Ancient Sunrise ® CMC Powder

CMC powder

Ancient Sunrise ® CMC Powder
food grade carboxymethyl cellulose

The texture of indigo paste is more difficult to handle than henna paste, and can be a nuisance when dyeing your hair.

If you add CMC powder, the texture is much easier to work with!  

CMC is the abbreviation of carboxymethyl cellulose, a product of cornstarch, often used as a thickener in salad dressings.  
It makes salad dressings thick and creamy instead of runny.  It will help smoothe out your indigo paste!

measure CMC

Use  1/2 teaspoonful per 100g of indigo

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Purchase Ancient Sunrise ® CMC

CMC powder
Single pack of Ancient Sunrise ® CMC 2g packet =  $2.00  #2513

Ancient Sunrise® CMC 36g jar, 18 applications  = $24.99  #2592
CMC mix 1

Put your dry indigo powder into a bowl, and add in the dry CMC powder.

One packet of CMC powder will thicken 100g of indigo.
CMC mix 2

Stir the dry indigo and CMC powders together.

The CMC powder must be completely dispersed  into the indigo powder, or it will form thick lumps  that cannot be stirred out.
CMC mix 3

Add water to the indigo and CMC mix and stir until the mix is thick and creamy.

CMC powder will make your indigo mix more  manageable, and will help prevent little trickles of indigo water  from separating and running down your neck.