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Q:I have "virgin" (so it's never really been dyed before) thick, curly (between 2-3C), light to medium brown hair and was wondering that for it to be mostly auburn but still have the slight red tint in the light, how long should I leave it in my hair? I have seen different people keep it in for different amounts of time and getting different results (barely any change, more red than auburn, etc) and I'm just not sure what to do with it myself.Asked on 4/2/2015 by Cece
A:It's difficult to give you exact instructions because the effect of henna will slightly vary on each person's hair. The standard amount of time we recommend is 4h. I'd recommend doing a strand test before applying the henna to your entire head to see exactly what the results will be. That way, based on the strand test results, you can adjust the time if necessary.Answered on 4/5/2015 by Myriam
A:Hi Cece, I've been doing henna for many years. Its an excellent conditioner.
I have sandy brown hair with blonde highlights. I use a mixture of caca marron and caca brun, powdered henna and coconut oil. I've done it enough times to know, sometimes you get a dramatic change, other times very subtle, perhaps only slightly darkened.
I let henna stay on for at least 4 hours, as long as I can possibly stand. For deepened color or increased red highlights, apply heat. I try to sit under a hood hair dryer for an hour. But occasionally I skip the dryer and still get good results. My hair is long and it gets heavy and oozy. I use a plastic shower cap over my mud head, and a small towel tied "Aunt Jemima" style for the drips.
my result is glossy, glowing, wonderfully conditioned hair with fantastic red highlights. Experiment with colors. The great thing with henna is, if it doesn't turn out like you wanted, at least it will fade and you can go again. Good luck!
ElizabethAnswered on 4/2/2015 by Anonymous
Q:I have brown reddish hair and I was wondering what color will caca marron will give on my hair?Is it going to make it darker?Asked on 2/9/2015 by Chamoww
A:The Caca Marron will enhance the colour that your hair already is, as the Marron dyes the hair a beautiful auburn colour. If you use Caca Marron on your hair, it will help to enhance your current hair colour without making it too much darker, also adding beautiful shine and strength to the hair.Answered on 2/12/2015 by Meg from LUSH Direct
A:Yes, I think your hair will get deeper brown. I have sandy brown hair with red highlights. Caca brun will likely go dark brown (and fabulous!). I started with brun and now I do an equal mix of brun and marron. Its dark brown with glowy red highlights. A lighter version of just the caca brun.
Henna is wonderful conditioning. I say go for it!Answered on 2/9/2015 by Anonymous
A:It may make the color of your hair deeper depending on how light/dull your natural hair color is. It will definitely make your hair a lot shinier and healthier looking; these henna dyes condition so well.Answered on 2/9/2015 by Anonymous
Q:My hair is fully grey, white, will it dye it like the chemical dyes to dark brown or will it look orange, like henna does to white hair. How long should I apply this for totally grey hair?Asked on 1/1/2015 by Sanjana from Canada
A:We generally don't suggest using henna on hair that is over about 40% grey, simply because henna has a hard time adhering to hair that doesn't have pigment to it. Unfortunately, you won't likely notice a difference in color if your hair is fully grey.Answered on 2/13/2015 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:I have dark brown hair (almost black). I am looking into using the caca brun or marron henna hair dye. Do you know what results I would get on my hair?Asked on 11/12/2014 by HR
A:With Caca Brun I find that it darkens the hair a bit and leaves a nice chocolate sheen under the sunlight and the Caca Marron would leave a more red tint, but the results will not be dramatic.Answered on 11/14/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I have reddish blonde hair im sure its just a few shades off of being the more ginger colored hair that natural red heads have but I also have natural blonde highlights. What color would my hair turn out to be? im worried it could turn into an orange color.Asked on 9/2/2014 by TT from Canada
A:It is hard to say with henna, best bet is to do a strand test!Answered on 9/8/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
Q:When mixing this, do you have to use a glass container and plastic utensils? Also, has anyone had any luck with dyeing their eyebrows with this?Asked on 8/29/2014 by teschade
A:Glass helps spread the heat evenly, but it isn't necessary. Any heat-able pot will do, as well as any utensils. I also wouldn't recommend dyeing your eyebrows with our henna as it was designed for that and it will stain your skin.Answered on 9/25/2014 by Kayla from LUSH DIRECT
A:We actually use a metal bowl, stainless steel a fork, and rubber gloved
fingers. Have not dyed my eyebrows.Answered on 8/29/2014 by Anonymous
A:Yes, I use a glass container and an old rubber spatula for mixing it. I honestly don't think it would harm stainless steel, but am not 100% sure.
