Updated Wash & Go + Shikakai Shampoo Recipe

I’ve been looking for a way to cleanse my hair from product build up with out stripping my hair of it’s natural oils. I enjoy doing bentonite clay treatments but they can be a little messy and time consuming. I came across shikakai as a natural alternative to shampoo, even the sulfate free ones can contain suspect ingredients, and was excited to try it out.

Shikakai Benefits

  • Cleanses scalp

  • Nourishes Follicles

  • Clumps curls

  • Balances pH - This is the key to getting definition! When curls are balanced your hair is less prone to reversion

How to make Shikakai Shampoo

  1. Add in 1/2 cup of Shikakai powder to a bowl

  2. Add in 1 cup of water and mix thoroughly

  3. Transfer mixture to bottle for easier application

Wash and go Regimen

In the shower, I wet my hair then apply the shikakai shampoo . I follow up with the myDNA Cleansing CoWash to get any residual product out. I deep condition with the Eden’s Body Works Split End Repair Mask for 30 mins - 1 hour. Once I rinse out the product, I saturate my hair with Aloe vera juice to help close the hair cuticle. Then I apply the Great Detangler Leave In and Apple and Aloe Curl Defining Cream from Taliah Waajid.

Watch my video below on how I make Shikakai shampoo. If you’re ready to take the leap then visit my Amazon store to buy yours.