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. 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.
Caca Noir 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.
Mysterious blue-black hair color treatment
The darkest of our henna blocks, Caca Noir is made from a blend of the finest Persian henna and deep blue indigo hues to leave hair soft, glossy, and deeply conditioned. If you have dark hair, you’ll end up with a rich blue-black tint that blends magnificently with reddish hues. As with all our hennas, the more frequently you use Caca Noir, the more the color will intensify. After the first use, expect your hair to turn several shades darker. However, to truly release your darker side, keep applying every 4-6 weeks.
- For hair as dark as possible: Best suited to dark hair to create a mysterious blue-black gloss.
- Which way do you go?: Air dry for a bluer finish, or wrap in cling film for a redder glow to your locks.
- Feeling blue: Real indigo is made from the leaves of the indigo herb and has a history of use in traditional dyeing techniques.
= Natural ingredients = Safe syntheticsIndigo Henna (Indigofera Tintctoria) , Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Red Henna (Lawsonia inermis) , Irish Moss Powder (Chondrus crispus) , Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus) , *Citral , *Eugenol , *Geraniol , *Citronellol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Perfume
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Q:I have hair that's somewhere between medium and dark brown hair, with lighter ends from sun exposure. I'd like to get deep deep brown hair. Might that work with this product (or another henna?) I don't want to go completely black.Asked on 11/15/2013 by lj
A:I would recommend that you try our Caca Brun henna instead of the Caca Noir. Caca noir contains indigo, which can produce cool blueish-purple highlights. Caca brun has a warmer tint to it and will likely turn your hair a chestnut brown. The "deepness" of a henna dye increases over repeated applications, so if it doesn't happen the first time, keep trying. I would highly suggest trying a strand test before use!Answered on 11/28/2013 by Anonymous
A:I too have medium brown as my natural color (with ash overtones and a noticeable amount of grey). If you're going for a deep brown, I'd recommend the caca brun over the noir. Caca noir contains indigo, which produces cool bluish-purple highlights. Caca brun has a warmer tint. The "deepness" of a henna dye increases over repeated applications, so if it doesn't happen the first time, keep trying. Good luck and have fun!Answered on 11/17/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I have partial highlight in my hair. How long should I wait before use henna on my hair?Asked on 10/20/2013 by Apple from Wood River, IL
A:This may be dependent on how light your highlights are upon use. In most circumstances, it will make your hair looks more natural and darker. I would highly recommend you try a strand test on your highlight before use.Answered on 11/28/2013 by Anonymous
A:I had permanent highlights in my hair for several months and still decided to use the henna on my hair. It worked out fine for me. It really depends on how light your highlights are. If they're really light, you may want to wait for them to fade out a little bit if you want your hair to all be one color. For me, it made my highlights just a little bit darker, but I like it because it looks more natural. Honestly, if you follow all the instructions on how to use the henna, you should be fine. Practice makes perfect!Answered on 10/21/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I have been chemically dying my hair for years. I have naturally dirty blonde hair and I dye it dark brown. I used the noir color for a dark color and it did not take. How long should I wait until I use chemical hair dye? Or would attempting to henna my hair again give me better results?Asked on 8/25/2013 by Alicia Sias
A:We definitely recommend waiting at least 6-8 weeks before switching to a chemical dye simply because they treat the hair much differently. Indigo henna will continue to darken over the course of a couple of days so you will likely find that it intensifies day by day. You are more than welcome to use it again, as the color will likely build with a second application!Answered on 10/9/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:My hairdressser friend said to wait at least 6 weeks before or after any chemical treatment.
My best results with the Caca Noir is to divide the entire block into three and to use it for 3 consecutive days. I leave it on for 3 hours and rinse with cool water. I shampoo and condition on the day after the 3rd day.
Also, using a cheese grater helps me.
If you want the blueish tint, as do I, use cooler water - water at 50 degrees Celsius.