I have had no luck with dying eyebrows. Mine are light/med brown, and I use the caca rouge henna (mixed with a little caca marron). I've tried a few times on the eyebrows but it doesn't do much.
Good luck!Answered on 8/29/2014 by Anonymous
A:I create a double boiler with a glass bowl placed over a saucepan with
boiling water. I use a knife to cut the henna into chunks, then add some
water and stir using a wooden spoon as the henna "melts" over the water. I
have used a metal spoon before and honestly couldn't tell the difference
even though I have read you are not supposed to use metal with the henna
dye. I would definitely not recommend dyeing eyebrows with henna. It will
also dye your skin and you have to leave it on for a long period of time to
get a full, rich color. Hope this is helpful to you!Answered on 8/29/2014 by Anonymous
Q:Will my hair go back to it's original color after about 6-8 weeks?Asked on 5/5/2014 by rudra
A:I believe that the color does not wash out but it does grow out. You can however color your hair if you do not like your color after using the henna,just as long as you are not trying to go lighter. I have used Lush henna and have had no problems coloring my hair a week or so later but I have always used a color that closely matches my natural color, which is dark brown. The henna just leaves a slight red highlight look to my brown hair,which I like.Answered on 5/9/2014 by Anonymous
A:Henna is considered a permanent dye so other than fading slightly over time, the color will remain.Answered on 5/7/2014 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
A:Yes, it washes/fades out over time.Answered on 5/6/2014 by Nanote from Upstate NY
A:Yes, it will be slow change, make sure you keep it on covered for about 20 minutes longer than instructions say.
Smile :)Answered on 5/5/2014 by Anonymous
Q:I just ordered this lovely henna hair dye, but my hair is an array of colours. It was lightly bleached and dyed red, but its been 2 months and my roots are showing (which are medium brown). Will this product work for me?Asked on 12/29/2013 by Kylie Ann Yukon
A:The henna will dye each differently coloured portion of your hair a different colour, so this might not be the best product for you. You could end up with an array of orange and red hued strands of hair.Answered on 2/26/2014 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:Yes it will work if you're okay with some variation of shading in your hair. The first time I used Caca Rouge my dirty blonde hair had highlights plus a dark ash blonde color. Caca Rouge turned it bright red. As chemically untreated hair grew in, the resulting red was darker but still looked nice. Stubborn gray hairs will retain a lighter color. Remember, henna coats the outside of the hair shaft so it ADDS to whatever is beneath. Hope you like the result... you won't be able to remove color from hair treated by henna so be sure you want to be brunette/chestnut/redhead until it grows out.Answered on 2/12/2014 by Dana who used to work in a salon from Canada
Q:-Is there any risk that this will turn my hair green? I read other reviews for the brown henna from lush where people used it and it turned their hair green! If it is possible, how can I avoid that?
-Also how long should I be leaving it on? It says 1-2 hours on the package, 2-4 hours on the website, and some reviews say they leave it on 6 hours + , or overnight. Very confusing. Ive used henna before but not lush.Asked on 11/19/2013 by Alli from Windsor, ON
A:It is a very small chance that it will turn your hair green, this is only in the case of those with very light colored hair. You can always mix it with the noir to ensure that your hair won't turn green. If you are especially worried, perhaps don't leave the henna in for too long!
