Cassia Obovata strengthens, cleanses, conditions, adds shine and protects your hair from the elements. It won't color dark hair tones but can yield a light golden tone on grey and blonde hair. Cassia can be used in all Ayurvedic DIY hair masks and also with henna. When cassia is mixed with henna to dye hair, it can yield a range of tones such as strawberry blonde and rich copper.
THE INSIDE SCOOP
The best alternative to henna and one of the Ayurvedic herbs perfect for first-time users. This is one of the herbs you can use in many DIY hair masks and treatments. It'll leave your hair feeling cleansed, strengthened and full of shine.
How to Use
Mix organic cassia with warm to hot distilled water as a hair treatment (more hair recipes can be found on our How To page or use as is).
Let the cassia sit for about 15 minutes and then apply onto hair that has been freshly washed with our hair washes or shampoo bars.
Hair treatments can stay in the hair for 1-2 hours.
When dyeing hair, mix cassia (for golden tones) at 100% OR mix henna and cassia in the proportions needed for the tone you want to achieve, found below.
Strawberry blonde is 3 parts cassia to 1 part henna (most people use Moroccan henna in this mix)
Copper tones is 50/50 of henna (most people use Moroccan henna in this mix) and cassia.
Once you blend the dry herbs, then add your warm to hot distilled water and mix well. Allow cassia and henna mix to sit 3-4 hours for dye release. Apply on freshly washed hair. Leave this treatment in hair for 3-4 hours. Rinse out with our cleansing cowash to restore moisture for all hair treatments, masks and coloring. Moisturize, dry and style as usual.
Cassia is a semi permanent and needs to be repeated every 2-3 weeks. This herb will loosen your curl pattern, should this apply.