Acacia Concinna is the botanical name of Shikakai. It is rich in Vitamin A, C, D, E and K. Shikakai powder has been used for centuries as a hair cleanser.
Shikakai is extremely mild and naturally has a low pH. It is an excellent natural hair cleanser and astringent. Used as a hair wash in place of soaps & shampoos, it promotes lustrous hair growth, removes dandruff and strengthens hair roots.
You would have witnessed the Shikakai extract been used by the popular Herbal shampoo brands in their products.Shikakai is so good to your hair.
Major Benefits of Shikakai Powder for Hair:
• Natural hair cleanser
• Detangles hair
• Promotes hair growth
How to use Shikakai Powder on hair:
Shikakai Hair Mask
To prepare this mask, take 1 tablespoon each of Shikakai powder, Amla powder, Coconut oil and a cup of Curd/ Yogurt. Mix everything well and keep it aside for an hour.
Apply it on your hair and scalp. Keep it for an hour or till it dries. Then wash it off.
To get a good result, you must apply this mask once a week
Shikakai hair shampoo
You may also use Shikakai Powder as an alternative to the chemical shampoo.
Mix required quantity of Shikakai powder with water and apply on hair. Scrub the hair and rinse thoroughly.