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Benefits Of Amla Powder For Hair Care

Benefits Of Amla Powder For Hair Care

Indian gooseberry or amla is a superfood for your hair. The fruit, rich in vitamin C, is often consumed in the form of juice, pickles and candy. To benefit from amla all year round, many people also make amla powder by sun-drying grated amla fruit and grinding it to obtain a fine powder. Today we are going to learn about the benefits of amla powder for hair health. 

Amla is rich in vitamins. It possesses astringent and antioxidant properties which make it a powerful ingredient in natural hair care. Amla powder benefits the hair when applied as a mask. It acts as a conditioner and nourishes the hair and scalp when used in an oil. A homemade amla powder mask can also improve the texture of your hair and add volume. 


Amla Powder Benefits For Hair 

  • Improves Hair Colour
  • Tannins in amla powder can make your hair appear darker. Amla also contains copper, which helps boost blood circulation on the scalp and promotes the formation of melanin, a pigment that gives your hair its colour.  

  • Prevents Hair Loss
  • A study found that amla extract can help delay the degeneration of hair follicles and thereby prevent baldness caused by ageing. Using hair care products with amla extract or amla powder can immensely improve the quality of your hair and help you in achieving thicker tresses. 

  • Controls Dandruff
  • Amla has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that help reduce scalp congestion. It maintains the pH level of your scalp and controls itching and flakes. 

  • Conditions Hair
  • Amla is also considered a natural hair conditioner. Using amla powder as a hair mask can deeply condition your hair and make it soft. Amla powder moisturizes and adds lustre to the hair while giving it a thicker and shinier look. 

  • Promotes Hair Growth
  • Amla is one of the ingredients that can help inhibit the 5α-reductase enzyme and promote hair growth. Reduced 5α-reductase essentially means less DHT, which has been linked to hair loss. Reduced DHT can be a means of substantial reduction of male and female pattern hair loss. 

  • Antioxidant Properties
  • Amla powder has powerful antioxidant properties due to its constituents and it possesses free-radical scavenging effects. 

  • Improve The Appearance Of Hair
  • Amla can help condition your hair strands by improving its appearance. Vitamin C and mineral content in amla can help strengthen your hair strands and improve their overall health.


    How To Use Amla Powder For Hair Care?

    Amla is widely used in the form of hair oil or hair masks. A hair mask is one of the easiest ways to reap the benefits of amla. Remember to patch test the following recipes before using them. 

    DIY Amla Scalp Mask

    Ingredients:

    Method:

    • Take 1 tablespoon of amla powder in a bowl and add some aloe gel to it.
    • Make a smooth and slightly runny paste for easy application.
    • Apply the amla paste to your scalp and hair before cleansing your hair.
    • Keep it on for 30 minutes and do not let it dry fully.
    • Wash it off with a mild shampoo. 

    Amla Fenugreek Hair Mask

    Ingredients:

    • Organic amla powder
    • Organic fenugreek powder

    Method:

    • Mix 2 tablespoons of amla powder with 1 tablespoon of fenugreek powder.
    • Combine the powders with some water and mix well.
    • Apply the hair mask to your scalp and hair. Keep it on for 45 minutes.
    • Rinse thoroughly. Shampoo and condition as usual.

    Note - Due to the use of fenugreek powder, the mask can become gooey and runny. So mix the paste well and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then check the consistency. 


    Juicy Chemistry Hibiscus, Amla And Bhringaraj Hair Oil 

    Our Hibiscus, Amla And Bhringaraj Hair Oil is a nourishing hair oil made with 13 powerful herbs that smoothen and condition your hair. Bhringraj oil stimulates blood circulation and revitalizes hair follicles. This organic blend also helps to delay greying hair.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to use amla powder for white hair?

    Using a hair mask made with amla powder, bhringraj powder and brahmi powder can help to maintain black hair and delay further whitening of hair. 

    How to use amla powder for hair growth?

    Using amla powder as a regular ingredient in your hair masks can help with hair growth. You can also use our organic hair oil with amla to boost hair growth.


    References

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5429933/  

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5429933/  

    https://globalresearchonline.net/journalcontents/v24-2/25.pdf  

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331857453_Indian_gooseberry_Emblica_officinalis_Complete_pharmacognosy_review  

    https://www.ijcmas.com/6-7-2017/Neeraj%2520K.%2520Charmkar%2520and%2520Rajesh%2520Singh.pdf