Cassia obovata or neutral henna is said to have all the benefits of henna–stronger, shinier, thicker hair without depositing color on darker hair shades.
I began using cassia obovata in November 2012 and have been using it weekly/bi-weekly.
Unlike others I don’t do cassia treatments, per say. Rather I mix cassia into my normal deep conditioner and use it as a masque.
I purchased [ 200g Cassia Obovata Zenia Brand] for 7.50 + shipping on Amazon.
I use cassia [ from my ends to inch from my scalp]
I credit Cassia for [ thickening and strengthening my fine, fragile hair]
My Cassia mix is [ 1 cup of full fat greek, 1 tsp: olive oil, grape seed oil, castor oil, and 1/4 cup of black tea] these number fluctuate, but yogurt is key and too much oil makes for mix that doesn’t adhere to hair as well.
I leave my mixture on [ 30 mins- 1 hour] I will occasionally sit under the dryer if I am in a rush for time, but without heat I just add extra time on to the treatment.
I rinse my mixture with [ warm water submersion, conditioner saturation, shower head rinse]
I will use cassia until [ my hair grays and henna/indigo is introduced]