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.
Spectacularly vivid red henna
For aspiring redheads who want to stop traffic with unparalleled shine and color. That’s not too much to ask from a solid block of henna is it? Not if you make it like we do. Caca Rouge is the reddest of our henna dyes and it’s sure to get you noticed. We use the finest Persian henna; the leaves are dried and ground into a powder and mixed with conditioning cocoa butter, which forms the basis of our Cacas. Organic lemon juice helps to bring out the redness and gives hair shine and lustre. You’re left with stunning, shiny and healthy-looking hair.
- Red is for passion: To bring out the flame-haired temptress lurking beneath dull locks.
- Red, Redder, Reddest: Lighter hair will be left fiery and darker hair will be left with an auburn glow.
- Shine and spice: Lemon juice and rosemary add shine and clove bud oil gives a sexy, spicy scent.
= Natural ingredients = Safe syntheticsRed Henna (Lawsonia inermis) , Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Fresh Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum) , Powdered Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) , Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus) , *Citral , *Eugenol , *Geraniol , *Citronellol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Perfume
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Q:I have read a lot about henna and chemically treated hair. I have dyed my hair for last to 10 years now, with reds and burgundies. I wanted to try a more natural approach. Will this be safe on my hair? If I wanted to get highlights, do I have to wait before using this? Can this be highlighted after?Asked on 10/30/2014 by faenza09 from Lawrence, Kansas
A:We don't test our hennas on color treated hair, therefore, if you decide to use it over color-treated hair we definitely recommend waiting at least a month or so since you last colored it. Also, it is very important to do a strand test ahead of time, simply to ensure that you will receive the results you desire. Henna acts as a varnish over the hair, whereas synthetic dye will penetrate to the root of the hair and push the color out to where it is visible.Answered on 11/5/2014 by Jeanine from LUSH Direct
Q:Are Lush's hennas safe in pregnancies?Asked on 10/29/2014 by Nexora from Columbus, OH
A:Yes, henna is a natural plant product so it is considered safe. Just to be sure, you can take an ingredients list to your doctor to check with him or her.Answered on 11/5/2014 by Jeanine from LUSH Direct
Q:What is a good solid shampoo to use after I have dyed my hair with the henna? I currently use Seanik but I think that would be too stripping, so I'm not sure which solid shampoo to switch to.Asked on 10/18/2014 by Aspiring Redhead
A:I would recommend using Godiva, because it cleanses and moisturizes hair! Also, Ultimate Shine is really great, because it gives shine to your hair without stripping it.Answered on 11/14/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Hi Im wondering how long people leave the henna on for the strand test and how long after the strand test dries do you wait before dying your head? the info sheet that comes with it says wait two hrs then if happy with the colour do the whole head but i've read in some cases to wait 24 hrs before dying the whole head.
Also I have medium length fine hair that is blonde would 3 bars be sufficient?Asked on 10/9/2014 by Sassy from St. John's NL
A:When doing a strand test, you will want to leave the henna on for the length of time that it takes for it to change your hair. We recommend starting with a minimum of two hours, then wiping a little bit off to see how it is working. If it requires more time, you can always leave it on longer from there. You can color your whole head right after you are finished the strand test, as the color develops right away. As for the amount of product to use, three squares from the block should be sufficient. It is always best to mix less product and then add more if need be rather than pre-mixing too much and wasting it.Answered on 10/12/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I really want to use this product, but I'm very concerned on what color it would turn out to be. I want to use caca rouge, but I'm afraid i will get an unnatural color. What are the chances i will get super bright unnatural hair?Asked on 10/5/2014 by Scratty20
A:I have naturally light brown hair and I have used this product a couple of
times. It always comes out very sheer, but still noticeably redder. My
favorite part is that my hair is never shinier than after I use this
product. I have a fair complexion and people tend to assume it's natural on
me. If normal hair dyes are lipstick, this stuff is lip gloss. It adds a
