Shikakai, Acacia concinna, also known as Soap Pod, is used as a powder that comes from de-shelled shikakai nuts. Shikakai, a common shrub found in jungles throughout India, has been used for hair care, dandruff, and skin disorders in India for centuries. Shikakai is referred to as "fruit for the hair" due to its high saponin content it helps clean and unclog hair follicles promoting an optimal environment for hair growth.
To produce our Shikakai Powder, premium quality shikakai fruit pods are dried and then ground into a fine powder. Shikakai is referred to as "fruit for the hair." It has a naturally mild pH, gently cleans hair, and increases the bounce, body, and silkiness of hair without stripping it of natural oils.
The pods of the Shikakai tree are high in vitamins and minerals. They have a naturally mild pH, and gently clean the hair without stripping away natural oils. Shikakai Powder can be used as a natural hair wash for sensitive scalps. Its natural astringent properties help strengthen the hair roots, ease dandruff, soothe the scalp, and condition the hair while the saponins gently cleanse dirt and grime from the hair and scalp.