Amla powder is dried and powdered Indian gooseberry. Revered in Ayurvedic medicine, it’s been used for thousands of years as one of the most potent and nourishing herbs in India. While there are numerous benefits to consuming this herb, amla powder naturally supports healthy, shiny hair and glowing skin.
A homemade amla powder mask can also add texture and volume to your hair.
How to use for hair:
- Scoop ½ cup of amla powder into a small bowl. Add ¼ cup of warm water to the amla powder in the bowl.
- Stir the amla powder and water using a whisk to combine the two ingredients. The amla powder and water mixture should form a thin paste.
- Apply the amla powder to your hair while it is dry. Scoop the amla from the bowl using your fingertips.
- Massage the amla powder paste into your scalp and hair roots using circular motions. Apply the amla powder to your hair ends afterward.
- Pile your hair on top of your head and slip on a plastic shower cap. Leave the amla paste on your hair for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Remove the plastic cap after the waiting period. Rinse the amla powder from your hair until the water runs clear. Shampoo and style your hair as usual.
Warnings: Rinse the amla powder immediately if your skin begins to burn or show signs of irritation. This could be the sign of an allergic reaction. If burning or redness continues, seek medical attention immediately.
- Give your hair an amla powder treatment every two weeks.
- If the amla powder paste is too thick, add water slowly to thin it out.
Pure Amla Powder (Indian Gooseberry) is an herb used for hair care and conditioning.