I hope this helps.Answered on 8/25/2013 by Anonymous
Q:Has anyone ever tried combining the CaCa Noir Mama and the CaCa Marron? Do the colors blend well?Asked on 7/18/2013 by Bets from PA
A:Many customers find success with mixing henna colors, or doing an initial treatment with one color, and then a second treatment with another. Feel free to do what works best for you, and as always, we recommend a strand test ahead of time to ensure you are happy with the results!Answered on 10/4/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Yes, is the short answer. I have all the henna colours and mix them according to the season. AND if you've made the henna too runny you can add coffee to thicken it.Answered on 7/30/2013 by Karin from East Timor
Q:can you dye your hair different henna colors? Ex: I did it black now i want red, can I do that with different henna?Asked on 6/26/2013 by missy
A:You can certainly mix and match with our hennas, as you can re-apply them as frequently as you'd like, but if you go for a darker shade, do take note that henna cannot lighten dark hair, so it wouldn't be possible to do directly from black to vibrant red.Answered on 10/4/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:I have light-medium brown hair (kind of ash colored). I want to go bluish. Would Caca Noir Mama leave a blue or green hue with my hair color? Is there a photo how someone's hair after using Caca Noir Mama I could look at?Asked on 6/4/2013 by Missy from Columbus, OH
A:Caca Noir has indigo henna in it, which is a dark blue-ish color. It is likely that the Caca Noir will take your hair to a black/blue tone. We definitely recommend doing a strand test ahead of time to ensure that you are happy with the results!Answered on 10/2/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I really want a blueish tint but from the reviews I've read it turns out to be more reddish, is there anything that will give my hair a bluer tint while using this product besides letting it air dry?Asked on 5/11/2013 by lizzie from corpus christi, tx
A:Other than leaving the hair uncovered, there isn't really anything that will intensify the blue color. Caca Noir does intensify the more you use it so you will notice the color deepen with every treatment.Answered on 9/25/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I already have naturally thick, black hair and am looking to try and get a bluish tint without using chemicals. Besides leaving it uncovered, what else can I do to make sure I have a strong blue tint?Asked on 3/23/2013 by Zaina from New York, New York
A:Great thing about our hennas is that they are 100% natural and can be used as frequently as desired.therefore,to build a deep blue tint with Caca Noir,we recommend frequent application until the desired depth of color is achieved.Answered on 9/20/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I have a dry scalp with dandruff. Even though this product is chemical free, will it irritate an open scalp or cause worsening dandruff?Asked on 2/15/2013 by Melissa from Kansas City, MO
A:Our henna dye is very gentle and packed with natural ingredients, including nourishing and moisturzing ones like cocoa butter. However it's difficult to guess how it will affect each person's scalp/hair, so we always recommend testing a small portion of the henna on a hidden section of your hair before applying it all over to know what type of results to expect.Answered on 9/13/2013 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:I have dry scalp too & after I used this product my scalp didn't feel irritated I actually didn't have dandruff afterwards either, so i think you'll be fine.Answered on 6/5/2013 by lolita from houston, TX
Q:How much of the block does one use at a time? Do you use a couple of pieces or the whole block?Asked on 1/14/2013 by Anonymous
A:The amount that you'll need depends on the length and thickness of your hair: short hair will only need one square from the six-square block, and shoulder-length hair may need 2 or 3. If your hair is so long that you can sit on it, you'll probably need the whole bar!Answered on 2/28/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:I bought my henna a while ago and never used it all. I noticed that it has an expiration date from three months ago. Is it still effective if I use it? What actually expires?Asked on 9/28/2012 by Anonymous
A:We recommend using the products when they are fresh, and we label each one with a best before date. We don't recommend using the products after this date has passed, as their effects won't be good, and in some cases, the product may no longer be safe to use after that date has passed. Fresh is best!Answered on 10/26/2012 by Megan from LUSH
Q:I have blonde hair and want to try this on one small section of my hair for an ash/bluish tint... How does this bluish black affect blonde hair? I'm looking for a blue tint or ash tint.Asked on 8/30/2012 by MarieSauce from NH