hint of color and ridiculous shine. I find it to look very natural. I hope
that helped :)Answered on 10/8/2014 by Anonymous
A:The best way to see how your hair will turn out would be to do a strand test! Usually the lighter the natural hair, the brighter the red tone will be. For example, if your hair is blonde, the henna may make it go a orange or strawberry blonde. Henna can adhere to everyone's hair differently, so to avoid any surprises, please do a strand test!Answered on 10/6/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:The chances are zero unless you have really bleached blond hair! I used this on my sister who has medium brown hair and it just adds a dark red/maroon tint. It's actually great for people who want something more natural. My sister was looking for something brighter and bolder so this wasn't for her. It is very natural looking cause it really just tints the hair color you already have. It also makes your hair look shiny and healthy :)
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 10/5/2014 by Anonymous
A:I use it pretty regularly on my hair and my 13 yr old daughter. You can get
really red which I did recently bc I decided to increase the amount ( I
really don't mind it though). I have short hair and get nice results with 2
blocks. This time I used 3 and it doesn't get bright red just more like a
dark auburny red. My daughter has long hair I use 3 blocks for her and she
has nice auburn highlights. It can be messy but I use it in between my
chemical salon highlights because it's cheaper and more natural.Answered on 10/5/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have medium to dark brown hair and I am looking to get a bright orange (NOT red) shade from this product. From what I've read this seems to be the block I would need, but would you recommend lightening it for the desired effect? Thanks!Asked on 10/5/2014 by Hannah from United States
A:To achieve a bright orange, lightening your hair may be a good choice since henna will not lighten the hair at all. The most important thing though would to definitely do a strand test to ensure no surprises.Answered on 10/6/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:Henna does not act like a normal hair dye. Rather than changing your
color, it almost ads a varnish over your own color. For my medium light
brown hair, it looks fire red in the sun, and in normal light it has a
reddish tinge to t, and I've been using henna for about a year. To lighten
your hair/gain an orange color, you would have to use strong henna (hot
when applies, left on for 1 1/2 hours) very frequently to build up the
color over time. But there's no way to tell if you'd get an orange hue -
though your hair would be crazy soft and healthy. You could try lightening
your hair by dying it before you use henna - but you must be very careful.
Chemically dying your hair and then using henna, or the reverse, too close
together can be over powering and damage your hair. You'll want to talk to
your hair dresser/wait a few weeks to a month (maybe more, I don't know
myself) before trying to use henna after dying it. But if you are going
for an orange hue, rouge is the one to use. It will just take some time.Answered on 10/6/2014 by Anonymous
A:I also have dark brown hair. I mixed the rouge with marron and my hair was an orangey red. I did not lighten my hair before. You might want to call a store and ask if just using the rouge and lightening your hair before will give you the color you desire. Hope this helps :)
Sent from my iPadAnswered on 10/5/2014 by Anonymous
A:I've never lightened my hair before dying so I'm not sure how this will
affect the color of the henna dye. I have dark brown hair and have gotten
bright results without lightening. The Caca Rouge will give you a bright
red orange (but not flaming orange if applied on top of brown) if you leave
it on the minimum amount of time: 2-3 hours. The longer the henna sits the
richer and deeper the color. If you are going to lighten it, make sure you
do it before you apply the henna as bleaching does not remove henna dye.
Good luck!Answered on 10/5/2014 by Anonymous
Q:does this work on African American hair?Asked on 10/4/2014 by Tee
A:The color will definitely be less intense on hair that is naturally darker, however, you will likely notice a slight difference, especially in the sun.Answered on 10/5/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Hello! I don't see why not. I have very think and curly hair and it just takes more than someone with thin, straight hair, I think! It's so wonderful for your hair with all of the oils and butters that it makes it really shiny and healthy! I think it'd be great! gillyAnswered on 10/4/2014 by gilly from louisville
A:Yes this product does work on African American women/men who's hair is either kinky, curly, thick, or thin.
