- Quantity: 200 ml
- Vegan & Cruelty-free
- 100% natural
- Certificate: BDIH Naturkosmetik – COSMOS natural
Glamorous suppleness, intensive moisture and smoothing protection against your split ends!
khadi Shining Shikakai Ayurvedic Elixir Shampoo is the fountain of gloss for dry and dull hair. It deeply moisturizes hair and adds suppleness. The secret of this magical effect lies in the khadi Shining Shikakai Elixir. This Ayurvedic plant extract combines the individual effects of hand-picked Indian medicinal plants into a whole and multiplies their powers. The khadi Shining Shikakai Elixir is the result of gently infusing herbs over an open fire in a traditional process according to ancient Ayurvedic formulas.
As soon as you start washing your hair you will notice how your previously brittle, tired, or dull hair is soaked in invigorating moisture. The creamy foam of the Elixir forms a silky layer around the length of your hairs and ends.
The Shikakai shells are from the fruit of the Acacia Concinna plant and are considered a superfood in Ayurveda. In Hindi, Shikakai means “fruit for the hair”. It represents intensive moisture penetration, shine, and natural suppleness. The combination of moisturizing Aloe Vera and the Shikakai in the khadi Elixir is a dream team for shiny and healthy suppleness and a smooth hair texture – without any chemicals.
Similar to your hair and scalp, the khadi Shining Shikakai Ayurvedic Elixir Shampoo has a pH value of 4.0 to 5.0. The pH of your scalp is brought back into balance in a natural way. If you color your hair naturally, such as with khadi natural hair color, khadi recommends using the 3-step ritual to effectively prepare for the khadi Shining Shikakai Shampoo. This noticeably helps to protect the intensity of the color.
3-step ritual - Washing + Dyeing + Oiling
1. Washing & Pretreatment
Natural hair coloring starts with the preparation. Because for the best color results with khadi Natural Hair Color khadi recommends an all-round hair care routine with certified natural cosmetics - from shampoo to conditioner.
khadi Hair Care Products fit the best. They are certified natural cosmetics, gentle on the hair and don't contain ingredients that could weaken the coloring power of Natural Hair Color. The ayurvedic shampoos from khadi have an ideal ph value, which promotes the coloring power of khadi Natural Hair Colors.
If you have just switched to natural cosmetics, you can also perform a thorough deep cleansing, before coloring with khadi Natural Hair Color. This will also help you improve your results. Use khadi Detox Hair Mask. The hair mask removes silicones, styling product residues and old deposits from your hair.
2. Coloring naturally with khadi Natural Hair Color
You can now color your hair with your chosen khadi nuance. Simply apply the color on your freshly washed hair.
You are unsure which khadi nuance to choose? khadi Nuance Color Chart shows you possible color results on your initial hair color. So you quickly recognize which color suits you perfectly. In addition, it also shows when you could perform a pre-pigmentation (when you want to dye light hair very dark).
For detailed instructions about coloring your hair with khadi natural hair color, watch the video or watch the instructions here.
3. Oiling to set the color
To set your new hair color perfectly, you should use khadi hair oil before the first time you wash your hair after your coloration. For example khadi Amla hair oil. Hair oil helps capture pigments in your hair and makes your new hair color really radiant.
Just give some hair oil in moist hands and spread it in your hair - from the roots to the tips. Let the oil soak in as long as you like: from 30 minutes to overnight. The longer the oil stays in your hair, the better.
Regularly used before shampooing, khadi hair oil helps protect your color and keep it radiant. The only exception: right before your next time coloring your hair with khadi Natural Hair color you can omit the hair oil, so that your khadi nuance can easily sit on your hair.
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Active ingredients in Ayurvedic Elixir Shampoo Shining Shikakai:
The magic power of the Ayurvedic Elixir Shampoos Shining Shikakai is based on the khadi Elixir, which is produced in a meticulous process according to ancient Ayurvedic formulas. The individual Indian medicinal plants, fruits, and leafs are combined into a magical blend: The unique care formula in the khadi Shining Shikakai Shampoo made from purely natural ingredients offers your hair intense moisture and a radiant shine.
Shikakai means “fruit for the hair” in Hindi. The finely ground plant powder from the fruit of the acacia plant is used in Ayurveda for healthy hair growth and stronger hair roots. In khadi Elixir Shampoo, it improves the bounce and combability of your hair and provides a silky shine.
The Indian soap nut Reetha forms a mild foam that gently and naturally cleanses and repairs. The saponin in the fruit peel ensures relaxed hair washing even if your scalp is irritated.
The Indian umbilical herb Brahmi stimulates cell metabolism in the scalp with its flavonoids and nourishes the hair roots.
Aloe vera juice cools the skin and offers extra moisture.
The antiseptic effect of Neem, a vegetable oil from the seeds of stone fruits, regulates and soothes your scalp.
khadi shampoos are certified according to the strict guidelines of the international COSMOS standard AISBL for organic and natural cosmetic products and are regularly checked for quality according to the specifications of the European Cosmetics Regulation.
How to use it?
