Shikakai is made powder from fruits (pods) of Locust tree
The Locust tree Concinna is a small shrub which grows in central India.
Shikakai means " fruit for hair "
We use him(it) as shampoo which brings shine and sweetness. Considered as stimulating the shoot of the hair, Shikakai is mixed in some water (as Ghassoul in Portugal and in the Maghreb).
The obtained dough is mixed on the hair and rinsed abundantly in the clear water.
His(Her,Its) custom(usage) is for every types(chaps) of hair, mat, tired, for the colored hair.
Instructions for use:
According to the length of your hair between 2 in 4 soupspoons of powder of Shikakai, mix her(it) with some tepid(warm) or warm water to obtain a smooth and homogeneous pate (as the ghassoul or the hénné). Apply to the wet hair, mass(massage) delicately the scalp. Let put 3 in 5 minutes maximum and rinse abundantly.
Not need according to shampoo, the hair is appropriate(clean) and démélé.
Precautions for use : Shikakai is natural but has not less(nevertheless) some irritating effects during its use. Avoid the contact with eyes! If contact, to rinse them in the clear water.
Been used to the ghassoul and hénné, we had no concerns(marigolds) as for the preparation and the application of Shikakai. Once pressed in a towel(briefcase), hair presented an aspect pleasant to the touch and had already more spring(competence) and volume.
Hair flexible but tired by some cosmetics find their beautiful natural buckles.
We were surprised by the irritation with eyes because we did not know about this unpleasant aspect, it is for celà that we notified it previously!
We used Shikakai Powder with Hibiscus, Methi ( Fénugrec) and Arishta ( Sapindus Emarginatus) of The Organic Shop