It is an obvious fact that women all over the world crave for healthy hair. Regardless of their race, cast or creed, when it comes to hair topics, women are always on the same page. Hair is a perfect way to looking good and feeling confident about oneself. There is and will never be any woman who can be happy on a bad hair day! Therefore, to avoid such low moments, you must take the right measures to keep your locks long and healthy.
Here is a century old secret to a healthy mane. Yes ladies, it is our very own Indian Gooseberry, which is also referred to as Amla. It is an edible fruit of Myrobalan-tree, mainly seen in India and Burma.
Amla is known to have abundance of tannins and vitamin C, which makes it a highly antioxidant rich fruit, and it contains kaempferol, flavonoids and gallic acid that helps enhance the hair texture.
As per Ayurvedic philosophy, the Indian Gooseberry has very many benefits. It possesses excellent rejuvenating properties, and it is also a widely considered medicine to treat pitta dosha disorders.
Given that it has a plethora of antiviral and antimicrobial properties, it helps preventing rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and is also effective against some cancers; reduces severity of pancreatitis, renal disease along with diabetes.
This is of course besides the skin and hair benefits that it holds! Isn’t this a miracle fruit? Indeed it is, creating wonders for your dry and dull tresses is one of the many benefits of this fruit. This is available in the market as a powder and oil. Oils and powders made from the bark, fruit and leaves of the Myrobalan tree can help to solve numerous hair woes.
Amla Oil vs. Powder:
- Amla Powder:
Amla powder is generally applied to hair as a paste, which is invariably combined and blended in with other herbal powders, such as henna and shikhakai to make it into an herbal paste that nourishes your hair. It can also be used to give reddish hues when mixed with natural henna.
- Amla Oil:
Amla oil is an excellent remedy for hair loss, dandruff, irritation of scalp, as well as premature graying. The oil is known to strengthen roots thereby preventing shedding and promoting strong and healthy hair growth.
It is for the simple issue of the color that the powder leaves behind that most women prefer the use of the oil instead!
How to use Amla Oil?
It is advisable to use this oil especially when you suffer from excessive hair loss, as it stimulates healthy and thick growth of hair. There are two ways you can include this miracle fruit in your hair care routine and they are mentioned below.
Amla oil: massage one night before hair wash
Applying chemical based shampoo to hair can result into drying and it also strips off the excess natural oil from your scalp, thereby resulting in dry and dull looking mane. Hence, apply Amla oil the previous night before shampooing, as it offers added protection by properly coating your hair. This will give your hair a soft and shiny feel and also makes it less vulnerable to damages and as you know, less damages mean less hair fall.
How to use:
- Take very little quantity of Amla oil and massage it on to your scalp.
- Cover your head with shower cap (a plastic one) and leave it for overnight.
- Wash your hair thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
- Remember to give your hair a last rinse with normal or cool water.
- Repeat this procedure at least once in a week for best results.
- These simple steps aid to faster and quicker hair growth.