When you mix our Cassia powder with something acidic, such as lemon juice, it brings out a yellow/blonde dye. This can be mixed with a very small amount of henna, resulting in a strawberry blonde shade, or redder tones in the blonde.
To achieve this look, firstly, you must mix the Cassia and Henna powders together with a mix of lemon juice and water, leaving a smooth paste, similar to the consistency of yogurt. Next, cover the mix with clingfilm and leave to for 8-12 hours, allowing the dyes to release.
When you are ready to apply the dye, apply your gloves and make sure to protect your clothing and surrounding areas, as the dye can drip off your hair. Divide your hair into sections and apply the paste section by section.
Finally, cover your hair with a cap and leave to develop for 1-2 hours. Rinse out and condition your hair as usual.
If this is the first time you are using cassia or henna, do a strand test first. Be careful not to use too much henna as only a tiny bit of henna has a strong effect on the cassia.
These dyes cannot lighten your hair, so to achieve strawberry blonde your hair must already be a light colour.
We sell very good quality certified organic henna here and cassia here... The full instructions are included in the package.
Let us know if you try this method to achieve naturally strawberry blonde hair!