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Shikakai Extract

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Acacia Concinna is a common shrub found in jungles throughout India. Shikakai has been used in India for hundreds of years as part of the Ayurvedic tradition for washing hair. Ayurvedic science reveals that any imbalances in the body are directly visible in the hair. The word Shikakai means "fruit for the hair". Shikakai takes the form of a powder which Indians mix with water and use as a shampoo. It is reputed to have exceptional and very mild cleansing properties for the scalp, to be a conditioner for the hair and to support the removal of dandruff. Shikakai is naturally very soft for hair and it is an excellent detangling. With refreshing properties, shikakai prevents scalp from dehydration. Shikakai is used to control dandruff, promoting growth and strength to the hair and for various skin diseases.

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Shikakai Extract

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Physical form at 25°C

  • Liquid


  • Botanical extracts
  • Microwave extraction


  • Emotive ingredients

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Skin care


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • Antiperspirants & deodorants
  • Body care
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Facial cleansers
  • Foot care
  • Hair conditioners - leave on
  • Hair conditioners - rinse off
  • Leg care
  • Scalp treatments
  • Shampoos

Consumer benefit

  • Antimicrobial
  • Purifying

Certifications and standards

  • Halal
  • COSMOS natural approved
  • ISO 16128 - natural ingredient
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural
  • Vegan suitable

Regional compliance


Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived

Composition information

  • EO/PO free
  • EDTA free
  • BHT / BHA free

% Natural origin content – ISO 16128

  • 99.4

Manufacturing processes

  • Microwave extraction


  • Expected to be readily biodegradable


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Category: Data sheet

Title: Shikakai Extract

Shikakai Extract 22370, Shikakai

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