Acacia Concinna is a vitamin and mineral infused power packed herbal shrub that most of us more commonly call Shikakai. Most of its benefits have been known to humankind since ancient days. It is one of the biggest ayurvedic remedy that finds a prominent place in major hair repairing shampoos and conditioners. It is usually used as a hair repairing agent, since it is completely devoid of texture ruining and hair thinning chemicals like sulfates. Bundled with acacic acid, ascorbic acid, tartaric acid and lactose, Acacia Concinna is a complete scalp revitalizer. And today, we have compiled 5 genius ways to use it at home to make your hair thicker and lustrous.
1. Acacia Concinna Powder, Yogurt And Lemon Juice
Mix 1 teaspoon acacia concinna powder with 3 teaspoons yogurt and half teaspoon lemon juice. Cover your scalp and hair strands with this paste for 30 minutes, twice a week. Rinse with tap water. Avoid using on sensitive scalp.
Acacia concinna stimulates the production of new collagen by diverting more oxygen towards the scalp. This shoots up new follicle formation in scalp pores to reduce hair thinning. Yogurt removes dead and living bacteria. This restores distorted pH. Lemon juice molecules bind with extra oil, dandruff and flakes, and detoxify the scalp. This makes existing strands fluffy, bouncy and glossy.
2. Acacia Concinna, Honey, Rosewater And Lavender Oil
Mix 1 teaspoon acacia concinna powder with 1 teaspoon honey, half teaspoon lavender oil and 2 teaspoons rose rose. Apply this hair potion on wet scalp and massage for 15 minutes. Wash it with tap water after wearing it for 30 minutes. Use every alternate day for oily scalp, and thrice a week for dry and frizzy hair.
Massaging this paste increases blood supply to damaged scalp cells, manifolds. Vitamin E from acacia concinna combined with oxygen, tightens loose tissues around hair roots. This decreases hair loss. Honey washes off bacteria from the scalp and pushes plum cells to produce healthy follicles. Rose water restores distorted pH that increases hair thickness. And lavender oil makes strands super soft and frizz free.
3. Acacia Concinna, Almond Powder And Eggs
Beat 2 teaspoons acacia concinna powder with 2 tablespoon egg white and 1 teaspoon crushed almond powder in a bowl. Apply the scrubbing paste on moist scalp after steaming it for 5 minutes. Rub the paste in circular motion for 20 minutes every two days, before washing it with normal water.
Almond powder beads open damaged pores and add Vitamin E to the deeper layers. Vitamin E makes wrinkled cells plump. Acacia concinna uses tartaric acid to plant new follicles on oxygen loaded plump cells. Egg white repairs cracked keratin, and forms a strengthening layer around new and old hair roots. This promotes hair growth by cutting down on hair fall.
4. Acacia Concinna, Henna And Clove Oil
Mix acacia concinna powder and henna in equal proportions. Add as much ice water as needed to form thin paste. Mix half teaspoon clove oil to the mixture and apply the paste on hair roots and scalp. Wash the paste, without tussling the strands between palms, after 30 minutes, twice a week.
Vitamin C and A loaded in acacia concinna revitalize dry scalp by brushing dry dirt as well as wet dirt clogged in the pores as sebum and oil. This activates collagen that doubles its speed of developing more follicles. Henna controls inflammation and clove oil ensures speedy growth of follicles to strands.
5. Acacia Concinna, Green Tea And Apple Juice
Mix 1 teaspoon green tea and 2 teaspoons apple juice with 1 teaspoon acacia concinna powder to make runny paste. Apply on damaged hair and scalp with a brush. Let the paste pamper the strands for an hour. Wash while rubbing the figures on the scalp to channelize oxygen supply straight to the scalp.
This paste is a bundle of antioxidants like polyphenols from green tea, tartaric acid, ascorbic acid and Vitamin A from acacia concinna and quercetin and phloridzin from apple juice. These many antioxidants correct scalp’s pH and wraps it with a layer of healthy cells by flushing the damaged ones.