Few days back, my sister sent me a bag of amlas from her farm. The first thing I made with it is this homemade amla hair mask. There are plenty of reasons for us to lose our hair and the one factor on the top of that list, is a scalp with weak hair. I personally feel, regular home made hair packs helps to strengthen the roots of the hair nicely, without the harsh chemicals from the store bought ones. This amla hair pack is rich in vitamin c. It helps to prevent dandruff and also helps to strengthen the roots thus preventing hairfall, if used regularly. This hair pack also prevents premature greying. Amlas in any form, be it a home made hair oil, hair pack or a hair rinse is really great for the hair. Try to use organic variety gooseberries for this hair pack. I have used the regular full fat milk and it also conditions the hair well. To make this amla hair pack, first pound the amlas in a mortar and pestle and remove the seeds from it. Boil the amlas in a double boiler using full fat milk. If we boil amlas directly in milk, the milk will curdle. I used a bamboo steamer for steaming them. Once it is fully steamed, grind it to a fine paste with the milk used for steaming the goose berries. The smoother the mixture, the easier it will be to apply on the scalp. Enjoy using it as a hair pack!
1. Pound the amlas using a mortar and pestle and remove the seeds.
2. Take the amlas and boil it using a double boiler with full fat milk. I used my bamboo steamer.
3. Close the steamer with a lid and keep the flame on low, else the milk will boil over.
4. Once the amlas have cooked, remove from flame and let cool.
5. Grind to a fine paste in a blender using the milk that was used for boiling the amlas. Apply on the scalp and wait for 15 to 20 minutes, before washing off.
- Grind to a fine paste, else it will be difficult to apply on the scalp.
- Use full fat milk for this pack.
- The mixture should be thick, adjust the quantity of milk while grinding accordingly.