Cassia May Be Your Answer To Correct Damage From The Elements And Manipulation

Cassia powder and amla powderWe advise you to do your own research to decide on the best mix for you. This particular recipe includes:

Liberally apply the mix in sections to barely damp hair. The damp hair allows it to spread better but some ladies have gotten the same results on dry hair. Cover your head with a shopping bag, steam cap, shower cap or what ever comes in handy to trap heat on your scalp so the mix can be activated.

You can then busy yourself with some household chores or errands or just sit under a hooded dryer for thirty minutes to an hour.

Once the time has elapsed, dunking your head in a sink full of warm water usually does the trick of washing it out (but you can also choose the more traditional shower approach too).

Your hair might feel  a little dry after so you should go ahead and do a DC with heat using a moisturizing conditioner for about thirty minutes and you should be good to go!

The cassia and amla treatment is a keeper in my book. When I used it instantly there was a noticeable difference in the body of my hair and appearance of my curls. The cassia does a great job at filling in the cracks in the cuticle which results in stronger hair.

It is amazing how these two powders worked together synchronizing their efforts, since cassia is known to loosen curls while amla is known to tighten them!


Of course, ever the teacher, I have included visual aids chronicling the process for our visual learners LOL! So my fellow HHJ pilgrims, since I had promised that we would have a show and tell of sorts, check out the videos.

In this video DuchessGabrielle shares her recipe for mixing cassia.

Since experience is the best teacher and gives more credibility, I had to try it. This is my take on the cassia and amla treatment.

Ok! We showed you ours, so now it’s your turn to tell us about yours. Do share your cassia experience in the comments.

Originally posted 2013-12-06 15:00:02.

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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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Comments

    1. Marsha Buchanan Post author

      Hi Shaquilla, and that’s correct; Cassia. It is also called senna or neutral henna because it mimics the benefits of henna, except, it is from a different plant entirely.

  1. Pattie Armstead
    Pattie Armstead

    I always use coconut milk. Once I used apple cider vinegar with henna it dried my hair out so bad I had to cut three inches off. That’s hen I decided to go natural.

    1. Marsha Buchanan Post author

      Hi Tamora ,
      Thanks for reading. A cassia treatment aids in strengthening your hair as well as moisturizing your strands. It is ggreat for filling in the gaps in damaged hair to prevent breakage. It works like henna except it is not permanent and it does not colour dark hair.

  2. Marsha Buchanan Post author

    Hi Adri’Ana,
    Thanks for your show of interest in the article. You may be more inclined to use water that is not warm and there really should be no issues with that either.Some person’s are know to use cold water, some substitute other things for the water such as orange juice, coconut milk, or a brew of black or green tea. I think the premise that warm water should be used has to do with either of two things:
    1. It allows things to be thoroughly combined and allows the lumps to work themselves out as the mix sits for about an hour
    2. The cuticle tends to open up a bit more in warm temperatures. This would enhance the absorption of the strengthening properties in the mix.

  3. melissa

    When it comes to henna, cassia or alma where can I find it? I usually stick to grocery and drugstore for hair products. Is this something that I need to run to a local market for?

    1. Marsha Buchanan Post author

      Hi Melissa, you can find them in your nearest local Indian grocer or order at mehandi.com or hennasooq.com. Both stores offer high quality products and fast delivery.

    1. Marsha Buchanan Post author

      Hello Jessica, you can often find Amla and other ayurvedic solutions at any Indian grocer or you can order online from hennasooq.com or mehandi.com. The delivery times are fast especially in and around the US. Customers have received their products within a day or two of placing their orders and international orders take 12-18 business days.

  4. Ascelyne Darbonne
    Ascelyne Darbonne

    I also add Brahmi to my conditioning pack. I use shikakai powder instead of shampoo. I recommend doing an oiling prepoo on damp hair to prevent dryness when using herbs.

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