Shikakai, Herbal Plant

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Shikakai

Botanical name : Acacia Concina
English name : Soap Fruit
Shikakai has been used for hair care in India for centuries The fruit pods, leaves and bark of Acacia Concinna are dried, powdered and made into a paste. While this paste does not produce the normal amount of lather that a regular shampoo would, it is a good cleanser. It has a natural low pH, is extremely mild, and doesn't strip hair of natural oils. Usually no rinse or conditioner is used since shikakai also acts as a detangler. It is also used to combat dandruff.

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