Lush Caca Marron Henna Review

by mehak on November 9, 2012

in Grade B+, Haircare, Reviews


Lush Caca Marron Henna Review (Before & After)

Guest Post by Priya

Product Description:
Caca Marron is the perfect starter henna for anyone who’s got their eye on Caca Rouge’s vibrant red, but isn’t quite brave enough to take the plunge just yet. Instead, it will ease you in gently with the perfect balance of daring red and a more modest rich brown all while softening, conditioning and adding glorious shine to your tresses. We take our signature cocoa butter base and blend the finest Persian black and red hennas in with ground coffee to darken the red of the henna and create a beautifully rich, traffic stopping shade.

How to use
1. Cut henna up into small pieces and put in a heatproof bowl.
2. Add hot water and let steep. Mix to a yogurt-like consistency.
3. Put on gloves and apply from back to front, coating hair thoroughly.
4. Cover in cling wrap for a more vibrant red. Leave on for one to six hours.
5. Rinse, shampoo, and condition hair.

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

My Views

When I was in college I applied heena 2 or 3 times (on my mom’s insistence since I have heredity of gray hairs in my family!) I hate – hate – hate to apply heena on my hair. It smells yuck and I hate to carry around the mountain on my head. I never had the patience of keeping heena applied hair more than 1 hour and it felt like a burden on my head. I used immediately shampoo my hair against the “Golden Rule” (told by mom) not to shampoo immediately or else my greys won’t be properly covered! And when I got married, I didn’t have to listen to my mom, I suddenly became independent and chose to color my hair until now. I don’t know what had gotten into me but after many years I decided to turn my good old hair coloring method – applying heena.
Now, 1000 bucks for heena sounds insane! (So said my mom!) but I had researched a lot and a lot on Lush Henna and finally I decided to get this. Caca Marron claims to give chestnut red kind of color which was what I was looking for. I didn’t want to have bloody orange color that typical heena gives so this color sounded right to me. The heena comes in a block of 6 cubes and for my mid length hair I needed 3 cubes. With this Lush Heena, it isn’t simple mix with water keep it overnight and apply on the hair but instead you need to work hard – grate the heena yourself, mix and apply! This one does need to be soaked overnight; it can be used immediately so you don’t need to pre-plan.
The consistency was very very grainy and coarse; it kept on falling out while applying and during the drying process. It created lot of mess but if you wear a shower cap mess can be avoided to an extent. The best part of this heena was it did not feel heavy at all. It didn’t feel like a burden on my head. I kept it for 4 hours before rinsing it. Earlier, I had to shampoo my hair immediately or else I would get severe headache but with Lush I didn’t have that problem. I shampooed my hair the next day.
The results – it covered my hairs but still my greys were a shade lighter than my other hair but it did give my hair a beautiful reddish chestnut color.  My hair glows like red umber in the sun and shine a sultry auburn in the shade and I absolutely love it! My hair didn’t get dry at all; it was silky soft and I love the lustrous shine it added!

Lush Caca Marron Henna Before After


Gorgeous chestnut red color

Does not dry the hair

Feels light on the head

Does not irritate the scalp

Fragrance is not nauseating

Can be used instantly


Texture is coarse and grainy

Needs to be grated

Creates lot of mess

This color is not appropriate to cover greys

Verdict: B+

Price: 1020 for 350 gms

Recommendation: I am in two minds about the Lush Caca Marron Henna– it gives gorgeous color and does not have problems I faced with cheap heena. It is organic and natural and does not dry out my hair. On the other hand, it is freaking expensive and the process is quite messy. If you want great results and don’t mind going through so much trouble then I recommend you try it out! I might pick up Lush Caca Brun next time.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Pooja@IBC November 9, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Sounds like way too much effort for Miss Lazy bones like me! I just prefer to go over to the salon and get henna done once in 3 months, grating,mixing,applying it myself sounds like just way too much effort! I quite like the subtle color caca marron gave your hair :)


Priya November 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I know its lot of work but its worth!


Sukanya November 10, 2012 at 1:29 am

have used both the brun and marron ! Love them..but tad bit pricey !


Shikha November 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Thanks Priya for sharing this wonderful product. I have also heredity of grey hairs :-(
I have few questions
1. How frequently we can use this product? Currently I used henna after 45 days.
2. Where is this product available?
3. Does this cause itchy head?


Priya November 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Hey shikha, lush recommends to use after 10-15 days but its upto u and much depends on grey coverage. I generally use once in a month.
Lush has limited stores… u can get the address from lush India site…
It is also available on

Lastly it does not cause any kind of skin irritation or itchiness . its real safe.

hope this helps!


Shikha November 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

thnx Priya!!


philamazan November 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

it sounds too tedious lol


Niesha November 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

hey Priya nice review and it is indeed an interesting product.:)
i would love to try it out !!
Thanx for sharing.


Preetha November 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm

i saw this at the store but then thought its a tedious process for my mom..expensive too


swastika November 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

i bought this a year ago and still havent fully used it:(


Priya November 17, 2012 at 10:25 pm

But it has a shelf life of 3 months only!!!!!


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