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.
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This product does not contain animal products of any kind.
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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.
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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, 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
Q:Can I use this on relaxed hair?Asked on 8/7/2014 by Lush Fan from New York
Q:I use henna frequently for skin designs, and I know that after a time, the stain will wear off. Is this henna hair dye also temporary? Caca Brun isn't labeled as such, but others say it wears off in about six weeks. I'm confused! >.<Asked on 7/23/2014 by J
A:Henna dye for hair does not wear off.
It may get lighter with washing and sun exposure but my henna does not wear
off. I have to re-apply henna to cover my gray roots, but I am happy with
the results and my hair feels healthier.Answered on 7/23/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I am trying to get away from the chemicals that come with hair dye so I am interested in trying henna. But the reason I dye my hair is to get the red color out that it always fads to. Does this henna dye hair red, or does it leave a red tint, cause that is exactly what I am trying to avoid?Asked on 7/6/2014 by Nicole
A:Caca Brun is still going to dye the hair a henna/reddish color
So if that is what you are trying to get away from. I would not suggest
this product.Answered on 7/6/2014 by Anonymous
Q:DO you know if any blondes have used this henna dye? I am a light blonde and would like to know if it works well or if the color is only really meant for already brunettes?Asked on 7/2/2014 by BinaKae from Glenwood, MN
Q:I have long black hair and i was wondering if the caca burn will give off a colour to my hair? or should i try the caca marron?Asked on 6/10/2014 by natera
A:I am thinking that you would have better luck with the Caca Marron to show
a little color against your dark hairAnswered on 6/10/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Is this natural/pure henna? Like 100% body art quality? Does it have any substances mixed in with it? I heard that pure henna has only one ingredient and this product has more than one ingredient listed. And I also heard that pure henna only comes in the colour of red. Is this true? I have natural jet black hair and I'd like to dye it brown.Asked on 3/27/2014 by zeruda
A:While the henna we use is top quality and 100% pure and natural, we do add some coco butter and essential oils to help condition the hair. Henna is a red plant, so to help the color get to different shades (like our Caca Brun) we add ingredients like Indigo (another type of plant), and ground coffee. So yes, our henna hair blocks are 100% natural, there are other ingredients in them besides just the henna plant itself. As well, our henna products are for hair use only, and wouldn't work well for henna body art.Answered on 4/2/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
Q:I have black hair, and want to dye it a dark brown color. I used to dye my hair years ago, and it always got so damaged. Has anyone's hair been damaged because of this??Asked on 3/23/2014 by Bree
A:Our hennas are actually very nourishing for the hair, and should not at all cause any damage. Henna powder is mixed with cocoa butter to form the brick shape that you see so the product itself is like a hair dye and hair treatment in one!Answered on 3/26/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Not that I know of. The Shea butter actually helps nourish the hair. I noticed that for days my hair was so rich that I had to wash it a little more often. So, I'd say, the exact opposite!Answered on 3/25/2014 by Anonymous
A:I use the caca brun for years now. My hair had never been damaged. I usually use a clarifying shampoo the day before I use it so my hair is clear of build up. And after I wash it out I usually try not to wash my hair for a few days to really let it set! I love the stuff. I'm due to use my other half soon! (I usually use 3 blocks for each use) 2 uses I get out of one block. I sometimes add coconut oil to it when I melt it down in the dry months!Answered on 3/23/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Is it safe to use caca brun henna after having used a different type of henna in my hair about 3-4 weeks ago. To be specific I used Surya Brasil henna cream (a semi-permanent hair color with no peroxide, PPD, resorcinol or ammonia)?Asked on 3/12/2014 by NV from California
A:So long as you perform a strand test, and everything looks good, I would not anticipate there being any problems applying the Caca Brun on your hair. I hope this helps!Answered on 4/4/2014 by Megan from LUSH Direct
A:I usually wait 2-3 months. Also, I have tried apple cider vinegar as a liquid mixing agent and it had good saturation.
I would wait if possible.Answered on 3/12/2014 by Anonymous
Q:The front of my hair is currently a purplish-pink color. Its been bleached and then I put manic panic and pravanna colors on it. I am thinking to switch to henna but I don't know if it will turn the purple part of my hair a weird color. If I use the caca brun mama henna, will it make my hair that chocolatey brown?
Thank you!Asked on 2/21/2014 by Katie from Brooklyn, NY
A:Our hennas are not tested on hair that has been previously color-treated with a synthetic dye, therefore, we aren't able to advise as to how the henna would work for you. We will say, however, that the henna acts as a varnish over your hair, so it is likely that it might not cover your existing color completely, and it could be the case that it won't blend all of the colors in your hair. We would definitely recommend doing a strand test ahead of time to make sure that you are happy with the results if you decide to try the henna!Answered on 3/21/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:You are supposed to wait a few months before using henna on bleached hair.Answered on 2/21/2014 by Anonymous
A:There are instructions on the website, with other "shopper" reviews/discussions. I would read all these comments before you make a decision.
