Can You Increase Your Hair Health With Amla?
AMLA OR INDIAN GOOSE BERRY
What is it?
Long used in Ayurveda, the Indian gooseberry is prized for its sour taste and used in numerous multi-herbal formulations, including the centuries-old dietary supplement Chyawanprash.
Amla powder is made from the ground-up leaves of the Indian gooseberry. It’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat everything from diarrhea to jaundice.
The powder has demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects, leading some people to chalk it up as the next big thing in beauty.
But can using amla really lead to a healthier scalp and luscious locks? Here’s what the research says, how to make your own hair mask, and more.
In Ayurvedic healing, the Indian gooseberry is said to possess kashaya (astringent) properties beneficial to hair.
Massaging your scalp with amla oil helps boost blood circulation. This, in turn, optimizes nourishment to your follicles and increases hair growth. Not only this, but amla oil also helps get rid of dry flakes from the scalp and dissolves grease and dirt from the follicles, improving overall scalp health.
Boosted scalp health allows for the optimization of the pH levels and oil production.
One of the biggest factors that cause hair breakage is the deficiency of vitamin C , and one of the easiest ways to replenish your body with this essential vitamin is consuming amla.
Along with vitamin C, amla is also extremely rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help keep hair and follicles healthy by fighting off the damage-causing free radicals.
Regularly using amla for hair care also helps strengthen the hair shafts, preventing issues such as breakage and split-ends.
How to use?
If you use an oil as your base, follow these steps:
Pour 4 to 5 tablespoons of oil into a shallow pan.
With the burner set to low heat, warm the oil until it turns slightly brown.
Stir in 1 tablespoon of amla powder, and bring the mix to a boil.
Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
Strain out any lingering powder and discard.
When the oil is warm — not hot — to the touch, gently massage it into your scalp and hair.
**Always do a patch test before performing a full application. This can help you assess your skin’s sensitivity and identify any adverse effects.
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Which hair type is it good for?
INFUSED WITH AMLA
✔ Tightly Coiled
✔ Dry Hair