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 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: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: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
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: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: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: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
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: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: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
Q:I have long thickish, curly, light blonde/dirty blonde hair. I have never dyed my hair, however I really wan to use this product. I'm afraid that my hair will come out orange because of how light it is. I really want more of a light strawberry blonde, help?Asked on 4/25/2014 by Allison from Pearland TX
A:With our hennas, we strongly recommend doing a strand test before going through with the full application to make sure the results are what you're looking for.Answered on 5/3/2014 by Jeanine from LUSH Direct
Q:I've used this product (and I like the end result), but I'm wanting to make my hair lighter for the summer season. I've been told that I cannot use chemical dye over the henna. Is this true? Do I just have to wait for my hair to grow out to ever dye it again?Asked on 4/16/2014 by Nikki from Chico, CA
A:If you choose to use a synthetic dye over henna, we suggest waiting at least 8 weeks or so, and as always, performing a strand test ahead of time to ensure you are happy with the results!Answered on 5/3/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Yes, that is correct. You will need to wait until the henna colored hair
has grown out. You may want to consult a hair dresser to make sure.
MaryAnswered on 4/16/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have been dying my hair chemically dark brown for over a year. My first application I left on for 5 hours and isn't quite bright enough yet. I read in the Q&As here that doing another application could help. Here's the question:
What can I do to help lift the dark brown other than chemical stripping before reapplying?Asked on 3/12/2014 by Niky from Minneapolis, MN
A:You can definitely reapply the Caca Marron as often as you like! We wouldn't recommend trying to lift the colour from the hair, particularly now that you've used the Caca Marron. Les Cacas work by sealing down the hair's cuticle, and glossing colour over the top of your existing shade. Our products would not be able to lift the existing colour from the hair, as this would require a chemical procedure that will pry open the hair strand (causing damage). My only suggestion would be to try out some brightening products such as the Marilyn hair treatment, and over time you may see the lemon and chamomile will give a slight lightening effect. If you have any further questions, please give our experts a call at 1-888-733-5874.Answered on 4/2/2014 by Megan from LUSH Direct
Q:I have slightly longer than shoulder length curly sort of brown sort of red hair (I've tried to dye it brown but no brown dye will stick over the red I had). How red will it probably make my hair and how much of the henna do I need? Is one order enough?Asked on 2/16/2014 by Rachel from United States
A:The Caca Rouge will change light brown-reddish hair to an intense, bright, shiny red. One standard block (all 6 pieces) will be more than enough, you might actually get away with 4 or 5 pieces depending on the thickness of your hair. The redder you want it, the longer you want to keep the henna on your hair (up to 8 hrs) and it's also really effective to wrap it in some kind of plastic material so that it's not exposed to oxygen. Both of these things will make it more red, if this is the effect you would like from it.Answered on 3/21/2014 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:I had dark brown hair before I used the caca rouge, and honestly it did very little. I just had a very slight red tint after about three days. it's still there about month later, but it's not noticeable unless you're in direct sunlight. I used 3/4 of block, I have short but thick hair and left it on for three hours.Answered on 2/16/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I want to love this product, but it will just not take to my hair. I have dirty blonde/very light brown hair. I have been doing caca rouge since September. I leave it in my clean/dry hair for about six hours, don't shampoo my hair right away, and even when using chemical free shampoo, or no shampoo/conditioner the color washes out of my hair in about a week. (the last time I even went 3 days between hair washings to try to make it last). For the couple of days that the color is visible it's gorgeous and it breaks my heart knowing it's only temporary. What can I do to make this stick?Asked on 1/30/2014 by A from North Dakota
A:Sadly, there isn't anything that we can recommend that will cause the visible effects of the henna to last longer for you; this does vary from person to person. It may help to do a few consecutive applications, as the effects will build up, but I'd recommend trying this with a strand test to save yourself some time and henna in case it doesn't yield the results you're looking for!Answered on 3/25/2014 by Brandy from LUSH
A:This is a very strange problem. I have been using Lush's henna products for
about 4 years now and have never had that happen. I have reddish brown hair
and use a mix of rouge and marron to get a nice auburn. You might try
applying the henna without washing your hair the day before or the day of
application. Also stay away from conditioners the week before applying and
condition very well the first wash after application. I leave the henna on
over night and I have found it 'sticks' better if it's applied warm/hot and
wrapped immediately in cellophane (or a plastic bag). Hope this helps!
