Product is not too vary from other Herbal mehandi powder just because of Patanjali brand i tried this. Unless we add dark decoction to the powder it won't give darkness to the hair. I suggest whatever may be the brand do not buy the product just believing on Brand, before buying any Consumable product please read the description/contents of the product.
This mehandi really conditioned my hair. Also it gave a dark brown ting to my black hair which I so loved. It made my hair look full and healthy. I would recommend this. 100% Bonus tip: adding little oil to the mix would help as it may leave your hair dry after rinsing.