How to Achieve Jet Black The Easiest Way Possible, Each with a slightly different outcome.

We want you to have the easiest way possible to do your hair.  A one-step process is always easier, there are 3 ways to do a 1 step, and a few will require a 2 step. The 2 step takes more time, however, is most rewarding for the hair.


EarthDye Black comes with 2 packets – 1 pure henna and 1 pure indigo

Jet Black Two Step-Process (Most rewarding for your hair)

(1) Mixing directions to achieve JET BLACK hair color – this is a two-step process.

Mixing pure henna for 1st step in application:

  1. Mix henna with warm water (1 ½ cups per package)
    2. Paste will need to have the consistency of yogurt or pudding.
    3. Make sure you wear gloves as the Henna will stain your hands!
    4. Apply the Henna paste to your hair in sections starting from the back and working forward.
    5. Wrap your hair with a shower cap with a hole cut in the top or nothing at all
    6. Allow to sit for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
    7. Rinse the paste out. (DO NOT USE SHAMPOO) towel dry your hair.
    8. Move on to Step 1 of the Indigo application

Mixing pure indigo for 2nd step in application:

  1. Mix with water (1 ½ cups per package)
    2. Paste will need to have the consistency of yogurt or pudding
    3. Make sure you wear gloves as the Indigo will stain your hands!
    4. Apply the Indigo paste to your hair immediately in sections starting from the back and working forward.
    5. Allow to sit for up to 1 hour before rinsing off with tap water. No longer than 1 ½ hour at most.

  2. Do not use soap or shampoo for at least 18-24 hours.

Your hair color will get darker over the next 2 days.

Do not panic if your hair looks green at first. it will turn black overnight! On some people, it turns black immediately. For some people, it looks red, or even purple and then turns black overnight.

How to get black using a one-step process (henna and indigo)

Black hair dye is our only 2 step process, but the most conditioning process as well.
However, some people want to do a one-step if possible (especially men that are doing beards).
Some men or women can use the two to make a black with one step. Others must do a 2-step process to get black. One step is very helpful and time-consuming for men that have to do facial hair every 7-14 days.

This process depends on a few things: The protein in your hair, how clean your hair is, the last time you used chemicals, the size of the pores in your hair strands, and the acid/oil in your hair.
To see if you can do a one-step process, simply wash your hair twice with “cheap” shampoo and no conditioner. If you are using it for beard dye, make sure you do the beard prep that came with the directions.

(2) Mix indigo and henna (natural red) 3 parts to 1 part.

You will need to mix the two ingredients 3 to 1. Three parts indigo to one part henna, (75% indigo and 25% henna). Do not add lemon, ONLY warm to hot tap water! Any other added ingredients can lead to it not working as well.
Leave on for one hour and rinse. Shampoo 24 hours later and remember it takes 24-48 hours to get to the darkest stage. If it is not dark enough you might have to do a 2-step process that comes with the directions.
Everyone is different, it has nothing to do with race or religion, just the fact we all have different hair like we have different DNA.
If you order the black hair dye, it will come with 100 grams of henna (step 1) and 100 grams of indigo (step 2).
If you have questions we are always here to help you! Call! 321-218-3232.

(3) How to achieve black with just indigo (least rewarding)

Another easy way to achieve black and the rarest way is to simply just use Indigo by itself. (this does not work on everyone, but it does work on most and is easy)
Shampoo your hair twice just prior to application. Dry hair with a towel or hair dryer (damp is OK). Mix the indigo with warm tap water and apply immediately to the hair and rinse 1 to 1.5 hour/s later.
Some people will achieve a permanent black by doing this. In some cases, it will turn a slight purple or green at first, and then it will turn black within 48 hours. Some might turn purple or green and/or it might not be permanent.

(4) Dark Brown and Indigo Mix (very rewarding)

We have learned by listening to customers over the years and now we have learned that many are adding pure indigo to Mighty Oak dark brown to achieve black. This will work on many. I would start by mixing dark brown with pure indigo 50/50. If it is too dark you can back off of the indigo, not dark enough add more indigo.
Find out which works best!