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Written by : LifeStyle Team

Herbal care is one of the foolproof methods to protect hair's natural texture and sheen. And who can know it more than our dear and sweet grandmothers! While a plethora of home-grown ingredients and herbs are available to make your mane lustrous, one specific herb that has been passed on from generation to generation is Shikakai. And being the most celebrated traditional festival 'Sankranthi', you also need to own those lustrous locks. So, on the occasion of 'Bhogi', being the 1st day of Sankranthi festival, go for a head bath and that too after applying a herbal 'Shikakai' hair pack to reap amazing benefits.

Here we EeYuva listed two amazing and effective 'Shikakai' hair masks which are doled out by very experienced beauty experts who are none other than our very dear beautiful 'Grand Mothers'… Have a look!

Shikakai And Coconut Oil Hair Pack

  • Who wouldn't love a hot oil massage followed by a refreshing hair wash? While the sounds of it are soothing and relaxing, there are plenty of health benefits that oil bath has. However, most of us tend to skip the routine owing to the paucity of time. A quick DIY solution to this is indeed a coconut oil shikakai hair mask that can instantly replenish your hair.

  • Mix together one tablespoon each of shikakai powder and amla powder along with two tablespoons of heated coconut oil and leave the mixture for 3 hours. Post warming the mixture, strain the oil and massage it directly onto your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes before rinsing it with normal water. The mask routine can be followed on a weekly basis to maintain the health of scalp and texture of your hair.


Shikakai Mask With Natural Hair Care Products

  • We all love a little bit of sugar, spice and everything nice when it comes to hair and skin care. Herbal hair care is all about blending a balance of ingredients that address specific concerns while also protecting your hair from future damage.

  • One such culmination of Ayurveda's hand-picked ingredients for overall protection is the wholesome shikakai mask infused with Tulsi, neem powder, shikakai powder, rose petal powder, fenugreek powder, olive oil and curd. Tulsi, a vital and central herb in Ayurveda helps stimulate scalp circulation owing to its antioxidant properties.

  • On the other hand, neem is a great detoxifier that speeds up the removal of toxins from the scalp. To prepare this wholesome shikakai mask, mix together a tablespoon of shikakai, half a tablespoon of each neem powder, tulsi powder, rose petal powder, fenugreek powder along with one cup of curd and a tablespoon of olive oil. Allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes and apply the mask onto your scalp. Post a 30 minutes rest, wash your hair with normal water and shikakai powder.

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