Shikakai (Acacia concinna) is a traditional shampoo used in India and called “fruit of hair”, it leaves your hair clean and soft.
It can be used 2 different ways as a shampoo; the dried powder form can be made into a paste and used as cleanser and aids in dandruff relief.
How to use:
- Mix powder with warm water until you make a paste (yogurt consistency)
- Work into the hair with finger tips for 2-5 minutes
- Rinse with water thoroughly
Benefits of Use:
- Strengthens hair roots
- Promotes new hair growth
- Prevents dandruff
Shikakai is naturally low in pH and mild enough that it does not strip the hair of your natural oils. It acts as a natural detangler so no conditioner (cream rinse) is need.
Will this work as a dry shampoo also?
It is a “dry” shampoo, however, you need to add water. It is best to use a 12-ounce bottle, pour in the powder, and then fill the rest up with water (leave enough room to shake it up) and shake. Then use as needed.