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 Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) , Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum) , Powdered Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) , Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus) , *Citral , *Eugenol , *Geraniol , *Citronellol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Fragrance
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Q:I used this beautiful henna for about 2 years but its left my hair a smidge dark. I was hoping to dye over it with a pretty ginger box dye, but I was told my hair would melt. Is lush henna pure enough to dye over without my hair all falling out?Asked on 2/8/2015 by Avy from graham, wa
A:There aren't any metals in our hennas so there won't be anything that will "melt it". Although, if you've recently used our Henna within the last few months I would recommend waiting at least 6+ months until you dye your hair with any sort of chemical dyes. This is due to the henna opening up your hair follicle, which will skew the colour in your hair making it hard to dye over it.Answered on 2/14/2015 by Pauline
A:I would suggest waiting at least 6 months before using any other dye.
Regular dye and henna work very differently. Henna isn't so much a dye as
it is a stain. The dye does not penetrate the hair, but instead coats it -
like if you were staining a piece of wood. So if you do wish to dye your
hair, I'd wait a full 6 months before considering it. 8 months if you'd
like to be safe. If you have more questions, I'd try calling the customer
care line - you should find the number on lush products or online. Or you
can call your local store. They might be able to tell you more information.Answered on 2/9/2015 by Anonymous
A:Obviously your hairs reactions to the dye depends on your hair, but I've had absolutely no problems going from henna to chemical dye. Although I've found my hair feels much better with henna as opposed to other stuff.Answered on 2/8/2015 by Anonymous
Q:I have been using caca rouge for a few months now and i always fallow the directions but i was wondering if there was a few other ways to increase the quality and the color I've heard of using red wine, cranberry juice, or chamomile tea to help with the color but i am nervous about trying this method because i don't know if this method would work on lush's henna dyesAsked on 2/4/2015 by Morgan from Colorado Springs, Co
A:Oh! Those are really great, I usually add ground coffee or cinnamon to play with my Caca Brun. You shouldn't worry about putting anything like that, it will only deepen or brighten your chosen color. So please add away, just make sure that you choose the right one to liven up your color even further.Answered on 2/14/2015 by Pauline
Q:My hair is bleached, naturally thin and about shoulder length. I want super bright bold color. How many sections should I use from the block to achieve this?Asked on 1/27/2015 by We Wants The Red Head from La Mesa, California
A:I wouldn't hesitate to use 5-6 squares! Make sure it is about the consistency of brownie batter, and once you apply it to your hair, wrap your hair in plastic wrap or a tight shower cap. This will help the dye process and give your hair and even bolder, more vibrant colour.Answered on 2/13/2015 by Meg from LUSH Direct
Q:I have a short pixie cut. How much of the bar should I use, mixed with how much water?Asked on 1/13/2015 by Amanda from NY
A:You can probably get away with using two or three squares of the bar since your hair is quite short. It is always best to mix less and then add more if need be. Since henna has a long processing time, if you have to stop to mix more it won't disrupt the color. As for water, you want to add enough to make the mixture similar in texture to brownie batter!Answered on 2/15/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Oh Gosh. I had long hair when I used it, so I used ALL of it. I think for the first time, plan to use half, you can always add more. Use the water in the instructions, but I found myself adding a little bit of water as I went along. Plus to the water underneath to keep it hot. I found that to be the important part.
