Shikakai powder is a natural alternative to chemical shampoos. It is made from the dried fruit pods of the Senegalia rugata tree. Shikakai powder is known for its ability to gently cleanse hair and promote healthy growth. It is particularly effective at reducing dandruff, preventing hair fall, and restoring shine to dull hair.
To use shikakai powder, mix it with water to form a paste and apply it to wet hair. Massage it into the scalp and hair, then rinse it out with water. Some people also use it as a hair mask by leaving it on for a few minutes before rinsing. It is usually recommended to follow up with a conditioner like Chigare Powder rinse to help detangle hair and restore pH balance. For the best results, apply coconut oil or herbal hair oil before several hours, and wash it with Shikakai Powder.
Shikakai powder is also often combined with other natural ingredients such as amla, reetha, and henna to create a nourishing hair pack. This can help to strengthen hair, promote growth, and reduce the appearance of split ends. As shikakai powder is a gentle and natural alternative to chemical shampoos, it is safe for regular use and suitable for all hair types.