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Organic Shikakai Powder

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Shikakai a is a small shrub-like tree which grows in India. It's pod-like fruit is collected, dried and then ground into a fine powder. Our shikakai powder is organically certified.

Shikakai powder is used to:

  • to cleanse hair
  • for promoting hair growth
  • preventing dandruff
  • strengthening the hair from its roots

Due to these benefits, this powder was named shikakai which means "fruit for the hair".

Traditionally, no conditioner is used since shikakai also acts as a detangler. This ancient product is probably the world's original pH balanced hair cleanser and used as a an herbal shampoo. 

Do note everyone's hair is very individual and should you need to, please use a conditioner, ACV rinse or moisture rich leave in or oil for best results. 

Our shikakai powder is packaged in double plastic bags inside of foil packaging. This ensures freshness.

Quantity 100 grams

Crop Feb 2018



You can take your shikakai powder and mix it with warm to hot distilled water and make a paste which is worked through the hair. It lathers moderately and cleanses hair beautifully. It has a natural low pH, is extremely mild and doesn't strip hair of its natural oils. Do note some hair types may requires balancing with a Conditoner, ACV rinse or leave in conditioner or oil. Use as needed based on your hair needs and focus.

44 Reviews

  • New to Ayurvedic products

    Posted by Lakesha Anderson on 10th Oct 2016

    I ordered the Shikakai and lemongrass oil. I love the scent of lemongrass, now for the shikakai it cleansed my hair well, i just need to use it more to determine how well I can rate the product. Will purchase again, next time I am going to purchase the sukesh and amla and honey gloss bar. Excited to use it.

  • Not thrilled

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Sep 2016

    Ive ordered henna and indigo from henna sooq so i love their quality. Ive been using shikakai for years. Every time i visit family in india i bring some home ground shikakai back it lasts me a year. I ran out of my shikakai and decided to give henna sooq shikakai a try. I ordered 3 packs i should have started with one. I only used water but my hair felt weight down ans greasy. Also the color was soo dark ive never seen shikakai powder being that dark. May be there are varieties in it. The one that my mother grinds is lighter in color. Of course this was finely ground and so convenient to apply. However there was no aroma also.shikakai has a distinct smell that i didnt get from this powder. Henna sooq whats wrong? I was so excited i could order shikakai from a store that i trust. What should i do differently to get good results?

    HS Reply: Thank you for your review. We believe there is nothing more amazing then homemade fresh henna and herbs like straight from India and freshly ground and made. The varieties do vary and we'd actually love to see what your shikakai is like and compare. This way perhaps we can inquire about carrying a better variety and batch. Please email if you're able to do so.

  • Better than shampoo!

    Posted by Jennifer Dominick on 27th Jun 2016

    I tried this for the first time making a simple paste with a little water and some rosewood essential oil. I let it sit on my scalp for 5 mins then massaged my head with water in the shower. My hair feels so strong, full of body, clean, shiny, and ever so curly! I don't think I will ever go back to a store-bought shampoo. Amazing.

  • Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Unknown on 16th May 2016

    How did I live without Shikakai!!!!!!!! I use the product as a shampoo and occasionally as a deep conditioner. I stopped using commercial products on my hair six months ago and moved forward with Shikakai, Cassia, Henna, Amla Oil my results are indescribable!!!!!
    I'm not going anywhere you ladies got me hooked!!!!!!!!!!!

  • New Shampoo

    Posted by Abi on 27th Jan 2016

    I have always added Shikakai to my hennas. For the first time I used it as a shampoo and LOVE IT. It has been over two years since I have used over the counter shampoos and conditioners, using ACV, clays or various home made hair masks instead. The Shikakai is outstanding!! My hair is soft, tangle free, shiny, frizz free and full of body. I tried it on my daughters hair next and her hair came out beautiful. I mixed it with aloe juice and about tblsp of honey. The best part about this treatment is that my daughter and I both did not experience any shrinkage. I think my texture is 3c/4a, and my daughter's texture is probably 4a/4b.

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