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Curly Nikki

Cassia Instead of Henna?

By January 27th, 202115 Comments

http://www.essence.com/2012/07/12/reader-q-and-a-curlynikki-on-using-henna-and-cassia-to-condition-hair/

Hola Chicas,

It’s Thursday FRIDAY which means we’ve officially taken over Essence for the day!

¡Viva la Revolución!

Check out my latest installment, where I discuss the differences between Cassia and Henna and the pros of cons of embarking on a Cassia journey! Head
over there and check it out!
Thanks divas!

Later Gators,
Nik

15 Comments

  • teennatural says:

    I have yet to try Henna but I can't wait for my henna experience (:

  • Roslynne Colen says:

    I am a HENNA HEAD!! I finally made the transition. I have been Hennaing now for 2 months stright (2/wk), and my hair is shiny, smooth, my curls are defined, and the color…#Make u wanna slap yo momma! Love it! Love it! CN you are my Hair Idol! BTW-moving out of the country soon, and I have already order enough henna to last the 3-4 years we will be gone! Thanks CN!

  • Hilary B. says:

    this was really informative, thanks!

  • hunnybun says:

    henna henna henna all the way. Cassia works great but is not as long lasting and the results are not as striking.

  • keisha billups says:

    I tried henna twice.Once the traditional way and the other with Nikki's henna gloss. Although I love the results, I can't stand the time it takes, or the mess,…. and the smell!! I may revisit, but not anytime soon.

  • CurvyCurly says:

    After I did some research, watched tons of Youtube video and actually purchased some cassia….I chickened out. As Nikki mentioned the cassia is like a deep treatment, which would only last several weeks however the henna is longer lasting treatment that many ladies have determined may be more beneficial for their hair.
    I'm afraid of the color change and too lazy for the extra steps in my regimine. I do love the shine and silky look henna can achieve on dark hair though!

  • irvingj says:

    I have been debating on whether to try Cassia or Henna. My hair is fairly thick and I am concerned about Henna making it thicker. Would you say the thickness that results something that should be a concern for someone who already has thick hair?

  • CurlyNikki says:

    the gloss is so much easier!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    I get my henna from mehandi.com and/or butters-n-bars.com. Henna loosens curl patterns in some but not all and cassia does not.

  • CurlyNikki says:

    no prob!

  • CurlyNikki says:

    nope, I just couldn't post Thursday… we were road tripping and I didn't have access to wifi. Thursday's still the day!

  • Anonymous says:

    I enjoy using henna a lot. I use to do full treatments until I saw nik's henna gloss & I love that even more.

    Brooke B.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks Nikki I have always heard of henna because Egyptian used it to condition and dye their hair. I never heard of cassia. I have a question does henna loosen the curl pattern? because I do not want my curl pattern to be loosened. And also where can you purchase henna and cassia treatments? I would like to try them, this would be my first time trying them. Thanks for the info.

    Megan Montgomery

  • Erika A. says:

    Thanks for the info, Nikki!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki- so are your articles going to be featured on Fridays now instead of Thursdays?

    Natural83

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