4 Amazing Hair benefits of Shikakai




It can treat skin related diseases like scabies, dry skin and regular use of shikakai on the skin can prevent further skin infections. Shikakai apart from it's use as hair wash powder, can be used to treat various disease of the scalp too. Hair packs made with shikakai powder, is very beneficial in stimulating hair growth and treating dandruff. However shikakai by itself is a bit drying on the hair, so we always try to mix it with other ingredients that act as a conditioning agent. I like to buy whole shikakai pods, as most of the homemade preparations require whole shikakai pods. You can store whole shikakai pods for almost a ye have to sundry them really well before storing them, else they spoil quickly.

Shikakai is well known for herb which has been used since ages for hair growth,arresting hair fall and other skin conditions



Scientific Name— Acacia concinna

Family— Fabaceae

Origin—Shikakai is native to the countries of the Indian subcontinent. People belonging to central and southern parts of India have been using it for ages to make their healthy and shining. Shikakai is very easily available in these states of India. But, people from other parts of the world are not aware of this amazing plant.

Other NamesTamil: Siyakai, Shika, Sheekay, Chikaikkai
Hindi and Marathi: shikakai
Malayalam: Cheeyakayi, Chinik-kaya, Shikai chinikka
Telugu: Cheekaya, Gogu
Kannada: Sigeballi, Shige kayi, Sheegae
Oriya: Vimala
Assamese: Susi lewa, Pasoi tenga
Sanskrit: Charmakansa, Bahuphenarasa


4 Amazing Hair benefits of Shikakai:


Hair Benefits:


1. Gets rid of dandruff

Dandruff is caused due to the accumulation of oily substances called sebum that clog the pores in your scalp. Also, many bacteria and fungi play a vital role in the formation of dandruff.It has antibacterial and antifungal properties which are the main reason behind its ability to control dandruff efficiently.

2. Reduces tangles

Oranges are the best when it comes to your skin.The peels of this lovely fruit can definitely remove your tan and give you fairer complexion.

3. Controls head lice

Shikakai has many ingredients that control the growth of head lice by making the environment of hair and scalp non-conducive for their growth.

4. Makes hair black

Environmental pollution and chemicals in the hair care products also contribute to gray hair.Using it regularly ensures that your hair remains black. It also adds a shining glow and luster to your dull and lack-luster hair.


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