Cassia is by no means a new product, in fact West Africans and Indians have been using it for centuries. Cassia is a great alternative for naturals who want to get the benefits of natural henna without changing the color of their hair. If you’ve never heard of this amazing powder, keep reading! Here’s what cassia can do for you:
1. Adds Shine
Cassia typically comes in a green powder form and is often mistakenly referred to as the “neutral henna” though cassia is actually derived from an entirely different plant than henna—with cassia you receive the benefits of adding shine to your hair without coloring it.
Cassia deeply conditions the hair. Applying cassia to hair has been said to repair dry damaged hair and make it more manageable by softening curls. One application is said to add volume to hair making it appear fuller.
3. Quick and Easy Application
One of the things that has many naturals turning to cassia is the quick and easy application. Unlike henna, you don’t have to use gloves to apply cassia and it typically only needs to be left on for 30 minutes. Many naturals pair cassia with honey, Amla oil, and essential oils for added conditioning.
Have you tried Cassia?
Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician,makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago, residing in Los Angeles! Follow her on instagram @ashleyreneepoet, twitter and personal blog why I Waited