Lush Henna Block
I have been using Lush Henna for the past 6 months and it's great. It is 100% chemical free. It comes in bars (it looks like a chocolate bar). For best result you need to cut it up very small, boil some hot water and mix it to a yogurt like paste.
Make sure to mix it in a glass bowl (not plastic or metal).
Make sure to have gloves on when applying the Henna.
You need to have it on for at least 3 hours to get results if you want to cover gray. It is time consuming and a little messy but that's the price to pay for a 100% natural product!
The Henna bars depending on the Color (they have brown, black, red and chestnut) are all mixed with 100% coco butter and depending on the color with different natural ingredients like Coffee or seaweed.
I have done a lot of research on hair products as I am really worried about any chemical on my hair as I just started getting gray and I had never colored my hair before. It is impossible for any liquid product to have absolutely no preservatives as it would go bad in less than a few days.
The thing I love the most about Lush is all their products have the detailed ingredient list. (Nothing is left out). On their packaged product the ingredients are all listed and the non packaged ones you can read it in their catalog or at the store. I think Lush
needs to advertise more so more people can take advantage of this great product.
I know a few of my friends cover their heads with a shower cap and plastic and leave it on over night. If you cover your hair you will get more reddish highlights. If you don't want that don't cover it.
Hope this helps.
Thank you Simona for the review.
As usual I am providing an ingredient list.
This is for Lush Henna Caca Rouge Mama:
Red Henna (Lawsonia inermis),
Fair Trade Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao),
Fresh Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum),
Powdered Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis),
Clove Bud Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus),
This product is not listed with the Skin Deep Database but henna as a whole often rates as low to moderate hazard. Most of the ingredients are naturally derived. Some of the other ingredients used are rated as moderate hazard which is everything from clove oil down. These are ingredients typically used for providing fragrance.
A reason for most of these ingredients to receive a moderate safety rating comes from them being considered possible irritants that may cause allergic reactions.
Most of the higher rated ingredients are found in essential oils which I like and use with care since I am sensitive to fragrance. Most are naturally derived but citral may be synthetically produced.
The ingredients for perfume are not defined by Lush on their website. Typically, the Database will give perfume and fragrances a high hazard rating.
Lush does not do animal testing.