Botanical Name : Acacia concinna.
Family : Mimosaceae.
Common English Name : Shikakai, Soap-pod.
Indian/Hindi Name : Chikaikkai,Kochi.
Habitat :shikakai is a climbing shrub native to Asia, common in the warm plains of central and south India.
Plant Parts Used : bark, leaves or pods.
Products Offered : bark, leaves or pods.
Shikakai powder is a traditional Indian hair care product. It is made from dried fruit pods of the Shikakai plant. Shikakai cleans and cares for hair and scalp intensively – and does so very gently. Like a conditioner, it strengthens the hair and gives it shine and body.
Shikakai powder can soothe the scalp with its cooling, antiseptic properties. It also maintains the optimal pH value of the scalp. The anti-fungal properties of Shikakai nourish the scalp and prevent itching and dryness. When used regularly, it can help reduce dandruff. The hair gets a wonderful shine and becomes much easier to comb – especially if you have problems with frizzy hair, you can easily integrate this powder into your daily hair care routine. Shikakai powder is free of artificial additives like surfactants, fragrances or dyes – completely vegetable and vegan. Because the hair shampoo powder consists of 100% Shikakai. The natural active ingredient closes the hair structure and helps the scalp to detoxify. It also prevents irritation and dandruff, reduces split ends and stimulates hair growth.