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Member since 07/07/2011
23 Sep 2015 11:05 AM
Goths need not apply
Lush are telling porkies when they call this a 'blue-black..hair dye'. The colour is more dark brown with red glints in the sun. I have mixed feelings about this. I keep using it and then afterwards wonder why I do.
Completely natural ingredients
Not tested on animals
Makes hair appear thicker and healthier (all henna will do this)
Darkens hair (my natural mousey-brown is now very dark brown)
You will NEVER get the blue black shade they say you will
Application is a nuisance
Migraines from the weight of goo on your head/the smell
Derpy Lush staff are unable to answer any questions
What darkens hair in this product is indigo and through endless snooping on the internets now know henna/indigo (hendigo) mixes never turn hair truly black. To do this, you need to apply henna first followed by indigo. Sounds like a lot of effort until you spend an hour grating Caca Noir and ending up with a colour you don't want. I'll try the two-step next and not bother with this one.
It rinses out easily with conditioner but don't shampoo for at least a day.
Patient people who want brown hair.
Member since 18/08/2011
4 Jul 2013 6:15 AM
Hard work? Yes. Amazing hair? Yes. Worth it? Your call!
Every time I use this I wonder if it's worth it, especially since it is soooo hard to rinse out, but I get so many compliments and my hair feels so great, vanity prevails! I add a couple of teaspoons of salt to help the indigo along, leave it on for 8 hours wrapped in plastic wrap and a wooly beanie hat, and I end up with dark, dark brown hair with an awesome burgundy shine.
Pros: Compliments galore, super shiny hair
Cons: rinsing process is just exhausting, no escape. The smell is also pretty gross, like cow manure and grass (THAT kind of grass...)
**hopefully helpful hints**
I have used this product 3 times, and each time I get a bit more sure of myself. The biggest pain is in the preparation of breaking up the block, 1st time I put it in a bag, bashed it with a hammer and just squished the lumps out once I got the water in; 2nd time I grated it with a cheese grater as recommended by Lush staff (took FOREVER and I was exhausted afterwards, not recommended!) and this time I blended it in a food processor. The food processor worked but took a while and was hard to clean, honestly the hammer worked just as well and was faster, I plan to do this from now on. This time I applied the henna before bed, plastic wrapped my hair, put a towel on my pillow and left it overnight. Not the best night's sleep but no sore neck from carrying 10 pounds of cow manure around on my head for 8 hours.
Leave it on overnight! It will kill you wearing it all day and you really do need to leave it on for 8 hours, no matter what the staff tell you.
Make sure you brace yourself for a cold end to your shower, this stuff takes forever to rinse out.
Perfect for anyone who wants to use a natural product, and doesn't like the way chemical hair dyes damage their hair. Lush Caca will make your hair healthier, not damage it.
Member since 31/01/2008
26 Jul 2012 11:01 AM
I had such high hopes for this product. I researched for months before commiting to buy, and had all the gear they recommended. Gloves, a grater, a ceramic bowl and wooden spoon. The grating itself took at least an hour. As soon as you start grating the smell hits you. It is very bad, like moudly rotten grass clippings. The grating is very messy as flecks of green black go everywhere. Once grated, getting the paste to the right consistency was difficult as it continues to soak up the water. Application is not pleasant either, unless you enjoy slathering your head with warm, grainy, stinky mud. I stuck through it because of all the promises of henna transforming your hair into a healthy, glowing halo. I left the slop on my head for six hours. Although by the second hour it had dried to a heavy, mattered lump. It was extremely hard to keep holding my head up due to the weight of it with the dried henna. Washing it out was a nightmare. It took forever and about a litre of conditioner to get all the lumps out. I am not sure if it was the smell, the weight of my muddy-hair-lump or a combination, but after this ordeal I had a migrane so bad I threw up. When my hair dried, it looked absolutely. no. different. Hands down one of the worst experiences of my life. I wish I could say it was different. But this is my honest review.
Member since 14/03/2010
25 Jul 2012 12:21 AM
Hardest thing to rinse ever!
I've used henna (lush and other brands) for a couple of years now, and used some Noir to darken it up, as henna builds up on the length somewhat. Noir is actually indigo, not henna. All henna is red.
It dyed well, better than other shades of lush have for me, but damn if it wasn't the most difficult thing I've ever had to rinse out of my hair, even with a buttload of conditioner, even with my head swishing my hair around in a bucket. Damnnnn.
Member since 27/01/2009
7 Jan 2011 5:31 AM
my hair is wonderfully shiney
This is a fantastic hair dye. It does take quite a bit of work to use, it's smells terrible and looks like mud on my head, but all of it is worth it to see how wonderfully dark and shiny my hair is afterwards. My hair is so much more healthier from using it.
those who have a lot of time to do their hair, you need grate it first (which is quite hard to do as the blocks are hard) and then cook it to a consistency that you can put on your head (but let it cool down a bit first otherwise you might burn yourself)