Benefits of Shikakai (Acacia Concinna) for your hair

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Aug 16, 2014, 13:19 PM IST

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New Delhi: Shikakai, which is popularly used in India, is a herbal powder which is made from the fruit pods of the Acacia Concinna tree. Shikakai is a wonderful herb that has been used for years for hair care.

Good, lustrous hair is certainly on the wish list of every woman, but in this hectic life we hardly get any time to maintain a beauty regime.

Here are a few benefits of Shikakai for your hair:

-Shikakai has low pH level and hence is a natural cleanser for your scalp, cleansing it gently.

-Shikakai with its natural elements is believed to promote hair growth and also reduces hair fall.

-It acts as a great detangler to leave you with those beautiful locks that you would love to run your fingers through.

-Shikakai also prevents hair from greying naturally.

-Shikakai is rich in essential nutrients like Vitamin C and doesn't make the scalp dry therby preventing dandruff and other scalp problems.