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my hair is a medium brown colour and I just want to deepen the colour to a brownish charcoal colour. I was wondering if this product would be alright for my hair? Also would the colour turn out lighter if I leave it in for less time?Asked on 7/26/2015 by Julia
Q:Hello! I have very curly & kinky african-american dark brown nearly black hair, I want my hair to be Jet Black. I am worried if this will make my hair Jet Black with out the blue or red tints. How do I apply this to get only jet black with out the red or blue hues?Asked on 7/24/2015 by Liv from New York
A:The main ingredient in our Caca formula's is indigo and red henna. The color complex that results is a mixture of the two. Applying the henna as usual should produce an even dark tone on your hair that's not too much of either color.Answered on 7/26/2015 by Alexander from Lush Direct
Q:I have natural red-blonde hair and I really want to dye it pitch black or something close to it. Will this product make my hair that dark or will it become more of a reddish brown?Asked on 7/13/2015 by Zec
A:I would recommend doing a Caca Marron or Brun to get it brown, first, and then the Noir. You have to have a darker base to do the black color, other wise it could possibly not give you the desired results.
Also make sure to do a strand test as-well.
Hope this helps:)Answered on 7/14/2015 by Anonymous
Q:Are Lush's Henna Hair Dyes permanent?Asked on 7/13/2015 by Zec
A:Hi there! Thanks for your question. The colour will stay vibrant in your hair for 1-2 months, and if needed to re-dye you can re-henna your hair after 4-6 weeks. Henna is semi-permanent, but it does fade gradually.
Hope this helps!Answered on 7/14/2015 by Anonymous
Q:Hi I have thin hair like dirty blonde by the roots and light brown all over. I can't and won't salon/ product dye my hair anymore because I had such a bad allergic reaction that I had to go to the hospital. So now I read I should try something natural. I want the color to be like a real dark brown almost black or black, will the caca noir work for me?Asked on 7/12/2015 by Linz from Key Largo, FL
If you are wanting to go a dark brown, I would suggest using Caca Brun first, and if you are wanting to go a darker brown/black I would use Noir and Brun together, or just use all Noir. Having dirty blonde hair going darker shades you would have to go to a brown and then go darker after that, unfortunately if you go from your hair colour now to Noir you could possibly end up with not the results you want.
Hope this helps :) Goodluck!Answered on 7/14/2015 by Anonymous
A:Most defiantly caca noir will work! Henna works wonders on hair especially if you cant use regular hair dye. In my opinion i think it works better. It makes hair healthier, thicker, and shinier. If it isn't as dark as you wanted it the first time you apply it (if you are very blonde) then just do another application. Thats the great part about henna you can use it over and over and it wont damage hair it will actually make it healthier. If you ever decide to chemically dye your hair in the future, make sure all the henna has grown out because you cannot dye chemical hair dye over henna it causes a chemical reaction. Hope this helped :)Answered on 7/12/2015 by Anonymous
Q:I have medium brown hair, but my hair always pulls red when I dye it. Would Coco Noir be a better option than Marron or Brun b/c it is indigo based rather than a red base if I do not want to make my hair pull red?Asked on 6/16/2015 by Carey from Washington, DC
A:Yes, definitely, because the indigo will make your hair blue black rather than brighten the reds.Answered on 6/19/2015 by Pauline
A:Yes, the Noir would give you the best results. My hair does the same thing when I try to dye it, but I've never ever had red results from the noir.
