Unlisted Brand • Cassia Obovata • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Looking for a natural glossing treatment, I stumbled onto the raves of Cassia. So I hopped on over to Amazon bought a package and waited. It arrived and I was super excited, finding recipes I mixed some up using grape-seed oil and warm water and mixed into a smooth frosting- like consistency, applied to my dry hair and finally wrapped in some saran wrap and a warm towel and waited 30 minutes. Not only was it super difficult to apply to my coarse Asian hair but it was difficult to remove as well, something I would have gladly overlooked it it gave any results raved about, i.e. shine, manageability, stronger feeling hair, but my hair looked the same and felt slightly drier. Will not repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I did not experience the fantastic results that others have with Cassia. I am tentatively blaming the poor results on the fact that my hair is colored (permanent/L'Oreal Excellence). I can't see how it could be operator error because the directions are clear and uncomplicated (mix with water to form yogurt-like consistency, section & apply thickly like frosting, wrap in plastic wrap/towel, wait 1/2 hour), but am willing to accept that maybe I bumbled somewhere.
In any event, as soon as the mixture touched my hair I began to have misgivings as the hair quickly became like...ever overbleach your hair as a teen? Remember that spongy, weird texture? That's what it felt like. I overcame this by remembering that I was applying ground-up leaves to my hair and wrapped it in plastic wrap for the wait.
Even if I had had lovely results, I'm not sure I would go through that again. The rinsing took forever. I thought I'd never get it all out.
I could not work my fingers through my hair at all. It didn't even feel like hair to me while I was rinsing. Worse, handfuls of hair came out with the mud. I can afford to lose a lot of hair (and generally do, with each shampoo) so I wasn't very worried, but it was a bit alarming to see so much hair in my hands and on the shower floor.
I was only able to get it out by massaging about a quarter cup of conditioner into the hair, then repeating the action till the water ran clear. I could get my fingers through it only with the conditioner. I'm resentful that it took quite a bit of my expensive Masquintense to get my hair feeling like hair again.
When it dried, my hair felt squeaky and strawlike but there was (thankfully) no change in its appearance. For the rest of the day it felt strange to me--it kept getting caught on my neck, I guess its surface texture was a bit roughed up--and it still feels a little weird 24 hours later.
Needless to say (so why say it, right), I will not repurchase. I'm sad it turned out this way. I did do a little research after all of this happened and learned that there are some people for whom cassia turns their hair into straw. I must be one of those people. Never again! Oh, and what a mess, I cannot begin to explain what a messy process this is. Strand test, strand test, strand test, and if you do it, do it outside, good grief what a debacle.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Ok, so I bought this about a month ago from hennaforhair.com along with their Yemen henna. I was using this as a 'gloss' treatment. I was so sceptical of this and the henna, and I can't believe the results. After using henna this relaxed my wavy/curly hair even more. I don't have pin straight hair, but now my waves and curls look like hair in a haircare ad, just glossy, healthy and no frizz at all. For the first time I can walk out of the shower with no products or drying my hair, and still look great! And my scalp has stopped flaking and overproducing oil big time. After 2 days my hair would be drenched in oil and dandruff. I have stopped using shampoo everyday because I noticed that my hair was no longer getting greasy after 1 or 2 days as it was before I used this. I can't say enough about the good this has done my hair. Only cons maybe be preparation, you do have to mix and apply but unlike henna it only takes 15 minutes to sit, and 30 minutes on your head. It won't straighten hair, for those of you with extremely curly hair, but its almost perfect!