Mrs. LaToya HoganAnswered on 10/4/2014 by Anonymous
Q:What shampoo and conditioner is best to use on henna treated hair?Asked on 9/20/2014 by jen the vet tech from MD
A:The best bet would be to stay away from any with high citrus juices or sea salt. Blousey and Fairly Traded Honey work great for colored hair, as well as Happy Happy Joy Joy and Retread!Answered on 9/25/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:I have found that sulfate-free works best or any that are geared toward
colored hair. You should avoid any type of dandruff shampoo because it
causes the color to fade quickly.Answered on 9/21/2014 by Anonymous
A:Anything that's low in citrus - anything super fruity/purifying will strip
the color fast from your hair. I love Happy Happy Joy Joy, and it's easy
on my hair. As far as shampoo, I use a few different kinds from Lush, but
it all really depends on your hair and what you want out of it. I use
shampoos that strip the color, because my main goal it to keep my hair
supper happy, shiny and healthy - which henna does. Read the ingredients
closely and you should be fine.Answered on 9/21/2014 by Anonymous
A:I used the same shampoo and conditioner that I did before I treated my hair with henna.
Hope this helps!
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 9/21/2014 by Anonymous
A:Hello!! I would definitely say Blousey shampoo. It's great for maintaining color and moisture. The most gentle conditioner, for me, is Jungle. I hope this helps!! gillyAnswered on 9/21/2014 by gilly from louisville
Q:I have extremely long (longer than classic) and thick hair, so how many blocks would I need to purchase in order to fully cover the length of my hair? And, if I'm looking for the brightest red possible (I have golden/red-brown hair that has been chemically coloured in the past), how long should I leave it in?Asked on 9/2/2014 by Endlessly from Minnesota
A:We recommend leaving it in for about 4-6 hours, also the more you use it the brighter the red tone will be!Answered on 9/8/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:Hello! I have long hair, and so did my daughter when we did hers. YOu will use the whole thing on your hair. I think the trick is to keep it warm and wet ( in the bain marie or I used a double burner and kept it in there- or else it will dry and get really chunky and look like dirt! :) I only bought one (whole brick) for me and one ( whole brick) for her, and I kept breaking off pieces and adding it because I kept needing more. The longer, the better to keep it in, I say.. I hope this helps!Answered on 9/3/2014 by LuAnn from Savannah
Q:I've never dyed my hair before. I'm naturally honey blonde. If I use the caca rouge and then go swimming the next day, will the pool chemicals mess up or strip the henna color?Asked on 8/31/2014 by Meghan from United States
A:I don't believe they will discolor your henna but you could lose the color
intensity. Henna is a bit fragile for the first 24 hours.Answered on 9/1/2014 by Anonymous
A:I'd recommend waiting about 48 hours before swimming in a chlorinated pool or check with a hair care professional!Answered on 9/1/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
Q:I used Caca Rouge last night and it turned out a little brighter than the strand test I had done. Can I use Caca Brun to darken the color or will it not hold? Thank you in advance!Asked on 8/19/2014 by Jessie from Seabeck, WA
A:Caca Brun should help tone down the red! You may need a few treatments though. Luckily, henna is great for the hair and a few treatments won't damage the hair at all.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:I too thought the color was a little brighter than I intended, but it
seemed to warm and lessen over the next day or two. I have not personally
used the other color to darken though. I was very happy with my day 2-3
red color though.Answered on 8/19/2014 by Anonymous
A:I've never personally tried using Caca Brun to darken the Caca Rouge, but I
would assume it would work. The Caca Brun supplies dark rich brown tones so
most likely it will darken up the Rouge and make it a nice auburn color.
