This is the second time I've purchased the Caca Rouge Lush Henna hair dye. I used to dye my hair a lot when I was fifteen however my hair got frizzy and began to lack any natural moisture. So I stayed away for years. When I began to delve more into the world of natural beauty products, as par my new years resolution of 2011, I became aware of henna hair dye existing within the Lush stores. My first impression is that it was more bother than it was worth and I came to like my natural hair colour anyway (brunette but with auburn and copper tones) but at New Year of 2012 I went for it. And I'm glad I did. It didn't destroy my hair and gave me a nice natural red colour. The adverts say it gives a bright look, but for me it looks natural. I didn't take any "before and after" pictures so the best you can see it my outfit photo posts. My Saying Goodbye To 2011 post shows a selection of me posing with my natural colour. Every other photo shows me afterwards with red locks.
The Application Process
The first result was red, but not bright. If you had seen me in real life you would have twigged it had been dyed but in photos it couldn't be picked up without the flash. The result the second time was very vibrant, as in you could tell my hair had been dyed, even in photos. But it is still a very natural shade of red, as most of my pictures show. I have a few blonde patches near my fringe which were very red, so if you are blonde the result may be very bright for you! But as a medium brunette as I turned out looking like a natural red head.
Also the shop assistant had told me that I might need two blocks to make it vibrant due to hair length, so I'm not complaining about this.
Also my hair was S-O-F-T. Yes, capital letters were needed.
I love this product, as shown by me buying it twice. It is messier than traditional hair dye but I'm very committed to the natural product cause and it makes my hair feel really soft, rather than destroying it. Lush only have four colours of this stuff so if you're after a very specific colour than it might not be for you. Or if you want a slightly less-fuss hair dying experience. But personally I am going to keep buying this all over again.