I know I am extremely late with this post and I apologize profusely! Unfortunately, when it comes to editing videos I definitely do procrastinate. I had about four hours of video from the entire process and did not want to make it too long. I’ve been told by a few people I need to shorten them….so that is the goal from now on. I know there are some people who are hearing impaired and figured doing this post would be beneficial since I’m not always looking at the camera when doing the video. Now to the process.
Last year, I decided to try Cassia because of the effects it has on the hair. It is supposed to thicken your hair strands, provide shine and help with preventing hair loss. Hair loss and thickening of my hair strands was the main reason for me wanting to use. My mom’s side of the family has issues with hair thinning and I feel as if my hair is not as thick on one side as it use to be. Now it could have always been that way and now that I started taking care of my hair I am noticing it for the first time. But, I don’t know and honestly it’s better to be safe!
Once I did two Cassia treatments I decided I would add Henna to the mix. I chose not to use Henna alone because through word of mouth, I heard it can have a loosening effect on your curls. Since that is NOT something I wanted I figured I would add 100 g of Henna to my Cassia (200g). Now that my hair is longer (it was waist length at that time) of course I had to change the amount of ingredients. Also, for fun I thought that this time around I would add a little Indigo to the mix. At the last-minute I decided not to add the full 100 g of Indigo and only add 50 g because I was scared of getting blue-black hair (it didn’t even do anything to me).
Before I do this I washed and condition my hair. Therefore, before work I washed and conditioned with Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Shampoo and Conditioner. I lightly dried my hair with a microfiber towel, put my hair in a bun on top of my head and added a head band. Then it was time to prepare my ingredients.
I warmed 8 oz of distilled water in the microwave. I then added a peppermint tea bag and let it steep for five minutes. In that five-minute span of time, I poured 200g of Jamila Henna Summer Crop 2010 into a glass bowl and retrieved the Glade Cling Wrap (saran wrap for some). Once the tea was ready I poured it into the bowl and mixed the ingredients together.
Once that was completed. I covered the bowl with the Cling Wrap and sat the mixture in the garage until I was ready to use it later that evening (around 10pm). This is wat it looked like before I added the other ingredients later that night.Around 10pm that same night I added the below ingredients into the bowl and mixed together to apply to my hair.
- 350 gram 100% Pure Cassia Obotova Powder
- 50 gram 100% Pure Indigo Powder
- 1 cup Distilled water (warm)
- 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil (approximately 20 drops)
- 100% Pure Lavender Oil (approximately 20 drops)
- 100% Pure Rosemary Oil (approximately 20 drops)
- 100% Pure Jojoba Oil (approximately 2 tbsp.)
- Honey (added after all other ingredients and added enough to make it smooth)