Aritha the same as Aritha soap?
So, I went to an Indian grocery today to try to get Aritha, Shakakai, and Amla. Unfortunately, they didn't have powdered Aritha or Shakakai, but only had Aritha soap. Anyone know if it actually has soap in it that Aritha's been added to, or it's actually the same thing? I thought Aritha was just a particular herb that was powdered, so I'm a bit curious what this is that I've bought. Unfortunately, the only part of the package that I can read is "Nirmal Special Aritha Soap" and "For silky hair & bath".
I guess I can use it on my hands and see if it lathers, although I haven't used enough Aritha by itself to know if it would lather any when under water. I know the mix I've used in the past foams ever so slightly when all mixed together.
(For the full account of my experience, see my journal: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/viewtopic.php?p=110874#110874 )
Length: waist (goal: tailbone)