Shikakai Powder

Shikakai Powder

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To produce our Shikakai Powder, premium quality shikakai fruit pods are dried and then ground into a fine powder. 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 strong 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 Brahmi Oils can be spritzed for conditioning.

As a natural ingredient, it is not uncommon for herbs to possess 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.  Tree nuts and peanuts are considered major food allergens. The actual nut or derivative from the nut, like an oil or powder, may contain a protein or proteins that elicits an allergic reaction. We recommend that you adequately research the appropriate use, allergy and safety information for this ingredient prior to use or including it in products offered for sale.

Origin: India
INCI: Acacia Concinna (Shikakai) Fruit Powder
Typical Shelf Life*: 2 Years

*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.

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Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  8 wt oz, $12.20 $10.98 *
  1 lb, $17.20 $15.48 *
  2 lbs., $27.40 $24.66 *
  5 lbs, $60.34 $54.31 *
  10 lbs., $103.44 $93.10 *
  25 lbs, $232.72 $209.45 * ^

*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This item will ship separately.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

Average Rating: 5 stars  

Rating: 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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