Shikakai a is a small shrub-like tree which grows in India. It's pod-like fruit is collected, dried and then ground into a fine powder. Our shikakai powder is organically certified.
Shikakai powder is used to:
- to cleanse hair
- for promoting hair growth
- preventing dandruff
- strengthening the hair from its roots
Due to these benefits, this powder was named shikakai which means "fruit for the hair".
Traditionally, no conditioner is used since shikakai also acts as a detangler. This ancient product is probably the world's original pH balanced hair cleanser and used as a an herbal shampoo.
Do note everyone's hair is very individual and should you need to, please use a conditioner, ACV rinse or moisture rich leave in or oil for best results.
You can take your shikakai powder and mix it with warm to hot distilled water and make a paste which is worked through the hair. It lathers moderately and cleanses hair beautifully. It has a natural low pH, is extremely mild and doesn't strip hair of its natural oils. Do note some hair types may require balancing with our cleansing CoWash or an ACV rinse or leave in conditioner or oil. Use as needed based on your hair needs and focus.