Amla also called as Indian gooseberry, Nellikai in Tamil, Amalaki in Sanskrit is a wonderful ingredient to use for hair growth. It has been used in India from ancient times to stop hair fall, treat grey hair and promote hair growth. I use amla powder extensively in hair care.
Amla Powder Hair Benefits:
1. Conditions The Hair:
Using amla in any form conditions the hair really well and greatly prevents split ends. I personally love to use amla in the form of amla hair oil and amla hair pack
2. Prevents Hair Loss:
Amla is rich in antioxidants and it helps strengthens the hair follicles and greatly helps prevent hair loss. I would suggest both consuming amla internally and applying externally as a hair oil or hair pack.
3. Treats Dandruff:
Amla is one of the best home remedies for dandruff. It treats hair problems like dandruff and itchy scalp very soon and I would suggest using the hair pack mentioned weekly twice for best results.
4. Reverses Grey Hair:
Regular use of amla both internally and externally helps reverse grey hair. If you are suffering from premature greying of the hair, try using amla hair oil and amla hair pack regularly.
5. Helps Hair Grow:
Regular use of amla helps in hair regrowth. Amla treats all scalp problems and strengthens the hair roots greatly thus helping in natural hair growth.
Amla Powder For Hair:
Since amla has got these amazing hair benefits, it will be a great loss if we don’t use it in hair care. Amla can be used in either fresh form or in dried form. A common question that I get asked in the blog is whether fresh amlas can be substituted with dried amla powder.
As many of you know I always go to great lengths to use only fresh produce that is free of pesticides for all my homemade preparations. I feel it gives the best results especially I feel homemade oils made with the fresh extracts are really effective. But powders can be substituted for fresh produce if you don’t get it in your place and especially amla powder is equally effective like fresh amla.
At home we make amla powder hair mask, this mask is very very effective in stimulating new hair growth and reversing grey hair black. This hair mask has got only 3 ingredients, fresh homemade yogurt, coconut oil and amla powder. We add coconut oil and yogurt as amla powder can be drying if used alone.
How To Make Amla Powder At Home?
We can easily make amla powder at home. To make amla powder, grate fresh amla finely, spread on a plate and sun dry till crisp covered with a thin mesh. We usually do this during hot summer months, once completely dry, powder it in a dry mixer while still crisp from sun drying.
Where to Buy Amla Powder?
You can also buy amla powder from the shops too. It is sold as nellikai powder in Tamil Nadu, amla powderin Northern India and Indian gooseberry powder abroad. When buying from the shops make sure to buy pure amla powder that does not have any additions to it….
How To Make Amla Powder Hair Pack:
1. Get all the ingredients ready…
2. Take amla powder in a bowl.
3. Add in homemade yogurt.
4. Add in virgin cold pressed coconut oil to it…
5. Mix well to form a smooth spreadable paste and use it as a hair pack..
- Wait till the pack dries for about 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off..
- Use this hair pack weekly twice for bet results.