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Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair Kit: Blonde

brighten up your graying blonde!

 Ancient Sunrise ® Henna for Hair Kit:  Blonde

This Blonde Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair kit contains laboratory certified cassia obovata to condition your hair and restore blonde tones to drab or graying blond hair.  This cassia obovata from a wonderful grower in India, and is absolutely pure, flawlessly sifted for easy application, and easy to rinse.  Cassia benefits all types of hair.   The kit comes with 200g Ancient Sunrise® laboratory certified cassia obovata, gloves, complete instructions and applicators.  

Blonde: Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Gray Hair Kit  #2593  $17.00

Samples of Blonde: 3g sample of cassia from Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Gray Hair  Kit (just enough to test on spare hair and see if you like it)   #2594   $1.50

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Blonde kit

This kit contains two 100g packages of laboratory certified  Ancient Sunrise® cassia obovata, gloves, a piping bag and instructions

blonde kit

Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair kits make hair strong, heavy, silky and glossy. 
  • This product will not “coat” your hair, nor will it make hair brittle, because this product has no metallic salts, synthetic dyes or unlisted ingredients.  
  • This kit contains only pure, body art quality cassia.  
  • You can use this kit to dye over synthetically dyed hair, but please test first!  Results may be unpredictable, especially if you have hard water!
  • Please test first on an inconspicuous bit of skin.
Every person will have a slightly different result based on their natural hair color.
  • Cassia obovata leaves naturally have a yellow-gold dye molecule, chrysophanic acid , which will stain your hair.  
  • If your hair is blonde, gray or white, this kit will dye your hair a light blonde color.
  • This Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair kit will cover gray and white hair when used according to instructions. 
  • If your hair is black, red, ash brown or brunette, this kit will not make your hair a lighter color. 
  • If your hair is very light or dye resistant, or very damaged from chemicals, you may need more than one application to get blonde color.
  • Test first!  Cassia obovata has unpredictable reactions with some hair care products that you may have used in the past, causing reactive chemicals to linger in your hair. 
  • This kit will make dark hair thick and glossy without changing the color.  
cassia on white hair

This is white hair before and after being dyed with this kit.


Hard water can ruin your cassia color!
Ancient Sunrise® Rainwash Mineral Treatment can fix the problem!

Click HERE to find out more about RainWash!
  If your water has a high mineral content, your hair may be saturated with minerals and metallic salts.  These salts and minerals may react with the dye molecule in cassia to make the golden color turn a very unpleasant color (greenish, brownish, or reddish) or may make your hair coarse.  If you suspect you have very hard water, harvest hair from your brush and test with a sample of cassia before you do all your hair!  If the color doesn't look right, try neutralizing and removing the hard water buildup with Ancient Sunrise ® RainWash Mineral Treatment.

Purchase Ancient Sunrise ® Rainwash Mineral Treatment:

Ancient Sunrise ® Rainwash Mineral Single Treatment, one 5g single treatment packet  = $3.00    #2619
 Ancient Sunrise ® Rainwash Mineral Treatment Multipack, six 5g packet treatments (30g) = $15.00   #2620
Please read the instructions below!  

The instructions for Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair kits are different from other kits because the ingredients are different. 
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  • Call the Toll-Free Help Desk for more information:  1-855-MEHANDI or phone 330-673-0600 (USA)
  •  If our phones are busy, email, tell us your phone number, and we'll call you!

Test Before you begin:

If you have never used a Ancient Sunrise® Henna for Hair Kit before, test first! 

Test first!
  • Harvest some of your hair from your hairbrush, use a little of your cassia according to instructions.  
  • Smear the hair thickly with the paste, wrap it in plastic, and let it sit for several hours.  
  • Rinse, and see if you like the results.  
  • Do not bleach over cassia without testing first. The results can be unpredictable. 
  • Do not put cassia over hair that has been bleached or highlighted without testing first.  The results can be unpredictable.
  • If you need help getting the results you want, ask questions on the forum at  People there have had lots of experience, and they’ll help you!
Do not bleach over cassia without testing first:  the results can be unpredictable.


