Tuesday, 6 November 2012

LUSH Caca Rouge Review With Before And After Pictures


I've always wanted to be a red head. Red headed ladies are the sexiest ladies, hands down, and if you don't agree with me then please have a look at this blog. However, my hair is naturally quite a dark brown and I didn't really fancy ruining it with bleach. I decided that I'd settle on a nice ginger tinge instead of full blown orange. These funny looking henna bricks have always caught my eye in Lush and I decided to go with the Caca Rouge one as it's designed to give off really vibrant red tones.

Before

To use these blocks you have to dissolve as much as you need, in my case half the block, in water and heat it until it's hot enough that it's very warm but not hot enough to burn your scalp. You then apply it like a normal hair dye. The first thing I have to say is that it smells pretty funky, very leafy and not entirely in a nice way. It also looks like green mud(I'm really annoyed I forgot to take a photo). You then have to wrap your red in cling film(this keeps the heat in allowing the henna to work better) but my mum's a hairdresser so I used one of her little plastic caps. That aside it's actually a really great product and the instructions were very easy to follow. It's a really messy process but the people in the store did actually offer to apply it for me. I'm not sure if this is at any extra cost or not but I think it's a really great service to offer.

After

After leaving it on for an hour, which is the minimum time but you can leave it on for as long as you want as henna is all natural, you then simply wash it out. I would recommend washing your hair a few times as there will be little grains of undissolved henna in it. I'm very pleased with the colour of my hair now. In the light it has such a nice glossy sheen especially at the roots where the 'virgin' hair is. A few people have complimented on the colour of my hair as well which has been a nice boost to the confidence. Also because henna is natural it's almost like a conditioning treatement! My hair felt so nice when I washed it out which is the complete opposite to normal box dyes which are chock a block full of chemicals.

The Lush henna bricks are £7.95 which is great value for money as you will probably get 2-3 uses out of each bar depending on the length and thickness of your hair. This bar is one of four, there is also an auburn, a brown and a black. You can purchase them in store or online. I really recommend these, especially if you have quite light hair or you're just looking to add some tones to your hair.

Have you ever tried Caca Rouge or any of the other hennas?

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