re going for a zombie aesthetic?

    Indigo smells like peas. I think that’s hilarious. Much love to this company, I’m so happy you exist!!!!

  7. 5 out of 5


    Hi! I combine this with wine henna for a wonderful chestnut brown on my white hair. I first dye my white roots with just wine henna color , let sit for 2 hours and then wash out .. The next day I combine three scoops of indigo with a pinch of wine henna and mix. I let that sit for about an hour ,then check the shade in the bowl to see if it is blue and not green. After it turns brownish blue I apply that just to the red roots. I let it sit for about 2 hours. Sometimes I have to repeat the indigo and wine mix a second day to deepen the brown. This turns into a 3 day deal but worth it! It doesn’t fade and is the only way to turn my white roots to brown without chemicals. I recommend this technique to anyone that wants a deep rich brown on white or grey hair. It took me months to figure out the best formula! Good luck and thanks Henna Color Lab!