Sunday, May 22, 2011

Out with the grey, in with the black!

Okay, so I finally got tired of the proliferation of grey hairs invading my hair. Granted my grey hairs are the gorgeous silver white I'd hoped for over the years, I'm just not ready to give in to them yet. So, I decided to erase them with henna and indigo. A few weeks' research led me to four or five different kinds, but LUSH's Caca Noir Mama ( prevailed as my first choice.

First, let me say that LUSH's shipping is akin to the speed of light. In fact, they're so fast, they beat out the other henna/indigo order I placed a week prior to my LUSH order! And I'm STILL waiting on it!

Getting down to the nitty gritty, pardon the pun, LUSH's henna comes in a block divided into six sections. I used three sections for my hair which is a few inches past my shoulders. I mixed it with almost two cups of black tea and that's all! Normally, I'd add oils, etc., but LUSH's henna comes packed with healthy hair butters, oils and herbs so I took a chance...and after three hours, my hair was SUPER soft with a deeper, richer black hue. Sadly, the grey hairs still stood out in defiance. 

While I was disappointed it didn't cover the grey hair as hoped, I will continue to use Caca Noir Mama. It is, hands down, the best henna I've ever used and without all the mess, too! This product gets two coils up!

Moving on, I know I should've waited at least a month to try to hide the grey again, but I broke down and bought this...
Yes, this product is now discontinued, but my local drugstore had just one box left AND it promised me the blue-black hair I was hoping for. And, I have to say I'm surprised by this product's quality. It's a permanent dye, but it comes with two little packs of healthy hair oils you have to add to the dye bottle and a shea butter conditioning pack that you have to use afterwards. I figured I couldn't go wrong with that and I figured right. 

Despite using two products, back to back, that had the potential to cause some serious dryness, my hair is softer than it is after my steam treatments! And I didn't even steam my hair this weekend!! I am extremely pleased with my final results and will continue to use both products as needed.


  1. LOL! I was doing the same thing and just shared a post regarding henna from curlynikki's blog lol! The more info the better. I could check the drugstores in ROC to see if they have anymore of that left lol.
    (Monet from FB aka Icooka4u from YT)

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