Amla, since ages has been known for its goodness in terms of hair growth. Amla or gooseberries is a fruit that has been used in many recipes especially for pickles in India but besides being a tasty dish, it is worth a lot more. Amla oil is considered excellent for hair growth.
How is Amla oil made?
Amla oil is made traditionally by immersing the amla fruit in oil. Coconut oil, sesame oil or mineral oil is typically used for this. After soaking for few days, use the oil, of course after removing the fruit and filtering and purifying the oil.
How to make amla oil with amla powder?
You will need:
- 2 teaspoons amla powder.
- 5 tablespoons coconut oil (or any other oil of your choice)
Combine amla powder and coconut oil in a stainless-steel pan. Place the pan on the lowest heat setting and keep stirring occasionally. When it starts to bubble slightly, cook for another minute or so, then turn off the heat, cover the pan and allow to steep until the oil has cooled. Strain and use.
Let us know the benefits of Amla oil on the hair:
- Amla oil is known to be effective for hair loss treatment
- To prevent premature graying of hair
- Scalp related issues
- To promote hair growth
- Removes unwanted flakes of the scalp
How does amla oil help in hair issues?
Everybody knows that massaging the scalp is a sure shot way to increase the blood circulation and massaging the hair with amla oil does that more effectively. Apart from that amla oil helps in opening up the pores thus allowing the scalp to produce natural oils. Find the best benefits of scalp massage and how to give yourself a scalp massage.
Prevents hair fall:
The main reason for breakage of hair is the deficiency of vitamin C and an easiest way to get vitamin C is, yes! You guessed it right! It is with amla. To fix this issue, you can use amla oil directly on your scalp. To make a good hair potion, just take 2 teaspoons of amla oil and add equal mount of lemon juice. Mix this well and apply it on the scalp and leave until it dries and later rinse it off with warm water.
To fix Dandruff:
It is common knowledge that amla is a good conditioner however it also has anti-dandruff properties. To get the best of this, you can use amla oil and also at times amla powder with water and this paste needs to be applied on the scalp. You can also add a few tulsi (basil) leaves into it, this works well even against dandruff.
To condition the hair:
Amla oil is a great to nourish your tresses. It adds colour as well as texture to the hair and at the same time nourishes it well too. You can add amla powder in your usual hair mask or apply amla oil regularly before bath.
Here are some awesome ways to use amla oil on hair, you can also read the top 10 ways to use oil in your hair car routine.
- Amla oil can be applied after washing the hair with shampoo. This acts as an excellent conditioner for hair. All you need to do is massage amla oil into the scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
- To cure dandruff, you can massage amla oil into the scalp, cover it with a shower cap and leave it overnight.
- You can mix amla oil with other oil and use it on your hair for better benefits too.