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December 12th, 2010, 10:43 AM
I am soooooo weak! I wanted my virgin hair colour to grow out, and got to my mini-milestone, bangs (and all the hair to my ears with them) henna free. But.... the Lush bar kept whispering to me from the bathroom cabinet .... I could hear it even in the middle of the night, and every time I reached into the cabinet for something, it wafted its lovely smell out to entice me. I love henna -- I love how it smells -- I love how it looks, all messy and mud-like -- I love how it feels to mix it and breathe in the crushed plant stuff. And I ... I ....I broke down. I did an all-over Lush Caca Brun.
Well, ok - so I'm weak. :) My question is this: with the Caca Brun, I only get a subtle shade darkening, which is great, just what I want. BAQ henna was a horrible colour on me. But the Brun does fade off, and my hair doesn't really feel like it did with BAQ henna. I'm wondering, if the Lush bar Brun fades off, maybe the henna in it doesn't bond with the keratin? and maybe there isn't really any strenghtening and conditioning effect with it? is it just the cocoa butter that makes hair feel so good for a couple weeks after, and that's it? 'cause my fine, fragile hair breaks a lot with the mud, so if I'm not getting henna conditioning to compensate, I don't know that the colour's worth it. Lush users, what do you think? Are you getting henna benefits?
December 12th, 2010, 11:07 AM
in the caca brun the indigo is more prominent then the henna, that is why you get the fading. The henna in it will be enough to give you the conditioning you are looking after.
(I have to mention that I work for Lush, but never tried the brun myself as I love the red more with my hair)
December 12th, 2010, 02:54 PM
I believe that that fading is from how diluted the henna actually is in the cocoa butter...many people that do glosses (particularly weaker glosses) experience fading due to the dilution.
December 12th, 2010, 03:56 PM
oh no! so is the indigo going to fade, leaving me with henna orange!? I thought I would be safe with the Lush....
December 12th, 2010, 04:41 PM
I never got henna orange with Brun.
And I can agree with little-cherry, it's the dilution what makes Lush hennas fade.
They're loaded with cocoa butter and practically work as a gloss.
December 16th, 2010, 07:10 AM
Thanks! I hope it fades evenly back to my own colour, with no henna! I kind of panicked when I looked at it and thought it might not fade, because I don't think I can keep doing Lush. I can't seem to get the cocoa butter out of my hair properly. It's been nearly two weeks now, and I've tried conditioner, clarifying shampoo, shampoo on dry hair first, oil - nothing gets this cocoa butter out. It's thick, stiff, sticky and gross. I'm hating it and the texture of my hair. I like the colour, but I don't think I can do this butter stuff, my hair doesn't want to let go of it.
EDT: ok, fourth wash, the coating is off, and it's looking like my own hair again. I also really like the colour. So, yeah, maybe I could keep up with the LUSH! I'm really liking it now that I've got that cocoa butter out. I guess I just have to plan it out so I don't ever do it just before I want my hair to look nice! :)
December 16th, 2010, 08:31 PM
Wow, caribou, your hair is getting really long! :) I remember your old siggy.
December 19th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Now I use lush and although it is less bright after a few weeks, I can't say it fades mine is the same colour as it was when I first hennaered it. Ive used henna glosses in the past which are a lot weaker and have faded completely but I wouldnt compare Lush to a gloss, its a full henna.
Maybe its just my hair?
December 22nd, 2010, 08:55 AM
Good to know. So it may not fade out, or it may fade out a bit, or a lot, depending. But it probably won't all fade out . Thanks jojo, serious, little_cherry, and katye. One more question, and I promise, the last one!
If I want to do it again, can I do an all-over, or should I worry about colour buildup, like with BAQ henna/indigo mixes? I read that indigo mixes can suddenly and permanently go very dark - but I also read that many people re-LUSH over and over. Is the re-LUSHing only for those using non-indigo mixes?
I like the shine and the slight richness boost to my own colour. It's almost exactly my own hair colour, only better - even on the previously processed lower lengths, which have nicely evened up. I'm really happy with it. Just realizing I may need to repeat if there's any fading, and I don't wanna mess it up and have a disaster! :eek:
Maybe we need a LUSH FAQ thread?
December 22nd, 2010, 02:40 PM
I use the marron caca from Lush, so maybe it's a bit different, but I can't say that I particularly experience fading. Just enough to keep the growth from looking harsh, and for me that's a plus.
I actually really really love my Lush caca. While not overly keen on the smell I love the colour, it's always been my dream colour to have lovely chestnut hair.
I have been using this exclusively for 2 years now, and I doubt I will change to anything else.
As far as for strengthening the hair I can't really comment, as I have never used a pure henna. I have super fine hair, and I don't particularly notice that the caca makes it any stronger or thicker, but the benefit for me is that it doesn't do it any damage, as opposed to the box dyes I used to use which I'm convinced contributed heavily to my drastically decreased thickness.
Oh, and also, the caca makes my hair really glossy. Love it.
December 22nd, 2010, 02:42 PM
I second a Lush FAQ thread. I am considering doing the Caca Noir (and I'm not sure if this will be too dark for me) and I have no idea where to start!
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