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.
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 Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) , Indigo Herb (Fera Tinctoria) , Red Henna (Lawsonia inermis) , Ground Coffee (Coffea arabica) , Nettle Powder (Urtica dioica) , Irish Moss Powder (Chondrus crispus) , Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus) , *Citral , *Eugenol , *Geraniol , *Citronellol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Fragrance
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Q:Does this product work to cover up gray hairs? If so, about how long does it last?Asked on 2/13/2015 by BL
A:It does a great job with covering gray hair. My gray streaks turn into red
to light brown highlights that look like the really expensive salon
highlights and lowlights friends get, or better really because it looks
The color lasts longer than it takes me to grow out objectionable amounts
of gray roots. When i color now, for my bra-strap length hair, i use a
square of brun and half a square of marron and focus on my roots. Once
they're covered i spread the remainder on the rest of my hair and put it up
french roll style. I put a baggie on my head and wait three hours. Clearly
the length of my hair gets some color boost but not much, so I'd say it
lasts a very long time.Answered on 2/16/2015 by Anonymous
A:Unfortunately, our Caca Brun doesn't work very well to cover the gray in hair, because it has a hard time dying the hair follicle. I would recommend using Caca Rouge and then layering your hair until you've reached your desired colour!Answered on 2/13/2015 by Pauline
Q:The top half of my hair is golden brown, while the bottom is dark brown. I've never dyed it before, and I want all of my hair to be a dark-ish brown. I'm okay with slightly red undertones, but I don't want my hair to have any noticeable red in it. Is there a special way I should use this, or should I just not use it at all?Asked on 1/18/2015 by kc from austin, TX
A:In my experience, the longer you leave it in, the redder it will be - leave it in just a couple hours to get maximum brown with minimum redness. (I leave it in 6-8 hours, and my hair is very red in the sun.)Answered on 1/25/2015 by Zara from St. Louis, MO
Q:I have medium to dark brown hair that is 50% grey. I am desperate to stop coloring it and find a natural healthy alternative but am wary of the awkward in between.
I have salon colored my hair for over 20 years and right now I have about a half inch of regrowth...seriously considering using this but worried it wont blend...suggestions??Asked on 1/8/2015 by mj from new jersey
A:It will be quite difficult to blend the regrowth with your previously colored hair, but over time you should be able to find an overall color that works for you. The nice thing about henna is that you can reapply as often as you need to to build the color you are looking for. Definitely be sure to do a strand test ahead of time so you can make sure you are getting the results you are looking for.Answered on 2/13/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:So the thing about Henna is that it wont give you an all around color. Any highlights/roots/grays you have will not blend in with everything else. So for example your brown hair will become darker, and so will your grays, but just not the same amount of darker. I would still recommend doing it because your hair will feel very healthy and soft (cause no chemicals is amazing!). I would say do henna it, and then 4-6 days later henna it again, or even just henna the grays/roots to make it a bit more even!
Hope I helped!Answered on 1/9/2015 by Kaylee from Milwaukee
Q:I don't really love the color this dye gave me, how long until my hair color returns to normal?Asked on 1/3/2015 by abc
A:You will likely notice the color fade very slightly over time, but the nice thing about henna is that you can color over it as often as you like!Answered on 2/13/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:I'd say 40 to 60 days the most, the more often you was your hair, the fater it will fade. If you use a shampoo with sulfur and salicilic acid (such as the ones used for dandruff relief), the color may fade away faster :) Good luck! I hope it did not give you a headache too, like it did to me (I love my color though!).Answered on 1/12/2015 by Product junkie momma from Alexandria, VA
Q:I have a light red/brown hair color and it's VERY curly. How will the Henna effect my hair?Asked on 12/30/2014 by KJ
A:It is always best to do a strand test ahead of time to see how henna will work for you particularly. Henna tends to work differently on different hair and while we give guidelines, it can really change depending on the person.Answered on 2/13/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:its an individual thing. I have done henna every few months for about 30 years. In younger days I used it as a wonderful conditioning treatment. If you use the colored henna, its a subtle color change, deepened color of your own tone. Henna gives glossy, shiny hair that is wonderfully conditioned, with beautiful golden red highlights. THAT is why I've done it all these years. Now that a few grays are popping out, it covers gray nicely.Answered on 12/30/2014 by Anonymous
Q:When is it safe to use a chemical dye after using this henna? I've used the henna twice and didn't get the results I was hoping for.Asked on 12/27/2014 by Heather from United States
A:There are some tricks to using henna, so please feel free to reach out to Customer Care if you are unsure about which one to use, or how to use it as it really does make a difference!
