Herbal Shikakai Powder

₹149.00 Regular Price
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100 Grams
  • About this Product:

    SHIKAKAI (Acacia concinna) has been used traditionally for hair care in the Indian Subcontinent since ancient times. It is one of the Ayurvedic medicinal plants. 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 and then made into a paste. While this traditional shampoo does not produce the normal amount of lather that a sulfate-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.

    Benefits of Shikakai for Hair

    • The natural ingredients of shikakai make your hair softer and add a beautiful shine to it.
    • The anti-fungal properties of shikakai nourish your scalp and prevent itching and dryness. Used regularly, shikakai can cure dandruff.
    • Shikakai strengthens hair roots. The result is stronger and healthier hair, with lesser hair fall.
    • Shikakai works its magic on a dry scalp by acting as a natural cleanser without washing away essential oils.
    • If you have curly hair, shikakai is a great way to detangle your locks after a shampoo. Gently run your fingers through your hair while rinsing.
    • Shikakai Hair Pack for Dry Hair

    • A blend of shikakai and yogurt is excellent for your hair.

    • Massage in the blend and wash it off after 15-20 minutes.

    • Do this every alternate day and see results within a week.

    • Add half a cup shikakai and one cup amla powder to a cup of lukewarm water.

    • Let this sit for 1-2 hours.

    • Apply the paste to your hair and wash it off after 30 minutes.

    • This is an excellent remedy for dry and dandruff affected hair.

    • Shikakai Hair Pack for Oily Hair

    • Oily hair and scalp requires proper cleansing to remove grime and dirt and unclog hair follicles

    • Shikakai is a miracle ingredient for scalp ailments

    • If you want it to smell good, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to it. You will notice a nice difference in your skin.

    • Once the rice is cooked, strain some the excess water, we call it rice kanji. Let the kanji cool and mix it with shikakai powder and use it as a body wash for your skin.

    • To make the body wash, first collect rice kanji. Rice kanji is made by boiling rice with a little bit of excess water than needed.

    • 2. Shikakai Body Wash

    • This mixture helps in eliminating dead cells and gives your skin a natural glow.

    • Add two tablespoons of honey and use it as a body scrub.

    • Take half a teaspoon of shikakai powder and mix it with a tablespoon each of cream, almond powder and turmeric.

    • 1. Use shikakai to treat spots

    • It doesn’t remove natural oils from your skin. It doesn’t leave it dry, rather it keeps the skin moisturized.

    • Its antimicrobial properties help protect the skin from fungal infections.

    • It may use the paste as body soap or face cleanser. It acts as a natural scrubber, and deep cleanses the skin.

    • Benefits of Shikakai for Skin

    • Boil shikakai powder with coconut oil and store this concoction in a cool dry place

    • The mixture of shikakai and coconut oil will nourish your hair and in turn prevent split ends

    • Apply this oil twice a week

    • Split ends Hair Pack

    • Wash it off after 30 minutes with cold water

    • Massage your scalp with this water

    • Mash the lumps after it cools down and strain the water

    • Mix all the ingredients together and boil them for at least 10-20 minutes

    • You will need shikakai powder, neem leaves, methi powder and amla powder

    • Shikakai Hair Pack for Dandruff

    • Note that it won’t lather like a normal shampoo, however, it will be as effective as a store bought shampoo!

    • Mix this mixture with an egg white and use it as shampoo

    • Take 2 tablespoons of shikakai powder, 1 tablespoon of green gram powder, and half a tablespoon of methi powder

    • A cleansing shampoo made of shikakai is ideal in such a situation, as it isn’t as harsh as store bought shampoos and hence you can use it daily