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.
Gorgeous chestnut shine with sultry hints of red
Caca Marron is the perfect starter henna for anyone who's got their eye on Caca Rouge's vibrant red, but isn't quite brave enough to take the plunge just yet. Instead, it will ease you in gently with the perfect balance of daring red and a more modest rich brown all while softening, conditioning and adding glorious shine to your tresses. We take our signature cocoa butter base and blend the finest Persian black and red hennas in with ground coffee to darken the red of the henna and create a beautifully rich, traffic stopping shade.
- It goes both ways: Your hair will glow like red umber in the sun and shine a sultry auburn in the shade.
- Stoop to conker: Our rich chestnut color to put you in the centre of attention.
- You can claim it’s au naturel: 100% natural method of acquiring compliments and dazzling passers-by.
= Natural ingredients = Safe syntheticsRed Henna (Lawsonia inermis) , Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) , Indigo Herb (Fera Tinctoria) , Ground Coffee (Coffea arabica) , Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum) , Irish Moss Powder (Chondrus crispus) , Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus) , *Citral , *Eugenol , *Geraniol , *Citronellol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Fragrance
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Q:I have short hair and have never used anything to color it. I'm ready to try something to richen my existing brown w/red highlights. Does this product work well on short hair?
Also, do you have to use a special shampoo like you would for a chemical hair dye?
Thanks!Asked on 3/19/2015 by Mystified Missy from Grand Rapids, MI
A:Our Caca Marron would be great to enhance your current hair colour and it would work perfectly on your short hair! Our Copperhead shampoo bar would be a wonderful choice - it's perfect for colour-treated hair and the henna in the shampoo bar will also help to make your hair incredibly shiny!Answered on 3/20/2015 by Meg from LUSH Direct
A:I use about 1/3 a bar for my chin length hair, which makes it even less
expensive. In my hair it does a good job of bringing out a bit more of my
red highlights, especially when I have time to leave it for a couple of
hours.Answered on 3/19/2015 by Anonymous
Q:How do you do a strand test? Do you leave it in for the same amount of time? How do you keep it from getting into the rest of your hair? How much of the block do you use? Also, since it's a messy process, are the stains on the sink/floor/wherever permanent or do they clean up?Asked on 1/16/2015 by Kelsey from United States
A:You will need to pluck out a long strand of hair, leave it on for however long is necessary (usually 2-4 hours) and use as much as you think you'll need. You should be able to avoid stains by covering the areas with newspaper. Also, there are directions on the back of the Henna package.Answered on 3/21/2015 by Bri
A:To be honest, I have never done a strand test because it always seemed like
too much of a hassle. Not just for LUSH henna but even for chemical dyes.
I've always been OK with the results; just lucky I guess! I can answer
your last question however. The henna does not seem to stain sink or floor
so there is no problem there. It is a messy process, rather like putting
thick mud on your head and clumps fly everywhere. It helps to put down
newpaper to catch most of it. BTW, the henna never seemed to color my skin,
either, which is an advantage.Answered on 1/19/2015 by Nanote from Upstate NY
A:For a strand test, directions for this are on the henna package. Just take
a half a block and heat it and apply to a small part of the front of your
hair. May take up to 30 mins to take, my hair is thick so it took over an
hour for the full application. have fun kelseyAnswered on 1/16/2015 by Anonymous
A:I have used henna for over 20 years. Lush is the best I've found. Personally I never do a strand test, but... I would take a small section in the back or underneath. Coat it with henna and cover with plastic bag. Maybe a hair rubberband at the top of the bag? Leave on at least an hour. Henna leaves a splattered mud mess but it doesnt stain my sink or floor. It will stain clothing though, I wear a black tank top when doing my hair.
I say screw the strand test. Henna leaves my hair only slightly darker. I have sandy brown hair. I go for caca brun mixed with caca marron. The result is rich brown with red highlights. Henna leaves my hair wonderfully silky conditioned with glowing glossy red highlights. Henna simply fades gradually, no roots ever. Chemical dye has never touched my hair.
