~ Colouring my Hair the Lush way ~

I coloured my hair on the weekend with a Henna Hair Colour (there are 4 to choose from and I chose Caca Marron) which I had bought at Lush, here in Whistler. Once I went vegan, 6 1/2 months ago, I also started thinking about the products I use and where they come from, and decided that I DO NOT WANT TO TEST ON ANIMALS anymore. So I did some research and happily found a lot of products. I’ve been looking for Hair Colouring Products in Whistler and also found Herbatint at Nester’s.

I finally got around to dying my hair and here is how it went. This is the first time I have used this product and it is different than my usual experiences with dying my hair. First you have to cut up the block into slivers or tiny pieces. The amount you cut up depends on how long or how short your hair is.

Once you have it cut up, you slowly add hot water and stir. It kind of lots like chocolate sauce!

Then apply. I have some gloves at home already that I use. You don’t want your hands getting dyed from the henna. I have a small brush that I use as well, and some times, I just use my fingers to apply the colour.

You have to leave the henna on for 2 to 4 hours. I’m glad I read the instructions sooner than later since I have a habit of leaving things to the last, especially on the weekend. I knew I was meeting a friend at 6:30 for dinner, so I had to get my act together! While I waited, I just wrapped a bag around my head (hair), tied it up, just in case any bits fell off. This product is different in that it dries like clay, and gets kind of hard. The colour turned out quite nice actually. I’m going to buy the dark brown as well and mix the two together, see what happens then.

It’s quite funny, as I run around the house doing stuff, waiting for the colour to absorb with a bag wrapped around my head. I was skyping with my daughter who is currently in Central America, and she just laughed, full knowing what her mother was up to. I also made my delicious Banana Bread while I waited. When the time was up, I just rinsed my hair underneath the faucet in the bathtub…. rinse until the water becomes clear…….. now I was really starting to run out of time. I started to blow dry my hair, but really didn’t leave enough time to deal with any styling opportunities, so out the door I ran……

Here is a list of other colouring agents from PETA that do not test on animals:

  • Paul Mitchell
  • Developlus
  • Shea Moisture
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Tints of Nature
  • Green Hare Mud
  • Primary Syn
  • Aveda
  • Rusk
  • Manic Panic
  • Good Dye Young
  • Arctic Fox
  • Lush
  • Henna Colour Lab
  • Morroco Method Int’l

Then I also found a few others from Pinterest:

  • Herbatint
  • Ecocolors
  • Smart Beauty
  • and once again, Manic Panic and Arctic Fox

I didn’t realize there were so many and was very happy with my discovery! I would love to see the cruelty-free products on TV and not L’Oreal, Revlon, Clairol, Schwarzkopf, Garnier, WellaVidal Sassoon and John Frieda (which do test on animals!)

Cruelty-free is the way to go! Be aware of the Products you use!


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