Tuesday, April 3

4 Reasons To Start Putting Amla Oil In Your Hair & How To Do It

Amla oil has a lot of health benefits for your hair. In fact it can prevent hair loss, get rid of dandruff and improve the strength of your hair.

What is Amla oil?

Amla oil derives from amla tree (also known as Indian goosberry), which is cultivated throughout the Indian subcontinent. The oil is made by soaking amla fruit in another oil (like coconut oil), for several days which helps to release the fruit's natural oils before purification. The oil is rich in vitamin C, polyphenolic compounds and tannins, which are not only beneficial for the hair but also for the skin and the whole body. 

How to use Amla oil for your hair?

Amla oil has an anti-inflammatory and moisturizing quality which is why it's great for dry scalp issues. It helps with easing any skin irritation which may be causing skin flaking and dandruff.

Amla Oil Hair Mask before shampoo

What You'll Need:
  • Hands
  • Amla oil
  • Shower cap (or plastic wrap)
  • Hair
  • Shampoo
  1. Apply the oil directly onto your scalp. 
  2. Massage the scalp gently with circular motions. Once you’ve massaged your scalp with the oil for 3-5 minutes, move on to applying it down the shaft of your hairs. 
  3. Cover your head with a shower cap or a plastic wrap.
  4. Wait for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  5. Wash it out using warm water for a boost of extra moisturizing. Shampoo twice to get rid of all the oil in your hair.
  6. Let the hair air dry and when it's at least 3/4 of the way dry, use a hair dryer.

As previously mentioned, amla oil has excellent moisturizing qualities. Most shampoos tend to make the hair dry as they have chemicals in them. Here's how amla oil can help to give shine and moisture to your dry hair after you shampoo your hair.

Amla Hair Serum after shampoo

What You'll Need
  • 50% amla oil
  • 50% water
  • Spray bottle

  1. Take a clean and empty spray bottle.
  2. Pour in amla oil and add water.
  3. Close the lid an shake. Water and oil don't mix, so you should shake the bottle each time you apply it to your hair.
  4. Spray just a few times on damp or dry hair, after shampoo, and brush the hair to distribute the product, concentrating on the ends of the hair.

Amla oil along with many other natural oils are known for their properties which help promotes hair growth. Here's an easy oil mixture that will help you grow your hair fast in just one month!

Amla oil with seeds mixture
What You'll Need:
  • 2 tbsp amla oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • A bottle (container)
  1. In a bottle add amla and coconut oil, mix well.
  2. Add sesame seeds and close the bottle lid. Let the bottle sit in direct sunlight for 3 days.
  3. Use the oil on your scalp by massaging the scalp in circular motion. The mixture of amla, coconut oil and black sesame seeds are packed with many nutrients which nourish the scalp and hair. 
  4. Leave it for at least an hour.
  5. Wash the hair with warm water and rinse with cold water.

The main reason for breakage of hair is the deficiency of vitamin C and using amla oil on your hair is the easiest way to get vitamin C.

Amla Oil and Lemon Mask

What You'll Need:
  • 2 tsp amla oil
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Bowl
  1. In a bowl mix amla oil and lemon juice.
  2. Apply directly on the scalp, leave it to dry.
  3. Rinse and wash with warm water.


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