I say go for it! Good luck!Answered on 1/16/2015 by Anonymous
A:I didn't do the strand test, but I can answer your other questions. It is messy prep and does get everywhere when you are doing it, but it cleans up faster then any normal dye. I found that once I wrapped my head with the henna on it for it to sit, I started wiping down the counter immediately and had no problems and no staining. I used a rag I didn't care about to wipe it up in case it did stain and it didn't even stain the towel.Answered on 1/17/2015 by Christine from Denver, CO
Q:I have dark brown hair and would like an auburn color. I am afraid the Caca Marron wouldn't have much of an effect on my hair. Would I be better off using Caca Marron or Caca Rouge?Asked on 1/11/2015 by anonymous
A:If your hair is already quite dark you might be better off using Caca Rouge to give you an auburn tint. Either way, definitely do a strand test ahead of time to make sure you are happy with the results!Answered on 2/15/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I have dark brown hair and the ends are ombred to a light brown almost blond color. I am looking into using this product but am worried about how it will look on top of my previous ombre. Will the color from the henna ombre with my hair color?Asked on 1/2/2015 by Kaitlyn from Stony Point, NY
A:The henna will treat the different base colors in your hair differently, so you can expect it to show lighter on the lighter areas and darker on the darker areas. It's always best to do a strand test ahead of time to make sure that you are happy with the results.Answered on 2/13/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I"m a swimmer and i brought this and i was wondering if the Chlorine would effect the color and time. Like Chlorine is know to make hair dyes turn a green and i wonder if the Henna might do this also. Also i was wondering if it would decrease the color with time like hair dye.
Thanks MauraAsked on 11/28/2014 by The swimmer
A:Henna acts as a varnish and is permanent so there are no worries about the dye decreasing in colour. Also, it won't turn green, because it is completely natural!Answered on 11/29/2014 by Anonymous
A:I've never done chemical hair dye but I have seen the 'green' effect post chlorinated pool on others, Yikes!! I've done henna for 30 years regularly. I've also swam in a chlorine pool with no color change. However I know chlorine is horrible for your hair, I think it also shortens the lasting duration of henna treatment. Good luck!Answered on 11/28/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I did a strand test and it still is not red enough. I left it in for 2 1/2 hours. I like the brown color, but want more red. Can I mix the rouge with marron?Asked on 11/17/2014 by Tiffany from United States
A:You can mix the colours as you wish to create your own unique hair colour! If you're looking for a more intense red, I would suggest wrapping your head in saran wrap after applying the henna and blow drying it every now and then to keep it warm.Answered on 11/19/2014 by Serena from LUSH Direct
A:You probably could but it will also get redder of you wrap your hair on Saran wrap while it is on
Sent from my U.S. Cellular® SmartphoneAnswered on 11/18/2014 by Anonymous
A:At one point I wanted more brown/black and asked if I could mix marron with
noir. The answer directly from LUSH was a definite YES. I did mix blocks
of the different hennas so you can do it with marron and rouge and
experiment until you get the look you want.Answered on 11/18/2014 by Nanote from Upstate NY
Q:I have long hair. How many bars would it take to color about four feet of hair, thick volume, thin diameter?Asked on 11/13/2014 by Mrs from United States
A:It's hard to say without seeing what your hair looks like, but I would suggest maybe 2-3 bricks of henna.Answered on 11/19/2014 by Serena from LUSH Direct
Q:I was wondering if I could mix powdered henna hair color with cacao marron?Asked on 11/10/2014 by jen from MD
A:Our Cacas were expertly created by Mark Constantine after many years of experimentation. While we feel they are great products on their own, they are certainly safe to mix with other Cacas and even other henna products. We always recommend doing a test strand to avoid surprises, especially if you wish to mix it with other ingredients.Answered on 11/12/2014 by Rene
A:Yes yes yes!!! I make a mixture of fabulous lush henna, caca brun and marron, and also mix in powdered henna I have on hand. I sometimes mix it with left over brewed coffee in place of or in addition to boiling water. I also add coconut oil for extra conditioning.Answered on 11/10/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have light blond hair. How will this color effect the end result? I do not want end up looking like a clownAsked on 11/2/2014 by Tatideutsch from Rp, germany
A:If your hair is a lighter then it will turn out a brighter red, and if it's darker then more of a auburn red. That being said, everyone's hair is different and reacts differently to dyes so we always recommend doing a strand test first.Answered on 11/5/2014 by Jeanine from LUSH Direct
A:Hard to say. LUSH as well as all chemical dye manufacturers usually
recommend a strand test if you are unsure. Or you could just do a small
swath of your hair, say in the back or underneath to see the end result.