I hope that helps.Answered on 1/14/2015 by LuAnn from Savannah
A:I also have a long pixie cut...I only use 2 of the cubes. I grind the cubes and add hot water slowly and mixing as I go until it's the consistency of pudding. Speed is the key to easier application and keeping the mixture warm...I put a glass bowl and keep it atop of the pan I heated the water in...make sure it's a secure fit over the water. I've used this method for some time and seems to work great. Good luck!Answered on 1/14/2015 by Anonymous
A:I'd say maybe 1.5 of the cubes and slowly add water until it turns into a
muddy-like pasteAnswered on 1/13/2015 by Anonymous
Q:Is the henna truly permanent? And if so when it fades what color will it fade out to?Asked on 12/26/2014 by Shae from Beachwood NJ
A:I've used henna dyes about 6 times now and my hair hasn't faded at all; it's still shiny, redish, and healthy. Once you've used henna 3+ times there's really no turning back since you won't be able to dye over it with a chemical dye. Make sure you really want to use henna before trying it out because it won't fade too much.Answered on 1/20/2015 by Amanda from Seattle, WA
A:It depends on the original hair color you had I guess. I have really dark
brown hair so it went back to it's usual color after a short time. My hair
didn't really take the red color very well. It just looked sort of
brownish. If you have light hair I'm sure that it will have a more drastic
effect and may take longer for your hair to return to normal. I'm not
really sure.Answered on 1/6/2015 by Anonymous
A:No. Henna covers the cuticle of the hair, varnishing it with rich color while still maintaining the natural structure of the hair shaft. Unlike chemical hair dye, our henna hair dyes do not penetrate the inner layer of the hair (called the cortex) which means that the hair retains its moisture and flexibility. It will gradually fades over a period of one to six months-the color it fades to is really dependent on your starting color!Answered on 12/29/2014 by Elizabeth from LUSH Direct
A:The color fades gradually as you wash. It stains the hair's cuticle instead
of penetrating so each time you use shampoo it will wash out a little bit.
My henna lasts a couple of months before I feel the need for a touch up.
Mind you I almost never use shampoo and I cowash with conditioner often. So
with proper care you should get at least 6 weeks of vibrant color, but
using sulfate-laden shampoo options will strip it faster. So to answer your
question no, it's not permanent like a permanent dye from the drug store.
But it does a lot more for your hair than any permanent hair dye especially
this formula with the cocoa butter and other moisturizing ingredients. The
color just slowly fades back to your own hair color with a slightly red
tinge. There are no noticeable roots like with mainstream colors and no
damage, like fried ends, from reapplying.Answered on 12/27/2014 by Anonymous
A:For me, the color was not permanent in that the color did not last until it
grew out. However, it did last as long as other reddening colors I have
used in the past, which is to say that it faded with time but over several
weeks. My hair naturally has red in it, so the initial color was a nice
auburn red, and then over time it faded back to a slight reddish brown with
my highlights looking especially punchy.Answered on 12/26/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Does this work with permed hair? And how long does the dye last, so would I be able to perm my hair again in about 6 months without issues?Asked on 12/15/2014 by KaitetheGreat from Lansing, MI
A:Our hennas are not tested on permed hair, so we honestly couldn't say for sure. Feel free to check with your hairdresser and refer to the henna ingredients if needed!Answered on 2/13/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Yes, the henna can work with permed hair. Id use the henna first then perm
the hair about a week later. Henna stays in my hair about 6 weeks.
Hope this helps :)Answered on 12/16/2014 by Anonymous
Q:i have medium dark brown hair that i have been trying to get to a rich burgundy color, or maybe the same color as the woman in the video without bleaching or damaging my hair in any way. will this help me achieve that? i have some synthetic dyes in my hair and have achieved a reddish tint to it that shows mostly in the sun, and i don't want to ruin my hair, i have worked hard to keep my hair healthy.Asked on 12/2/2014 by kim from san bernardino ca
A: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.
You will always have to do a strand test before applying any shade of henna all over your hair.
If you want the effect to be darker leave Henna on for longer then a 4 hour period, most people leave Henna on for 8 hours to reach the desired effect.
If you have other colors of hair dye in your hair from previous experiences then you will always have to do a strand test first.
Any of our shampoos will be great on Henna treated hair as it is a permanent hair color that will fade slightly over time.
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There is no damage to your hair as our Hennas contain, 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.
Depending on the color you choose some have more red henna, some have more indigo. If there are concerns with coloring your hair again after you use Henna then you should always consult a professional hair stylist before trying to color over the Henna at home.
