Benefits of Amla for Hair
What is Amla Powder?Amla powder is a tan powder that has been used as a staple in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. It is made from drying Indian gooseberry, a small greenish yellow berry native to India. Now we will discuss the many benefits of amla for hair!
What are the benefits of amla for hair?There are many benefits of amla for hair:
Adds body and shine to the hair
Creates cooler toned browns when mixed with henna
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 the Light Blonde Henna, or cassia
How do I use it?We have discussed the benefits of amla for hair, now we talk about how to use it! You can use amla by itself or you can mix it with any of the henna colors. Here are some specific instructions based on your color preference:
Red Henna or Light Blonde Henna (Cassia)
Mix 2.5 tbsp amla to entire packet. Next mix in some warm water until it is of yogurt consistency. Let sit 8-12 hours, then apply as directed.
Light Brown – Use 2 tbsp amla
Medium Brown – Use 1.5 tbsp amla
Dark Brown – Use 1 tbsp amla
Mix amla with brown HENNA powder. Next mix with warm water until it is of yogurt consistency. Let sit 8-12 hours, then use indigo as directed. Never add amla directly to indigo as it will inhibit the dye release.
Mix 2.5 tbsp amla with entire pack of black HENNA powder. Next mix with warm water until it is of yogurt consistency. Let sit 8-12 hours then use as directed.
Amla as a curl restorer or conditioning treatment
Mix amla with warm water until it is of yogurt consistency. Let sit 15-30 minutes, then apply to hair. Leave on hair for 30 minutes, then rinse.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: DON’T USE TEA, LEMON JUICE, OR APPLE CIDER VINEGAR IN ANY OF THE HENNA COLORS WHEN USING AMLA*
For more instructions on how to use amla powder, check out our amla instructions page.
Want a full list of benefits of amla for hair? Check it out! Here are nine more uses specifically for hair and skin care.
*DISCLAIMER: OUR AMLA POWDER IS FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY, PLEASE DO NOT INGEST.*