It is very fortunate to find several highly-effective home remedies for the hair at home to avoid expensive chemical beauty treatment at the local spa or salon. To avoid the strenuous processes, here are some easy remedies to do with Shikakai for hair growth.
- Make a Natural Shampoo for Smooth Silky Hair
This remedy works wonder for lifeless, rough, frizzy hair. The tangled hair is difficult to manage causing forced breakage triggering massive hair fall.
The homemade recipe does not produce too much lather as any commercial shampoo but cleanses the unmanageable hair naturally bestowing nourishment and shine after prolonged use.
It makes the hair follicles stronger from the roots reducing hair fall in the due course.
- 2tbsp Reetha powder
- 2tbsp Shikakai powder
- 1tsp Amla powder (for severe hair fall and weak roots)
Take the ingredients in the same ratio depending on the hair length.
Soak all the ingredients in a glass bowl in warm water and keep overnight. In the morning mix all the ingredients properly and strain the liquid. Use the strained water as shampoo on hair. If it still feels too greasy, repeat a couple of times more with the remaining water.
Those who go outdoors every day may use this Shikakai for hair growth shampoo twice a week. There are no synthetic elements in this mixture so there is no risk of damages.
Note: Avoid using amla powder, if the hair feels too sticky and difficult to comb. Shikakai will make the hair strands silky and reduce the frizz issues in due course while making the locks stronger after 2-3 weeks.
- Shikakai Amla Oil for Strong Hair
- 2tbsp Shikakai powder
- 1 cup Coconut oil
- 1tbsp Amla powder
Mix all the ingredient properly in a glass bowl and store in an airtight bottle. Set the bottle aside for a couple of 10-15 days. Stir the bottle every day properly to make sure the powder ingredients do not settle at the bottom.
After the infusion period, use this oil in adequate quantity as per hair length.
Take small portions and massage on the scalp. Apply on the hair from roots to the tip properly.
Allow about 4-5 hours or leave overnight for the oil to work on your hair. Next morning, wash hair with plain water. Apply shampoo if it feels too oily or sticky.
This hair pack is effective for treating scalp and hair dryness while eliminating dandruff.
- ½ Cup yogurt
- 1tbsp Shikakai powder
- 1tsp fenugreek powder
- 1tbsp neem leaves powder
Mix all the ingredients properly to avoid any lumps. Use curd water if the pack becomes too thick to form a smooth consistency.
Apply the pack all over the hair and scalp and cover with a shower cap. After 20 minutes wash the pack properly and apply any organic shampoo followed by a leave-in conditioner.
- Shikakai-Henna Pack for Thin Hair
This effective shikakai for hair growth treatment is excellent for women with long mane looking to repair thin, breaking hair issues.
- Henna powder (as per hair length)
- 1tbsp shikakai powder
- 1tsp amla powder
- 2 egg yolks
Soak the henna, shikakai and amla powder in an iron bowl overnight in lukewarm water. In the morning, add the egg yolks and mix properly to form a smooth paste.
Apply this mask on the entire hair. Cover with a shower cap if the pack spills too much.
After 40 minutes, wash off the pack carefully and apply shampoo. Repeat the shampoo if there are traces of henna on the hair. Use a conditioner for extra smoothness.
Shikakai is a low cost and completely natural ingredient available at several online shopping websites as well as at the local retail stores.
When using shikakai for hair growth, make sure to find it in pure form. Before buying it in powder form, make sure it is 100% organic without any preservatives.
Using pure shikakai gives best results when blended with other natural ingredients.