Shikakai (Acacia Concinna) is a small shrub-like tree which grows in the warm, dry plains of South Asian countries. For centuries the people who have had access to this tree have used its pod-like fruit to clean their hair. They collect, dry and grind this pod into a powder which is considered a superior cleanser for "lustrous long hair" and has been reported as "promoting hair growth and preventing dandruff". Because of these benefits, this powder was named "shikakai" which literally translates
as "fruit for the hair". Shikakai is readily available and continues to be commonly used as a preferred shampoo. The dried, powdered fruit is sold in attractive packages that show women with long, beautiful, shiny hair. Many popular brands are sold throughout South Asian countries. Typically, shikakai is mixed with water to make a paste which is worked through the hair. It lathers moderately and cleans hair beautifully. It has a natural low pH, is extremely mild, and doesn't strip hair of natural oils. Usually no rinse or conditioner is used since shikakai also acts as detangle. This ancient product is probably the world's original pH balanced shampoo. The resulting shampoos are truly different--they are gentle, mild, naturally low pH, and are genuine alternatives to all other shampoos found today. Shikakai is the nature non-polluting product do not pollute our environment, consider as renewable primary products. The Shikakai trees absorb Carbon dioxide and turn it into Oxygen. Sindhiya Enterprise collets the Shikakai directly from people of hill tribes, forest and surrounding areas who especially women collect Shikakai from the wild and forest, this is the mail income source of common people of the area in the winter season when Shikakai (fruit) comes on its little trees.