Henna has been used to decorate hands for centuries. It’s also safe to use on your hair and body. Lush Henna Hair Colours are made with Persians finest quality henna and it’s known for giving red tones. Henna has a strong smell, but Lush have added a range of essential oils to help your hair smell nicer.
THE PROCESS –
I have medium thick shoulder length hair. I decided to use all 6 squares, which was more than enough. I recommend using a large sharp knife to cut the block into squares. Once I had 6 squares:
- Place the henna into a glass bowl.
- Put a pan of water on to the stove and turn it on to low heat.
- Place the glass bowl onto the pan.
- Boil the kettle while the pan of water is simmering so that it’s ready to be poured over the henna.
- Then slowly pour hot water from the kettle onto the henna a bit at a time, while mixing the melting henna. I would recommend using 2-3 cups, or until it turns into a melted chocolate consistency and there’s no more lumps left.
A word of warning, before you apply the henna put lots of newspaper down on the floor! I learnt the hard way. The Henna covered myself and my kitchen floor. Lesson learnt. I also smothered my hairline and ears with Vaseline to protect my skin from staining and i used the gloves provided.
I applied the henna to my hair from root to tip, which can get really clumpy, so try and section your hair as much as you can to avoid uneven application. I clingfilmed my hair and left it to develop for 3 hours. After the 3 hours had past, I removed the clingfilm and washed my hair. I recommend that you wash your hair over the bath as this can get messy. I had to shampoo my hair four times to get all the bits of henna out. It takes about 30 minutes.
The henna took around three days to really show itself on my hair. My hair was super bright red on the first day, then it gradually deepened over the 3 days. You can also use henna as often as you like. Unlike conventional hair dye, it’s safe for frequent use.
I highly recommend this product for anyone who is looking for a vegan and cruelty free hair colour.
Have you used Lush Henna before? Or would you? Let me know in the comments.