1. Break henna up into large pieces and put in a heatproof bowl. 2. Add hot water and let steep. Mix to a batter-like consistency. 3. Put on gloves and apply from back to front, coating hair thoroughly. 4. Cover in cling wrap for a more vibrant red. Leave on for two to four hours. 5. Rinse, shampoo, and condition hair. Tips: Always do a strand test first. Use face cream (or Ultra Bland) around your hairline and ears to protect skin. Wrap hair in cling film for a redder color.
Caca Brun Mama
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
This product may melt if shipped to a warm location.
This product may melt if shipped to a warm location.
Ultra glossy deep chocolate brown
The most subtle of our hennas; choose Caca Brun for sleek, beautiful hair with rich, dark brown tones. Brunettes can use Caca Brun for its fantastic conditioning and shine inducing properties without seeing a drastic change to their natural color. We’ve added nettles for added shine and to keep your scalp in tip top condition too. Because henna coats each individual hair, smoothing the cuticles and protecting it from damage, it’s the ultimate conditioning treatment. Hennaed hair is strong, glossy and absolutely gorgeous.
- Transform mousy brown hair: Have a lot more fun and transform into a gleaming brunette.
- Double-duty: As well as having its own conditioning benefits, cocoa butter helps the henna cling to each hair, maximizing its effect.
- Added voltage: Coffee infusion is added to a stunning blend of red and indigo hennas.
= Natural ingredients = Safe syntheticsFair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Indigo Henna (Indigofera Tintctoria) , Red Henna (Lawsonia inermis) , Ground Coffee , Nettle Powder (Urtica dioica) , Irish Moss Powder (Chondrus crispus) , Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus) , *Citral , *Eugenol , *Geraniol , *Citronellol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Perfume
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Q:I am giving this a try but wanted to ask how long will the color stay on your hair? even on your scalp since it stains? & is there a way to remove it if I absolutely hate the color?Asked on 11/24/2013 by YV from BURBANK, CA
A:With all our hennas, the effects and color is dependent on your hair type, length and condition. Caca Brun is a very neutral henna that works with existing hair color. Results very from chestnut-red to classic brown. Redder tones come with wrapping the hair in the hour or two that the henna needs to be left on. Brunettes can use Caca Brun for its fantastic conditioning and shine inducing properties without seeing a drastic change to their natural color.
I would highly recommend trying a strand test with our henna before purchasing!Answered on 11/28/2013 by Anonymous
A:The color lasts about a month on me. But it depends on your hairs length, health thickness etc. I have pretty pale skin and it has not stained my skin so that shouldn't be a problem. I would recommend you trace around your scalp with coconut oil or ultrabland (from Lush) just in case. I doubt you won't like the color because this is a subtle brown. If you want it to be more red wrap your hair in Saran Wrap. If you want a cooler brown let it air dry. Good luck!Answered on 11/27/2013 by Anonymous
A:Lush henna will be the most vibrant for 2+ weeks after coloring. The color continues to develop in the days after the first application, so expect to see the best results in about 3 days. To prevent scalp staining, rub petroleum jelly (Vaseline) along the hairline. No way to remove color after applying. Caca Brun is a very neutral henna that works with existing hair color. Results very from chestnut-red to classic brown. Redder tones come with wrapping the hair in the hour or two that the henna needs to be left on.Answered on 11/25/2013 by Anonymous
A:The color lasted months for me, and my hair has been so damaged it wouldn't
hold any color at all before. The stain on my scalp came off after two or
three washes. The color can't be bleached out or removed, and you shouldn't
try to color over it for at least 6-8 weeks as it can actually cause
irreparable damage. But I waited several months before coloring over and
my hair is healthier and shinier than it has ever been after using chemical
dyes.Answered on 11/24/2013 by Anonymous
Q:Can you tell me if this Caca Brun will stain my sink or shower?Asked on 11/21/2013 by Anne from Austin, TX
A:It is possible for the Caca Brun to stain your sink or shower. I would highly suggest laying down some newspaper or a cloth before using this henna. I would also immediately wash off the area after completion. Some customers have claimed it was a very easy clean up afterwards, but I would proceed on the error of caution if you are worried about stains at all!Answered on 11/28/2013 by Anonymous
A:Yes, but only if you don't wash it off immediately after you are done. I'd
lay down newspaper on counter tops though. I applied mine in the shower and
cleaned my shower before I stepped out of it. Good luck.
KristenAnswered on 11/22/2013 by Anonymous
A:I used a drop cloth over the sink and floor. And rinsed the henna out into a stainless steel kitchen sink before getting into the shower.Answered on 11/22/2013 by Anonymous
A:I made a huge mess in my bathroom with the henna, but it did not stain at all. It was a very easy clean up!