The Caca Marron in my experience is roughly equivalent to a medium/dark
auburn in a semi-permanent chemical dye. It is much better for your hair
of course, but we are just talking color now. If your hair is light
blonde, my guess it that you would get a darker look with lots of red.Answered on 11/2/2014 by Nanote from Upstate NY
Q:I know that you are not supposed to use this product over dyed hair-my hair was dyed two months ago,so it should be fine-but now I have roots grown in which are greatly a different color than the rest of my hair. Should I dye them to match the rest,then use the henna?Or..?Asked on 10/14/2014 by Courtney
A:Yes, I would recommend dying your roots and then using henna. Although, if you have relatively dark hair, both hair and roots, I think dying with henna without the chemical dye is fine.Answered on 11/14/2014 by Anonymous
A:I have naturally medium-light ash brown hair and dyed it red. The red had
faded to be quite light and my roots were over 2" long. I dyed my whole
head with the henna and my roots blended perfectly with the rest of my
hair. I also noticed that it lasted much longer than chemical dye.Answered on 10/17/2014 by Anonymous
A:It depends on what color your natural and dyed hair is, and what color your henna is. You may end up with a variation in the henna coloring between the roots and dyed ends.Answered on 10/14/2014 by Anonymous
Q:what will this do to my bright orange red hair?Asked on 10/14/2014 by Courtney
A:It will make it darker with richer red tones.Answered on 10/14/2014 by Anonymous
A:Probably make it darker.Answered on 10/14/2014 by Nanote from Upstate NY
Q:my hair is mediam to dark brown,i wonna make it a lighter brown, is this product gonna make ir darker?Asked on 10/11/2014 by hannah
A:Yes, it will definitely make it darker and not at all lighter.Answered on 10/14/2014 by Anonymous
A:It might make it darker, it certainly won't make it lighter. Do a test strand first to see.Answered on 10/12/2014 by Anonymous
A:It will probably get a little darker wrap in in saran to enhance the red and not the brown
Sent from my U.S. Cellular® SmartphoneAnswered on 10/11/2014 by Anonymous
I have been using marron henna for years. It definitely will not lighten
you hair if anything it will make it brighter but also darker. Like a
redder/richer version of your natural color.
AmandaAnswered on 10/11/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have bleached hair. Is it safe to use Henna?Asked on 10/9/2014 by Lou
A:In general, we don't recommend using henna over bleached hair, as the color doesn't tend to adhere very well to hair with no pigment. If you choose to give it a try, we strongly recommend doing a strand test ahead of time to ensure you are happy with the results.Answered on 10/12/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Can these henna dyes be mixed to achieve a different color? I want more of a dark burgundy color than red, and thought maybe mixing Marron Mama with Caca Noir might achieve that. Is this a dumb idea? Feedback would be super appreciated.Asked on 10/3/2014 by Marina from Florida
A:Yes our Heena dyes can be mixed to achieve a different color. In order to achieve the Burgundy color that you are looking for, mixing the Caca Maroon and Caca Noir is an excellent idea. Just be sure to always perform a strand test, before applying the heena.Answered on 10/4/2014 by Anonymous
Q:How long does it last in your hair? Does it fade out or grow out?Asked on 8/24/2014 by Sergio
A:With henna, the color made fade a bit over time, as will any hair color, but the henna itself will always be on the hair strand and need to be grown out.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:This is definitely a semi-permanent situation; how long it lasts will
depend on your hair, how often you wash it, etc. It should last about 4
weeks and will fade out gradually before it really grows out. Very similar
to semi-permanent chemical dyes from a box, in this regard.Answered on 8/25/2014 by Nanote from Upstate NY
A:It can last 3 months- depends on how much you wash it, and how much time you spend in the sun. It does fade.
