Organic Shikakai - Herbal Purifying Cleanser for Hair & Skin COSMOS ORGANIC

Do you want to wash your hair in a natural and gentle way? Is your hair oily and your scalp itchy?

Shikakai (Acacia Concinna Fruit Powder)

is an excellent and delicate natural cleanser alternative to traditional shampoos for whomever has allergies, and not just for them!

It can be used both as a washing and purifying scalp mask, and as a refreshing, volumizing hair mask, that can help you fight dandruff and regulate the sebum production. It’s excellent for the skin because it has ✓purifying and ✓astringent properties.

ORGANIC SHIKAKAI powder Cosmos Organic certified, tested for pesticides and heavy metals.

Gentle Cleanser. Refreshing. Purifying.

For voluminous hair and glossy skin!

6.49 EUR



is the natural alternative to wash the scalp in a delicate way without altering your hair color!*

If your hair is very light or bleached, try it on a hidden strand of hair before applying it.

Shikakai has many properties and it is rich in saponins and mucilages, that’s why this ayurvedic herb is one of the most used as a substitute for the traditional shampoo.

It’s used as a natural purifying, astringent and soothing treatment on impure, acneic and oily skins.

Shikakai - hair benefits:

  • it washes hair delicately
  • it moisturizes and it acts like a conditioner
  • it has a de-inflammatory effect and it soothes itchy and sore scalp
  • it purifies irritated skin
  • it’s anti-dandruff
  • it gives strength to fine, thin hair
  • it makes your scalp healthier
  • it leaves your hair silky and voluminous
  • it balances the sebum production

Shikakai - skin benefits:

  • it washes delicately and deeply
  • it has a purifying and astringent action
  • it soothes and freshens the skin
  • it’s ideal for combination, impure and acneic skins
  • it helps preventing psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema

With astringent and sebum-balancing properties, Shikakai cleanses gently and makes our hair look shinier without weighing it down.

Shikakai is used as a poultice on cutaneous inflammations because, thanks to the soothing and revitalizing effect on the skin, it has proven to be an excellent natural treatment.

What makes us different? Our quality!

Our Shikakai powder is 100% pure, and it leaves your hair shiny, clean and voluminous.

Shikakai guarantees optimal results if used as a cleanser. It gives volume and softness to your hair and thanks to its delicate action both on the scalp and on the hair lengths, it can be the perfect ally for your daily routine.

    Use SHIKAKAI powder for voluminous hair and glossy skin!


    Available in 100 g - 3.5 OZ bags.

    Ingredients: Acacia Concinna Fruit Powder

    100% chemical additives-free! There’s only what you read in the ingredients list!

    SHIKAKAI is a variety of Acacia, a climbing shrub native to Asia, common in the warm plains of Central and South India and it belongs to the Fabaceae family.

    Ayurvedic healing herb, 100% pure, it comes from the Acacia pods and flowers that are dried and then micronized.


    Nota bene!

    You can use it on light and bleached hair only AFTER doing a trial test on a hidden strand of hair.

    How to use


    Do an allergy test on the upper part of your inner arm (at the crook of the elbow) 48 hours before applying it. Subjects predisposed to develop allergies can have an allergic reaction, even if the product is 100% natural.

    Nota bene!

    Shikakai can be used on light or bleached hair only after doing a test on a hidden strand of hair. Even if it doesn’t contain dyeing molecules, it may change your hair color. If you have light hair or if you have chemically dyed hair it may make it look darker or it may give your hair unexpected / unwanted highlights.

    Shikakai can act as a substitute for shampoo because it contains many saponins, but you can’t use it as a traditional shampoo.

    How much Shikakai should you use?

    It depends on how long and how thick your hair is. Around:

    • 20 grams if you have short hair
    • 40 grams if you have long hair


    • Add warm water to the SHIKAKAI powder. Slowly, so the powder can absorb it
    • Mix it vigorously until you have a homogeneous mix, that should have the same consistency of a crepes batter
    • If it has lumps you can mix it with a blender
    • After waiting 5 minutes, spread and massage the mix delicately on your scalp and on your hair roots for a few minutes
    • Then spread the remaining mix on your hair lengths to take advantage of its cleansing properties
    • Shikakai DOES NOT create a foam as a normal shampoo, but it washes your hair perfectly
    • To have a stronger purifying effect on the scalp and a stronger moisturizing effect on your lengths, you can let the mix sit on your hair for about 30 minutes, with your hair covered in plastic wrap
    • Rinse with abundant cold water
    • Use a small quantity of conditioner on your lengths and always do an acid rinse with cold water and vinegar for shiny and voluminous hair
    • On the skin you can use it as a mask and you can keep it on for 15 minutes.

    If you use it as a hair mask, you need to keep it on for 20 minutes at least. In that case, we recommend you to cover your head with a shower cap and with a wool hat to avoid getting cold.

    You can create other effective mixes by adding SIDR power or hydrated fenugreek gel to your Shikakai powder, or other washing flours like chickpea flour.

      Close the bag tightly after use. Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from air, heat, light, and moisture.

      RECOMMENDED READING: read the dedicated blog post on how to wash your hair naturally using SIDR!

      Use SHIKAKAI for voluminous hair and glossy skin!



        is perfect for all hair and skin types. It’s excellent because of its delicate action for those who must wash their hair frequently.

        Ayurvedic hair cleansing herb, 100% pure, it purifies your skin, strengthens your hair and makes it shiny. It leaves your hair voluminous, strong and soft.

        It soothes your scalp and has an astringent effect on the skin leaving it purified and glossy. It helps fighting dandruff and it stimulates hair growth.

        Shikakai is the perfect shampoo for oily hair.

        Who, instead, has dry skin and hair, needs to use it in combination with SIDR (50%-50%) or with METHI (70%-30%) or they can substitute water with flaxseeds gel in order to make it more moisturizing to avoid hair dryness.

        If you have bleached or light hair, you must always do a trial test before applying SHIKAKAI on your hair. Natural blond hair might become darker, yellow-ish, and it can give green-ish highlights to bleached hair.

        SHIKAKAI powder can be mixed with other cleansing herbs (SIDR or ARITHA) or with other healing herbs, like methi or amla, to create your own ayurvedic treatment, customized on your own needs, or it can be mixed to other washing flours like chickpea flour to have a stronger washing effect.

        Find out more in the dedicated blog post: Wash Your Hair Naturally with Flours: chickpea flour and...

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        Recommended to:

        wash all hair types in a delicate way

        wash oily hair and scalps

        strengthen fine and damaged hair

        balance the sebum production in oily skin

        purify combination and impure skin



        ✓ Washing

        ✓ Volumizing

        ✓ Strengthening

        ✓ Soothing

        ✓ Astringent

        ✓ Antidandruff


        Main features:

        - 100% pure ayurvedic herb

        - Fine quality

        - Consistency of talcum powder

        - Easy to apply and rinse off


        Bring your hair back to life with Nature's help!


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