Hope this helps :)Answered on 8/19/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Hi! I have been thinking about using this product for a while but I wanted to know how long the color would last? Also, when it does fade, will all of the color go away or what?Asked on 8/12/2014 by Ella the wannabe red head
A:Henna is considered a permanent color, so it will definitely last until the hair starts to grow out. If it fades at all, it is very gradual, and you will not lose all of the color completely.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:ooh. that's hard to answer. I think it's different for everyone , depending on their hair. But the color didn't totally go away until I decided to change it... if that helps...Answered on 8/13/2014 by LuAnn from Savannah
A:On my hair, the color stays for about 3 or 4 months. It slowly fades over
time, rather than all going away at once.Answered on 8/12/2014 by Anonymous
Q:My hair is naturally strawberry blonde with A LOT of highlights and low lights, all natural. However, because of straightening and curling and just general fading as I've gotten older, it is not as red as I want it to be. I don't want it to be so different that people are like "Woah, you dyed it" I just want it tinted red enough to where people will say, "Wow, your hair looks amazing and healthy" My hair is mid-back length and VERY thin. How much would I want to use. Also, does it expire?Asked on 8/7/2014 by Inquirer
A:The amount of henna you use won't make as much of a difference to the color as the length of time you leave it on for. You should probably only need about four squares to cover your hair, and we would probably suggest only leaving it on for a couple of hours. Definitely make sure you do a strand test ahead of time to ensure you are happy with the results. The henna bars have a fourteen month shelf life from the day they were made.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:When first mixing the henna how long does it have to steep in order to release all of the dyes?Asked on 7/28/2014 by Madeline
A:You don't have to worry about the amount of time "steeping" the henna, as it will have the same effects on the hair whether or not it has sat for a certain amount of time. This being said, you want to melt the bar down to a yogurt-like consistency, which usually takes about fifteen minutes or so.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:About a half hour. We slowly break it up into the hot water, stirring all
the time.Answered on 7/28/2014 by Anonymous
Q:How many times can I use the product?Asked on 7/24/2014 by Gandalf15 from Corpus Christi, Texas
A:You should use this every 3-4 weeks so you can build the color and keep it looking and feeling healthy!Answered on 9/25/2014 by Anonymous
A:Hello! I think that the more you use it; the better! It's so full of great oils, etc. that it really makes your hair shiny and healthy! gillyAnswered on 7/24/2014 by gilly from louisville
A:I have medium to long hair and I use 4 squares once every 2 months.Answered on 7/24/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have been dying my hair chemically a bright red color for years and decided it's time for me to switch to all natural henna because almost everything else in my life is chemical free! I'm 28 and have had gray hair since 15 for some reason. How will this work with my existing chemically dyed red color with gray roots? I've let my roots grow out a bit and I'm concerned it might be two toned roots vs. rest of my hair.Asked on 7/7/2014 by Elena
A:There may be a little bit of time where you will notice a difference in tones between the chemical color and the henna, but this will start to be less noticeable over time as the two blend together. Make sure to do a strand test ahead of time to see how you like the henna, and when you apply it, pull it down a little bit past your roots to blend it with the other hair to help the transition.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:It might be a bit two toned. If it's been long enough since your last dye, I would do it and see how comfortable you feel. I didn't mind it, and felt good to use henna instead of chemical. You may like the results! Either way, natural is the way to go, I totally agree!
LuAnnAnswered on 7/7/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have used this product previously as all-over color and was very happy with it - however this time I would like to try using it as just red highlights for a more subtle look (also so my roots don't grow out as starkly). How would you recommend doing red strands - using foil? I don't think plastic wrap will stay on individual strands very well...Asked on 6/26/2014 by Sarah K. from Dallas, TX
A:Foil should be a little bit easier for you to work with, as it should help the product stay put a little bit better than cling-wrap would!Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
1: Does the Henna package come with the wrap to put on your hair while it sits? And if not, what is a safe alternative?
2: I have very thick, long hair that goes just a bit longer than the middle of my back and it's a light to medium brown color. How much Henna do you think I will need in order to get a natural orangey red color?Asked on 6/25/2014 by Pinterest from Stockton, CA
A:Our hennas do not come with a wrap, but you are welcome to use any type of cling wrap to keep it out of your way. As for the amount, you will likely use at least 4 or 5 of the squares, perhaps even the full bar for complete coverage. It is always best to mix up less, and add more if need be.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:No wrap included, you only get the henna...Id ask a salesperson on how much
henna to use. My hair come to right above my bra line but I have very fine
straight hair. I used 4-5 cubes when I did my hair.
