Desert Shadow henna is the only henna I will use now. I have sensitive skin and react to chemical hair dyes and I can be sure that Desert Shadow doesn't contain any chemicals or metallic salts. My hair looks healthier, stronger and feels softer after applying the henna. I had bleached hair and highlighted hair which was damaged. I used Chestnut shadow first and a few weeks later applied Indigo shadow for a dark result. I love this product and can't recommend highly enough.
(1.17) Dark and mysterious raven black. Indigo Shadow will give a blue black tone on medium to dark brown hair. This colour is ideal for most complexions, especially people with naturally brown or dark hair.
*A Red Shadow or Copper Shadow base application is required for grey, light blonde & colour resistant hair to achieve optimum colour results. If instructions are not follwed & red base is not used the result will not be as shown.
Colour & treatment in one
Our hair colour products also act as a treatment, helping to repair dry and damaged hair, leaving your hair soft and shiny.
This 100% Certified Organic formula is ideal for those who have scalp issues, sensitive skin and allergies to chemical hair dyes. It is also a wonderful and safe alternative for pregnant mums who would like to continue colouring during pregnancy* as they contain nothing but certified organic goodness.
Me Time required
Organic hair colours need time to deposit colour on your hair. Please allow the following amount of time for your colour treatment.
Non Grey coverage (medium to dark brown base): 1 hr
Grey coverage & light coloured hair: 3 hrs * Red or Copper Shadow base application required. Please read this article for a guide: How to colour grey hair with Indigo Shadow
Amount of product required
Short hair & root touch ups - 1/2 pack
Medium hair - 1 pack
Long hair - 1 to 1.5 packs
Super long hair - 2 to 3 packs
Thick hair - will need to add an extra 1/4 pack for short hair and 1/2 (short to medium) to 3/4 pack (for long hair)
If you are unsure email us with a picture of your hair and we will help guide you.
*Please note - repeated use will see your colour become richer and in some cases darker. Once you achieve the colour shade you like on the lengths, simply apply to the roots only and do a full application every 4th or 5th time to boost the colour at the ends. This will save time and product and ensure you have an even colour all over.
Indigofera Tinctoria, Aloe barbadensis.
** We recommend a Red or Copper Shadow base application for people with grey and tones of blonde hair to achieve the full, rich colour results of Indigo Shadow. For a guide on how to colour grey hair with Indigo please red this article: https://www.desertshadow.com.au/complete-organic-hair-beauty-blog/how-to-colour-grey-hair-with-indigo-shadow/
*We also recommend a strand test to determine desired processing time and final colour result. Colour resistant hair will require the longer period for processing time. Not recommended for people who wish to bleach or lighten their hair blonde in the future. Strand test instructions can be found here
How to apply your hair colour at home
Take a look at our application tutorial video here
Liquid measurement for mixing
250ml of warm water (30º- 40ºC)
Do not use any other liquid except H2O to mix your indigo colour.
For a full mixing guide including videos please read this article: Guide to mixing indigo
Love it Will always buy it
This is a lovely product to use. Low odour, mixes easily and no allergic reactions which I get with even henna, and every other ‘clean’ product I have tried, Desert Shadow Indigo works well on greys - I mix mine as per the instructions, but with black tea as well. It lasts 3-4 weeks depending on the frequency of washes. I highly recommend it.
Covers the greys and looks very natural. I like that it does not have any harmful chemicals.
Love it! No more greys and no harmful chemicals.
This is the only natural black dye that worked for me, I was surprised by how black my hair turned out (from my brown hair) which is what I wanted. I really recommend it if allergic to chemical dyes and want amazing black hair.
Love this..hair feels really soft and thick too..amazing product if you have allergies to normal hair dye..