My simple Shikakai cleanser/conditioner/rinse for great shine:

2T shikakai powder
2 c hot distilled water

Make tea, let cool and strain. This is enough to last me a week (thin shorter hair)

I may experiment with honey or glycerin
Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse