Natural Hair

Ayurvedic Herbs for Natural Hair + Henna Sooq Review

February 26, 2019

This blog post is sponsored by Henna Sooq. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are honest and based on my personal experience with the product(s).

I’ve been super excited to write this post and share this amazing brand with you! Henna Sooq sells products that contain ayurvedic herbs for natural hair such as:

  • Henna
  • Cassia
  • Amla
  • Brahmi

And more!

Ayurvedic herbs have been used many years for hair care, and it has started to gain popularity within the natural hair community.

The owner of this brand, Khadija, is a Henna Hair Care Expert and Professional Henna Artist (isn’t that amazing)? The natural ingredients in her products allow customers to create a DIY hair regimen where they can focus on strengthening their hair, increasing shine, definition, growth, and coloring their hair naturally.

What Does Henna Sooq Mean?

One Ayurvedic herb for natural hair is Henna. Henna is great to use for hair growth and naturally dyeing your hair.

Henna is a plant that grows in hot, dry climates. It can be used for traditional body art, dyeing hair naturally, and medicinal properties.

The word Sooq is Arabic for marketplace.

Henna and Sooq comes together and it means “Henna Marketplace“. Pretty cool right? I love seeing how brands came up with their name, and I know this fits her perfectly!

On her Instagram page and YouTube channel, she provides high-quality Henna products, tools, and education. If you aren’t familiar with using Ayurvedic herbs for natural hair, I suggest you tune in to her weekly IG lives every Wednesday at 10:00am EST, where she discusses the best way to use her products and the benefits of doing so.

One thing that stood out to me about Henna Sooq is how sweet the owner is. Not only is she informative when it comes to using Ayurvedic herbs for natural hair, she’s also patient and willing to help others gain an accurate knowledge before they start using her products. I think that’s amazing!

About the Goodies They Sent!

Henna Sooq sent me some of their products to try on my hair. Since I didn’t want to color my hair, I decided not to use Henna, however, the products I received still contains herbs and other ingredients that are beneficial for my natural hair.

Here is what I received:

These products are supposed to be used in order. Here is how to use them:

  • Pre-wash with the Cassia + Neem Hair Wash
  • Apply the Cassia + Curls + Moisture Mask
  • Rinse the mask using the Conditioning Co-wash

I’m going to talk about each product, their benefits, and how it worked for my hair! Let’s get right into it.

Step One: Cassia + Neem Wash

More ayurvedic herbs for natural hair are Cassia and Neem. You can find both of those herbs in this cleanser.

The Cassia + Neem Hair Wash gently exfoliates and cleanses your scalp. It treats dandruff and other scalp conditions while leaving your hair and scalp deeply cleansed. You don’t have to worry about this Hair Wash leaving you with the ‘stripped’ feeling’.

After you apply this to your hair, you want to let it sit for at least 2-3 minutes and then rinse it out. This product contains two of my favorite herbs: Cassia and Neem. Using these Ayurvedic herbs for natural hair offers amazing benefits.

Cassia has properties that are similar to those of Henna, however, it doesn’t alter your hair color. Here are some benefits of using Cassia:

  • Can relieve or eliminate scalp conditions such as dandruff
  • Provides health, strength, and volume
  • Adds minerals, elasticity, and shine to your hair

Neem contains antimicrobial and immune-boosting properties that will keep your curls healthy and thriving. It also does the following:

  • Combats dandruff and conditions dry + frizzy hair
  • Improves the overall health of your scalp
  • Increases strength and promotes healthy hair growth

Step Two: Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurvedic herbs for natural hair can treat hair fall and improve a number of scalp conditions.

After pre-washing your hair, it’s time to follow up with the Cassia + Curls + Moisture Hair Mask. It comes ready to use and is infused with Amla and Aloe Vera.

We already talked about the benefits of using Cassia in the last section. Now we’re going to talk about Amla, also called Indian Gooseberry.

It’s used to treat hair fall and a number of scalp issues. Amla contains essential fatty acids which strengthen hair follicles and provide your hair with shine. This herb nourishes the hair and scalp, enhances volume, fights pre-mature greying, and promotes healthy hair growth.

Due to this product being pre-mixed, it is perishable and you must store it in the freezer until you’re ready to use it. You can keep it in the freezer for 12 months!

Apply this Ayurvedic mask to dry/damp cleansed hair and let it sit for at least 1-2 hours. When it’s time to rinse it out, you move on to the last step which is:

Step Three: Cleansing Co-wash

This co-wash contains ayurvedic herbs for natural hair such as Shikakai.

The Cleansing Conditioning Co-wash helps to rinse out your Ayurvedic treatment. Some of the ingredients include: Shikakai, Rosemary, Tangerine, and Clary Sage. This product gently cleanses your hair while replenishing moisture back to your strands.

I’ve never used a co-wash after applying an Ayurvedic treatment, but it makes sense because it can help you easily remove the product. You can leave it in for up to 5 minutes, afterwards, you rinse it out and continue with your regular regimen.

Another Ayurvedic herb in this product we will discuss is Shikakai. Shikakai means ‘fruit of hair‘ and is an effective cleanser when combined with water and/or other herbs.

Shikakai is rich in antioxidants which is perfect for promoting scalp health and decreasing hair loss. Unlike other shampoos, this herb will not strip your hair or scalp of its natural oils.

It can also assist with detangling, reduce dandruff, and condition your hair, therefore, providing more manageability.

How Did It Work For My Hair?

Pre-Wash Review

I always pre-poo the night before I plan on washing my hair. Using a pre-poo treatment will protect your strands during the shampoo process and also reduce breakage since your hair will be detangled.

The Cassia + Neem Hair Wash lathered easily and didn’t leave my hair stripped. Surprisingly, I was able to detangle with this cleanser. Looking for cleansers that detangle isn’t on the top of my list, however, it’s an added bonus if it does allow me to run my fingers through my curls!

My hair was really soft and fluffy once I finished cleansing with this product. I didn’t have to follow up with a rinse out conditioner because my hair felt moisturized enough.

Hair Mask Review

My curls after applying the Cassia + Curls + Moisture Hair Mask. It's beneficial to use ayurvedic herbs for natural hair. |
My curls with the Ayurvedic Hair Mask

I forgot how messy using Ayurvedic herbs can get! Thankfully, Henna Sooq sent me a pair of gloves to use while applying this mask to my hair. The consistency was thin (that was expected) and if you’ve ever tried Cassia before, then you know it kind of smells like grass. It’s not a bad smell though!

You want to ensure your hair is fully detangled before applying this because it doesn’t have a lot of slip. This mask immediately defined my curls as I raked it through each section, and that’s what I loved the most about it.

A little goes a long way, and one 8oz pack will be enough for a couple of uses depending on the length of your hair! Take a look at the consistency of this product below:

The consistency of a couple of ayurvedic herbs for natural hair.
The consistency of the Hair Mask

After I finished applying the Hair Mask, I added two shower caps and my Thermal Hot Head to add heat. It says you can leave it on for 1-2 hours, however, I did only an hour. It still provided me with just as many benefits and left my curls soft, defined, and strengthened!


This co-wash contains ayurvedic herbs for natural hair that will help add moisture back to your curls and remove tangles.
The consistency of the Co-Wash

As we discussed above, the co-wash is used as the last step to ensure the Ayurvedic Mask is completely removed from your hair. I had no issue rinsing out the mask, however, I decided to still follow up with this co-wash and I’m glad I did!

It has a thick consistency and smells good to me. The co-wash applied smoothly to my hair and definitely melted any tangles that I had. I let it sit for about 3 minutes and then rinsed it out.

My hair still felt amazing and even more moisturized once I finished this step. I was very satisfied with this 3-step process and everything worked well together.

My hair and scalp felt super clean but still wasn’t stripped. If you struggle with a dry, itchy scalp, then this co-wash is perfect to use.

Related Post: Most Popular Ways to Cleanse Natural Hair

Do you want to try Henna Sooq?

Investing in their products will be the perfect addition for your natural hair regimen. Ever since I started using Ayurvedic herbs, I’ve seen my hair flourish. With consistent use, you’ll be able to achieve the hair goals you have in mind!

I have a discount code you can use to save 20% on your order. Use my code: MADISEN20 at checkout or click on the link here to check out Henna Sooq!

I truly enjoyed using these products on my hair and I love the results they provided. Using Ayurvedic herbs for natural hair is the best thing you can start doing in your regimen.

If you remain consistent, you’ll start to notice the benefits they provide for your curls! Make sure you check out Henna Sooq and try some of her products. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the owner!

Have you ever used Ayurvedic herbs? What are your favorite herbs to use?

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  • Reply Kasheena February 26, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I heard a lot of great things about Henna Sooq. Thanks for this blog! I have to check this out

    • Reply Madisen February 26, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      You’re welcome! Thank you for reading!

  • Reply Consy TORIBIO February 26, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Amazing review Madisen! You literally covered everything and it’s so well written too. As always I’m happy to see you thriving and working with so many awesome brands. Quick question – are you saying that you did go ahead and pre-poo the night before? before you used the “pre-wash” the next day? just wondering 🙂

    • Reply Madisen February 26, 2019 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you sis! I really appreciate that ♥️ And yes I did a pre-poo treatment the night before even though I used the pre-wash! I wanted to make sure my hair was fully detangled!

  • Reply Derecka February 27, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Never tried but want to start incorporating them into my regimen. I love how detail you are when it comes to your blog ?

    • Reply Madisen February 27, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Thank you for reading sis! I appreciate your support!

  • Reply Aisha February 27, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    This is a dope review sis! You came covered everything eloquently. I use need oil in my shampoo because it does strengthen and help your your hair. I may have to give her products a try.

    • Reply Madisen February 27, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Thank you so much love! Yesss it really does. The herbs have done amazing things for my curls. Yes try them soon!

  • Reply Mary Maxine March 4, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Good Review Madisen!
    WOOOOOOWWW where do I start?

    I have been loving the Ayurvedic tips that I have been seeing on my instagram. I definitely will start implementing these herbs into my life, because I want to definitely thicken and strengthen my hair.

    With that being said, your hair looks amazing… I low-key want to reach through my screen and touch it haha!

    • Reply Madisen March 4, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      Lol thank you for reading, I’m glad you enjoyed it! And yes once you start incorporating Ayurvedic herbs consistently, you’ll definitely notice a difference with the strength of your hair. Sometimes I use them in place of a protein treatment as well. Haha I wish you could have touched it because my hair felt amazing!

  • Reply Brittney March 12, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Great review girly! I love how you broke it down & the broke down how each one worked for you. I love Ayurvedic products so much ! My hair has come a long way since using them. I’ll deff be checking out Henna Sooq’s site!

    • Reply Madisen March 12, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you for reading! Ayurvedic herbs are so amazing and have been beneficial for me on my journey. So I can relate! Yes check out her site and try out her products soon!

  • Reply jmack naturalista April 25, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    I’m definitely going to try this soon! I’m going to do a complete haul! Thanks for this post, super helpful!

    • Reply Madisen April 25, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      Yessss sounds good! Thank you for reading sis!

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