Ok all this talk about henna and cassia has my head spinning right now. I'm still confused on what's good and what's not. But also i need to know, have any of you heard of a brand called Hask Placenta. It's Henna and Placenta mixed together and the henna is neutral, so it won't add color to your hair which is what i want. Im a big scaredy cat when it comes down to color lol. Do you girls think this will be ok to us or should just stick to the old regular henna or cassia stuff? These are the ingredients :
Purified Water , Acetamide MEA , Cetearyl Alcohol , Ceteareth-20 , Cetyl Alcohol , Soluble Collagen , Propylene Glycol , Isostearyl Ethylimidonium Ethosulfate , Henna Extract , Placenta Extract , Hexylene Glycol , Citric Acid , Imidazolidinyl Urea , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Fragrance , Glycerine , Phosphoric Acid.

I bought this a long time ago and never used it because i chickened out, but now i'm tempted to try it now. So let me know what you think. I'm thinking about using it tomorrow. Gotta sleep on it tonight lol
Originally Posted by libranessentia
This product only contains henna extract-- the 10th ingredient, and placenta--the eleventh ingredient. So, no this is not henna by any measure, not will this product impart any of the qualities of henna upon your hair. The product consists of mostly humectants & proteins that will dry your hair out if you live in a dry environment like extreme cold or heat without any moisture in the air.

You can look up the rest of the ingredients at: http://www.biracialhair.org/Ingredients.aspx

If these were active, it could hurt your hair's cuticle. Otherwise, they do nothing in a product.
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Acetamide MEA (aka Ethanolamine)
Increases foam, and used as a thickener. There is concern that this should not be combined with nitrates, because it could create potential carcinogens. The FDA and CIR have concluded this ingredient safe for cosmetic use. Winter, Pg 43.