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 6/16/2015 by twosmellycats from Grand Rapids, MI
Q:My hair has been dyed many time before mostly unnatural colours. And right now I have a very short undercut with brassy blonde and my natural dark brown on the side and brassy blonde and silver on the top. Will the silver portion make the dye come out more blue-y?Asked on 4/28/2015 by Cayn
A:The main henna in our Caca Noir is indigo, which will not work the best for blonde hair and will turn blondes into a greenish-blue hue. I would suggest a layering our hennas, starting with our Caca Rouge because it dyes blonde a lot better and then from there work your way to Caca Noir!Answered on 4/29/2015 by Pauline
Q:Does the henna used in these blocks contain metallic salts or any added ingredients?Asked on 3/12/2015 by Deanna
A:Our Henna does not contain metallic salts. All of our ingredients are listed online, on each page for each product. There are no ingredients we use that are not listed on our website. Our Henna is super gentle and ultra nourishing!Answered on 3/21/2015 by Alexander from LUSH Direct
Q:i have black naturally curly hair. I have dyed my hair with henna in the past, and it relaxed my curls to the point of having bone straight hair for a year...is this product any different? has anyone with curly hair noticed a difference in their curl pattern?Asked on 3/11/2015 by curly sue
A:Our Caca hair colors are actually specific recipe's that we have created that use Indigo Henna as a color ingredient. They are designed to be super gentle and hydrating on the hair. They do not claim to change the natural curl or shape of your hair in any way. The Henna will coat the hair, giving it a bit more volume but I can't say it will straighten or curl you hair with any confidence as it is not intended for this purpose.Answered on 3/21/2015 by Alexander from LUSH Direct
Q:After dying my hair with the henna, would I still be able to heat style it as normal? Would the henna affect the outcome?Asked on 3/4/2015 by Melanie from Webster, MA
A:You're all good! Feel free to style as normal - your hair will be incredibly soft, shiny, and nourished, so go ahead and style away.Answered on 3/8/2015 by Meg from LUSH Direct
Q:My mother can't use hair dye products that has ammonia or such chemicals in it. Can you tell me if this product would be safe for her to use? she wants to try this but is wondering if it would be safe?Asked on 2/22/2015 by sabahkhan from Vienna, Virginia
A:Henna is natural and doesn't have harsh chemicals like peroxide or ammonia, so it should be safe for anyone. Unless she's also allergic to an ingredient, then it should be fine. :)Answered on 3/21/2015 by Liv from Jacksonville, FL
A:All of our ingredients are listed online beside each product on the website. There are a tone of great nourishing and protecting ingredients in our Caca's that make the recipe's super effective. Ingredients like Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter and Irish Moss Powder. These recipes are super effective and gentle.Answered on 3/21/2015 by Alexander from LUSH Direct
Q:Does it can cover white hair for elders?Asked on 1/29/2015 by amy from FL
A:No, our Caca Noir does not cover grays. Although, if you'd like to try our Caca Rouge that actually gives really amazing gray coverage, it will just be a bit of a process achieving a darker color, because you have to layer the hennas to get to your desired black hair.Answered on 2/14/2015 by Anonymous
A:It will have *an* effect, but not anything near the same effect as it would on hair that has not grayed. I think it's a combination of the loss of pigment and the change in texture that occurs with gray hairs, they are very tricky to color. I would definitely spot test it before applying it to your whole head. I know I have received samples of other products in store, but I am not sure if they offer it with this product- can't hurt to ask! I have tried all of the options, and all provide a light reddish effect on my grays. Caca rouge and caca maroon tend to be more orange, while caca brun and caca noir have a bit more brown to them (but not a lot).Answered on 2/5/2015 by Jaime from Seattle, WA
Q:Hello! My hair is naturally medium to dark brown with lighter ends from sun exposure. It's also very thin, but very long, probably a half inch past my elbows. I haven't dyed my hair in a long time so I want to try something new! I want to darken it up to almost black and I'd love to have the indigo-purple accent with it. I need to stay away from red! I read that the noir henna sometimes has a blue tint with dark hair, so I'm hoping this would be the best choice.
My question is, how much of it would I have to use with my hair length and texture to get it like this? And what tips should I do to aid in a darker and blue-purplish tint?Asked on 1/19/2015 by Kayla from Lafayette, IN
A:I would suggest using 2 - 3 packages for hair of your length, it is hard to say exactly without seeing your exact hair thickness. I would always get the extra and air on the side of caution. The reason Caca Noir has such a lovely dark color is because we use indigo. Indigo develops through oxidization, so instead of wrapping your hair in plastic (like we recommend with the reds) you should have it exposed to the air as much as possible. I even suggest moving it around to let it air out in other sections as it develops.
As with any henna color, to get it's deepest shades possible you can layer it. So if you want your hair to be darker after the initial application, don't be scared to layer on another one to get the effect you are looking for.Answered on 3/21/2015 by Lana from LUSH Direct
A:Hey! I have long hair (about to my waist) and I had never dyed my hair before... My hair is dark but I wanted that indigo look and to kind of get some good color out of it (more depth) so I used the Noir. I used a whole block... it was kind of messy, so definitely be prepared to clean up after, but it works amazing. Looooove the color. I left it in for about 8 hours (slept with it wraped) and since it was wrapped it didn't oxidize as much as I wanted and it ended up just black with a teeny bit of blue/red hue in bright light, but more black than anything. I am going to use another block tomorrow to get the indigo affect I wanted and to condition my hair. The smell is VERY strong, but herbal-y and I like it... but it's very strong. If you want blue; keep it unwrapped and keep it in for a good long while. It's really conditioning and made my hair super shiny and strong.Answered on 2/16/2015 by Michele from St. Louis, MO
Q:One block = how many henna treatments? Is one block for one application?Asked on 12/31/2014 by Blakew
A:Hi there! Thanks for your question! Yes one block of henna is for one treatment!Answered on 1/2/2015 by Anonymous
A:i can safely say it depends on how long your hair is.... if short possibly
5-6 if long about 3Answered on 1/2/2015 by Anonymous
Q:I dyed my hair with Caca Noir and liked it a lot. However, I want to go darker. How long do I have to wait to use the henna again? Can I do it right away?Asked on 11/29/2014 by Cats from Philadelphia
A:Our Henna is safe and gentle to use daily if you really wanted to do so. If you want it darker then you will have to keep reapplying henna until the desired effect is achieved.Answered on 12/3/2014 by Jenean from LUSH DIRECT
A:you can use it again the next day even if you feel you need to go darker.
