For my third henna treatment, I am giving Lush Caca Rouge Mama henna a try (first try with this brand). As mentioned in my previous henna post, I am more interested in henna as a natural way to color my hair. The conditioning properties are pleasant perks.
I went for Caca Rouge henna as it is promised to deliver a more red color than other Lush hennas.
Throughout this post I will be making comparison's between the Caca Rouge Lush henna and the Henna for African Hair I used in my July treatment (purchased from Mehandi.com)
Uuuhhhhh! This Lush Henna is the ish!!! LOVE IT
|OK my hair before henna treatment. You might be able to see some brown highlights on my hair from the (Henna for African hair) treatment done in July.|
|This is AMAZING. Cost $24.99|
|I used three blocks. Originally, the representative told me to used 4 blocks...nah... I want 2 full uses from my package..!!! lol|
|Shrinkage! I washed my hair with a SULFATE shampoo ( I use sulfate shampoo's to wash out silicone products when I use them)|
|Yadda Yadda, I henna'd my hair, washed it out with a SULFATE FREE SHAMPOO, moisturized my hair, twisted...let dry..then styled! Awesome results... Out of direct sun light my hair looks almost black.|
|However, in direct sunlight? Shoooooo... BEERIFUL! I love the color tint. It's definitely more pigmented from this treatment than any other!|
Now that I know my hair better, I am in a better position to provide you (informed) feedback on my experience.
- I'm not sure how else to describe this, but my hair felt "hard" (not dry) when I initially rinsed the henna out
- Overall my hair feels thicker (omg sooo sexy i cant stop touching itttt!!)
- I was pleasantly surprised to notice that my hair was easier to detangle. I only needed to finger-comb it prior to twisting
- No need for deep conditioning. Regular 5 minute conditioning was all I needed.
- Lush's Caca Rouge henna is grainy whereas HFAH is not. The henna for African hair is recommended on it's website for our hair texture specifically because it does not have a grainy texture and is easier to wash out.
- Lush Caca Rouge has a very light "henna" smell to it. Whereas HFAH smells very strong and potent. I actually hated the smell when I used it. Caca Rouge's smell is tolerable and very subtle in comparison.
- I like the lush henna more than the HFAH henna. I'm thinking this may be because the lush henna has moisturizing ingredients in it (for ex: cocoa butter) whereas the Jamila henna does not (it is not mixed with anything else). You will not need to compensate as much to condition your hair with the lush henna as much as you will with the mehandi henna.