Replace Your Shampoo With Shikakai (Acacia Concinna) Or Soapnut (Reetha)
Shampoo With Shikakai (Acacia Concinna) Or Soapnut (Reetha)
There are a lot of benefits of using natural hair products because these products are a plant-driven element and used for millions of years. Natural Shikakai (Acacia Concinna), reetha (soap nut or soapberry), are some of the most widely used natural ingredients for hair care as well as the composition of skincare products.
Acacia Concinna, which is usually known as Shikakai is a small tree that grows in a dry place in India. It’s probably the original natural shampoo of the world. In general, it used as a powder which after mixing with water, serves as a hair cleanser and detangle.
A Soap nut or Soapberry commonly known Reetha is a small fruit that needs to grind to make powder after drying. Its widely used in Ayurveda and herbal shampoo. It’s also used to hair cleanser and remove dandruff and lice from hair.
Natural Shampoo from Sikakayi (Acacia Concinna)
Ingredients– 10/12 Dry Sikakayi (Acacia Concinna) and 1/2 litre water
Methods: Take all pieces of Sikakayi (Acacia Concinna) Boil it into half litre water and keep it overnight to be cool. In the morning grind the soft pieces of sikakayi into a fine paste. Or you can directly strain the mixture to use as normal shampoo. Apply this mixer all over the scalp and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with water. You can add a teaspoon of lime juice in the paste will work better.
Natural Shampoo from Reetha (SoapNut/SoapBerry)
Ingredients– Dried Reetha (Soapnut/SoapBerry) and Plain water
Methods: Soak 10 to 12 Reetha in warm water for two days. After two days, the soap will change softly. Now carefully squeezing all the Reetha fruit in the same water, it will release dark brown juice. Keep away all the seeds from water, mix well and strain it. Now apply as shampoo. You can also use water with fruit to rub the hair and shower, add the water as needed. This is the simple natural hair shampoo or shower soap recipe.
Both remedies are effective for strong and healthy and shiny hair. You can grind both dry Reetha and Sikakayi in a mixer to make powder at home as powders are much easier to use. This powder promotes the growth of hair and removes dandruff.