How To Use Amla For Stronger Hair
Do those fallen hair strands scare you every time you wake up or comb your hair?
Due to our hectic lifestyles, improper diet and irregular sleeping patterns, most of us deal with hair issues.
But have you ever wondered why the same was not the case with our mothers and grandmothers? Good lifestyle and proper diet are of course few of the reasons, but the secret behind their long and lush mane was one of the most potent Ayurvedic ingredients.
Here, we are referring to small round berries that are yellowish-green in colour - AMLA.
Amla, also known as Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry is considered one of the most nourishing herbs in Ayurveda. Often referred to as Divya Aushadhi or Divine Medicine in Ayurveda, Amla helps revive the vigour and beauty of your hair. Your hair can become healthier and radiate a darker shine and lustrous look thanks to its therapeutic properties.
If you are curious to include Amla in your hair care regime, then this blog is for you. While reading through this blog, you’ll be able to unfold the various benefits of Amla for your hair and how to include Shankara’s Hair and Scalp Oil in your hair care routine to enhance hair health.
4 Benefits of Amla For Hair, The Shankara Way
Before delving into how we can use Amla for hair, let’s first have a look at the various benefits Amla has to offer for our beloved tresses.1. Helps Boost Hair Growth
The presence of phytonutrients, Vitamins, and minerals in Amla helps improve blood circulation in the scalp, which promotes the growth of new hair. Enough oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the scalp via blood circulation to keep it healthy. Furthermore, subcutaneous blood flow promotes longer hair growth during the anagen phase of the hair cycle.
What our customer has to say is - " For a long time, I have been searching for Ayurvedic products for a long and my search ends here. It is an awesome product and must try for good hair growth and to prevent hair fall ".2. Keeps Dandruff At Bay
The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of Amla help ward off any fungal infections that cause dandruff and itchy scalp. The production of collagen, the structural component of hair, depends critically on Vitamin C.
Rich in Vitamin C, an excellent clarifying agent, Amla aids in effectively clearing the scalp from filth, grime and various hair product buildup. As a result, the scalp can more easily absorb the benefits of Ayurvedic hair care products when it is clean.3. Slows Down Premature Greying Of Hair
Amla contains Copper, a mineral that helps generate melanin, a dark pigment that gives your hair its black hue. Also, being a rich source of antioxidants and Vitamin C, Amla gives your hair strength, and protects it from damage, caused by heating tools, chemical-based hair care products and general wear and tear. It nourishes your scalp, thus, lowering the likelihood of developing grey hair.4. Protects Hair From External Damage
The presence of tannins and calcium in Amla, protects the hair from heat and UV damage. Tannins are phenolic substances that readily bind to the keratin proteins in hair, thus, preventing breakage and frizzy hair issues.
What our customer has to say: Nitin Shrivastava - " My friend suggested me this product, and since I’ve started using it, I really found it to be great product as it nourishes the scalp and keep it hydrated and at the same time it make your head so relaxed that it feels really wonderful. "
How To Use Amla For Hair
There’s a saying “You Are What You Eat” - It refers to the fact that our overall health and well-being are directly proportional to what we consume. And, this stands true for hair too!
To reap the maximum benefits of Amla for hair, it is always advised to include them in your daily diet along with its topical application.
Having known the amazing benefits of Amla for hair, it’s time to get a hold on how you can include it in your hair care regime.
Amla Oil For Hair Growth
You can restore your crowning glory by massaging your scalp with Hair and Scalp Oil which features a blend of Ayurvedic-trusted ingredients like Bhringraj, Sandalwood and Amla. A regular and gentle massage of this oil helps restore damaged hair, healing the scalp, promoting luscious locks and reducing stress at the end of a hectic day.
Just 2 simple steps and you are good to go:
Step 1 : Apply an adequate amount of oil to the ends, scalp and mid-length and comb thoroughly.
Step 2 : Leave it overnight or as long as you want.
As A Hair Mask For Conditioning & Nourishing Hair
If your hair is frizzy and lacks lustre and shine, then this mask is a great home remedy to bring back that lost shine and texture of your mane. All you have to do is:
Step 1 : Combine amla juice with coconut oil or other products for hair care, such as honey or yoghurt.
Step 2 : Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair.
Step 3 : Massage gently.
Step 4 : Let it stay for 20 to 30 minutes and wash it off. Your hair's health and texture can be improved by this technique, which can completely treat and nourish it.
We hope that the above-mentioned benefits of using Amla for hair will acquaint you with the goodness of this revered Ayurvedic ingredient. From using an Amla-enriched hair oil to making an Amla hair mask for yourself, there are many ways of using this ingredient to meet your hair care needs.
To that end, Shankara brings you body, hair and skincare products that feature a perfect blend of traditional Ayurvedic principles with modern knowledge of active ingredients to produce highly effective formulas that support healthier and more vibrant hair and skin.
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How long does it take for Amla to work on the hair?
Consistency is key for experiencing Amla benefits for hair. Hence it is recommended to use Amla for a couple of months and monitor the results. The results generally vary depending on your hair type and texture.
Does Amla help your hair grow?
Yes, consistent use of Amla can help strengthen your hair follicles and boost hair growth as it has the goodness of many essential nutrients and antioxidants.
Can I use Amla on my hair every day?
It is advisable to use Amla-enriched hair care products once or twice a week.
Can Amla turn white hair black?
Hair greying is part of a natural ageing process, at Shankara, our Ayurvedic Hair and Scalp Oil helps you gracefully embrace your natural tones. On regular application, it helps prevent premature greying of hair. However, it cannot turn existing white hair into black.