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6 ways to use Amla for shiny hair

Ever dream about long shiny hair? Every girl does! Since your hair play an essential role and give a tone for your whole look, you will definitely become sad and irritated if your hair will become dull, dry and weak, that’s a true feeling!

Unfortunately, daily exposure to factors such as hot showers, pollutants and styling products can break the strength and thus the shine of your hair. You may think that you have got the safe chemicals for a good hair look but did you ever wonder that how our grandmothers even in their fifties managed to get strong, shiny and deep black hair? The key is that Amla, known as Indian gooseberry for hair. It is a mighty Ayurvedic fruit.

Amla has been a part of our grandmas’ beauty treasure box because of its rich qualities and benefits which prevent hair from falling and greying. Moreover, it also has a notable proportion of Vitamin C and antioxidants to help strengthen your roots and give your hair an impressive shine. So, if you are looking for ways to try this hair treasure, read on!

  1. Just use Amla oil before shower:

If you are worried about hair loss, make it a habit to apply amla oil just before the shower. Amla oil is commonly utilized for healthy hair. Many people also use amla oil to prevent thinning and early greying of hair.

In general, the Amla oil is applied straight to the scalp for hair care. All you have to do is, give your head a nice massage with Amla oil for few minutes and then it’s totally up to you to rinse it off after 15 minutes or leave it overnight.

As Amla oil contains vital fatty acids, it is intended to strengthen the hair follicle and condition the hair. Along with that, it also assists in tackling dry, flaky, and itchy scalp because of a significant moisture quantity in it. So, don’t forget Amla before the shower!

  1. Amla powder + Methi powder mask for nourishment:

Amla is a small green berry, but it is a powerhouse of nutrients. Amla powder can be used to treat numerous hair issues such as hair loss, roughness, baldness and dandruff. You can also apply it as a hair mask, it works wonders.

You don't really require a tedious procedure to dry, grind and store amla powder. You can get the ready-made organic Amla powder from the market.

If you often treat your hair with heating tools and styling products, your hair will dry out and would be in dire need getting a restoring natural treatment to get back to their original shape. Amla mask would do its magic to provide that much needed care. Mix 2 tablespoons of amla powder with two tablespoons of methi powder and olive oil. Make a paste and apply it from roots to tips of your hair. Wash it after 15 minutes; you will definitely notice a change.

The richness of gooseberry and fenugreek will not only nourish your scalp but it would also deliver prompt smoothness to the hair.

  1. Amla powder and henna to cover your grey hair:

Grey hair always hurt, especially when you are at an age to enjoy natural black and silky hair. Amla powder is used to neutralize the reddish tones of henna and to generate deeper colors.

Amla is an organic astringent that is ideal to maintain your natural hair color. You can use amla powder in its whole or add it to your henna dye recipe for additional benefits. Henna is widely used as an organic dye, it contains antioxidants and hydrating properties which keep your hair moisturized and prevent roughness.

So, to reap benefits from this magical trick, combine 1 spoon of amla powder with 3 spoons of HENNA powder in a glass container (don't use metallic or plastic container), add up warm water and mix until a creamy, thick paste is produced. Let it sit for 2 to 3 hours, apply it on your hair and then rinse off after 25 minutes.

I guarantee you will see an eye-catching shade in your hair.

  1. Scrub your scalp with Amla powder, sugar and coconut oil:

If you have extreme dandruff and flaky scalp, then this recipe is for you. Amla powder works as an exfoliant. Exfoliating your scalp increases blood circulation and strengthen your roots.

For a happy healthy scalp, let’s make a scrub. Mix two tablespoons of amla powder with 1 tablespoon of sugar and coconut oil. Mix it well and then gently scrub it on your scalp. Keep in mind to use minute sugar particles so that you don't over exfoliate and hurt your scalp. After a gentle massage, wash it off with a mild shampoo.

After this technique, you will notice much cleaner and a detoxified scalp.

  1. Amla oil with egg yolks and shikakkai powder:

With stressful lifestyle patterns, hair fall has become a major issue, especially for women. In many situations, hair recovery is considered very unattainable. This is where amla comes as a lifesaver!

Amla is an ancient hair remedy that works well in hair regeneration and when it is added with egg and shikakkai powder, it speeds up hair development and nourishes the scalp to promote hair replenishment.

To make this hair mask, you have to use dried amla powder along with two egg yolks and shikakkai powder. Amla powder doubles its actions when combined with egg and shikakkai powder as eggs are rich in protein and shikakkai powder has cleansing properties.

So, if you are facing severe hair loss and thinning, do try this nutrients rich mask.

  1. Dried Amla infused coconut oil for the shower:

Who doesn’t like long black and straight hair? But sadly, pollution and other factors don’t let us live this dream. However, Amla and coconut are here to rescue, so don’t worry!

Amla has always been a great hair partner and so is coconut oil. So, why not combine them? As amla powder and coconut oil are readily available everywhere, this could be one of the easiest recipes. All you have to do is mix up 4 tablespoons of amla powder with a half cup of coconut oil. Heat it up on low flame and keep it in a jar and allow the nutrients of amla to get infused with coconut oil completely.

As this is not an on-the-spot recipe, you can use this oil for a massage before taking shower. With a regular massage, you will see a great volume in your hair.

Wrapping it up!

At present, where practically all of us have hair issues due to poor sleeping patterns, nutrition, and environmental pollution; amla is a marvelous ayurvedic fruit that helps restore the health of our hair to achieve the shiny, glossy hair that we all want.



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