I know what you’re thinking! Not yet another natural something or other that I need to put on my hair. But seriously! Amla oil is a natural substance found in a lot hair products that can be used to fight hair loss and even slow the process of premature grey (although I don’t support that, LOL).
What is amla Oil and where does it come from?
Sourced from the Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis, a tree native to India), amla oil has long been used in ayurvedic medicine, a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent used as a form of alternative medicine. Traditionally, amla oil is made by immersing dried amla fruit in oil. Typically, coconut oil, mineral oil, or sesame oil is used as the base oil. After a few days of soaking, the fruit are removed and the oil is filtered and purified.
Why amla oil great for your hair?
- Featuring a number of essential fatty acids, amla oil is thought to strengthen the hair follicles and condition the hair.
- Besides essential fatty acids, amla fruit are high in vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, and also contain water, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
- Amla oil penetrates the scalp and can help treat dry, itchy scalp.
- Helps prevent grey hair.
- Ablity to bind iron and cooper.
How to Use amla Oil on Hair
Amla oil is usually applied directly to the scalp after your shampoo and conditioning is complete. Some people also create their own hair treatments by combining amla powder with warm water so that the blend achieves a paste-like consistency. Now, amla oil is featured as an ingredient in many shampoos, like Softsheen Carson’s Amla Legend (find out how much we loved it here).
You can totally thank me later for teaching you a few new hair tricks.
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