Four Ways To Get Jet Black
Not everyone’s hair is the same, some are more absorbent than others. The trick is to find the best one that works for you!
The two-step method is the most time consuming, but rewarding way. Using natural red is an exceptional conditioner for the hair. you get two packs of dye, red and indigo. You first do the red and leave on one hour, rinse and then apply the indigo and leave on for one hour and rinse. Shampoo the next day, no longer than 48 hours ( not shampooing can cause the dye to oxidize and turn multiple colors. Do not worry, you will not wash the dye out. Some can get away with leaving the natural red on for 30 minutes and then the indigo for 30 minutes, Experiment by leaving it on 10 minutes less each time until you get to a breakpoint. Some of our customers can achieve maximum color in as little as 20 minutes.
Dark Brown and Indigo
Natural dark brown hair dye mixed with Indigo can also give a jet black color. It is also rewarding because dark brown has natural conditioners added to it (also plants). it is a one-step in which saves time and is about as effective as the two-step. A good ratio mix to start with is 2:1, two parts dark brown, one part pure indigo. For example, if you mix one pack of dark brown to 1/2 pack of indigo, or on a smaller scale, two tablespoons dark brown, one tablespoon indigo, this will be 2:1. If it is too dark, use less indigo ( some people can use dark brown and actually get black if they have super absorbent hair).
Three to One Indigo and Natural Red
Some people can get away with adding a very small amount of natural red hair dye to the indigo and do a one-step. Mixing a small amount of natural red to indigo helps it bind to the hair for those who are not as absorbent as others.
Pure Indigo One-Step
Many can get away with using indigo alone using the one-step method. This way is the least rewarding as pure indigo is not the most conditioning by itself. Doing the beard prep is extremely important on all methods, use the brush and shampoo prior to application and follow our instructions on the back, no one else’s. Here is a video explaining the entire process of how to dye your beard naturally:
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