Natural herbs are considered best to use in hair care. One such herb that is widely used and gives extremely amazing result for hair is Shikakai. Shikakai has been used for skin and hair care from ancient times and its benefits are mentioned in ayurveda. Basically Shikakai fruit pods are used that contain tiny seeds that we throw away. Here are the top benefits and uses for Shikakai pod/powder:
How to Use Shikakai Powder as a Shampoo
There are four ways that you can use powder to wash your hair as listed below.
Squeeze Bottle or Jug Method
This is the method I have mostly been using as I’ve found it the easiest.
Place 1-2 tsp of the powder into a squeeze bottle or jug.
Once you are in the shower and ready to wash your hair, mix it with the warm shower water and give it a good mix (or shake if using the squeeze bottle) and then pour it over your head. I used the squeeze bottle to better direct it onto my scalp.
Gently massage your scalp and leave it sitting for 2 minute before rinsing out. Give your squeeze bottle or jug a good rinse after using.
Use 2 tsp of powder mixed with water to make a thick paste.
To use this paste as a shampoo in the shower, gently massage it onto the scalp and hair before rinsing.
Alternatively, you can apply the paste to your hair and scalp as a mask. Leave it on the hair for 30 minutes before rinsing out.