MelyndaAnswered on 8/25/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I heard certain metals effect henna and can make it darker and I don't want that, so what metals effect it? And if I was using glass but then put the glass inside of a kind of metal that effects henna pan then do you think that the pan will effect the henna in the glass at all??Asked on 8/5/2014 by Frannie the First Timer from Seattle, WA
A:Our hennas do not contain any metallic salts, while some others do, so there is no concern with using ours in a metal pan at all.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I have hair that was once bleached blond and is now chemically dyed dark brown. Is it ok to use henna over all of that? I know it is very good for hair but mixing it with bleached or chemically treated hair could be iffy.Asked on 4/20/2014 by H-Bomb from Portland, OR
A:Do a stand test before using all over. It could give you more of a reddish brown color. If this is what you want after doing the strand tests,then go for it.---- Original Message -----Answered on 5/13/2014 by Anonymous
A:We test our henna on natural, undyed hair, so it's always a bit difficult to gauge how well the henna is going to take to altered hair. We always suggest doing a strand test on a small, hidden portion of your hair to see exactly what the end results are going to be before applying it all over. Henna is a permanent dye and coats the hair much differently than synthetic dyes, so the results can be dramatically different than what you're used to and hard to alter/remove after applying.Answered on 5/3/2014 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:I used henna in between coloring with semi-permanent hair color from a box
and never had any problems. I only used semi though, without any bleach,
but still chemically colored. Using Lush henna is like a cocoa butter
treatment for your hair with some color-producing natural herbals thrown
in. I can't imagine it would be a problem, but you could always do a
strand test first.Answered on 4/21/2014 by Nanote from Upstate NY
Q:How should I prepare the henna if I'd like it to be more brown than red. How drastic of a change can I expect (how red will it be) if I have dark brown hair?Asked on 4/3/2014 by goodluck123 from toronto, ontario
A:Mix a couple squares of the Caca Rouge into the Caca Brun to get the color you desire, however, I would definitely recommend performing a strand test ahead of time to ensure that the results are what you are looking for. Results will vary from person to person. We only test the colors on their own, we would not be able to guess how the color would develop so, just be sure to do the strand test ahead of time!Answered on 4/4/2014 by Jeanine from LUSH Direct
A:You would prepare the henna in the same way however, it's my understanding
that wrapping your head in plastic wrap is recommended to bring out the red
color. I use a plastic conditioner-type shower cap. If you want to
de-emphasize the red, you could leave your henna coated hair exposed to the
air before washing off. My guess is that it's not going to change the
color of your hair very much. You will notice it more in sunlight, when
your hair seems to glow with red highlights, but inside, I don't think you
will see a dramatic change. Unless you have grays, which may color red.Answered on 4/4/2014 by Nanote from Upstate NY
A:I add cover it with a cling wrap. I also add a teaspoon of coffee if I need more Brown tinge and 2 teaspoons of Beetroot juice if I need more Red color.
I add this while dissolving the henna in water.
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&TAnswered on 4/3/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Hi there! I've used a mix of Caca Marron and Rouge twice now, but don't think I'm getting the right consistency. When I apply it, it's very gritty (almost like sand) and makes a mess with chunks of grit everywhere, even though I melt it and stir it really well. Should it be thinner? Should the sand-like grit be there during the application process? I know that it can be messy because of the overall consistency, but the sand-like grit is so hard to clean up and I'm worried about it leaving stains behind. Thanks in advance! :-)Asked on 3/21/2014 by Leanne from San Diego, CA
A:There will definitely be a little bit of grit to the mixture, as the henna powder itself within the bar can be a little bit gritty when it is melted down. You want the mixture to be on the thicker side- almost like cake batter or yogurt, and it is important to make sure that it does not burn if you are keeping it heated during application, as this will cause it to be very gritty. We recommend using a double-boiler to keep the product at a consistent temperature. It can be messy, but it is well worth the effort!Answered on 3/26/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:It is best like a browny batter consistency. You don't want it thinner. It's going to be gritty and sandlike. It's sticks and herbs. It's messy. I make mine in a crock pot.
Every great journey begins with a single step!Answered on 3/21/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I used this product on my hair. Left it on for four hours. Nothing happened. No color change, no nothing. My hair is brown but it's a dark brown. Almost black. I wanted some color. Not too light just something noticeable in dark and natural light. What could I do? Would me using a few more henna dyes eventually lighten my naturally dark hair? Would my hair fall out is I used bleach after henna?Asked on 3/10/2014 by Nikki from Baton Rouge, La
A:Unfortunately, henna does not have the ability to lighten the hair, as it is acts like a varnish over your hair to enhance its natural color. If your hair is very dark, the henna may show slightly in the sunlight and it will definitely add shine to the hair, but you won't notice any lightening effects.Answered on 3/26/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Henna isn't meant to lighten hair, really it can't. If you want a natural lightener, you ought to use either vinegar or lemon juice and spend some time in the sun - but even then your results will be closer to highlights than complete bleaching. Hydrogen peroxide will achieve a bleaching effect, however it's very damaging to your hair.
As for bleaching over henna, for the love of god, don't. I did this a couple years back over henna and it fell out. By. The. Handfull. Don't.
Henna bonds very uniquely with your hair, so unless you have about a year's worth of fade on it, it'll still react poorly with chemical dyes (which require more chemicals for upkeep anyway).
Best guess is to go talk to your local colorist at your salon, they should know best what to do with your specific hair type. :)Answered on 3/18/2014 by LindsayGirl from Albuquerque, NM