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 11/22/2013 by Anonymous
A:It will not stain. It hardens very quickly and becomes flaky. Easy clean up.
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 11/21/2013 by Anonymous
Q:When I mix up the CacaBrun it looks green, not brown. Is this normal?Asked on 11/21/2013 by Anne from Austin, Texas
A:Yes, that is normal with our Caca Brun. Our Henna is all natural and made with real herbs and does appear green when harvested. Don't fret though, this does not mean that it will make your hair turn green! Once the henna is mixed in your hair, the herbs blend and start to release the dye!Answered on 11/28/2013 by Anonymous
A:Yes that is a normal appearance for henna and not indicative of your ultimate hair color.Answered on 11/22/2013 by Anonymous
A:Yes, this is perfectly normal. Unlike chemical hair dye, the CacaBrun (well, all of the Caca hair colors) are made from real, natural herbs. Henna in particular when harvested, dried and powdered is a bright green. Pure indigo is also a a green color albeit a bit darker. So don't worry! When you mix the CacaBrun up it will still be green, what happens is that after the herbs are mixed and applied to the hair they start to release the dye.
Good luck and happy hair dyeing!!Answered on 11/22/2013 by Anonymous
Q:My hair is naturally black. I want to tone down a bit and turn it dark brown instead. Does this product work on naturally black hair?Asked on 11/4/2013 by Mikomi
A:The turn out of our hennas can depend on the natural colour of your hair. The Caca Brun may not give the effect you are looking for because your hair is so dark. The Caca Marron might be a better option. It will be slightly more red but could provide your hair with the lighter colour you are looking for.Answered on 11/5/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
A:I've been using LUSH henna for almost a year now and I absolutely love it. My hair is naturally dark brown with red highlights in the sun. When I use my combination of 1/2 Caca Brun and 1/2 Caca Marron I get a bright auburn effect that looks very natural. To answer your question, I think that by using the Caca Brun alone on your black hair would result in very pretty but mild auburn highlights and not a dark brown. If you want more of a change I suggest you add some Caca Marron into your mix for more of a vibrant color! I have never been disappointed with my color results, you should give it a try! <br/><br/>Sent from Yahoo! Mail for iPadAnswered on 11/4/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I have coca rogue henna. It already expired. I know it's best not to use it but what would happen if i did use it? It's been well kept and smells the same and has the same appearance as when it was first bought. It's in it's original bag and was kept out of the way of everything in a box. Nothing seems out of the ordinary about it.Asked on 11/3/2013 by Anabel
A:It is never recommended to use any LUSH products that have expired. Even if it looks and smells fine the products ingredients will have degraded, and the product will have lost its effectiveness. We don't test our products after they have expired, so it is hard to say what would happen if the henna was used past its expiration date.Answered on 11/18/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Can you use henna hair dye on color treated hair?Asked on 10/10/2013 by ashley from San Antonio Tx
A:Yes, you can use this product on previously colored hair. We always recommend that you try a strand test before full application to see if it effects your hair differently.Answered on 12/8/2013 by Anonymous
A:I don't think hennas are usually used on previously color treated hair. If you really want to use it make sure it's been at least two months since you used a regular dye.Answered on 10/23/2013 by Anonymous
Yes you can it may take a few applications to avoid the 2 tone hair color - I would also recommend that you apply the hair color early in the evening - cover with plastic wrap and sleep with it...this will allow a more uniform color absorption.Answered on 10/19/2013 by Henna pro! from Tempe AZ
A:Yes. You can use it on color treated hair, but it could possibly affect the outcome so I would make sure that you do a strand test first
-MaggieAnswered on 10/10/2013 by Anonymous
A:My hair had many layers of permanent dye before I tried lush's henna. I had no adverse effect from using henna over my dyed hair. The only thing to keep in mind is that if the is a dramatic difference in color between your roots and the rest of your hair, the henna will not cover evenly. I had dark blond roots (about 1/2 an inch) and the rest of my hair was very dark brown. After using the caca brun my roots were more of a coppery red while the rest of my hair was an enhanced glossy dark brown. If you are trying to cover light hair with a darker henna/indigo, I recommend a 2 step process, get some plain henna powder and henna your hair (the lighter hair will get very red) then once you rinse apply your lush caca in whatever color. This should cover the lighter hair and get a more even result on your hair. Good luck!Answered