Henna Hair Colour
A cool-toned, glossy brown
Product update - 30/1/23
We’ve been busy cooking up a new Henna formula after customers and staff told us the reformulation wasn’t quite cutting it. The snappable design, beautiful packaging, and additional tone-enhancing natural pigments are staying, but we’ve increased the cocoa butter levels to get it closer to the original formula you all know and love. We’ve also taken a fresh look at the price, so that customers who wish to can afford to dye their hair more safely.
Keep your eyes peeled for the second edition of the True Colours book, launching with our reformulated Henna. True Colours : Hair Colouring for the Curious and the Cautious gives you the information you need to make an informed decision about your hair and your health.
Glaze your hair strands with our henna hair dyes, varnishing the outer layer of your hair with a tone of your choice.
What’s in it for you?
Indigo, henna, noni fruit and coffee combine to create a cool-toned hazel brown henna glaze with oodles of gloss. Our 100% natural hair dye is ideal if you have an existing hair dye allergy, are looking for a safer alternative to synthetic hair dye or just want shiny, healthy hair.
What colour will your hair go?
Brun adds beautiful cool hazel tones to brunette hair, adding body and incredible shine! You can build cooler tones with further applications. To glaze blonde, white or twinkly grey hair with dazzling brown hair colour hues, you’ll need an initial base coat of our Rouge henna brick. Got a burning question? You can make sure henna is the right choice for you by reading our FAQ.
How does it work?
Henna contains a pigment called lawsone that has an affinity to the keratin in your hair. It adheres to the cuticle, adding a layer of sheer colour without changing your natural hair colour. This will very gradually fade over time. Henna can be used to help bind other materials to the hair to create brown shades, like indigo, coffee and noni fruit - a technique historically made famous by the Iranians. Our addition is cocoa butter which softens and aids slip through the hair as you apply and enables us to make a self-preserving product.
How to use:
Henna is a gloriously messy, hippy process - and the idea is to get as much of it onto the hair as possible! Our unique cocoa butter henna brick is designed to be enough for one head of mid-length hair and melts down with hot water into a rich paste, which you should apply generously. See our top tips for application here.
What’s in it for the planet?
Synthetic hair dyes contain chemicals known as aromatic amines that are not only associated with health risks, but may bioaccumulate in our ecosystem. Hair salon wastewater has been found to contain colour molecules unconsumed by the dye process, as well as mutagenic byproducts, that are not believed to be effectively removed from our water systems. Choosing a plant-based, ppd-free hair dye like Lush henna reduces the number of these materials in circulation.
How to store:
Your henna brick will arrive in a beautiful recycled paper packaging, with designs inspired by the organic, floral henna designs traditionally found in Middle Eastern and Asian skin art.
Keep your henna brick in its wrap in a cool, dry place, ready for when you use it. Henna bricks are best used fresh and you can put any leftover melted henna in your compost.
To continue our commitment to reduce single use plastic, your henna will no longer come with plastic gloves. Please protect your hands with your trusty reusable rubber gloves.
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