So the other day my order finally arrived including my henna which I was quite excited about. I had read a lot about the alternative hair dye and since my hair is in a state at the moment I thought I would give the Rouge colour a go.
What you’ll need
- One block of Caca Rouge Henna from Lush
- Ultrabland or vaseline/petroleum jelly
- Cling film
- Glass bowl and saucepan
- Old cloth or newspaper to put down for application
How to use
Firstly, you’ll need to melt the blocks, for my hair I only used 4 and still had plenty left in the bowl. You do this by breaking the pieces up like chocolate, putting them in a glass bowl over a saucepan with some boiling water in it. Then, let it start to melt, stirring often, you’ll also want to keep adding hot water to the henna. It says a little bit on the instructions but really, I put a lot in to make the application that much easier.
Then, when the mix is completely melted take it off the heat and set up the newspaper or cloth. Put the ultrabland or vaseline on forehead and ears to avoid stains! I’ve got to say I wish I had someone to apply it for me… this bit isn’t pretty. Apply the mixture all over the hair, like you would normal dye, it is a weird consistency and a lot will drop off onto the floor so make sure you have newspaper!
After you are happy with coverage cling film head to make sure that you get a really red outcome. This also made sure that the henna didn’t get everywhere. So, then you have to wait 1-3 hours depending on how red you want it. I waited two hours but if I do this again i’ll wait longer. Although this is a long time it does give the hair a nice treatment with all the cocoa butter the henna has in it.
Finally, remove the cling film and wash off with hot water. This bit is really messy and took a while. The henna carries on developing for 24 hours so I didn’t see the difference straight away. I definitely see it now and my hair feels so nice!
Overall it is a messy process but I’d say it’s a good one if you don’t fancy using normal hair dye.
Here is the before and after:
thanks for reading xxx