on 10/10/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I am naturally blonde (my roots are about a 7), I have had a long history of highlighting my hair, dying it brown, trying to get it back to blonde, etc. As of now I haven't colored my hair for over two years. I'm thinking it would be really nice to try the caca brun to give my hair some depth for the winter. I have read through the questions and answers and noticed that the henna is referred to as being 'permanent' - but it fades. I guess I am wondering what percentage of the color will fade over the next 6-8 months (by next summer) - I am probably going to want to be blonde again for the summer, and certainly for my wedding in a year and a half. Just for a point of reference I only wash my hair once or twice a week, so this will probably also slow the fading down. Is this a good product for me, and what is a realistic expectation as far as fading? One more thing- will my hair still naturally lighten from the sun?Asked on 9/24/2013 by Lucy from Middlefield, CT
Q:I'm wondering how long I should wait before washing my hair? I washed the henna out this morning, after sleeping with it in, and only used conditioner. So, how long should I wait before washing my hair again?Asked on 8/28/2013 by Krista from United States
A:After leaving the henna on over night, you are okay to begin shampooing and conditioning as you normally do right away afterwards.Answered on 10/28/2013 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
There are so many schools of thought on this - I have been using henna on my hair for 2 years now - so this is what I do! I sleep with the henna so when I rinse and the water has run clean I then use a clarifying shampoo - leave it on my head while I shower - clean up the shower and shave - I then rinse and repeat - finally use a conditioner. After coloring for 2 years with henna this is what works for me.Answered on 10/19/2013 by Henna pro! from Tempe AZ
A:That depends on your hair. Is it oily? Do you wash every day? To maximize color retention with any coloring product you should not wash your hair too frequently.Answered on 8/29/2013 by Anonymous
I did the same procedure you did with my hair. I slept with the henna in
then washed it out in the morning with conditioner. You really only need
to wait a day to shampoo your hair again. It should still have the rich
color aquired from the henna dye the night before.Answered on 8/29/2013 by Anonymous
Q:How long does this product stay in your hair? Will it be impossible for me to use a chemical hair dye after using this henna?Asked on 8/10/2013 by Regina from United States
A:Henna acts more like a stain, and coats the hair follicle. Because of this coating, it is very difficult for Chemical dyes to reach into the porous hair and change the surface. Results can vary from person to person, but in general, you may not get the results you are hoping for by putting the chemical dye over top of a henna dye
We always suggest that you perform a strand test, whether your hair is dyed or not, so you can see what the results might look like on you hair before you go ahead and do the whole dye job, so if you are thinking of re-dyeing your hair sooner than later, I would highly recommend that you do this first. That way you can see if it's going to turn out the way you would like!Answered on 8/14/2013 by Anonymous
Q:Could I dye my hair after using this henna?Asked on 7/6/2013 by Pri from San Antonio, Tx
A:You can use other dye after using henna, but we would recommend waiting until the majority of the henna has left your hair. If you try to dye your hair right away after using henna, there is a good chance the new dye won't adhere properly. You can try using products with citrus or sea salt in them to help remove the old colour faster.Answered on 9/25/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I have bright, highlighted blonde hair. I was thinking of doing this for fun because it sounds temporary & non damaging but is it actually temporary? Will I have to have my highlights completely redone if I do this? Or will it fade after a month?Asked on 6/16/2013 by CJ from FL
A:Caca Brun is a semi-permanent hair colour, and the visible effects usually fade within 6-8 weeks. Since it contains indigo henna, which doesn't easily adhere to lighter-coloured hair, we do not recommend using Caca Brun on blonde hair.Answered on 10/3/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
A:Non damaging, yes. Temporary, NO. Im sure there will be some fading, but it will not be gone in a month. Doesnt sound like henna is the right product for you. ANd you should never bleach your hair after a henna application, It will just help the henna go deeper into the hair.. Good luck!Answered on 9/10/2013 by Amanda the partial grey... from USA
Q:Could you use this for your eyebrows/lashes?Asked on 6/15/2013 by Kendra xx
A:Although plenty of people have used Henna in their eyebrows, we really don't recommend it, as the henna is very quick to take to dyeing skin. On your scalp the dye isn't massively visible; however, with eyebrows, one slip could lead to some extra colour on your face!