With khadi Shining Shikakai Ayurvedic Elixir Shampoo you will feel the nourishing effect on your hair and scalp as soon as you start washing your hair. The healing magic of our Ayurvedic formula unfolds. You can literally feel how gently the natural cosmetic shampoo base cleanses and how regenerative the khadi Shining Shikakai Elixir in your shampoo is. Because the Shining Shikakai Elixir Shampoo offers such smooth nourishment, khadi highly recommends using it when switching to herbal hair colorings and for washing before using herbal hair color.
How to get the most out of the khadi Shining Shikakai Elixir Shampoo:
- Put the amount of shampoo appropriate for your hair length into your hands and lather with water.
- To activate your roots, apply the velvety foam to your scalp and down the lengths of your hair for nourishing care.
- You can also leave the khadi Shining Shikakai Elixir Shampoo on for a moment to let it fully unfold its nourishing care.
- Then thoroughly rinse the khadi Shining Shikakai Elixir Shampoo with warm water.
Hair cleaning in Ayurveda: What is considered a daily necessity in the Western world has a higher purpose in Ayurvedic philosophy. Hair washing is part of a holistic ceremony in which the aura and physical body are not only cleansed, but also freed from external energies. With the Ayurvedic khadi Elixir you bring your body, spirit, and soul back into harmony with every wash.
The khadi Shining Shikakai Ayurvedic Elixir Shampoo can be used together with these khadi hair care products:
- khadi Elixir Conditioner Coconut Shikakai supplements the khadi Shining Shikakai Elixir Shampoo after every wash or as a regular revitalizing treatment. The Elixir Conditioner gives your hair an extra serving of nutrients and rich care for even more shine and suppleness.
- khadi Ayurvedic Elixir Shampoo Rose Repair regenerates and repairs your hair strands and ends. Perfect for use in combination with the khadi Shining Shikakai Shampoo.
- khadi Ayurvedic Hair Oil Rose Repair can be used additionally for particularly stubborn split ends and dry hair.
Country of origin: India
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khadi brings harmony to your body, mind and soul.
khadi believes that balance in body, mind and soul make a person happy and whole.
The formulations for khadi’s natural hair dyes, hair oils and other products are based on dermatological findings and made in collaboration with Ayurvedic doctors. Ayurveda stands for comprehensive herbalism and the unity of mind and body. This philosophy is reflected in each of khadi’s natural cosmetics products.
Their biggest goal is to turn fabulous raw materials into wonderful natural cosmetics. Therefore, every step from the natural source to the final product is important. They process their raw materials gently, in traditional production processes. They filter out the most valuable active ingredients for you in several stages - for healthy, harmless, natural cosmetics. Thus you can enjoy the best quality products for your skin and your hair according to modern standards and in harmony with nature and science.
khadi "beauty" is not a question of age, but of balance. They differentiate between three bioenergies and five elements that characterize each human being and appear in different combinations. In Ayurveda, the bioenergies Vata, Pitta, Kapha and the elements contained therein are ether, air, fire, water and earth. To feel beautiful, it is important to harmonize your lifestyle and body care with your personal energy type. The khadi Care concept helps you rebalance your life energy and naturally emphasizes your individual beauty. khadi’s natural hair colors and beauty products regulate your biological predisposition and are suitable for all skin and hair types as well as their mixed forms.
khadi products are premium-quality, plant-based and ecologically compatible, manufactured according to the traditional naturopathy of Ayurveda and at the same time benefit from the latest dermatological findings. For your utmost comfort they use only premium-quality, skin-friendly active ingredients from nature - no animal and synthetic ingredients. With khadi you care for your body in a gentle, healthy and sustainable way.
khadi products are certified as Natural Cosmetics by the German Association of Industries and Trading Firms (BDIH). This is an independent organization that regularly inspects their products; also on-site in India, where they produce the cosmetics they make for you without animal experiments in cooperation with other manufacturers. The label "Controlled Natural Cosmetics" stands for the highest standards of modern, herbal and particularly skin-friendly skin care products.
They guarantee you that their products are made exclusively from natural raw materials. These include herbal oils, herbal extracts and floral water as well as essential oils and flavors from certified organic farming or wild collection. In addition, the ecological compatibility of khadi cosmetic products plays an important role. The BDIH evaluates criteria such as an environmentally friendly and resource-saving production process, recyclable packaging material and whether the raw materials are readily biodegradable.
- khadi respects species protection and animal testing bans.
- khadi believes in the principles of „green chemistry“ - they try to save energy and that their production processes are as environmentally friendly as possible.
- khadi do not use genetically modified organisms, nanomaterials or radiation.
- khadi only applies simple physical processes in the production of their natural cosmetics.
- khadi do not use paraffins & other petrochemicals, silicones, synthetic dyes, fragrances & preservatives (parabens).
They pay attention to fair prices and working conditions. With khadi, you choose natural cosmetics that stand for transparency, sustainability and authenticity.
khadi cosmetic products are vegan and there is no testing on animals. It is free of animal ingredients, raw materials derived from animals, or animal products such as beeswax, milk or bee honey. They don’t use any animal materials during the production process. Furthermore, all care products are manufactured without any animal testing: they do not test ingredients or products on animals.
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