Hope this helps!!Answered on 6/25/2014 by Anonymous
A:Question 1...No there is no wrap that comes with it. I bought the cheapest plastic cling wrap and it works great!Answered on 6/27/2014 by Anonymous
A:There are no shower caps or other protective gear included. Just the henna,
I vaguely remember gloves being provided. I use a grocery bag and, twist
the handle parts to tighten it around my head and secure with bobby pins
before I take a nap on a towel. Almost none gets on the towel. As for how
much you'll need, one bar should be enough. I used half a bar for my mid
back, fine hair. I would get an extra bar if you can afford it just in
case, however just thicker than pancake batter consistency is all you need.
You want really drippy mud. Most people worry about adding too much water,
and you should be careful but they end up with it still chunky and it
doesn't go as far as it should so they have to use more. You'll know when
it's right, it will be thick enough to stick on your hair, not so thin that
it drips down and easily stirred with a firm hand.Answered on 6/27/2014 by Anonymous
A:Seran wrap works really well or a shower cap. The block doesn't come withe block doesn't come with any sort if wrap but it does come with gloves!
I have very similar hair to what you described and I used a full block of the caca rouge and let it on for 2 hours to achieve a lovely orangey red!
Sent from my iPhoneAnswered on 6/26/2014 by Anonymous
A:I just use a cheap plastic shower cap while it sets.
The amount is hard to say. I grate the henna and then add water till I have
enough. You can always put grated henna in a plastic Ziploc bag for another
use..without the water of course.
Hope this helps.
MaureenAnswered on 6/26/2014 by Anonymous
A:1. No it does not. Plastic shower cap and an old towel work fine.
2. At least one brick, maybe 1.5Answered on 6/25/2014 by Anonymous
Q:My hair is naturally medium to dark brown. I got an ombre in my hair last august at a salon. I wanted my hair to be a dark orangey copper color fading into a lighter orange almost blonde at the bottom. so the salon put a glaze in my hair which was red, not copper/orange at all, and which washed out within 2 weeks. So now it's just brown to blonde ombre. I have not done anything to my hair since then. Do you think the henna will just wash out of my hair like the glaze? and do you think rouge is the color I want for more of an orange rather than the marron which I feel like is more red? Will it work on my darker brown hair? Thank youAsked on 6/4/2014 by Caraline from United States
A:Henna is considered a permanent dye rather than a temporary glaze, so you can expect it to stay in the hair for the same length of time as a permanent synthetic dye. The Caca Rouge tends to lean a little more towards a firey red color, as opposed to the Caca Marron, which is a deeper chestnut color. Occasionally, henna can have some difficulties jiving with hair that has been previously bleached, or colored with synthetic dye, so we definitely recommend doing a strand test ahead of time to ensure that you are happy with the color. The difference on your darker brown hair will be subtle, with more intense color on the lighter areas of your hair.Answered on 9/23/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Caca Rouge is exactly what you want for a red ombre. Marron will not show
well at all in your hair, it is more brown than RED. Henna tints your hair
so it won't be a vibrant orange on top but it will be a deeper orange red
and the tips will be bright. I think Caca Rouge is what you're looking
for. It won't wash out really but will change and settle over several
weeks. Go for it.Answered on 6/5/2014 by Anonymous
A:I have used the henna multiple times and it has never washed out, though
after a couple of months it has faded a bit. I did not want orange,so I
cannot answer that part of the question. My hair is medium to dark brown
and it works fine on it.Answered on 6/4/2014 by Anonymous
A:Henna is orange so that should be great for you. It's usually pretty
permanent, but results vary. You might not want to dye your ends with
henna if you want "almost blonde" though, because if it goes too dark,
you may not be able to lighten it again. You can't bleach or strip out
the color the same way you can with salon dye.
On your darkest hair it will probably only show up in sunlight.
Good luck!Answered on 6/4/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have extremely long - little longer than tailbone and about 41 inches - and very thick, wavy hair, how much henna do I need to purchase to cover my entire head?Asked on 5/1/2014 by Endlessly from Minnesota
A:It is hard to say, but I would guess two full bricks. I would recommend mixing about a brick and a half to start because you can always add more if needed.Answered on 5/3/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT