Cassia obovata, or, as some call it, “neutral henna,” is a plant that can help your hair in a multitude of ways. Native to Africa and Asia, this plant is usually processed into a fine powder.
Though many people confuse it with henna, cassia obovata isn’t henna. While henna provides natural red/orange tones, the pigment of cassia obovata is more of a yellow color.
There are many benefits of using cassia obovata. It has been used for hundreds of years in a number of different ways. One of the most common form of cassia obovata is in powder form which is by drying the leaves of the plant and then grinding them into a fine powder.
Here’s a few ways that this amazing plant powder can benefit you:
A Natural Conditioner
Suitable for all hair textures, cassia obovata can work wonders when it comes to conditioning. It is packed with naturally occurring nutrients that can help restore and renew your hair.
Along with conditioning, it can also help solve your dandruff problem. Dandruff, which is usually caused by an overly dry scalp, tends to disappear with the use of cassia obovata. Cassia powder delivers nutrients to the scalp when mixed with water and applied as a paste.
Cassia obovata also helps bring out the shine in your hair. It is perfect for those who deal with dry, dull hair caused by blow dryers, styling irons, hair products and other factors. You can create a paste with the powder and apply it directly to boost shine.
Individuals dealing with thin hair or damaged hair can use cassia obovata to help add definition and volume to their hair. It helps lift the hair roots to make thinning hair look fuller and more defined.
Curly headed folks can benefit a lot from cassia obovata. It is perfect for those that are dealing with undefined and torn down curls because the plant will help curls form back to their natural shape while making the hair extra soft.
One of our favorite parts about using this amazing herb powder is that fact that the application is easy and simple. Unlike henna, the process of the complete experience is as short as 15 minutes. The yellow tones and natural nutrients of this transfer a lot faster than henna and can be mixed with a variety of other ingredients to achieve all the benefits.