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Shikakai is very high in vitamin C as well as vitamins A, D, E, and K, antioxidants which are essential for healthy and rapid hair growth. These vitamins provide the hair follicles with the necessary micronutrients to help hair grow fast and healthy. Shikakai is a natural hair care product that has been used in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. A paste of shikakai powder, when applied to hair and body, works as a natural cleanser. Traditionally, the powder was made using grinding stones. These days, shikakai or 'fruit for hair' comes in the form of ready-to-use shampoo powder. Nourishes Your Follicles. Shikakai is a great source of essential vitamins. Its vitamin C content, especially, helps promote hair growth by giving your scalp a collagen boost. It is also a great source of antioxidants that help prevent free-radical damage. Shikakai has very low pH levels, which means your hair won’t be stripped of its natural oils.
Works as a shampoo and detangler at the same time. Since shikakai does not strip your hair of its natural oils, there's less chances of your hair getting all tangled up.
Prevents and eliminates dandruff.
Nourishes hair, making it grow faster and stronger.
Can be used as shampoo, face cleanser, and body soap. This means there will be less bottles taking up precious shower space.
Strengthens and conditions hair.
Keeps hair moisturized and shiny.
Protects the scalp from fungal infections and even hair lice.
Helps delay the appearance of gray hairs.
Strengthens hair roots.
The most common method of applying shikakai is as a paste. You will need to buy the shikakai powder and add either water or herbal tea, until you end up with a mixture with the consistency of yogurt.This paste can be used as a hair mask or a shampoo.
Shikakai and Oil Hair TreatmentYou can make your own shikakai oil to use as treatment on your hair or skin.You will need:1 tbs. Shikakai powder
1/2 cup of your favorite base oil (almond, olive, avocado, coconut, etc.)
Instructions:Mix the powder and the base oil and place in a closed container.
Place the container in a dark, cool place.
Let the mixture rest for 3 weeks, shaking it occasionally to prevent the shikakai from settling.
After three weeks, your shakakai-infused oil will be ready to use. The oil must be kept in a dry, cool, dark place.