In 1970, Dr. Dennis Sepp, an organic chemist, began exploring natural, ayurvedic ingredients for hair and skin care. As a scientist, Dr.Sepp knew that the natural world offered functional ingredients that were better and safer than conventional chemical ingredients.

His first study was with shikakai (Acacia Concinna), a traditional Indian herbal used for cleansing the hair. He created a water soluble extract from shikakai powder that maintains the effectiveness of the ancient remedies. The result was ShiKai shampoo, and the beginning of our company.

ShiKai now manufactures more than 50 products, sold in premium markets all over the world.


ShiKai products offer unique, plant based solutions. Using ancient ingredients like shikakai and the modern technology of omega-6 oil, ShiKai has forged a new direction in both hair and skin care.


We formulate our products based on scientific study and rigorous standards.  We make our own botanical extracts and produce our products in our state of the art facility in Sonoma County, California.  Using time tested formulas and modern technology, we control quality and standards from start to finish.


Made from premium ingredients which are selected for their effectiveness and safety and combined with high concentrations of botanicals, each ShiKai product is carefully formulated and manufactured – beginning to end – at our facility in Santa Rosa, CA to ensure the highest quality and the best results.

At ShiKai, we are proud of our products and our loyal customers. We offer a 100% money back guarantee if not completely satisfied.