August 29, 2014

Product Review and Demo: Lush Caca Noir

Product Review and Demo: Lush Caca Noir
First let me start off by saying, I've been using this product for a few years. For first time user, the preparation process might be difficult but don't let that deter you. You will have amazing results with this! With that said, I'm sure you already know my general thoughts of this product :)

Product Description & Claims: 
Mysterious blue-black hair color treatment
The darkest of our henna blocks, Caca Noir is made from a blend of the finest Persian henna and deep blue indigo hues to leave hair soft, glossy, and deeply conditioned. If you have dark hair, you’ll end up with a rich blue-black tint that blends magnificently with reddish hues. As with all our hennas, the more frequently you use Caca Noir, the more the color will intensify. After the first use, expect your hair to turn several shades darker. However, to truly release your darker side, keep applying every 4-6 weeks.

My Experience:
 I have used powder hennas in the past so I didn't find this to be much different in terms of the application process. I grated the block and added water as per the directions. Overall, the paste was smooth in consistency and had a pleasant but strong herbal scent. Application was the same as using any henna....MESSY! The results were different from what I was expecting but still amazing! With traditional hennas, I get more of a color payoff. But with this…it was comparable to a conditioning treatment that my hair loved. My hair felt very smooth, soft, and shiny. It felt like the health of my hair had returned. As conditioning treatment, the henna block is off the chain! I've tried many....many deep conditioners and leave ins but this wins hands down. It revitalized my hair in a way I didn't think possible.

Color Change:
I’ve tried many of the Henna bars Lush has to offer and never really got any color payout. This is probably because I have very dark hair to begin with. If anything, the undertone of my hair has darkened but other than color change. So this may be a con depending on your preference.

Be warned the smell will linger for a couple of days. Its not awful but it can be strong. 

Indigo Henna (Indigofera Tintctoria) , Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Red Henna (Lawsonia inermis) , Irish Moss Powder (Chondrus crispus) , Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus) ,*Citral , *Eugenol , *Geraniol , *Citronellol ,*Limonene , *Linalool , Perfume

Packaging: Henna Bar

Price: $25.95

Amount of Product: 
11.4 ounces

Where to buy: Lush stores or
Cruelty Free: 

Would I Repurchase?  I will definitely keep this in my arsenal as a deep conditioning treatment.


1. To make the Henna Paste, the bar needs to be broken into small pieces. The Lush website recommends it broken into large pieces but from my experience that will just make the batter lumpy and difficult to apply. I've seen many people on youtube, grate it which is the best method. But as I lack patience, I go at it with hammer, which also works :)

Lush Caca Noir Prep

2. Once the block is broken down to a powder as below, add water until it becomes the consistency of yogurt.

Consistency of Caca Noir

3. Application Prep: Next, I combed my hair to remove any tangles. Then I sectioned my hair into four parts for an even application. Then I applied Lush's Ultrabalm to my neckline, hairline, and ears to avoid staining those ears.

Lush Caca Noir Henna Prep for Application
4. After prepping myself, I went to prep the bathroom. Henna can be messy so I put down some newspaper on the floor and took out anything that could stain like towels and mats.

5. Gloves are the most important part. Though this henna bar didn't stain my hair, it sure did stain my hands previously. Applying it with my hands is the easiest for me.
Henna Application

6. Lush recommends leaving it in for 2-5 hours but being a rebel, I leave it overnight. I make sure to cover my pillow with a towel and wear at least two shower caps.

7. The following morning, I rinse my hair several times with cheap conditioner until the water runs clear. This is the most tedious part. I usually go through half to three-fourths bottle of conditioner and rinse like crazy.

8. I skip the shampoo completely and towel dry.

After cleaning up the mess in my bathtub and on my shower curtain, my hair was air dried to a glossy soft texture. I will post before and after pictures next week.


  1. This is a great post! It makes me want to try something like this out.


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