When I first started using the LUSH Henna product, the advice online was to allow as much time as possible to pass from the last time you used a chemical based color. I allowed 3-4 months to pass with no application of color before I switched to the Henna and I didn't experience an issue. However, I had never bleached my hair. Also, my hair went from brown to brown.Answered on 2/21/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I just ombred my hair and the ends are this really really light blond. I was wondering how long I should wait before I use my henna because I wanted to make the tips a little darker. Thanks so much!!Asked on 2/21/2014 by Tay
A:The henna dye will dye each differently colored portion of your hair a unique hue, so it depends on what you mean by "a little darker" and what you want the overall color/colors to be. Henna coats the hair like a tinted, clear varnish, so the dye isn't as strong as synthetic dyes. As a result, Caca Brun applied to blonde hair will leave it green-blue hued because the blonde base is such a light color, so if this is not the color you're hoping for, then I'd suggest waiting for these blonde pieces to grow out or wait until you cut them out. Caca Brun applied to dark brown hair will just even out the overall color, and add a lot of shine. If you have more questions about this, please email our Customer Care Team at email@example.comAnswered on 4/2/2014 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
Q:I've bought this, but I'm unsure on how much to use. Or to go wrapped/unwrapped.
I have thick bra strap length hair, how much of this should I use?
It's also a dull medium brown- never been dyed before. I'm after a dark dark brown but with some redness too it. Should I wrap it, or unwrap. Or leave it on longer, and keep it wrapped for half the time? Thanks :)Asked on 2/18/2014 by Kat
A:From the hair that you've described, I would recommend using a full henna block (all 6 pieces.) The Caca Brun has very little red in it, so won't make it much redder but will add a general warmth. If you do want to try maximizing the red, it is good to wrap it in plastic. Think of henna as a banana--leaving it exposed to the air will oxidize it and turn it brown or enhance the brown shades. For the two red hennas (Marron and Rouge) we say to leave it on as long as possible, up to 8 hours, as this will also heighten the redness.Answered on 3/21/2014 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:I have read that if you want redder tones to your hair when using henna, you should wrap your hair the whole time your have the henna in. I hope this helps!
-MaggieAnswered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
A:I have mousey brown hair just past my shoulders and I used 3 squares, so half the bar. I continued to add warm water to the mixture throughout the application process to keep it from getting hard and flaky. After it was all applied, I twisted my hair on top of my head and wrapped it in plastic wrap and then a hankerchief and left it on all day (about 6 hours). It came out a beautiful rich shade of brown, with my natural highlights showing through, just darker instead of the brassy blonde they tend to get.Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
A:Definitely wrap it. Wrapping it does 2 things, it gives you a richer color
and helps contain the mess.
I use 3 blocks for thick, past the shoulder length hair. For your first
time, you might want to use more just so you don't run out. Make sure you
get the consistency of a thick pea\tomato soup. It helps apply it and it
goes further if it's runny versus muddy consistency. It's most important to
get it spread on all the hair.
Make sure you put down newspaper around where you are going to apply it!
The longer you can keep it on and wrapped the richer, more attractive the
color in my opinion. It also stays on your hair longer. Henna will
eventually fade out, but it takes time. I have medium brown hair with gray,
and I leave mine on as long as possible - I shoot for 5 - 6 hours. Do not
be afraid of the color impact. It's not like a chemical where the color is
radically changed in a short time. Again, leave it on as long as you have
time for. You will appreciate the color more. Enjoy!
MichelleAnswered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
A:Use half the bar, wrap after application. 2-3 hours should be sufficient time, longer on grey hair.Answered on 2/19/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I just colored my hair with Caca Brun yesterday and I love it. I would like to know how long do I have to wait to use the henna again. How often can I dye with Caca Brun without damaging my hair?Asked on 1/28/2014 by KW
A:Henna is not damaging to the hair because unlike a synthetic dye which penetrates the hair follicle, henna coats the follicle making it shiny and healthy. This means that every time you henna you hair it continues to build on the hair, making the colour deeper and the hair it thicker. I would recommend using the henna every 4-6 weeks but it would not damage the hair if you waited only a couple weeks in between.Answered on 1/29/2014 by Anonymous
A:Caca Brun henna is made of all natural ingredients and therefore is not
damaging to your hair, i sometimes go only 2-3 weeks between henna
Hope this response was helpfulAnswered on 1/29/2014 by Anonymous
I love my caca and use it every 3 months or so. It never seems to damage my tresses, in fact, my hair always is softer, shinier and has a wonderful chocolate glow! My grays turn a diffused light brown to gold and I have my hairdresser come over and apply it. To make it last longer, I only apply on my hairline to about midway back. Hope this helps!Answered on 1/28/2014 by Anonymous
Q:right now I dye my hair every 6 weeks to cover grey. will henna cover grey? if so, how long will it last?Asked on 1/16/2014 by Lesley from Sterling Heights, MI
A:We actually don't recommend using our hennas to cover grey if you have a substantial amount of them. Grey hairs are extremely stubborn and difficult to color with the hennas, and sometimes will be left an undesirable color. For example, if you use the Caca Brun on a lot of grey hair, your hair will most likely end up with a greenish-blue color to it, and the Marron/Rouge can leave the hair orange. It is a permanent hair dye, so it has to grow out to be completely removed. Please strand test a small amount of the henna on a hidden area of your hair before applying it to your whole head so you can see how it is going to work for you.Answered on 3/8/2014 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:I have tried to cover my grays with henna but have found that even with repeated applications it gives them a sort of highlighting effect instead of a coverage. If having sort of reddish highlights works for you then give it a try. Also thought I'd mention that I asked Lush by email and in store if it was ok to color with regular hair dye after a henna treatment or if that would damage my hair? I was told that it would be ok as long as I wasn't trying to go lighter. This is because their hennas contain no metals like other henna brands do. Hope this helps.Answered on 1/16/2014 by Anonymous
A:Yes! I use henna to cover grey, in my experience henna and indigo works best.. My hair is very dark.Answered on 1/16/2014 by Anonymous