A:It's hard to predict how henna will react to each person's hair which is why we always recommend doing a strand test first to see how the henna will take to your hair. This way you can see if you will get the results you're hoping for before coloring your entire head of hair! Also keep in mind that you may need more than one application to achieve a shade you're happy with.Answered on 11/2/2012 by Anonymous
Q:Can this product be used, if the person is pregnant?Asked on 8/24/2012 by Pirzen from Brick,New Jersey
A:Yes, the hair hennas can be used by pregnant folks, but we'd always recommend consulting with your doctor in case of any unique individual concerns.Answered on 8/28/2012 by Megan from LUSH Direct
Q:If i have previously bleached my hair and then dyed it dark brown again (now its dark brown) will the dye i have in my hair react with the henna? is it safe for my hair or will it damage it?Asked on 8/24/2012 by Lucia from Washington DC
A:Since we do not test our hennas on previously color treated hair, we definitely suggest waiting about 6-8 weeks before using the henna over synthetic dye. As always, we strongly recommend performing a strand test before coloring the entire head to ensure that you are happy with the final color.Answered on 11/5/2012 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I've been reading in online henna forums that people like to add things to henna in order to release the dye, like green tea or apple cider vinegar, but we aren't instructed to do so for the LUSH Cacas. Is it really necessary to add those things into the henna and let it sit overnight for dye release, or is it all right to use the henna straight away? Thanks!Asked on 8/20/2012 by Maya S. from Queens, NY
A:Our Les Cacas have already been formulated so that they are ready to use right away, and they do not need to be set out overnight. So long as you follow the ingredients we've included, you should have great results!Answered on 8/28/2012 by Megan from LUSH Direct
Q:Are there any LUSH shampoos and conditioners that will preserve the color? I can't find a LUSH shampoo without SLS, which will fade color faster. Products with acidic properties (like lemon) are out since I'm not trying to preserve a light color.Asked on 8/6/2012 by S from Atlanta, GA
A:In late November, we are launching a new gentle, SLS-free shampoo for treated, dyed or coloured hair. It's called Blousey. All of our conditioners are SLS-free, and for color-treated hair, it's best to choose one without any citrus-related ingredients. Retread, Okra and Coolaulin would be some great choices!Answered on 10/31/2012 by Anonymous
Q:My natural hair color is light to medium brown; however, I have been coloring it a blackish brown with a chemical dye for almost three years. I would like to switch to LUSH's caca noir henna, but I understand that chemically treated hair is more porous and thus absorbs color more quickly than virgin hair. Should I wait a certain length of time before attempting to use henna, and do you recommend any special precautions for someone in my situation?Asked on 8/2/2012 by Dora from Castleton, VT
A:In cases like this, it's best to wait approximately 3 weeks to a month before applying the henna. As always, we strongly recommend doing a strand test, and it's especially important in cases like this. That way, you get to preview the results before taking the big plunge!Answered on 10/30/2012 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:I am a LUSH HENNA junkie( love this stuff ) Noir leaves my hair deep brown. I aiming for black any suggestions??? thanksAsked on 7/8/2012 by Millie- a lush fan from NY, NY
A:It may not be possible to get your hair to true black with the Caca Noir, but leaving it unwrapped after applying the henna (which allows it to oxidize) or adding a few darkening ingredients (like coffee grounds or espresso) may help get it darker, too.Answered on 7/12/2012 by Laura from LUSH
Q:Has anyone tried to mix this and the Caca Rouge for a purple tint? I thought it might work since this is supposed to have a blue tint... and red and blue make purple..Asked on 6/18/2012 by Anonymous
A:Sadly, it's unlikely that mixing these colours will result in a purple tint, since the red henna contained in both Caca Rouge and Caca Noir is more of a brown- or orange-based red.Answered on 10/25/2012 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:I have very dark black hair and have a hard time covering my grey roots. I want to use something natural, but I'm afraid it might not be able to cover my grey. Do you recommend this product to someone that has such contrasting black and almost white roots?Asked on 6/13/2012 by Anonymous
A:We don't recommend using Les Cacas on hair that is over 40% gray because it can be quite tough to get coverage, as Les Cacas build on the colour the hair is to start.Answered on 6/19/2012 by Megan from LUSH