Oriental amla oil. Can it help your hair?
Amla. Sounds mysterious. However, in fact it is Indian gooseberry, i.e. plant extremely popular in Asia. It is used for medicinal purposes and for hair care. It consists of valuable to health and beauty substances. It is often used as an addition for hair masks, conditioners and hair oils. Check how it works and what properties this oil holds for hair and scalp. Perhaps you will be delighted with it.
Amla - what is it?
Amla, also known as an Indian gooseberry, comes from Asia. Fruits of this tree are considered the delicacy among the inhabitants, however, the oil obtained from them found its use in cosmetology. The oil is great for hair oiling - the treatment, that every Indian woman performs at least once a week. Amla oil is also great addition for hair dyes mix. Along with indigo and henna, it darken hair colour.
Amla fruits contain a lot of vitamin C and antioxidants (flavonoids and polyphenols). They have beneficial impact on skin and hair, inhibit ageing processes, smoother wrinkles, lighten discolourations and moisturise deepest skin layers. Amla fruits in equally positive way impact hair. They strengthen hair bulbs, regenerate split ends, inhibit hair loss and prevent premature grey hair. Besides, amla oil has also shine boost and smoothing properties. It emphasises hair colour and natural highlights. What is more, the oil eliminates fly-away and frizzing hair. What is truly interesting, amla oil helps also with dandruff and other skin diseases. It protects hair against free radicals, UV radiation and many harmful factors from the external World. It repairs damaged with stylisation treatments hair, such as blow drying, permanent wave or colourisation.
How should you use amla oil?
It all depends on the form of the cosmetic with amla. It looks different for oil and powdered fruits. How to do it? If you want you can heat amla oil in water bath. This will make application easier and speed up absorption of nourishing ingredients. Small amount of cosmetic apply on hair ends or on the entire hair length. Equally efficient is to rub amla oil in scalp and perform gentle massage. If you care about better results, execute hair oil treatment. What is it? On hair and scalp apply large amount of amla oil. After few hours or a night, thoroughly rinse the cosmetic. Use two shampoos for it. For the first wash use one with strong foaming substances. These will remove excess oil and unpleasant smell. For the second wash, use delicate shampoo, free of SLS and other dryness causing ingredients. Your hair will surly be beautiful, healthy and strong.
And how should you use powdered amla fruits? This form of the cosmetic is added to hair masks or home-made hair dyes. It can darken hair, preserve coil of curly hair, smoother and provide shine boost. Powdered amla fruits add in small amount to the cosmetics you use on daily basis. If mixed with water, is used as a mixture for application on hair. Remember, that after the given time, determined by the manufacturer, you must wash hair with delicate shampoo. Within few days after the treatment you will gain beautiful and intense colour. What should you remember about, when attempting colourisation with mix of amla, henna and indigo or highlights colourisation with amla? Before you dye your hair, do the allergy test, and check what colour you will obtain. If you deal with oily scalp, then during the treatment you can feel some prickling. It is normal reaction related with content of tannin, organic compounds present in plants. They hold cleansing, tightening and sebum reducing properties.
Did you know that...
Amla oil has characteristic smell. Certainly many people will not like it. What's curious is that strong aroma helps some with falling asleep. Is your scalp sensitive? While using amla oil you can experience cold sensation on skin. For this reason perform hair oil treatment two hours before hair wash or during hot bath. If you easily catch a cold, eat amla fruits. They contain vitamin C. To cover 60% of the daily requirements for vitamin C, you need to intake 100 g fresh or 200 g of dried Indian gooseberry.