I would say that if you want to go back to chemical dyes, try to wait at least a couple of weeks if you can just to give your hair a break, but if you simply can’t stand the wait, then strand test the dye before applying it to the entire hair to see how it takes. The worst that’s likely to happen if you use the hair dye too soon after henna, is that the colour might not take.
The reason why stylists sometimes advise against using a chemical dye after using henna is because some unnatural brands of henna contain metallic compounds that react with the ammonia activator in synthetic hair dyes. Caca Brun does not contain anything of the sort. :)Answered on 12/29/2014 by Anonymous from LUSH Direct
Q:I recently applied this product to my hair (about two days ago), and I love the color, however, my hair is extremely dry now. I've been conditioning it very throughly, but I just can't seem to get he natural softness of my hair back. How long will it be until my hair returns to the silkiness it was beforehand? Is there any sort of product I can use that will make it soft?Asked on 12/25/2014 by Aida A from VT
A:I would also recommend coconut oil! put it into dry hair, let it sit for about 20 min, and then wash it out!Answered on 1/9/2015 by Kaylee from Milwaukee
A:Hi there! Thanks for your question!
Sorry to hear that! I would recommend using "H'SUAN WEN HUA" Hair TreatmentAnswered on 1/2/2015 by Anonymous
Q:About an hour ago I finished applying Caca Brun to my hair. I had just gotten back from getting my hair cut, and so my hair was clean, but unfortunately had a few products in it. I'm wondering if this will harm my results.Asked on 12/22/2014 by aca from Shelburne, VT
A:Hi there! Thanks for your question. I'm sure it wont harm your results!Answered on 1/2/2015 by Anonymous
Q:How long will this henna last in my hair/will I need to touch up my roots or will it just fade out of my hair?Asked on 11/11/2014 by Ellie
A:Henna is a semi-permanent hair color, so it will fade as your hair grows. It stays in your hair for about 2-3 months, so even though the fade out will look really natural you may want to touch up your roots to maintain the vibrant color.Answered on 11/12/2014 by Anonymous
A:The henna doesn't fade like regular hair color and it will last a long
time. You will only need to touch up your roots if they are gray or much
lighter than the henna color you are applyingAnswered on 11/11/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Should my hair be wet, dry, or damp when applying the henna? I've read the instructions and reviews but haven't found an answer... Ready to try henna for the second time and hoping it will be a bit less messy this time!Asked on 10/30/2014 by T from Chicago
A:Apply the henna on dry hair then rinse, shampoo, and condition hair.Answered on 11/5/2014 by Jeanine from LUSH Direct
A:I've always applied to dry hair. Can't say if it is "right" but it has
certainly worked well.Answered on 11/1/2014 by Anonymous
Q:What will this do to my bright orange red hair?Asked on 10/14/2014 by Courtney
A:You'll achieve a rich brown color with green pigments.Answered on 10/14/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Is this better used on dirty or clean hair?Asked on 9/17/2014 by Rkat
A:Henna is best used on clean or product free hair. You don't nessesarily need to wash and dry your hair right before use, day old hair is fine as long as it is not loaded with products.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
Q:I have medium brown hair that is about 25% grey in front. thinking of using the Caca Brun. However, it is also chemically colored brown with a demipermanent dye and recently colored over a few blond highlights(highlights are colored over now). Will this cover my grey? How long should I wait after the chemical service?Asked on 9/10/2014 by Dee Dee from Minnesota, US
A:The henna hair color will effect each color in your hair differently and for this reason you may notice some areas will turn out lighter or darker than others depending on the color that they are now. The color will continue to develop over a 24 hour period and you can leave the product on for a longer period of time to develop a deeper shade, although this may still effect the colors in your hair differently. The color will help to cover the gray that you have, but as I mentioned above, this may not deepen in color as much as any darker hair that you have. I would suggest that you do a strand test to determine your best course of action and how long to leave the henna on to develop the desired result.
