Friday, 15 November 2013

DIY Homemade Amla Hair Oil Recipe For Hair Growth

 

 

There are two types of gooseberries found commonly in our place. We have both the varieties in our farm. Out of both, the bigger variety of gooseberry called "Amla" is known for it's curative properties. Here in India, apart from using it in culinary, we also make a lot of external application for the skin and scalp with it. This homemade amla hair oil is especially useful for people, who have a drying and thinning hair. Amla hair oil promotes hair growth, conditions the hair well and brings the natural shine to it, if used regularly. Usually this oil is used as pre-shampoo treatment. This amla hair oil is massaged well into the scalp and left for at least 30 minutes, before washing the hair with arappu/mild shampoo. Coconut oil is used as a base for this oil. I can't think of a better oil for hair than coconut oil. Try using virgin coconut oil. I use the coconut oil that we get from the coconuts in our farm. To make this oil, remove the seeds from the goose berries and grind them finely without adding water in a blender. Squeeze out the juice and measure it. Take equal quantity of coconut oil and heat them together till the moisture evaporates. Cool and strain. You have made your own wonderful hair oil!

 

 


METHOD:
1. Pound fresh amlas and remove the seeds.


2. Grind them in a mixer without adding water.


3. Squeeze out the juice and strain.


4. Boil coconut oil and amla juice in a pan.


5. After 5 to 10 minutes on medium flame, you will find that the water has completely evaporated and the amla paste will settle down and turns a light brown color. The sizzling sound also would have settled down.


6. Switch off , cool and strain. Pour it in glass bottles and use it regularly before hair wash for lustrous and thick hair.


NOTES:
  • Don't add any water while grinding the amlas.
  • When making the oil, the water content should be completely gone else the oil will turn rancid soon.
  • Try using fresh amlas, else you will not get lot of juice from it.
  • Don't let the oil brown too much.

51 comments:

  1. Dear Ramya, you have an absolutely wonderful blog, thank you so much for putting these together. A friend of mine told me fresh Amla oil like this one [not the black one using dried Amla] will go bad or off in 2-3 weeks. Is this true? How long does it keep? Thank you.
    Ali

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  2. Hi Ali,
    I have not made the oil with dried amlas. The amla oil made with fresh juice will last for 2 to 3 months at room temperature, if you boil the oil well till all the moisture evaporates completely .........

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    1. Thank you so much for the reply. I'm assuming its OK to put in a few methi seeds and curry leaves in during the process. Have a nice day.

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    2. Hey ramya, can you please tell if its necessary to grate amla before boiling it. What if i cut it into pieces and out them in coconut oil and then boil whole mixture.

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    3. I don't grate the amla, I just extract the juice and boil it down. You can cut amla and boil like you mentioned too but I feel extracting the juice and boiling it helps extract the essence of amla better...

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  3. Hi,,,,do you have any oil / treatment(in home) for hair regrowth in bald head

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  4. No, I don't know any remedy for hair regrowth in baldness........

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  5. Hi Ramya can this oil be applied overnight?

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  6. Yes, this oil can be applied overnight....

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  7. Hi ramya suggest me something for thick hair

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  8. Hi, Try regular hair massage with pure homemade hair oils along with hair packs weekly twice to strengthen the hair roots. Along with health supplements and a traditional healthy diet, we can greatly stop hair loss and regrow lost hair....

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    1. Congratulations on creating a wonderful blog.

      I'm a male in 40s and have started to loose hair over the last couple of years. I have had white hair like other family members since early age but they have always been very thick. I do not want to try western pills that have side affects as suggested by hair specialists. I'm so glad I have come across your blog and feel that there maybe is a natural alternative.

      I have seen your hair remedies such as Amla oil & Curry leafs that may help both hair loss and greying.

      Can I combine them ?

      Also coconut oil can dry up with cold weather so what other oils can I use instead ?
      e.g castor, almond etc.

      I will combine Ambla pack with the oil twice a week as suggested.

      Is there anything else I can add to my regime ?
      Which supplements should I add and foods and things to avoid ? .. Ambla powder ?

      Arsh.

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    2. I would suggest you make the curry leaf oil like mentioned in the blog using pesticide free curry leaves and pure coconut oil as I have seen my neighbor reverse her premature greying with it. If the oil solidifies, keep the bottle in warm water for few seconds and it will turn liquid easily. Combining it with amla hair pack is a good idea. Usually there are no food restrictions but try consuming 2 amlas daily, it will greatly help. The regular we use curry leaf oil the better the results will be...

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  9. H Ramya, does the amla powder work well too, especially for making hot oil treatments?

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  10. Hi, I am African, I want my hair long and healthy but it seems all my efforts are not working, I have used natural oils like olive shea and coconut to massasge my hair but no result. I am thinking of adding amla to my hot oil treatments and deep conditioning. Will the amla powder work as well as the fresh one? Because I dont think I get the fresh ones around.

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  11. Though I have never used amla powder for making the oil, I think it will work well too.....

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  12. Hi Ramya:

    Is there any remedy for premature greying of hair with amla for my son who is in his teens?

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  13. Hi, Ask him to try the curry leaf hair oil from the blog. I have seen my neighbor personally reversing her premature greying by daily using that oil. But she was very regular and used it for almost an year....

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    1. hello, i just wants to ask that if we are not adding any water, then u mentioned in 5th step that water has completly evaporated, what does that mean? please reply asap...

