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Old 10-08-2009, 08:12 PM
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Default quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

i searched for the answer but all i got was lots of threads about henndigo mixes.

for all of you guys that have done indigo and henna in 2 separate treatments:

i indigo-ed overnight last night, rinsed it out, let it air dry, left my hair alone for a few hours, and then applied indigo on top of everything about 2 hours ago. it's been on since then. i don't want to rinse it out too soon (Even though this stuff stinks to the high Heavens )

how long did you leave the indigo in your hair?
and were your results jet black?


thanks in advance
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:21 PM
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

I've left it on anywhere from 2hrs to overnight. Most recently (3 days ago) I did an overnight. Yup, my hair has now gone from jet black to blue black! My henna greys are Irish red now (the indigo darkened the red deeply) ! LOL Indigo uptakes more each time you use it. IOW, yes, you can leave it on overnight and it not harm anything (or at least I didn't).

Catherine Cartwright-Jones claims indigo stops dying after 2 hrs, but my experience says no...not true.

BTW, I only do 2 steps...never hennidigo, so I know exactly what you're asking. If you can take the smell. go for it...let us know your results.

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

I leave mine on for an hour right after rinsing the henna, 20 minutes w/ heat and 40 without.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:33 PM
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

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I've left it on anywhere from 2hrs to overnight. Most recently (3 days ago) I did an overnight. Yup, my hair has now gone from jet black to blue black! My henna greys are Irish red now (the indigo darkened the red deeply) ! LOL Indigo uptakes more each time you use it. IOW, yes, you can leave it on overnight and it not harm anything (or at least I didn't).

Catherine Cartwright-Jones claims indigo stops dying after 2 hrs, but my experience says no...not true.

BTW, I only do 2 steps...never hennidigo, so I know exactly what you're asking. If you can take the smell. go for it...let us know your results.
great!! thanks so much jamaraa, that definitely answers my question. i'll leave it on for a few more hours
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:38 PM
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

You're welcome Pookie that was a very good question. LOL.. I just found this out by falling asleep w/ it in my hair and getting better color. An accidental discovery really.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

Here's something else I've done...indigo loading, I call it. I've done a henna and then an indigo for about 2nrs. After rinsing out the indigo, I just conditioned for a bit and then did another indigo immediately afterwards. You can do this over maybe a 2 day period when the indigo will still cling to the henna. That's 1 henna= 2 indigos.
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

When I 2 Step, I leave the Indigo on a minimum of 2 hours and maybe a maximum of 6 wrapped tigthly in Saran Wrap.

This usually does it for me, especially since I use Less Henna/more Indigo to get a darker stain and total grey coverage.

Interesting concept to do a 2nd Indigo Rx days after.
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Indigo doesnt do anything without the stain from the henna first

ETA: Oh sorry, I misunderstood your question
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

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I've left it on anywhere from 2hrs to overnight. Most recently (3 days ago) I did an overnight. Yup, my hair has now gone from jet black to blue black! My henna greys are Irish red now (the indigo darkened the red deeply) ! LOL Indigo uptakes more each time you use it. IOW, yes, you can leave it on overnight and it not harm anything (or at least I didn't).

Catherine Cartwright-Jones claims indigo stops dying after 2 hrs, but my experience says no...not true.

BTW, I only do 2 steps...never hennidigo, so I know exactly what you're asking. If you can take the smell. go for it...let us know your results.
IA - I've left mine on for hours...did housework...shopping...took a nap - came out with beautiful jet black. Now that I think about it it's time to do again!
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:24 PM
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

The longest I left mine in for was 2.5 hours and my hair came out extremely black.
But it still wore off after 3 weeks.
So, tonight when I Henna & Indigo, I'm going to keep the Indigo in for up to 6 hours. If blue black hair is the result, then so bet it. I aint scurred.
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

i notice that my indigo wears off too. It used to be more "permanent" before, but now it seems to fade easily. What brand are you guys using?
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

I usually leave it on for 2-3 hours.
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

I use Zarqa and it really sticks for a long time.

I henndigo for about 2-4 hours.
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

In my 2 step process I leave each on overnight. The last time I left the indigo on for about 4-6 hours and I did not get complete coverage.
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Default Re: quick indigo question? how long do you leave indigo on?

Ladies, Indigo is not dying the hair black (over my Henna). I haven't tried sleeping in it yet...but is that what I have to do?

I'm trying to cover a few grays in my bangs that frankly, I'm too young to have.

Please help!
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Ladies, Indigo is not dying the hair black (over my Henna). I haven't tried sleeping in it yet...but is that what I have to do?

I'm trying to cover a few grays in my bangs that frankly, I'm too young to have.

Please help!
Ive been doing henna and indigo for about a year. I get it from mehandi.com. i add salt to it so it stains better and sit under the dryer for about an hour.
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Is indigo covering peoples' greys well enough? Is the general consensus that it makes them copper/brown? hmmm
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Is indigo covering peoples' greys well enough? Is the general consensus that it makes them copper/brown? hmmm
Only if I use the two step process. Heendigo leaves me with copper/brown. But....I have a lot of strong resistant gray.
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Is it possible to get a dark black color by mixing henna and indigo together? The 2 step process is a little draining.
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