Our cassia powder comes from the dried leaves of the Cassia obovata tree. It is sometimes called ‘neutral henna’, but it doesn’t come from the henna plant. Cassia has been used for thousands of years as a beauty treatment. It can give blond and gray hair a golden, strawberry hue (depending on your hair type), while conditioning and leaving a lovely shine. It will condition dark hair but will not colour it and it softens curls.
HOW TO USE CASSIA
Mix the powder with enough warm to hot water until it is the consistency of yoghurt or pancake batter. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes. Apply the mixture thickly to dry or damp hair in sections from root to tip and cover with clingwrap and a towel. Please wear gloves, cassia will stain your finger nails. Depending on whether you want to condition or dye your hair, leave it on for 30 minutes to 3 hours. The longer you leave it on the more it will dye your hair. Rinse it out thoroughly, shampoo and condition your hair. Depending on your hair type, your hair might feel dry after using cassia. Do a coconut oil treatment afterwards if necessary. Repeat every two weeks for healthy hair.
You can mix cassia with henna for richer, redder tones, or with indigo for darker shades.
Your hair and skin are unique so when using natural extracts please bear in mind that they will react differently for everyone. Have fun experimenting!
100 grams is enough for collar to shoulder length hair.
You must do a strand test before using cassia. Colour results on chemically treated hair will be unpredictable. Bleaching in particular, makes the hair more porous which will result in more orangey shades.
You can freeze any leftover mixture for use at a later time, provided that there is no indigo in the mixture. Reseal any unused powder and store in a cool, dry place.
Please note: for external use only.
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