31 thoughts on “Henna-Indigo (Henndigo) Results!

  1. Shauntie Lavette says:

    Hey Elle, I am thinking about doing this same treatment for that exact color but i wonder about how permanent this treatment is. Please let me know if the color eventually fades away? I like to have options just in case I want black hair in a few years I don’t want to have the new growth’y look dye gives u when u haven’t had a touch up in months. thanks!

    • HB says:

      My post on henna goes over it thoroughly – ultimately, it will depend on your hair. If you look at the progress in my vids, my indigo faded but not the henna.

  2. Felicia says:

    Hey Elle, like you i have tried Garnier Nutriesse and Herbalshine and got the red highlights but not the color you have (which was the goal). I am going to try the henna, hibiscus and indigo treatment you used. I just need to watch this video a few times to figure out exactly what you did. Did you mix them all together and apply or did you mix the henna first then the indigo and hibiscus?

    • HB says:

      With henna and indigo, it is very hard to duplicate someone else’s results, even if you do everything exactly like they did. Remember, my hair had been henna’ed multiple times before I added the hibiscus and indigo, and I had dyed my hair a lighter brown previously as well. Also, your porosity is going to come into play because it affects how the henna binds to your hair. My color was not intentional, I kind of just let it do what it wanted to do, so I think the results are going to be difficult to mimic – a few women have contacted me and told me that they could not get my results, but I really don’t have a lot of pointers for them, because I didn’t do it on purpose and it just came out like that. Henna color is pretty unpredictable on different heads of hair. That being said, I mixed the henna and hibiscus together initially, then let that sit for about 20 minutes before adding the indigo. Some people let it sit for MUCH longer, but I just wanted to get it out of the way. I’ve never let me henna sit overnight like a lot of women do.

      • Felicia says:

        thanks for the heads up! what is your opinion about the already put together/premixed henna hair colors from the Longona?

      • HB says:

        I don’t know what that is, but I would not use it unless it is Body Art Quality (BAQ) henna with no additives.

  3. Andrea says:

    Yes, thanks…I’d pretty much decided against it because henna is how people in India cover grey, and the results are less than good. A lot of grey-haired people there have orange hair from it. (I spent some time there a couple of years ago).
    If I decide to do it, I’d either do the cellophane, which I know works and has yielded good results, or leave it be, since it’s sprinkled about and not massive chunks.
    I’ve never used any kind of permanent color, and would definitely leave that to a professional if I did that. But I”m not sure I want to jump on the hair dying train b/c then of course it becomes obvious when you let it go.

  4. Andrea says:

    I have a question…what is your natural color? I think I was surprised by how red your hair got from henna. I know that there are different kinds, but I’d never seen anyone I knew get such a bright red from it. I think I’d assumed you have regular color to make it red.
    I have some grey, and had gotten rinses in the past that made it look like reddish brown highlights that were pretty natural looking, but I’m a bit concerned about what color whose silvery-white strands will turn if henna’d (esp. since I don’t currently have an issue with them being brassy or yellow).
    Wondering if I’ll end up with something less appealing, since I do get nice comments on the current contrast (it’s pretty subtle which is why I think people like it this way).
    But I’d gotten nice compliments on the reddish “highlights” in the past. Just wondering what might happen if I used henna instead of a cellophane (which also has the advantage of washing out over time).

    • HB says:

      My natural color is a medium auburn brown, but I had dyed my hair before I henna’ed. I did a video explaining my hair color in detail here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FC3ujeKYb8. However, henna still deposits pretty bright on my new growth, as I dyed my hair in May. With the henna-indigo, I can’t even really see my roots and my hair is about twice the length as it was when I dyed it.

    • Shanna Small says:

      I highly recommend doing some research on http://www.hennaforhair.com/ if you have a lot of grey. It usually takes several henna treatments to cover. The new grey hairs may be a brassy red until you compound the color after several applications.

      I used Indigo last time and it washed out and left me with just the red highlights. Really do your research because covering gray can be tricky but it is doable.

    • HB says:

      Only about 25g…I don’t think it made a difference but I’m going to need to do another treatment without the hibiscus to compare.

  5. Saila says:

    Elle, I love your hair! Sooo pretty! The new color looks lovely as well. 🙂 I’d love to see it post-oxidation as well. (I’m slightly obsessed with henna right now.)

    • HB says:

      Thanks 🙂 I actually tried to do another indigo last night because I thought the red was looking brighter again (indigo washes out), but I didn’t do it on fresh henna so I don’t think it really worked.

  6. Robin says:

    Your hair always looks good. What is the name of the company you ordered the henna from? You said it but fast. Also the red powder helps with shedding or for color?

    • HB says:

      I got my henna and powders from ayurnaturalbeauty.com. The hibiscus is supposed to promote growth and stop hair fall, as well as add a cherry tint to henna.

  7. Wordz says:

    I haven’t been on here to show support in a while… *holds up his “We Heart Elle” Banner* well… dude uh… there you have it 😉

  8. Shanna says:

    I just did henna and indigo but I was told you could only do it as a 2 step process. That is interesting that you put them together and still got a good effect. Did you let the henna sit out over night then mix it?

    • HB says:

      I initially thought that as well, and I didn’t do it because I didn’t want my hair to be black. Someone on LHCF told me to mix them together to get auburn/brown. I did not let the henna sit out overnight because I’ve gotten quick dye release with Jamila – I let it sit for about 10 minutes, then added the indigo.

  9. Bridget says:

    Hi Elle!

    As always, your hair is gorgeous! What is the name of the company from which you order your herbal treatment ingredients?


  10. Felicia E says:

    It looks so lovely. So did you have your hair chemically dyed before??? I have wanted to do henna before but i heard henna changes the color of your chemically dyed hair to orange =/

    • HB says:

      I think that would only happen if your hair was blonde? I dyed my hair with Feria and Herbashine back in May, but it didn’t turn my hair orange.

      • HB says:

        The Feria was permanent, but it didn’t really take on my hair AT ALL, I was mad because my hair was dry as the desert and still looked pretty much the same. The Herbashine was way better and I left it on for a LONG time…like an hour and a half, because it’s not permanent and it lightened a little more.

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