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 in India for centuries. Shikakai is referred to as "fruit for the hair" due to its high saponin content which is an antibacterial compound that helps clean and unclog follicles promoting an optimal environment for hair growth.
Shikakai is a natural astringent that helps 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.
It has a naturally mild pH, gently cleans hair, and increases bounciness and silkiness of hair without stripping it of natural oils.
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