You should wait a good amount of time after dying/using chemicals on your hair as it can damage your hair to use henna before the chemical coloring has grown out.Answered on 9/11/2014 by Michelle from LUSH Direct
A:You have to wait a long time to use henna after dying/using chemicals on
your hair. It will damage your hair if you use henna before the dye grows
out.Answered on 9/10/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I'm interested in using henna to dye my hair. My only problem is that I've used two permanent hair dyes in the last month. Is there any impurities (such as salts) that will cause a bad reaction? My hair is a pixie cut so a strand test isn't quite possible.Asked on 9/9/2014 by Sally
A:With color treated hair, it is hard to determine whether your hair may have a reaction or not without doing a strand test so it is entirely within your discretion to move forward. While many people will use henna over chemically treated hair without issue, I wouldn't be able to guarantee any specific result.Answered on 9/11/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I used some of the premixed cones, that are used for traditonal henna application, Ie. Hands and feet. On my hair. I now have a beautiful Lucille Ball Orange/Red going on. While I enjoy the orange/red, I would like to tone it down with a brown. Which would be the best product for this:> ?Asked on 9/4/2014 by FancyNancy from Indianapolis
A:I would recommend that you try the Caca Brun if you are looking to tone down the red quite a bit as this color will bring out a stronger brown tone and if you are looking to maintain the red, but add a little brown; I would suggest trying the Caca Marron as this would deepen the red while adding deep brown tones.Answered on 9/11/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I naturally have dark brown hair (almost black) and I wanted to make my lighter undertone stand out. Is a lighter shade of brown achievable? If so which caca's should I mix together. If not which one do you think is a better fit for me?
Thank you!Asked on 9/1/2014 by Natural is beautiful from Los Angeles, CA
A:As your hair is quite dark (you mentioned that it is close to black in color), you may not see much of a change with the henna products as these are not able to lighten or lift color and they act as a varnish over your existing color. You may be able to achieve a slight warming of color when using either Caca Marron or Caca Rouge and a darker, richer almost black color with our Caca Noir.Answered on 9/11/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have naturally medium brown hair, is the Caca Brun going to give me the rich brown with reddish undertones I am looking for?Asked on 8/21/2014 by Amy from Duluth, MN
A:Yes! And if you would like a bit more red, try our Caca Marron!Answered on 9/25/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:Yes, Yes Yes!!!
I have used henna for 30 years. I have sandy brown hair. Caca brun gives rich brown and fabulous red highlights. Henna to me is low risk when it comes to color as it fades out gradually. I combine Caca brun with half marron (the auburn color). I once did a red henna and WHOA!!! Wow it was red! But good red, not like a clown like you would get with chemical drugstore hair color. It faded and I went running back to brown.
I used to do henna exclusively for the conditioning. Now that I am in my 50's with a few pesky grays, henna covers the grays. They turn a bit red for even more red highlights.
