LUSH Caca Brun Hair Dye Before and After

I’m going to share how I dyed my natural/virgin hair with LUSH Caca Brun. It was a very good decision.

So two years ago I made a Youtube video about how I dye my hair using LUSH Caca Brun/Noir mix hair dye. That was the LAST time I ever dyed my hair. I decided to stop dying my hair all together to save time and money and so began the awkward process of growing the colour out. The last time I’d seen my entire head of hair with its natural colour was about 14 years ago?!

My natural hair is a mousey/golden/brown shade, which lightens easily in the sun. I have these natural highlights at the front of my hair, which I liked and had forgotten about. I enjoyed re-experiencing my hair au natural, I really did. HOWEVER…I began longing for that shine, thickness and rich colour that LUSH Caca gave my hair. So, as it’s now Autumn/Winter I decided to treat my hair to the Caca Brun, and oh, it was a very good decision.

Here is my hair before:


Everything I used:

  • Caca Brun (4 out of 6 blocks)
  • Boiling hot water
  • Plastic mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Hair Dye brush
  • Old towel
  • Rubber gloves (they give you them for free at LUSH)
  • Cling film
  • Beanie hat
  • A brush
  • A hair clip
  • Newspaper/more old towels/sheets
  • An extra mirror (to see the back of your head)

The first step is covering my shoulders with an old towel, and preparing the area around me with newspaper etc. As my hair is of normal thickness, and is a few inches below shoulder-length, I decided to use 4 blocks of the Caca Brun. In the past I’ve used the entire brick, but I always had a lot left over. I cut the 4 blocks into very small chunks with a sharp knife, placed into a mixing bowl, and poured boiling hot water into it (little-by-little!), until it had melted to a thick yoghurt-like consistency. You could brew some coffee instead of water to bring out more brown tones, but I wanted a warmer mahogany-brown colour, so just opted for water.

I then sectioned my hair, and started applying at the roots (how you would with a regular hair dye), and then covered the lengths, working from the front to the back. I don’t bother with vaseline round my hairline, as it just doesn’t stain skin!

I dyed my hair myself as I usually do, and used a hair dye brush for a more precise and a less messy application. I didn’t really create much mess, just a few blobs here and there. Caca doesn’t stain and is very easy to clean, which is a huge plus! #natural

After I had completely saturated my hair in the stuff, I piled the heavy, Cow pat-like mass on top of my head, covered it in cling film, then popped a beanie hat on (non-wool, of course). Trapping the heat from your head will bring out more warm tones. If you don’t want to accentuate the warmer tones, leave your hair uncovered.

I kept this on for 3 hours. I did not leave my house…but I did get some painting and cleaning done. I even made a cake. After 3 hours was up, I rinsed and shampooed my hair twice until the water ran clear. I styled my hair, and this is the result: I LOVE IT!

Here is the Youtube video I made on this 2 years ago (in slightly different circumstances from this occasion): 

I hope this is useful to anyone considering dying their hair with LUSH Caca. I have experienced dying my hair with all of them except Caca Marron. I’m ALWAYS ecstatic with the result, and feel my hair is in much better condition. You can control the colour and permanency of the dyes to an extent, by altering how much you water it down and the length of time you keep it on. LUSH give out one block of the dye for free for test-strand purposes. PLEASE take advantage of this before, to gauge how your hair will react.

Read more on the LUSH website about Caca Brun here:

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