Amla hair oil also called as Indian gooseberry oil is very very famous in India and for a good reason, it helps arrest hair loss as it helps treat all scalp problems and it also aids hair growth by strengthening the hair follicles. We have a huge amla tree in our farm and during amla season, we make amla hair oil and use it throughout the year. It is so easy to make and requires only fresh amla and unrefined coconut oil.
What Is Amla?
Amla is a fruit, the tree is medium in size with small leaves set closely together. Here in our home, we both consume it internally and also use it externally for hair care extensively. 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.
Amla Hair Oil Benefits:
- This oil is especially useful for people who have dry hair as it conditions the hair and scalp well.
- It is a good home remedy for dandruff and itching as it has mild anti microbial properties. With regular use, you will find that the dandruff is gone completely.
- Regular use of this oil makes the hair shiny and soft, it brings out the natural shine of your hair quickly.
- Both coconut oil and amla is a magic combination and it helps strengthen hair follicles and arrests even the worst hair fall quickly.
- Some people suffer from lack of hair growth, for them amla hair oil is one of the best remedies as it helps promote hair growth quickly.
How To Use Amla Hair Oil?
Usually this oil is used as pre-shampoo treatment but you can use it as a daily application hair oil too. To use, take little bit of the oil in your hands and rub the hands together to warm the oil and then massage into the scalp gently for as long as you can. Wait for 30 minutes to an hour and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo or arappu and then condition your hair as usual.
Amla Hair Oil Side Effects:
This oil usually agrees with everyone but if you are suffering from sinus infection, you can warm the oil lightly before massaging into the scalp. When making the oil, I would suggest using only unrefined coconut oil for best results. Amla hair oil allergy is very rare and personally I have never seen anyone develop an allergy to amla hair oil but in case you experience itching or redness after using amla oil, please discontinue use.
Homemade Amla Hair Oil Recipe For Hair Growth
1. Pound fresh amlas and remove the seeds.
2. Grind them in a mixer without adding water to a very fine paste.
3. Squeeze out the juice using a fine strainer.
4. Boil 1 cup each of coconut oil and amla juice in a pan. Try not to use iron kadai as amla reacts with iron.
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 immediately at this stage, cool and strain. Pour it in glass bottles and use it regularly before hair wash for lustrous thick hair.
- 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.