As far as the length of time to keep the henna in, it is dependent on how long your hair is and it's condition. The longer you leave it in, the richer the color will appear. Keeping it in for 3-4 hours is usually sufficient, depending on how much you want the color to show!Answered on 11/28/2013 by Anonymous
A:I have been using Lush henna dye on and off for about 5 years and have
NEVER had my hair turn green.The henna paste looks green once it's been
melted and it washes green, turning your tub a funky color (cleans easy
though), but my hair has always turned a nice red/auburn. I use a mix of
the maroon and rouge and have applied over conventionally dyed hair of
various shades of brown/purple/red as well as natural brown hair. The
longer you leave it in, the richer and deeper the color. I usually sleep
with it on and rinse in the morning. If you are using the rouge and want a
bright red leave it in for a couple hours instead or an hour in the
sunlight. I have done that before too with nice, bright results. Hope this
helps and you give it a try!
LaurelAnswered on 11/20/2013 by Anonymous
A:To my knowledge it should not turn your hair green. I have dyed my hair twice with it and the results have been great both times, but I do have brown hair naturally. If you are a blonde I don't know if the color will react differently. I would do a strand test like the instructions ask. And the timing of it is really up to you, if you want a more vibrant color then I would go longer, 6 hours at least. The woman at the lush store told me she has kept hers in overnight, but 3-4 hours is sufficient as well. Some people online have said that the color only takes about 4 hours so any extra time is just making your hair healthier. Hope that helps!Answered on 11/20/2013 by Anonymous
A:I used the brown and then the red/maroon. It's true when they say the
longer it stays on the deeper or richer the color will be, so it really
depends on how color-saturated you want your hair to be. What color is it
My color never turned green, but my hair was fairly dark to begin with. You
might run the risk if it's blonde. The best thing to do is do a test strand.Answered on 11/20/2013 by Anonymous
Q:How many blocks would you generally need to dye medium/shoulder length hair? Does it include enough for just one dye or multiples?
Would you recommend a strand test on the underside of hair?
I know it's been asked before, but my hair currently has salon dyes in it...will this affect the color of the henna dye? Just hoping my hair doesn't turn green!Asked on 10/17/2013 by Henna Newbie from Canada
A:You might not need an entire block to do shoulder length hair, it depends on the thickness of it as well. At the very least you will need about 2/3 of a block, and it might be best to use the entire thing on your first go. Yes, we always recommend doing a strand test as this is the best way to see exactly how the henna is going to take to your hair. If your hair currently has synthetic dye on it, this can definitely alter the way the henna will take to your hair, which is just another reason to do the strand test. Most synthetic dyes colour your hair from the inside out, whereas henna coats the outside of each strand like a tinted varnish, so sometimes the end result will differ from expectations.Answered on 1/24/2014 by Kendra M from LUSH Direct
A:When my hair was very short (over the ears) I used only one block. Now it
is about chin length and I need at least 2. Also, my hair has thinned as
I've gotten older. I would say it depends not only on the length but
thickness of your hair. For shoulder length you should plan on at least 4
blocks. The cake has 6 blocks in it so you can save the other two to add
in for next time. In other words, 2 full cakes may give you 3 episodes of
I also use non-permanent hair dye on occasion and it has never interferred
with using henna. Henna coats the hair and doesn't have anything in it to
react with other products as far as I know. The cocoa butter base LUSH
uses is fantastic for the hair. As for a strand test, LUSH as well as every
other product I've ever used does recommend this but I never bothered with
it except for chemical dyes and that was to test for allergy, not color.
