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.


  1. by Karen Israel July 24, 2021 2:49 am

    Will this work as a dry shampoo also?

    • by harvestmoon July 26, 2021 11:29 am

      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.

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