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Q:I have natural medium brown hair with copper undertones and ombre ( about the half of my bra strap length hair) my hair is somewhat thick. I'd like to return to my natural color but on the meantime I'd like to make the copperish tips to look brown. Is this the right color for me to achieve his? I imagine my natural color will be richer and the tips will become darker like a light brown color, is this possible? I don't mind the reddish undertone. Is there any risk the color will become greenish with caca brun or should I try another one? And last how much product would I need to cover all my hair? Thanks!Asked on 7/20/2015 by Cristina
A:We don't recommend using the Caca formula's on hair that is to light or bleach blonde. This is because the Henna might turn a color that you're not expecting. While Caca Brun does produce a deeper brown color I'd recommend taking a look at Caca Marron as the reddish tones might be better for your specific hair coloring. Usually 2 - 3 blocks would cover someone's whole hair and you would get 2 - 3 uses out of each Caca.Answered on 7/26/2015 by Alexander from Lush Direct
that's exactly what I did, or tried to do, returning to my own color. After years of bleaching and generally torturing my hair, this henna is a godsend. Makes your hair feel and look terrific. The Ca Ca Brun is what I use. It might be kind of dark for you, tho . My hair is darker brown. I grate 1/3 of the henna block and add coffee instead of water to give it a warmer color. If you want to slowly go into the darker brown, you can always try the Ca Ca Marron. it sounds like that might be a closer match for you than the Brun. You might want to try it first with water, and then try some coffee later if you want a bit richer of a brown color.
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Q:How many times can I dye my hair if I buy one unit? I have short uair and I'm planning to just dye the roots to cover grey hair.
ThanksAsked on 7/14/2015 by Jamie
A:Totally up to you! You may need half, or only two blocks.Answered on 7/15/2015 by Anonymous
Q:What color will it fade to? Will the caca brun fade with a red tint or just brown? I used sun-in to lighten my naturally medium-dark brown hair and it's orange-brown now and I want it more of a solid brown with out red. But I want to make sure it won't fade to an odd color.Asked on 7/3/2015 by Vv from Tampa, FL
A:Caca brun will likely fade with a red tint. Henna is fundamentally red, so you will always see a red payoff!Answered on 7/16/2015 by Sal
A:If you want it without the red, try mixing it with strong brewed fresh hot coffee instead of water and avoid wrapping it with plastic or a towel. From what I have read, plastic and a towel will keep the heat in and bring out the red. I have tried both ways and it works.Answered on 7/11/2015 by Kc from Sugar Land, Texas
Q:How long does the color usually last for?Asked on 6/27/2015 by Abi from Wisconsin
A:It will last about 2-3 months depending on how many times you wash your hair!Answered on 6/30/2015 by Pauline
A:At least four weeks. I usually redo about 4-6 weeks. I wash my hair every day with a shampoo with henna as well.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROIDAnswered on 6/28/2015 by Anonymous
A:I've been using henna for 20 plus years. It's excellent conditioner and a wonderful natural subtle color change.
It's a gradual fade. It will depend on individual habit, how often you shampoo. I have very long hair and wash my hair every other day. My color lasts about 3 months. Other factors will likely affect how long it lasts. Your shampoo, swimming in chlorinated pools, etc.
I love henna! My results are wonderfully shiny glossy glowing red highlights. When it fades, it simply fades leaving no tell tale hard line grow out roots. Try it, you'll love it!!
ElizabethAnswered on 6/27/2015 by Anonymous
Q:I'm pregnant right now is it safe for the baby to use this product?Asked on 6/27/2015 by Sheen
A:Most of Lush's products are safe for pregnancy. The best idea is to take the ingredients list to your doctor to see if he sees anything that might be jarring, all of the ingredients are listed beside the product on the website.Answered on 6/30/2015 by Alexander from Lush Direct
Q:Will dyeing my hair with henna make me lose my natural highlights by giving me one all-around color? I have dirty blonde hair with a few light blonde streaks that I would hate to lose completely.Asked on 6/19/2015 by Naomi from Illinois
A:Henna acts as a coating of the hair, so the highlights will still be lighter than the rest of the hair. If you are worried about losing their true highlight, keep in mind henna does stay in the hair for quite a while.Answered on 6/21/2015 by Anonymous
A:I think if your highlights are natural, they will end up lighter than the rest of your hair. My highlighted sections became less pronounced after henna, but I can still see the contrast. I like it because it looks natural.