If you use the same color of Henna for reapplication on areas that did not take the color because of your application it will become the the same color. Although if you keep adding the Henna on top of already colored hair it will deepen the shade.
If there are concerns with staining of the skin then what I would suggest is to always wear gloves when applying and LUSH suggests the application of Ultra Balm around the hair line and ears before applying.
LUSH does not supply the cling film that is suggested to use when wrapping the hair up while it is processing. This is something that is to be sourced by the customer. I have personally wrapped a towel over my head as well to keep in the heat, there are many suggestions on line on how to cover up your head while the Henna is processing.
Henna will cover grey although you should color it a darker color with less indigo in it first as so it will not turn the greys green.
If you are ever concerned with the shade that it will turn you must always do a strand test and if the desired shade is not achieved, speak with the store you purchased the Henna with about the return policy.
LUSH Henna is safe to use as often as you like, which means if you really wanted to you could use it every single day until you reach the desired shade.Answered on 12/3/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have melted my henna but am unable to apply it today. I was wondering how long I can keep the melted LUSH henna covered in the refrigerator before I use it? Would a week be too long?Asked on 11/30/2014 by Lisa from Baltimore, MD
A:It is best to use the Henna right away because it does not water would dilute it. The hot water activates the henna, so remelting it/adding more water would dilute it and it wouldn't work as well.Answered on 12/3/2014 by Anonymous
A:I've kept it 3 days and it was fineAnswered on 11/30/2014 by Anonymous
So, I am absolutely in love with Lush's Caca Rouge Mama Hair Henna; seriously, if you're not sure whether to try it, do it. You won't regret it!
That being said, I have a question for those out there who may have experience with this particular henna dye: After hennaing my hair, I rinse and condition; then, I wait about 48 hours before I shampoo for the first time since dyeing. However, while I'm in the shower, I notice what seems to be like a LOT of dye leaching out of my hair. Obviously, not all of it is; my hair is still red! But is that normal? It's a bit disconcerting when you've just spent 7-8 hours attempting to dye your hair red to see all that effort go down the drain.
Thank you!Asked on 11/28/2014 by BeccaBoo
A:Hi there! Thanks for your question! Its OK that the dye is coming out in the shower! That's normal. :) I recommend rinsing the henna out until the water is clear. If you think the colour is fading too quick, I would apply more henna until you get the desired colour you are looking for!Answered on 1/2/2015 by Anonymous
A:I typically rinse the henna until the color of my water is clear. Then I use a conditioner before using a sulfate free shampoo. I apply my henna once a week for the first month until I get the desired color I am looking for. So if you feel too much is rinsing out in the sink, just henna more often. My color never gets dull or fade. It looks awesome in the sun light. I have dark kinky curly hair, and I absolutely love the red tone it gives me.
Mrs. LaToya HoganAnswered on 11/29/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I prepared my henna and before I could apply it I was interrupted. I'm going to apply it cold (same day as preparation), but for my future knowledge, is it best to reheat it before applying?Asked on 11/23/2014 by Ringo from United States
A:From what I understand, the heat brings out the best color. I had a
similar problem once, and it only took me about 15/20 minutes to return to
my henna. I tried reheating it but there was little to no color change,
though my hair was super soft and healthy after. If you are using henna
just for the color, then you may not get the result you wanted to
cool/reheated henna.Answered on 11/24/2014 by Anonymous
A:Just make sure that the henna is still the right consistency, which is similar to oatmeal or cake batter. If it's hard you definitely would want to reheat it and add a bit more water before applying.Answered on 11/24/2014 by Colette from LUSH Direct
A:I would definitely be sure it's heated....always for optimal results...
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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:I too have long and very thick hair. I purchased a whole block(6 pieces) to begin with. When my roots started to grow I used 2 blocks at a time. I actually did that earlier today. But I leave it in my hair for around 6 hours.Answered on 11/25/2014 by harleyqutie from Braselton, GA
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