Shikakai Powder

Acacia concinna has been used traditionally for hair care in the Indian Subcontinent since ancient times. It is traditionally used as a shampoo. In order to prepare it the fruit pods, leaves and bark of the plant are dried, ground into a powder, then made into a paste. While this traditional shampoo does not produce the normal amount of lather that a sulphate-containing shampoo would, it is considered a good cleanser. It is mild, having a naturally low pH, and doesn’t strip hair of natural oils. Usually no conditioner is needed, for shikakai also acts as a detangler. An infusion of the leaves has been used in anti-dandruff preparations.

A. concinna extracts are used in natural shampoos or hair powders and the tree is now grown commercially in India and Far East Asia. The plant parts used for the dry powder or the extract are the bark, leaves or pods. The bark contains high levels of saponins, which are foaming agents found in several other plant species used as shampoos or soaps. Saponin-containing plants have a long history of use as mild cleaning agents.

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Please note :

  • The product is meant for external use only.
  • Please do a patch test before use if you have any skin/hair issues.
  • Effects will be gradual and steady since this is a natural product.
  • The colour of the product may change over time but its efficacy will remain the same.

Benefits of Shikakai Powder :

Soothes your scalp
A healthy scalp is literally the foundation for healthy hair growth. Shikakai can soothe an inflamed scalp with its cooling antiseptic properties, restoring its health. It also helps maintain the optimum pH level of your scalp.
Fights Dandruff
Shikakai also has antifungal properties that help curb dandruff. This prevents issues like follicle-clogging and aggravation, leading to unhindered hair growth. It also effectively deals with dryness and itching.
Nourishes Your Follicles
Shikakai is a great source of essential vitamins. Its vitamin C content, especially, helps promote hair growth by giving your scalp a collagen boost. It is also a great source of antioxidantsthat help prevent free-radical damage.
Cleanses your hair
Shikakai is a natural mild cleanser. Which means that it cleanses your hair without stripping away the natural oils from it. Not only does this help keep your hair clean, but it also helps keep your hair conditioned.