Shikakai Powder 100g
Wild-crafted Shikakai, a pod-like fruit from the Acacia concinna tree, grows in the warm dry plains of southern and central India. Used for centuries and traditionally known as ‘fruit for the hair’, this natural, mild cleanser is used to wash and gently condition hair without excessively stripping hair of its natural oils. Shikakai is renowned for its beneficial properties and naturally low pH.
Shikakai for Hair
Mix with warm water using approximately 20-30g of Shikakai powder (depending on the length of hair) and blend into a smooth paste. After washing your hair, apply the paste to your hair and scalp using your fingertips, ensuring all areas are covered, especially the roots. Leave the paste on for 15-20 minutes and wash throughly with warm water.
Homemade Hair Mask
Amla is excellent at moisturising the scalp, stimulating hair follicles and encouraging healthy hair. It can also be used together with our Shikakai & Aritha Powder to create a nourishing, natural, homemade hair mask.
Acacia concinna (Shikakai).
Allergy advice: please note this product is not suitable for blonde hair as it can naturally slightly darken hair. With natural products, a skin test is recommended prior to use. Apply a small amount of paste behind the ear and wait 24 hours. If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes.