I Tried Cassia Obovata [neutral henna] Today!

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I Tried Cassia Obovata [neutral henna] Today!

I finally got around to trying cassia on my hair. I hadn’t planned on doing it today or even soon. I’ve been at odds with my hair this week. I’m torn between ending my stretch next week or just making the decision to transition to natural. I know I eventually want to transition but I haven’t made up my mind because I’m not sure what to do with my hair while I do – I can’t flat iron my hair every week – that would be asking for trouble as heat would degrade the protein bonds at the line of demarcation. So I needed to do SOMETHING with my hair and went ahead and whipped up a batch of cassia.

Products used:

Cassia and amla powders [purchased from www.hennasooq.com, coconut oil, Organix Shea Butter conditioner, Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment.

My cassia mix:

9 tablespoons of cassia [~129 grams], 2 tablespoons of amla powder [~29 grams], and warm water.


  • I parted my hair in four sections and separated each section into smaller sections as I coated my hair with coconut oil – cassia/henna goes on easier on damp hair or hair with oil.
  • I mixed cassia, amla power and warm water into a plastic bowl with a plastic spoon, mixing together until I achieve pancake batter consistency.
  • I applied the mix in sections, beginning at the nape. I applied with my hands and parted my hair in small sections as I went [my hands were incredibly messy, but using my hands made it very easy].
  • After the application process, I gently cross-wrapped the 4 sections and covered my hair with saran wrap, then with a plastic cap. I left on  for 1 hour, 20 minutes.
  • I rinsed out first with water and then rinsed out with Organix Shea Butter conditioner.
  • Deep conditioned with Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol for an hour.

Why, oh why, oh why had I not tried cassia sooner. My hair feels thicker and smoother, I love it. I detangled after my hair dried a bit and retain more hair. I will definitely repurchase from HennaSooq [quick shipping!] and incorporate cassia treatments into my regimen, probably once a month. I’ll try and record the entire process when I re-applt in 4-6 weeks.

And of course, pictchas!

Coconut oiled hair
My cassia mix
Cross wrapped my hair after applying cassia
Cassia on the skin is VERY itchy

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