Shiny new ingredients often get a lot of hype. That’s fair, but what about the old-school, tried-and-tested ingredients that are pure magic for your skin and hair? Amla oil, which is derived from the vibrant Indian gooseberry tree, is the perfect example. The vitamin-rich treat has been used for ages to stimulate hair growth and help nourish scalps. It can even condition your locks for ultra-shiny, healthy-looking strands.
Whether you want to gulp it down as a shot in the AM or apply it to your strands as a pack – amla is a haircare hero through and through. Scroll on to know why amla is perf for anyone looking for stronger, lustrous locks along with some game-changing DIYs.
Amla oil is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and antioxidants, all of which might contribute to cellular regeneration and promote healthy circulation to the blood vessels in the scalp. These properties may help to promote hair growth and skin renewal and boost the overall health of the scalp. The topical application of amla oil activates the hair follicles and activates hair growth. Amla also contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, it can reduce inflammation on the scalp and, as a result, curb oil production. The anti-bacterial powers of gooseberry oil may also help to prevent dandruff and itching of the scalp. Wondering how to make amla work for your hair growth and shine? It’s easier than you think.
Step 1: In a bowl, take one and a half tablespoons of amla powder.
Step 2: Whisk some egg whites in a bowl (1 or 2 depending on the amount it takes to make a paste).
Step 3: Apply this paste to the roots of the hair. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes before washing it off with a mild shampoo.
Step 1: Take 2 tablespoons of amla powder in a bowl.
Step 2: Then, add equal parts of curd to make a paste.
Step 3: Mix the two ingredients together. Apply it to the scalp. Keep it on for 20 minutes before rinsing off with water. To make sure it’s more nourishing it is recommended that an amla hair pack is used after you oil the hair. There is no need to even shampoo as amla itself has cleansing properties, and when mixed with curd, it also conditions the hair.
Step 1: Cut amla into small pieces and blend it.
Step 2: To this, add a few curry leaves and water. Blend it to make a paste.
Step 3: Apply this paste all over your scalp. Leave it on for a couple of hours. Wash off with a mild shampoo. Use this DIY twice a week for the best results.
Step 1: Take two tablespoons of amla powder.
Step 2: Add honey to make a paste. Apply in massaging motions all over the scalp as well as your strands.
Step 3: Leave it on for about 40 minutes. Wash off with mild shampoo. Use this hair mask twice a week to pave your way to lustrous locks.
If you’re not into DIYs, this hair mask does the trick too!
Incorporate these DIYs into your beauty routine and get ready for good hair days!
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