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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lush Caca Noir Henna Hair Dye Before & After Review

Click here for an updated post about 4 months later.

Click here for my experience using Caca Rouge too!

I previously dyed my sister's hair with Lush's Marron and Rouge henna hair dyes and I finally decided to take the plunge and dye my own hair for the first time ever!  I always said I would never dye my hair but after seeing how awesome and healthy this henna made my sister's hair look and feel and reading every review on the Lush website, plus a ton of blog posts, I was ready to do it.

I chose Noir because I wanted my hair to be darker.  Results really seem to vary with this product and I believe it has a ton to do with your natural color.  My natural hair color is a medium brown that definitely has a red tinge to it in the sunlight.  I didn't want to use Marron or Brun because I figured they would just end up looking too similar to my natural color and if I was going to dye my hair, I wanted it to be a noticeable difference in color.  I thought about Rouge, but I figured with the fall months coming along, I'll try something darker.

My sister has a hair color pretty similar to mine and when (on March 12) we used Marron on her, it looked like a shinier healthier version of her normal hair color.  The next time (on July 11) we mixed Rouge with Marron  and you could definitely see more of a red tinge to her hair indoors and in the sunlight.   I guess next time we'll be using up the rest of her Rouge block, so stay tuned for updates on that. :)

My sister applied it for me.  Yes it is messy, we did it in the garage.  It only took about half an hour to apply it all on my hair.  I used an entire brick for my head and it was the perfect amount in the end.

I let it air dry, uncovered, in a bun on top of my head for 3 hours (3 hours not including the application time).  It only took 30 minutes to rinse out too, which surprised me.  I really thought it would take all night. :-P  My hair was also not a big tangle-y mess, it rinsed out much more easily than I thought it would.  Beware though, with this Noir, the shower water was black and really quite yucky. 

I used conditioner and no shampoo to wash it out.  It took like five conditioner rinses to get it clean.  Then I wrapped it up and went to bed, woke up the next morning and rinsed it again.  It was rinsed really well the night before because it didn't leave any sort of residue or color on my pillow case, etc.

As you can see in the pictures, my natural hair is darker at the top and lighter towards the bottom and you can still see that difference after dyeing it too.  So your results really will depend on how your hair is naturally. If you naturally have a lot of highlights and lowlights, you will still be able to see that after dyeing it, it will just be that different color.  It will still have dimension, it's not going to be super flat, one color.

FYI, in the "after pictures" I had straightened my hair and in the "before" pics, it was my natural hair texture.  This product didn't make my hair straight or weighed down at all.

I would definitely recommend this at this point.  It leaves your hair super duper soft and shiny.  But we must wait and see how it lasts, if it fades nicely, and how my roots look after awhile.  I bought two bricks of Noir just in case one wasn't going to be enough for my hair, so yes, I will be doing it again since I already have another brick.  So stay tuned for updates on that too. Some say the more you dye it, the more intense it can become, so we will see. :)

Thanks for reading!


  1. This really helped! Thank you! :)


  2. How did your roots grow in? My hair looks very similar to your before pic and I want to dye my hair that color but dont want my roots to look silly

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