Saturday, 15 June 2013

LUSH Caca Rouge

Many people aren't aware but Lush stock a range of henna hair dyes, which are used to colour the hair naturally without any nasties! I picked up Caca Rouge after googling lots of pictures - it seemed to be pretty close to the colour I normally dye it so thought I didn't have much to lose.

The bar was surprisingly large and the lovely sales assistant said that I'd only need about half of it for one application but silly me used far too much hot water when mixing it all together so had to use the remaining blocks to try and salvage the mixture...typical! Now, I'm not going to lie to you, this is MESSY, but I loved it.

You mix the henna with hot water in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of hot water. The henna does take a while to melt down completely but I just left it to it and just stirred every so often. Henna is renowned for having a strong smell and Lush do do their best to cover this up - when in the bar, it smells gorgeous, the cocoa butter is definitely the predominant smell, but then when it's all mixed up, there it definitely had an earthy smell (strong, but not unpleasant!).

Now for the fun bit! I basically just slapped this on my head - it's basically like smothering mud all over your hair (and definitely felt like shampooing dried up mud out of my hair!). On reflection, I probably should have been a bit more methodical but it seemed to work at the time!

Lush suggest that you wrap your hair in clingfilm for stronger red tones (so that's what I did) but you can also just leave it as it is to oxidise, if you want a more natural, browner result. After leaving on for three hours, I was really impressed with the colour, I couldn't put my finger on what it was but I got so many compliments on my hair colour for the next few days. I think it added richer tones and shine to my already red hair.

I think the results would be much more striking on someone who wasn't already a redhead but I was genuinely really pleased with the results, although Lush say that this is more of a "treatment" because of the moisturising ingredients, my hair felt in the same condition as if I'd used a chemical dye.

Have you or would you use a henna dye? Lush also do a reddy brown henna and a lovely black henna, so there's something for most!


  1. Such a cool idea! It would turn out an absolute disaster if I attempted it!


  2. I have been quite tempted by this in the past but it's soooo pricey and messy... I would have loved to see a picture of your results though!

  3. do you have a picture of the after colour? I love the idea of henna dyes! <3

  4. I always used to henna my hair and caca rouge worked wonders, the only problem is putting chemical dyes on top afterwards ( big danger zone). I think its a really cheap way of improving your hair colour and shine, it always use to leave me beautifully glossy and I didn't feel bad for putting chemicals through my hair as henna just coats the hair shaft! xoxox

  5. I really want to try this real bad!

  6. I love Lush products , everytime I go into their shop I want to buy something. I've never tried this but I love their soap like shampoos:)
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

  7. I like your blog!
    Check out mine sometime if you want :))

  8. Love your LUSH products! ♥

    Please let us see the hair results!

    New follower here!
    The Misty Mom

  9. I have tried henna before years ago and I can't even remember what brand it was. Can't wait to see you results.

    Check my brother and my fashion blog sometime

  10. i really need to get into lush! the smell of the shop always gives me a headache though, i feel so sorry for the people who work there :)

    lovely post! xxxx

  11. I hadn't heard of this but it sounds interesting


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