ShiKai® began 40 years ago, when Dr. Dennis Sepp, an organic and pharmaceutical
chemist, began exploring the unique properties of
certain plants and their benefits for hair and skin.
His first studies were done with shikakai, a plant which
grows in India and is well known for it’s ability to clean
hair, leave it silky, soft and shiny, and not dry the hair or scalp.
The result was a shampoo which was an immediate hit with friends, family, and local
health food stores. Thus, in 1970, the original ShiKai Shampoo was created and a new
Today ShiKai has more than 50 products which are made, start to finish, at the ShiKai
facilities in Santa Rosa. Dr. Sepp continues to oversee the formulation and manufacture
of all items.