Strengthening hair treatment

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Strong hairCassia hair treatment

You may be familiar with Henna, aka Lawsonia inermis, as a herbal hair colour which also coats your hair to make it thicker, shinier, and stronger. Cassia obovata is a (nearly) colourless version of the same thing, so it’s a great treatment for your hair if you don’t want to colour with henna. I do this treatment every 4-6 weeks to keep my hair healthy and strong, especially since I have fine hair that can break easily.

I order my Cassia from Henna Sooq. They have tons of awesome info on their site, like directions and instructional videos for mixing and applying! They will also give you free samples of all kinds of stuff to try.

Caution:

Cassia can alter the colour of white, grey, or blond hair because it does have a golden colour. Also, I think it is not advised to use Henna or Cassia on coloured hair as the part of the hair that is coloured my react differently from the uncoloured part (roots). Do some more searching if you want to know more about this.

Additional ingredients:

Add 3-5 drops of an essential oil of your choice to your mixture. This is for scent primarily, as I find the smell of the Cassia a little “grassy” but you can also use essential oils as skin/hair treatment. Some suggestions:

  • Rosemary as a scalp treatment for dandruff and to increase circulation
  • Lavender as an overall skin healing oil (for dermatitis, itching, oily skin, and nearly any other skin issues)
  • Ylang ylang because it smells great (and is apparently an aphrodisiac!)

Directions:

The first time I did this treatment, I made a mess! But now I’ve got it down to a much more reasonable process…

  1. Wash your hair and towel dry, then put on an old t-shirt and shorts or pants.
  2. Make holes in a garbage bag for your head and arms and put the garbage bag on over your clothes.
  3. Get into the tub and apply mixture to your hair in sections, starting at the nape of your neck. I twist my hair up in a clip on top of my head and take out section working from back to front.
  4. I use my hands to coat the section of hair I’m working on, then I comb through with a wide-toothed comb, then I apply a bit more paste before moving on.
  5. Once your whole head is covered, twist your hair on top of your head.
  6. Once you’re done, you will inevitably have paste on your face, in your ears, and in the tub. Use an old washcloth to wipe the paste off your face, ears, and hands and also wash the paste off the tub as it can stain on white (although this comes out with cleaning, so no worries).
  7. Remove the garbage bag from yourself and toss it in the garbage.
  8. Unroll a long strip of plastic wrap and twist into a kind of “rope” then loop this around the nape of your neck and up over your ears to tie at your forehead so it is acting as a kind of barrier all around your hairline. Wrap more plastic wrap around your head on top of this to cover all your hair.
  9. Now just chill out for a while until your treatment is done!

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