Hope this helps.Answered on 10/22/2013 by Anonymous
Q:Should I apply the henna paste to clean or 'dirty' hair (that contains products e.g., leave-in conditioner)? And should my hair be wet or dry?Asked on 9/16/2013 by Ariel from Saskatoon, SK
A:We recommend applying Les Cacas to clean dry hair for the best results.Answered on 9/20/2013 by Megan from LUSH Direct
Q:How long can I keep the blocks for? Mine didn't have a best before date when I bought it in June 2013.Asked on 7/21/2013 by tr from durban, south africa
A:Our hennas have a shelf life of 14 months from the date it's made, and the expiration date for your specific product should be printed on a sticker on the label it came with!Answered on 9/20/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
A:They last for about a year after they were made so yours will have any where from 5-10 months left! Henna away !Answered on 8/7/2013 by Lushieforlife from Vancouver, BC
Q:What shampoo and conditioner should be used with the caca, considering that my hair is gray and I don't want color to go at the first shampoo?Asked on 5/11/2013 by Michelle from Montreal, Québec
A:Shampoo and conditioner doesn't fade henna in the way that it tends to do with synthetic color so we recommend choosing your haircare regime based on the results you are looking to achieve.Answered on 9/25/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:Is it safe during pregnancy?Asked on 2/23/2013 by Megan from Edmonton
A:Generally, any of our products would be fine for use during pregnancy provided there aren't any unique circumstances or particular ingredients in them that your doctor has told you to avoid during this time. Because everyone has individual health needs and differences, if you are at all concerned about using any products during pregnancy, I would really recommend consulting with your doctor with the ingredients list first. Some doctors do not like essential oils to be used during pregnancy, and we do use small amounts of them in most of our products, so please do check with a doctor you trust beforehand if you are uncertain.
You can find the ingredients list for each product on their product page on the website under the "QI" tab which stands for "Quantitative Ingredients". We also list the ingredients in our LUSH Times catalog, so it may be handy to bring a copy with you to the doctor to discuss if needed.Answered on 2/28/2013 by Anonymous
Q:Can you mix the Red and Marron bars to make an in-between colour? I love bright red, but I know henna has orangey tones, so I would want to try a little tamer first to see how it comes out. I don't want only the Marron because I don't want my hair to come out too dark.Asked on 12/17/2012 by Cutedemoness from Montreal QC
A:You can mix the henna colors if you choose to. As is the case with any of the hennas, we definitely recommend performing a strand test ahead of time to ensure that you are happy with the results!Answered on 3/7/2013 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:would the colour come out if my hair is already black? and how long does the colour last for?Asked on 10/3/2012 by Megdee from Mississauga, ON
A:Caca Marron has a shelf life of 14 months from the date that it was made, and the exact date will be printed on a sticker on the packaging for your henna! If your hair is already black, you will not notice a dramatic colour change; henna coats the hair like a varnish, and it does not have the capability to lighten hair.Answered on 8/13/2013 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:So my hair is naturally light blonde, but I've been dying it dark brown / black for a few years now. My question is this: if I have short dark brown / blackish hair with a little bit of roots showing, will this product be right for me? Should I first cover my roots with a chemical dye and THEN use this? I've had too many hair disasters to chance it. THANKS!Asked on 8/1/2012 by ChloBarks
A:To cover roots, it's probably better to stick with Caca Brun or Caca Noir, since Caca Marron will show up quite brightly on lighter roots. Once you've used one of those darker hennas to cover the roots, you can apply Caca Marron over it! As always, we recommend doing a strand test before doing the full application, just to make sure you'll be getting the effect you're looking for!Answered on 10/30/2012 by Brandy from LUSH
Q:Is this product permanent? If not, how long does it last in the hair?Asked on 6/18/2012 by Anonymous
A:Henna is a permanent change to the hair, but I find that the colour will start to fade after about 6-8 weeks. You can then do a new application.Answered on 10/27/2012 by Anonymous
Q:I have had to bleach my hair for a photo shoot, and am hoping to go back to a red brown colour with a natural product as to not damage my hair further, will this give me that effect over blonde hair?Asked on 6/17/2012 by Anonymous
A:Our hennas are tested on hair that has not been previously color treated, and so the color outcomes that we suggest the henna will give are based on the results that we have tested for. As with all color treatments, we would recommend doing a strand test ahead of time and, if you are happy with the end result, then coloring the rest of the hair.Answered on 10/26/2012 by Melissa S from LUSH Direct
Q:What effect would this product have over hair that is a very dark brown nearly black ?Asked on 3/24/2012 by Anonymous from Winnipeg, CA
A:The results would be very, very subtle on hair that is quite dark. You might see some warm tones under direct light, but the results will not be bright or drastic. I'd recommend a strand test first to see if you like the colour.Answered on 3/26/2012 by Megan from LUSH