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.
How shikakai is used:
- 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".
How to use: typically, shikakai is mixed with water to 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.
Traditionally,no conditioner is used since shikakai also acts as a detangler. This ancient product is probably the world's original pH balanced shampoo.
Our shikakai powderis packaged in double plastic bags inside of foil packaging. This ensures freshness.
Quantity 100 grams
Crop Feb 2018
I have used shikakai before as a hair cleanser. The product I ordered from Henna Sooq is definitely of a superior quality: it is very finely sifted, making rinsing--which can be a bit tricky--quite easy. It leaves my hair perfectly clean, very soft, and bouncy.
This was my first time using Shikakai powder and I must say from first impressions, I am in love.
The smell was something like an earthy spice and it was oddly pleasing to my nose. After using the Shikakai my hair felt stronger and actually clean.
Good Quality Satisfied customer. Will order from them again.
Packaged very well and awesome product
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.