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    2. Hi, What I meant was water content in the mixture, not water.....

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  14. Hi mam
    can we really stop hair fall by using this amla oil.
    Please tell me how to stop hair fall ?
    Thank you in advance

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    1. Hi, Regular massage with amla oil (or any homemade oil) will strengthen the hair roots and prevent hair fall. Also try to use homemade hair packs at least weekly once or twice and also healthy diet is important, as internal nourishment is very important in preventing hair fall.

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  15. Hi mam,
    I have dandruff problem.But When I used fenugreek seeds, my hairfall has increased a lot.Is there any another remedy for dandruff..
    Thank you.

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    1. Hi, Try the oil bath from the blog, this oil bath also reduces dandruff effectively. You can also try the dandruff hair mask from the blog. Both these treatments are very effective in treating dandruff..........

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  16. Hi Ramya, thank you so much for sharing these recipes! I was just wondering, do we have to heat the oil before applying it on the scalp? For how long should we heat it? Thank you for your time!

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    1. Yes, just warm it for a few seconds, you should be able to comfortably immerse your fingers in the oil, that is the correct temperature. But never let it boil....

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  17. Hello i live in venezuela is the fruit gooseberry known as green calabash usuing the pulp for the hair purpose or am i on the wrong track?

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  18. Hello , I really like ur blogs...I wud like to know something about coconut hair oils. The oils available in the market are generally adulterated....is it worth the effort to make the oils at home or I can buy the coconut oil meant for cooking instead . Hoping that oil meant for cooking wud be less adulterated. Wud like to know ur opinion on this. I don't live in India but everything Indian is available here....I really don't mind getting the method of making the oil at home !!

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    1. Hi Dee, I have a video on making coconut oil at home, can you please check that out. If you find making coconut oil at home too cumbersome, try buying virgin coconut oil, it is the least processed coconut oil...

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  19. Hello mam, can u suggest any brand for pure coconut hair oil or shud I try the usual parachute oil for making amla oil. I am suffering from premature grey hair, plz suggest some tips

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  20. Hi, I have always used only homemade coconut oil so I don't how good the store bought brands are but for best results try using virgin coconut oil. For premature greying try applying curry leaf hair oil regularly...

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  21. Dear Ramya,

    Would like to know the method to make this oil using Dry amla.

    Your blog is very good and informative.

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    1. Heat the oil with the dried amla pieces in low flame for 10 to 15 minutes till it releases the essence.....

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  22. Can I mix 3 types of oils to make amla oil?like almond oil+coconut oil+castroil

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    1. You can mix like you mentioned but castor oil is very sticky and if you add too much of it in the oil, it will be very hard to wash it out of the hair too.

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  23. I love your post and I have one question. Can frozen amla be used? I don't have access to fresh gooseberries, but I did find frozen. Could I just let them thaw and then follow your directions? Once again, thank you so much for taking the time to post this!

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    1. You can try this oil with frozen amlas too. Like you mentioned, thaw the frozen amlas, pound and remove the seeds and extract the juice and proceed as given in the recipe. Make sure to boil till the water content evaporates else the oil will spoil fast...

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    2. Thank you so much! I did it and it worked great!

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  24. Should we use this only before hairwash? Or can we use as regular hairoil..?

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    1. You can use this amla oil as a daily application oil too but it does not smell pleasant like curry leaf oil that is why I recommend it before hair wash...

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  25. Hello Ramya,

    I love your blog. I have read that amla (in water, perhaps) can make the hair more curly, coily, or frizzy. Is this the case? Is this effect somewhat mitigated or negated by incorporating it in an oil treatment? Thank you so much in advance for your reply.

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    1. Hi Joceyln, sorry for the late reply. I have used both amla water and amla oil on my hair and I have not experienced any ill effects at all only it makes the hair more smoother and softer...

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  26. can i add fenugreek seeds in amla hair oil if its k means when should i add

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    1. I would suggest not adding fenugreek seeds to this oil...

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  27. Hi Ramya...I prepared curry leaf oil for hair from ur site and it turned out beautiful...Next I m preparing Amla hair oil...it has been sizzling for a long time...and it looks more than light brown to me...but the sizzling sound hasn't stopped...should it completely stop or just reduce?am not sure if I should still boil it some more..am afraid it might turn rancid if I dont boil enuf...but I dont want it burnt too..

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    1. Usually if there is sizzling sound there is still moisture in it, I usually boil amla oil till the sizzling sound almost stops and then switch off. That way with the heat remaining in the vessel the water content full evaporates on it's own but the oil doesn't brown too much. Also I would suggest doing it in medium flame.....

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  28. Hi Ramya,

    Can I mix curry leaf powder while preparing this hair oil?

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    1. I have not mixed curry leaf powder in amla oil but you can give it a try...

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  29. Hi Ramya, you are doing a wonderful job. You have no idea how helpful your blog is. I really appreciate the time and interest you have invested in this blog. Now a days,for anything regarding natural and home made beauty remedy I immediately check your blog.👌👏.
    I have one question, my hair is drying and thinning. Which oil can I use on regular daily basis. Amla or hibiscus coconut oil. I have sinus too. Please help me.

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    1. I am so very glad that you find the blog useful :) I would suggest using curry leaf hair oil from the blog, it is very very good for drying and thinning hair. Try and let me know how you like it...

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