Cassia Obovata (Senna) will naturally condition all textures of hair, adding luster and supple definition. It is also known to improve scalp condition and eliminates dandruff. If your natural hair color is blonde or gray, it will brighten and add golden hues and golden highlights (depending on length of time Senna is left on your hair). If your natural hair color is brunette or black, you will still reap the deep conditioning benefits found in pure Cassia Obovata (Senna) –but it will not bring out golden highlights if you don’t have any naturally..
Cassia Obovata is also called Senna (Senna Obovata). There are over 400 species of the Cassia Obovata plant. The ground powder is made from harvested, dried leaves of the plant. Although it has various medicinal uses, this powder is often used to condition, thicken, define and color or highlight natural hair color.
About Cassia Obovata (Senna) from Saba Botanical
Cassia Obovata or Senna is an herb that is frequently marketed as “Neutral Henna”. As noted above, the plant has a number of beneficial properties that help condition and soften the hair. However, it is not Henna or made from the Henna plant as is the case with true Neutral Henna.
According to Wikipedia, “Another Senna, Senna italica (=Cassia obovata), often called "neutral henna", is used as a hair treatment with effects similar to henna but without the red color. The active component is an anthraquinone derivative called chrysophanic acid. It adds a slight yellow color.”
The yellow color is left when the Senna made into a paste and is left on the hair for long periods of time. The staining and conditioning properties of Senna (similar to Henna staining and conditioning) might be one of the reasons it is often marketed as “neutral henna”.
Buy Cassia Obovata and Neutral Henna from a Reputable Source
Be assured that, when you buy Senna from Saba Botanical of USA, it is called: "Cassia Obovata". It is not called, “Neutral Henna”. Lustrous Henna® Neutral Henna is a powder made from the stem of the henna plant and does not emit color, but accentuates the natural highlights in the hair. It's also a hair conditioner. It is not Cassia Obovata.
If you love your natural hair color and want pure all-natural Cassia Obovata (Pure Senna) to bring out the natural golden highlights of your hair, buy it from a reputable source.