Shikakai has been used for hair care in India for hundreds of years. It is rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, multi-nutrients and has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties which make it a remedial solution for hair care. Shikakai can be used in the form of shampoo to clean hair, used in making hair oil and even as hair masks to nourish the hair and help it to grow fast.
BENEFITS FOR HAIR :-
HAIR CONDITIONING MASK - Mix equal amount of shikakai powder, fenugreek powder and amla powder with luke warm water to form a consistent paste. Apply the paste on hair and scalp and leave it on for 30 min. Wash off with water, no need of using shampoo as shikakai has cleaning properties. Apply 3 times a week for best results. The anti-oxidants of Shikakai and Amla help fight hair damage; Fenugreek adds more nourishment to the hair and makes it more manageable.
SHIKAKAI AND CURD MASK - (HAIR NOURISHING AND MOISTURIZING PACK) - Mix 1 tbsp each of shikakai powder, amla powder, coconut oil/ olive oil/ almond oil with 1 cup of curd. Mix well and keep it aside for 1 hour. Apply paste on hair and scalp. Wash off with water after it dries. Apply once a week for best results. Shikakai nourishes and moisturizes the hair, curd is rich source of good bacteria which prevents dandruff and skin problems in scalp.
HAIR FALL REMEDY PACK - Mix 2 tbsp each of Shikakai powder, Amla powder and Reetha owder with 2 eggs, juice of 2-3 lemons and a little lukewarm water. Mix it well and keep it aside for 30 min. Apply the pack evenly on hair and scalp and wash it off with water once it dries. Apply the pack three times a week for best results.
ANTI-DANDRUFF PACK - Mix 2 tbsp each of Neem leaf powder, Shikakai powder and Reetha powder together with a little water. Apply the pack evenly on hair and scalp and wash it off with water once it dries. Apply the pack two times a week for best results. Shikakai and Neem have excellent anti- microbial properties which prevents dandruff and dry scalp.
HAIR PACK FOR OILY HAIR - Mix 2 tbsp of shikakai powder, 1 tbsp of green gram powder, half a tbsp of fenugreek powder and mix it with an egg white. Mix it well to form a thick paste. Apply the pack evenly on hairand scalp, and leave it on for 45 - 60 min. Wash off with cold water. Apply three times a week for best results.