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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. 

Quantity 100 grams



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 require balancing with our cleansing CoWash or an ACV rinse or leave in conditioner or oil. Use as needed based on your hair needs and focus.


47 Reviews

  • Good Quality

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Sep 2017

    Good Quality Satisfied customer. Will order from them again.

  • amazing quality

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Aug 2017

    Packaged very well and awesome product

  • Great Powder

    Posted by Tynnetta on 20th Feb 2017

    I really like that this and soapnuts combined don't make my hair feel extremely dried and tangled. I have very coily hair so most products make my hair feel dry and my ends dried out and then my roots get tangled. This did not happen with this product. The only thing is this and soap nuts did not completely cleanse my hair. I went back over my hair with the Rhassoul clay shampoo bar. My hair was super clean after that.

  • 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 [email protected] if you're able to do so.

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