Henna Hair Colour
Vibrant copper to spicy red tones
Reformulated (again) with your feedback! We’ve increased the cocoa butter levels again, so you can get back to the colour you love.
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?
Try this beautiful henna and hibiscus brick to turn blonde or red hair a vibrant shade of copper, or add spicy red hair colour tones to darker hair. Our 100% natural hair dye is ideal if you have a hair dye allergy, are looking for a safer alternative to synthetic hair dye or just want glossy, healthy hair with plenty of body.
What colour will your hair go?
Rouge will give fiery copper hues to blonde and red hair, warm red henna tones to brunettes and adds a subtle, glossy warmth to very dark heads of hair. Use over greying hair for a warm, twinkly highlights effect, or as an essential base before applying Lush's Noir, Brun or Marron henna hair dye to fair, white or greying hair.
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 like the hibiscus in Rouge, which brings added depth and vibrancy to your colour. We add cocoa butter because it softens and aids slip through the hair as you apply and enables us to make a solid, 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 essential bamboo henna application brush is ideal for getting extra precision, and our reusable Henna Hair Wrap is perfect for wrapping your hair colour while it develops for redder results. 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?
A majority of 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, inspired by the angular henna designs traditionally found in North African 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 some trusty reusable rubber gloves.
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