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Q:I have dark brown curly hair, it kinda looks like black hair but it's really dark brown? Will this make my hair lighter at all or just make it look the same?Asked on 6/18/2015 by Sarah the Sunflower from Northridge, CA
A:It will make it look the same, because our hennas don't lighten hair. Although, if you started with Caca Rouge it would give you deep red!Answered on 6/19/2015 by Pauline
Q:Is it safe to use this product on my mustache and beard? If so, how long do you recommend leaving it on?Asked on 6/16/2015 by Andy
A:No, I don't recommend using this on your beard or mustache, because that is not what it is designed for.Answered on 6/19/2015 by Pauline
Q:I've recently dyed my hair with lush caca marron and would like to have brown hair again. If I put the caca brun over the caca marron, will it turn brown or a deeper red?Asked on 6/14/2015 by Nat from St. Louis, MO
A:It will add some caca brun, but because it is a coating, the red may still show through. You can always try layering up the caca brun. But regardless, I would recommend a strand test before applying it to the whole head.Answered on 6/20/2015 by Sal
Q:I have naturally red hair and would like to make it darker and more brown, without going all brown. Will this product accomplish that? To what degree will it dye it?Asked on 6/13/2015 by Wen
A:Caca Brun will coat our hair similar to the way a varnis does, and this one will definitely make your hair all brown.Answered on 6/23/2015 by Alexander from Lush Direct
Q:Does the henna have an expiration date? Can I buy more than one and not have to worry about it drying out and or effecting the result of my hair color?Asked on 5/30/2015 by henna newbie
A:Our hennas have a 14 month shelf life from the day they were made. Both the 'made on' and 'use by' dates will be on the product itself. As long as you are using the henna within that time frame, there is no concern with it adversely affecting your color.Answered on 6/1/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:If I have bleach blonde hair and want to go back to brown, because my hair has become dramatically thin and fine, do you think that this product would be a good fit?Asked on 5/27/2015 by Miann lush lover from Chicago
A:Henna has a very hard time adhering to blonde hair, so it will likely be tough to use henna over it. We'd recommend a strand test to see how it ends up working for you, but unfortunately bleached blonde hair tends not to have the same results as a darker blonde would.Answered on 6/1/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I dye my hair yesterday with Marron. And i have dark blonde ash blonde hair. And i wrap it and turned orangey. I want dark brown hair like brunettes. And i wanna try brun. Do i need to wrap it or not? Am i going to get the result to brown hair?Asked on 5/26/2015 by Jhenn from Anaheim,Ca
A:Henna has a hard time adhering to lighter hair, so with blonde hair (even if it is a darker blonde) it tends to have more of an orangey tone. You can definitely try going over it with Caca Brun and the color should build on the existing henna. Wrapping the hair will enhance the red in the henna, so it just depends on the color you are looking for.Answered on 6/1/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:My hair is bleached & colored bright red and now I wanted to have a warm brown hair I used cacao brune but and lleave it on my hair for 3 hours and when I washed it my hair colour still red!!! Can you tell me way my hair didn't become brown? ?Asked on 5/25/2015 by Aj
A:Henna works a bit differently than traditional hair dyes. You might need to leave it on longer than other people would because your hair is already color treated. I would actually recommend leaving it on for an additional 2 - 4 hours in your instance because the Henna has to work harder to coat the hair - similar to a varnish without a base coat.Answered on 5/26/2015 by Alexander from Lush Direct
Q:I have previously color-treated reddish hair, will Caca Brun be able to cover the red and is there a possibility it will react with previously color-treated hair?Asked on 5/8/2015 by Endlessly from Minnesota
A:The henna works by coating the hair and moisturizing, so it wouldn't cause damage. It should be fine over the red hair, however you may need to layer it a few times depending on how dark you want your hair. Please note darker henna colors like Noir or Brun use indigo a big part of the colorant. Indigo work via oxidization, so don't wrap this one up. Let it get lots of air for the best color results.Answered on 5/15/2015 by Lana from Lush Direct
Q:Can you use this product on your eyebrows as well?Asked on 5/3/2015 by Kat
A:We don't recommend using the henna near the eyes at all, so it is best kept to your hair!Answered on 5/14/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I have long, thick, curly hair. My hair reaches almost to my butt. Do you think one bar would be enough for one application or should I consider buying two?Asked on 4/27/2015 by Kat
A:Since your hair is thick and curly, using both will definitely give you great coverage! I think it would be best to purchase two, but only use half of the second bar so you can still have half if you have too much or too little.Answered on 4/29/2015 by Pauline
Q:Will the henna also stain the skin on my head? I cut my hair very short so the scalp is exposed and I wouldn't want my whole head to be visibly hennaed.Asked on 3/12/2015 by A
A:I use Lush henna regularly. The answer is probably yes. Henna temporarily stains my scalp, but it washes out in a day or 2. Totally worth it. Good luck!Answered on 3/12/2015 by Anonymous
A:Yes, our hennas temporarily stain the skin that's why we suggest using Superbalm on your hair line so it doesn't stain. When I use henna it's not really a problem, but I do have long thick hair so it conceals it. I would definitely give it a try, but also keep in mind that it will temporarily stain it for a day or so. Good luck!Answered on 3/21/2015 by Pauline from LUSH Digital
Q:I have light to medium brown hair with and want a darker, deeper brown with no red (or as little as red as possible). I can't decide between the brun and marron. Which will likely have the least red?
Also is it true wrapping it leads to more red? Why is that - not sure I understand why wrapping it will bring out more red.Asked on 3/2/2015 by Beckie
A:The Henna Brun will give you the richest brown color, without adding red tones to your hair. Using a wrap around your hair can allow the henna to process the red color more efficiently, allowing a richer color, sped up by heat. If you are interested in keeping your hair as free from red tones as possible, I would recommend not using a wrap around your hair as you are allowing the henna to be absorbed.Answered on 3/21/2015 by Emily from LUSH Direct
A:Hi Beckie, I used both marron and brun and would definitely go with brun. Marron gave me a sort of chestnutty colour with a lovely red gloss and brun gave me a shiny brownish colour. My natural hair is a very dark ashy blonde (most people would identify it as light brown but hairdressers tell me it is ash blonde...)
I always wrap and I wrapped brun too but it does not seem to have much red really. Apparently the longer the henna retains the heat the more red it will become, that is where the wrapping comes in. It is simply a way to keep your head warm. Hope this helps!Answered on 3/17/2015 by The Green Queen from Ireland
Q:Can i mix two henna hair dyes? i want to get a very dark brown and was thinking about mixing caca nior with caca brun in the ratio of about 1 nior cube to 3 brunAsked on 2/25/2015 by Syd the squid from st louis
A:Definitely! You're more than welcome to play around with our henna dyes to achieve the shade you want - finding the right combination can be part of the fun!Answered on 2/27/2015 by Meg from LUSH Direct