-LaurelAnswered on 2/5/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Okay so I'm looking for a good way to keep my hair red without having to repeating dye it with harsh box stuff. Several people have told me to try henna but this price is kinda of spendy... So I'm wondering how much you get from one order? How many applications? Basically, am I paying 25 bucks for a one time thing?Asked on 1/25/2014 by Jordan from CO
A:The number of uses you get out of one Henna bar completely depends on the length and thickness of your hair, however most people can get at least two treatments out of it.Answered on 3/21/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:It really depends on your hair because no two people are going to be the same--how long/thick/dry it is.
Obviously the longer, thicker, drier it is, the more product it is going to take. I've seen reviews where people with short pixie cuts just needed 1-2 of the squares. My hair is breast length and a little dry and pretty thick, and I used all but 1 square to do one treatment.
The guy at my LUSH store who did the application initially tried to get away with using 1/2 the block (He said for most people he can get away with this that way they get 2 whole treatments out of one block), then 2/3 of the way through he needed to mix up another square, then ended up needed to do one MORE square, to cover all of my hair. So I have one square left. Basically if I chose to do this again (which I probably will since I love the results), I'll end up with two squares left, then three, and so on...so eventually I'll get a whole treatment out of the leftovers--but, again, I have a lot of hair.Answered on 1/28/2014 by Amanda from Ann Arbor, MI
Q:Hi! I have blonde/light brown hair and a lot of highlights. I have always wanted red hair but am to scared to permanently dye it so i think this is possibly the best for me…..I want to know if I want like light red hair would I use this product and just leave it in for an hour or so? Im not sure sorry I have never done this before….Asked on 1/24/2014 by confusedwithhair from wake forest
A:Henna is a permanent dye, so if you are looking for something that is not permanent it is likely not the best choice for you. Because henna treats the hair so much differently than a synthetic dye does, you do need to keep it on for a longer amount of time to get results. Depending on your hair, we recommend anywhere from 3 hours and up. We absolutely recommend doing a strand test ahead of time to make sure you are happy with the results!Answered on 3/21/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:If you just leave it on for an hour your hair will feel conditioned but you might not get much color change. Beware that blonde and highlighted hair can turn orange-y with this product and then your best option is to cover it with Caca Brun (henna is like lacquer and chemical dyes probably won't penetrate it). When I had ash blonde and highlighted hair Caca Rouge turned my hair bright red in the standard 3 hours this product usually takes. I still use Caca Brun because I love how it thickens my hair and makes it "behave". BTW henna has to get hot enough to activate. In your case I'd definitely do a "strand test" so you know what you're getting :-)Answered on 2/12/2014 by Dana who used to work in a salon from Canada
Q:Okay, so I have black Asian hair. Unless I choose to bleach it (which I don't), my hair is hard to dye. I was very impressed how well this showed in my hair the first two times I used this. However the last two times I have used this I don't see the same results. :( I do it the same way every time and I make sure to store left over henna in a cool dry place. Any suggestions on why it isn't coming out like it did the first time?Asked on 12/20/2013 by M from Texas
A:You may want to try leaving the henna on the hair for a longer length of time, as it definitely takes a little more effort for it to be noticeable on darker hair. It may also be that there is still some color remaining in your hair, therefore, new color would be less noticeable than it was when you used it the first couple of times. If you haven't tried it already, we also recommend wrapping the hair in cling wrap once the henna has been applied to bring out a more vibrant red!Answered on 3/5/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:I also have very dark hair, and after doing a little research on the nature of Henna coloring I can tell you this:
Henna stains your hair rather than denaturing it and completely changing the color of each strand, like a traditional chemical dye does. So, instead of penetrating the hair cuticle, it stains the outer keratin of each hair. So, for folks like us with dark hair, the stain won't be as noticeable because our natural hair color is so much darker than the color the Henna produces.Answered on 1/7/2014 by Samantha from Cleveland, OH