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Shikakai Powder

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Our Shikakai Powder comes from de-shelled shikakai nuts. Shikakai is referred to as "fruit for the hair." It has a naturally mild pH, and it gently cleans the hair without stripping it of natural oils. Shikakai Powder can be used as a natural hair wash for sensitive scalps or to help control flakes. Shikakai Powder is said to support healthy hair growth and strengthen hair roots. Try this as inspiration for your formulations: combine 1 tablespoon each of Shikakai Powder, Amla Powder, Bhringraj Powder and Aritha Powder. Add them to 1 cup boiling water. Allow the infusion to sit for 10 minutes. To help support a healthy flake-free scalp, add 1 teaspoon of Neem Powder to this mixture. Add 1 teaspoon of Liquid Castile Soap to the mixture for very oily hair. Once cooled, this mixture may be used as a hair wash. Rinse well with warm water. Amla and Brahma Oils can be spritzed for conditioning.

Our present lot of Shikakai Powder is lighter in color than the photo depicts. As a natural ingredient, it is not uncommon for herbs to possesses differences in color between lots.

Please Note: Monitors vary in the way that they render colors. The color of this product may differ slightly from the color that you see on your monitor screen.

Origin: India
INCI: Acacia Concinna (Shikakai) Nut Powder
Shelf Life: 2 Years


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Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  8 wt oz., $9.77
  1 lb., $13.89
  2 lbs., $22.14
  5 lbs., $48.18
  10 lbs., $82.59 *
  25 lbs., $187.48 * ^

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*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This product will ship separately.



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Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Alyce

Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Location: Harpswell, ME

Comments: Great quality Shikakai Powder. It works wonders for hair. Mix with other herbs and conditioner or oil for a hair mask, or make an easy tea rinse in the shower. My favorite herb for hair cleansing and conditioning.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Veronica

Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Location: San Mateo, CA

Comments: Being African American, I purchased this to add to my organic mud wash. I only used it once however, it left my hair very soft to the touch and easy to manage. I am also using this on my eleven year old daughter, and her hair is also much more manageable. We both have 4c hair. Just be aware that this powder will leave small particles in your hair that will come out with rinsing or combing. Also, the powder will cause your fingernails to temporarily become grey.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Laura

Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Location: Piedmont, SC

Comments: I bought the Shikakai to use with Aritha and Neem, and am so far very pleased. I bought the 2-ounce size, which is approx. 1/4 to 1/3 of a cup and should easily last me a few months. My only quibble is that I like to know the country-of-origin on every product I buy and hope that in the near future this info will be provided with the product description.


Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Krithika

Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Location: Novi, MI

Comments: Shikakai Powder is one of the best herbs for hair. Even though it is a bit granulated, it is good for your hair. Mix it with aritha powder and other berbs amla, bringraj, neem, brahmi and aritha for best results.



Total Number of Ratings: 9
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