How To Naturally Dye Locs Jet Black!
Every 6-8 months I retouch my loc color using Ayurvedic herbs. It is called the Henna and Indigo 2-Step process. This process is part of an ancient medical system that is over 3000 years old, derived from India. I started using this system back when I was a loose natural. I needed an alternative dye other than chemicals that was effective and healthy. I've been using it for the last few years to achieve my Jet Black look.
**EASY TO FOLLOW 2-STEP PROCESS***
*Wash hair before applying Henna (Strip hair entirely)
*Put Henna into bowl (packages usually come in 100g, I used 200g for my hair length)
*Put water into bowl with henna (preferably warm NOT hot water)
*(OPTIONAL) put a bit a lime, lemon juice or sea salt in mixture to release dye
*(OPTIONAL) add alma powder to prevent loosening of you curl pattern if you're a loose natural
*Mix well...Mixture should be thick like pancake batter
*Cover and let Henna sit out at least 30 min(DO NOT REFRIGERATE)
*Dye release 6-12 hrs (THE LONGER THE BETTER)
*Cover floors and counters before application
*Apply to hair from roots to ends
*wrap with clear wrap
*15 min prior to washing out henna..... mix Indigo (FOLLOW SAME STEPS)
*Make sure you keep powders in hair for as long as possible...
-Henna 2-12 hrs
*cover the bathroom or area that you are applying product...stains will become permanent if left on surface too long
* Use gloves...will stain hands for a few days
*Recommended that you co-wash before you apply henna
*when washing products out, use conditioner (cheap conditioner)
*Hair needs to oxidize...the color will enhance after 24-48 hrs
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