Try it. The result for me is glowing glossy fabulously conditioned hair. The color change is subtle, more of a deepened version of your own color. I keep it on my hair for as long as possible. Usually at least 4 to 5 hours. Sometimes I sit under a hood hairdryer for an hour. Heat is said to enhance red highlights. I would agree. I have very long hair, 2 bars of lush henna (Caca brun and marron) give me about 4 hennas.
good luck!!Answered on 8/21/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Hello, I am thinking about using Henna for the first time (never dyed my hair before, only highlighted) . I have dark hair (very dark brown,almost black looking) and I am looking to get like a coconut brown, maybe a little darker, look. I was wondering which one I should get and how long I should leave it in for.
Thanks!Asked on 8/16/2014 by saintdela
A:Henna will not lighten the hair at all unfortunately. So if you have dark brown looking to go a shade or two lighter, henna may not be the right match for you.Answered on 8/22/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:Hi there. I've been using henna for 2-3 years now. I've got brown hair but I like to add some red, so personally I mix cacao brun & cacao maron. For your desired hair, I'd just start with the CA CA brun. If you want darker you could layer the darker on on top. I use it to cover my gray and have been happy with it. I generally leave it on for 2 hours. I've done overnight but 2 hours works well. Good luck!
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphoneAnswered on 8/22/2014 by Anonymous
A:I also do not dye my hair and have very dark brown hair. I opted for the
dark brown henna and used 3-4 chunks per dye job. I did not notice a huge
change, but a slight red hint. I was thinking of using the black, but I
think this has an almost deep blue look and my hairdresser said that you
cannot get rid of henna or dye over it - its permanent - so she advised to
Hope this helps.Answered on 8/18/2014 by Anonymous
A:The difference in the dye is in how much red or blue you need. The noir will make it dark, your dark hair will look darker. The lighter the shade thereafter from brun, to marron, to rouge, will make your hair have a more reddish tone. But honestly, the due works slowly and fades slowly. So experiment a little :)Answered on 8/17/2014 by Anonymous
A:Hi there. I've used henna for years. Have to admit that Lush has the best quality henna I've ever found.
I'm not sure what hue 'coconut brown' is. I've never used henna to lighten my hair, but you can certainly darken it. My hair is very dark brown, with some nasty grey hairs starting to poke thru. I use the Caca Brun henna to darken the grey and to give my hair that beautiful shiny, healthy look.
My recipe for henna is pretty easy. A lot depends on how much hair you have. My hair is very fine and thin, so I just use 1/3 of the bar. First I grate the henna into a bumpy powder. I use a double boiler, when the water in the bottom is at a rolling boil, I add the henna and a 1/2 cup of coffee (to give it a richer dark color). If you use more henna, use more liquid, just be careful not to make it to runny. That's a mess. I try to keep the consistancy like pea soup. Bring it almost to a boil, then remove the double boiler from the heat. You want to put the henna on as warm as you can stand it, but not so hot as to burn yourself.
Start with sections and completely saturate your hair with the henna. Pile each saturated section on top of your head and you're almost done. I wrap my head with Saran Wrap or whatever kitchen plastic wrap I have. *warning, if the henna is too runny, it will seep out of the wrap and it gets messy*
I never leave the henna on for less than 3 hours. My favorite method is to make sure that the wrapping is well done, and i'll put a towel over my pillow and leave it on all night, and rinse it out during the morning shower.
I hope this helps answer your questions! :)Answered on 8/16/2014 by Anonymous
Q:i have ombre hair so i was told to dye my hair first with the caca rouge and then with the caca noir so my hair wont have a greenish hue. i want to go ahead and do the strand text but if i do the red and then wait to do the brown im scared that the other henna that was in the pan will not be usable anymore because it will have dried by now. what should i do?Asked on 8/8/2014 by vic
A:To do your strand test, you only need a very small amount of product so it is best to just cut off a very small piece to mix up. This way you aren't wasting any product by leaving it sitting out.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Can I use this on relaxed hair?Asked on 8/7/2014 by Lush Fan from New York
A:We would recommend taking the henna ingredient listings to your stylist to ensure that it is safe for use on relaxed hair, as we do not test our hennas on previously treated hair.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct