Most of them still resort to the age old ways of colouring their hair, to get rid of the grey hairs, or to give a redish brown colour, and this process was henna application!! Most ladies on hair boards also do this and many have done so with Nupur. Indigo powder is mostly used to get the deep black hair or dark brown hair color but for the blonde, gray or white hair, getting black hair with indigo powder requires a two-step process. Can't imagine it, partly because I'm usually up at least once per night to deal with my kids and I'd worry about stuff slipping, but also because even in my sleep-deprived state, I can't imagine falling asleep with mud on my head. In this case, you first need to apply the pure henna to the hair that will dye your hair orange-red and then apply the indigo powder in the same way. I was wondering if I could maybe leave it in overnight [rather than the recommended 10-20 minutes on the bottle] and have it last a bit longer? I sometimes find that if I leave my henna on for more than a few couple of hours, my scalp starts to itch, so personally I would not want to henna overnight. I do not hear too much about people putting henna in their daughters hair and the outcome. Does Vaseline make henna darker? Oh my goodness, I can hardly tolerate keeping henna on for 4 hours, sometimes I only make it to 3! I used to henna overnight (roots only). I always rub oil on the hairline and cover that with papertowels (I roll off a length that fits around my head and fold it over until its narrow, then place it on the hairline-if you can get a cotton roll like they use in salons that would be great) before I put the shower cap on. The powder has a mix of 9 â¦ So applying henna can penetrate the hair shaft and make hair strong. Using our high quality henna powders you should expect to leave the henna paste sit out max 3-4 hours for hair use and for body art use max 6-8 hours (usually). It's a little uncomfortable to sleep, but not too much. I would like to try henna on my daughters hair. I do it in the early morning and leave it from 6 to 10 hours,so its like being on overnight but I can sit walk and eat and relax and stuff. I didn't have much trouble with dripping, but I put the henna on dry hair and was only doing my roots, so maybe that decreased the drippiness factor. I thought it might be due to the lemon juice, but after seeing many people here say they don't add any acidic ingredient at all, I mixed mine with just water last time (worked fine, by the way), and I did get some itching. I'd normally wrap my cling-wrapped/plastic-bag-wrapped head in a tee shirt (thinner than a towel, so more comfortable for sleeping) and put a towel over the pillow. I normally also keep my mix fairly thick to help with drips and do either a whole head application or my roots and ends. Henna can provide deep conditioning to the hair and scalp, thereby making it grow faster and leaving it feeling gorgeous. By applying different rinses or conditioning mixtures and letting them sit in your hair overnight, the color will naturally lighten. An hour is ok, and leaving it overnight is much better and leaving at any duration between the two mentioned times is just perfect. You can choose from powder, cream, and indigo henna dyes. I saran wrap, then use a plastic grocery bag, sometimes a scarf, and put a thick towel over my pillow. It requires water to function, so any patches that dry out will just be a hard-to-wash mess. You can just wake up and wash your hair as usual. Overnight will darken it a lot, especially when you have dark hair to begin with. I mix enough to cover my roots (30 g IIRR, half of which is henna). Henna and banana hair pack: Mix 2 tbsp of henna powder with some water to make a thick paste, and soak it overnight. 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