Have you been trying to enhance your hair care routine? Are you looking for ways to better manage rough hair or hair that has been falling a lot more lately? When it comes to better hair and skin care, it’s often better to take a step back and evaluate what you can do differently.
Beauty tips handed down through the ages, pass from from generation to generation because there is some truth to it. Traditional haircare solutions made from Indian herbs can be just what you need. Here we take a look at Amla, also known as the Indian Gooseberry, and the many ways in which it helps with haircare. Used in multiple Ayurvedic treatments and solutions, it is available in powdered forms too, and is thus easy to source and integrate into medicinal and beauty hair care treatments.
In Ayurvedic and traditional Indian medicine, all parts of the plant are utilised for various purposes including dried and fresh versions of the Amla fruit. Also now heralded as a superfood, this fruit has been found to be packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and fibre content and is said to do wonders for your hair, skin, digestion and overall health.
Hair Health Benefits of Amla
Cleansing: Pollution and dust makes hair grimy and dull and can really damage the scalp and strands as well. Amla is a great natural cleansing agent for the scalp and its antioxidants also help in hair protection.
Hair Growth: Amla is a rich source of minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients and a very nutrient dense source of vitamin C, which help in boosting scalp circulation and promoting healthy hair growth.
Shine: Amla is a natural hair conditioner and the powder can be used to nourish the hair and scalp. It aids in keeping hair lustrous and healthy. It helps add volume and shine, and at the same time helps in the absorption of excessive oil.
Treats Dandruff: Amla powder can be mixed with other natural products like shikakai to create a natural dandruff solution.
Amla Powder is a fantastic natural additive and can be used to create a variety of hair packs and masks. Ready to use solutions are available, but you can make your own customized mix depending on the kind of hair treatment needed. Use ingredients like coconut oil, water, natural henna, yogurt, milk, lime juice, honey and more to create your own unique blend. You can also use it with natural henna and other dyes as well.
Amla powder is one of those natural haircare products that encourage not just better looking but healthier hair and hair growth. Having loads of treatments done in salons and hair spas may feel amazing but is often not a long term solution, more so if all you are doing is pumping your hair with more chemicals. Apart from dietary changes and a healthy balanced lifestyle, using the right natural haircare products makes a world of a difference.
When in doubt, go back to the basics!