It is all natural so you're not hurting your hair.Answered on 12/1/2014 by Anonymous
A:I've heard that you cannot use permanent dyes after a henna dye-job but,
unfortunately, I'm not sure if another coat of henna would damage your
hair. If you know anyone who has some experience with hair/cosmetology, I
would ask them for a more definite answer!Answered on 11/29/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I tried henna (caca noir) on my hair about 4 months ago. How long do I have to wait before I chemically dye it? I don't want to go lighter, just a dark color to cover my grays. I contacted a couple salons, and they said they will not dye a hair that's henna treated. Is there any chemical dye in particular that I should stay away from?Asked on 9/26/2014 by LEA from Seattle, WA
A:Former cosmetologist here. I'm actually reading the reviews because I'd like to switch to henna rather than chemical as well. Here's the story with Salons not wanting to mess with it. They teach us (probably within the first few weeks of school) that Chemical hair color used on top of METALLIC dyes can (and via chemistry class style demonstration) actually combust. Now, that demo was literally a strand of hair that was colored with metallic dye and then immediately saturated with chemical color. HOWEVER! The LUSH henna does not appear to actually contain the metallic elements that cause this. I suggest doing a thorough strand test on the most recently colored section of your hair first. Get a cheap box of color (usually the harshest), cut a good strand of hair, soak it in the color for at least 30 min, rinse and dry and if that doesn't damage it, you should be fine. (Just throw out that box color after the strand test though, don't actually use that mess on your hair.) Hope this helps!Answered on 5/6/2015 by Chriss from Charlotte, NC
A:As far as I am aware of, there is no particular chemical dye that you should stay away from. I would suggest waiting about 4 to 8 weeks before using any chemical dye.Answered on 9/28/2014 by Anonymous
A:I can't imagine why the salons had that response. LUSH henna is excellent
for your hair and leaves it in better condition if anything, I have gone
back and forth between the henna and chemical dyes from a box, done at
home, to cover the stubborn grays and I have never had any kind of
reaction. I use Natural Instincts. I really wish I needed nothing but the
LUSH, which is how it used to be, but as I have gotten older, I find the
grays are VERY stubborn.Answered on 9/27/2014 by Nanote from Upstate NY
Q:My hair is dark brown with reddish highlights (natural) I've used the Brun henna and it was a lovely rich brown.I wanted something a bit darker but not black. Can I mix the noir and Brun to achieve this if so what ratio Brun to noir? I have thick hair a few inches past my shoulders (bra band.length) thank you!Asked on 9/15/2014 by Shi from san antonio tx
A:You can absolutely combine the two for a darker brown. As far as the ratio goes, I would recommend doing a test strand with a 50-50 mix and take it from there! If the strand is a tad on the lighter side, add more black. If it turns out too dark, add more brown! It's also important to remember that henna will naturally obtain richer hues as it oxidizes a couple days after the treatment.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Rene from LUSH Direct
Q:My hair is about 2-3 inches below my shoulder, how much of this should i use?Asked on 7/31/2014 by meredith
A:Depending on the thickness of your hair, you will likely need three or four squares. It is always best to start by mixing less, and adding more if need be.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:At least 4 blocks.Answered on 8/1/2014 by Nanote from Upstate NY
Q:Can this be used to dye eyebrows as well?Asked on 7/24/2014 by Annie
A:We only test our henna on the dyeing of the hair on the head. I would not recommend that you use it on your eyebrows as we can't safely tell you what the results would be.Answered on 9/12/2014 by Anonymous
A:i wouldn't use it for that. It's extremely messy.Answered on 7/25/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Hi, I have light brown hair (it has a little red in it) and I'd really like to get my hair to a dark black. Is my hair too light for the dye to make such a drastic change? Would it require multiple dye jobs?Asked on 7/21/2014 by Victoria from Houston, TX
A:It may require a couple of treatments in order to get the results you are looking for, as the Caca Noir tends to intensify and build each time you use it. We would suggest doing a strand test ahead of time to make sure you are happy with the results!Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct