What is Amla Powder?
Amla is well-known as a hair conditioner, but it also has valuable anti-dandruff properties. Amla powder is a tan powder that is made from drying Indian gooseberry, a small greenish yellow berry native to India.
What are the benefits of amla for hair?
- Adds body and shine to the hair
- Reduces Hair Fall
- Creates cooler toned browns when mixed withhenna
- Prevents indigo from fading
- Enhances dye uptake for those problematic roots
- Darkens henna colors
- Prevents the relaxing of curls and waves that can be caused by henna
- Keeps the hair from turning brassy when used with cassia obovota (neutral henna)
How to use:
Amla is well-known as a hair conditioner, but it also has valuable anti-dandruff properties.
- Mix a little amla powder with water and apply this to the scalp.
- Leave it on for about half-an-hour and wash off with water.
For Hair Fall
A natural ingredient, that can reduce hair fall, is amla.
- Crush amla fruit to extract juice or buy amla powder available at any herbal store.
- Add 2 teaspoons of the juice or powder into an equal quantity lemon juice.
- Mix well, apply to the scalp and leave it to dry; then rinse using warm water.
- Prepare your henna paste as usual with acidic liquid, let it sit until dye release occurs, and then separately mix amla powder (¼ as much amla as henna) with warm water, and add to the henna paste. Separately mix indigo with warm water and add it to the henna/amla mix, stir thoroughly and apply immediately.