Mix your Ancient Sunrise® Cassia the day before you dye your hair for best results
Open the package and put the cassia
 powder in a glass, plastic or ceramic bowl.

mix the henna

Mix the powder with dilute lemon juice, orange juice, or some other mildly acidic juice
  • You can use any juice or herb tea you like, as long as its somewhat sour (PH 3 to 5). 
  • Some tap water has additives and minerals in it that can really spoil your results!
  • If you don't like the smell of cassia (it is a plant, and smells like freshly cut grass), add a spoonful of powdered ginger and cardamom to your mix. Your hair will be pleasantly fragrant!

Ginger Root Powder (Zingiber officinale) 25g = $4.50

Cardamom Seed Powder (Elettaria cardamomum) 25g = $4.99

Mix enough liquid into the cassia to make a paste as thick as mashed potatoes.
  • Cover the paste with plastic wrap and let it rest overnight at room temperature.
  • If your cassia is mixed, and you can't do your hair right away, put your cassia paste in the refrigerator.  It will stay ready for four days in the fridge.
Mix the henna

cover and let it sit

Stir a mildly acidic liquid into the cassia until it is about as thick as mashed potatoes. Cover it and let it rest overnight.
Section your hair into ¼ inch sections and apply the cassia paste to your hair.

Section the hair
  • If you section your hair before you start, the process will go much faster! 
  • Dye one section at a time.
  • Add liquid as needed to make the cassia paste as thick as yogurt so its easy to smear into your hair.
  • Apply the cassia paste with a spatula, with a piping bag, or with your fingers.  
  • A tinting brush isn't strong enough to apply henna.  Don't even try.
  • Apply the henna THICK, as if you're frosting a layer cake.

  Get it down to the roots and skin2  

Section the hair first, especially if the hair is long.  that will make things go much faster!

Apply the cassia right down onto the skin.  If you're just doing the roots, the piping bag will make this go quickly and easily!
Push the cassia into the hair.  Pull the paste through the length of the hair unless you're just doing roots.  
Wear the gloves provided in this kit!  This is messy!
smear and push the henna into the hair

Beginning at the nape of the neck, apply the paste right down to the scalp with your fingers. 

  • Stroke and push the paste into your hair.  
  • Coat every hair thickly by stroking the paste into the hair with your fingers. 
  • Gradually work your way to your forehead, one section at a time.  
  • Use the piping bag to apply paste to those “hard to get to” spots, or to do your roots!
When all your hair is thickly coated with the mixture, clean off your forehead, ears, and neck, and wrap up your hair in plastic wrap. 
  • Leave the mixture in your hair for two to four hours.  
  • If you have long hair, and a lot of cassia, lie down with your head on a pillow and rest so you won't get a crick in your neck!  
  • Some people leave the cassia in overnight. If that's convenient for you, and doesn't make you restless all night, that's an easy way to do it. 
  • Then, rinse your hair, shampoo, and rinse again.   
Pull the henna down the length of the hair

Apply the cassia obovata thick, like cake frosting.
When all the hair is completely coated with cassia obovata, wrap up the hair in saran wrap and take a nap.
If you have cassia obovata paste left over, put it in the piping bag and put it in the freezer.  
  • cassia obovata paste will stay fresh in the freezer for a year.  Thaw it, and its ready to use!
  • Use  leftover cassia obovata paste to touch up any spots you missed.
  • Use leftover cassia obovata paste  to go over your roots as they grow in.

You can apply cassia obovata as often as you want.  cassia obovata is GOOD for your hair!
Added notes:
  • People often need to change their shampoo and conditioner with cassia obovata: you may no longer need conditioner.
  • If your hair didn't come out the way you hoped, ask for advice on the forum.
Doctors often recommend pure plant hair dye for their patients who wish to dye their hair because of the health risks associated with chemical dyes.
  • Cassia obovata is generally considered very safe to use, but it’s always best to consult your physician if you have any questions about your health.
  • Cassia obovata is generally considered safe for pregnant and nursing women.
  • Cassia obovata is generally considered safe for cancer survivors.
  • If you are allergic to synthetic hair dye, you should have no difficulty with cassia, but please test first on an inconspicuous bit of skin.  
  • If you find you are allergic to cassia, please do not use this product!

If the cassia obovata causes intense intense itching or wheezing, please do not use this product!

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