If you must dye your eyebrows, we recommend using a small brush for application, as well as lining the eyebrow with a gel, (Ultrabalm works great). This creates a border that cannot get dyed.Answered on 9/17/2013 by Laura C from LUSH Direct
Q:I got caca brun at the end of February but haven't used it yet. Is it too late to use it now? Could it have gone bad?Asked on 6/4/2013 by Misia
A:We recommend always checking the expiry date on the sticker on the back of the product to make sure it can still be used. The sticker will have the "Made On" date and the "Use By" date!Answered on 9/25/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I've heard folks say that using coffee with this product produces a great effect. How is this achieved? Should a person used brewed coffee instead of water and apply it the same way? And what, exactly is the effect that is produced?Asked on 6/2/2013 by Provi from Baltimore, MD
A:Our hennas are formulated to be used on their own so while many people have success with adding additional ingredients, we would not be able to advise one way or another. We recommend checking out the reviews posted on our website from customers who have tried it, as this should give you some good tips!Answered on 9/30/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Is this safe to use on relaxed hair? I'm African American and have relaxed (chemically straightened) hair and want to know if this is compatible. I read on the internet that only body art quality henna could be safely used on relaxed hair. Please advise - Thanks!!Asked on 5/19/2013 by nicki
A:We don't test our hennas on hair that has been relaxed so we wouldn't really be able to advise for or against using it after the relaxation treatment. We recommend speaking with your hairstylist and he or she should be able to let you know if there are any difficulties with using the henna. All of the ingredients contained in our henna blocks can be found on the product, and on our website!Answered on 9/27/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I have lots of blond highlights on mousy brown hair (with approx 2 inch roots) and ordered caca brun. The lady on the phone did not say that the indigo has trouble adhering to blond. I just read in your FAQs that it does. Should I still start with brun? or start with rouge or marren and then brun as you suggest on here?Asked on 5/17/2013 by Dyed blonde wants brown back from Cleveland, OH
A:It's best to do a strand test before going any further, as this is the only reliable way to tell how the henna will work with your hair. You could even do two strand tests, one with and one without a redder henna as a base to compare the results!Answered on 9/27/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:What is the best way to store the unused portion?Asked on 4/19/2013 by Katrinka
A:It is best to store the unused henna brick in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Because the brick is made of a cocoa butter base, it is prone to melting if it warms up. The henna has a shelf life of 14 months so make sure to check the "use by" date on the package as well!Answered on 8/21/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I have been using Caca Brun Mama for the winter months and I want to continue using it through the summer. Will the henna be adversely affected by chlorine if I go swimming? I don't want to end up with green hair ;)
Thank you!Asked on 4/10/2013 by Erin from Denver, CO
A:Chlorine isn't known to affect henna so you shouldn't notice any changes to your color!Answered on 9/23/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:I've been swimming since applying Caca Brun and the chlorine did not change the color at all. I have dark brown hair and used the Caca Brun to deepend my color. I swim competitively, so I wear a cap and I rinse my hair before and after swimming to minimize any fading that the chlorine may cause.Answered on 5/4/2013 by tri-jen from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Q:I have dark brown hair, but to me it looks a little mousy sometimes. It has natural red undertones, which sometimes have come out when i have gotten highlights. I want a more richer shade of brown, but will this give my hair an auburn tint?Asked on 1/27/2013 by Anna
A:If you'd like more of the red of the henna to come through, it's best to keep your head covered while it's applied. You can cover your head in cling-film to keep it all contained, and this will also retain more heat.Answered on 9/10/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
A:I would say probably. They told me to leave my hair uncovered while it sat to keep it from going towards a red shade, but even uncovered I can tell it's got an auburn hint (you'd probably see it most in the sunlight).... I'd say if you want a RICH chocolatey brown look into mixing a block or two of the Noir bar (probably just ONE) because it has blue tones to it that'll balance out the orange/redish tones in the Brun bar. I've seen pics of some girls who do that mix and it doesn't look auburnish to me, it looks more like a rich, dark chocolate brown! I hope this helps!Answered on 3/13/2013 by Katy from Chicago, IL
Q:I get gray along my hairline. How well does this product cover gray?Asked on 11/15/2012 by Jamie from Vegas
A:Caca Brun contains indigo henna, which has some difficulty adhering to lighter-coloured hair, so we don't recommend using it directly on white or grey hair because it does tend to be less effective when used that way. However, our redder hennas (Caca Rouge and Caca Marron) have no problem adhering to any colour of hair, so your best bet is to apply Caca Rouge (or Caca Marron) as a base coat, and then you can do an application of Caca Brun afterward to achieve the coverage and effect you're looking for!Answered on 3/7/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
A:It colored my few grays a lighter shade of brown. They look like golden, honey, warm brown highlights. Remember, henna is semi-permanent, so those grays will show themselves again as the henna fades. It's been 6 weeks since I did mine, and my grays are visible only at the new growth line so far!Answered on 2/18/2013 by The other Jenn from Hartford, CT