Amla, commonly known as Indian gooseberry, is often used for two purposes: as a healing substance in natural medicine and as a beautifying product in cosmetology – it owns numerous healing and caring features. Why is this small, green and round and fruit so popular? And what products in particular contain the higher concentration of amla?
Fruits of Malacca tree are many used for health and cosmetic treatments.
When it comes to other applications of the fruit, it is used for cooking as well. Amla can be found in a form of powder, which is often added to preserves. The fruits contain C vitamin, flavonoids and other anti-oxygenating substances. Thanks to the very ingredients, it can be stated that all products containing even small amounts of amla extracts have rejuvenating and revitalizing action. Basically, Amla is frequently used as a component of hair oils and as an additive of henna because of its hair darkening action.
Hair oil is one of the best care products. It does not only take care of strands but also positively affects both scalp and hair bulbs. Major part in here play the constituents of the product. The above-mentioned fruit of Malacca tree owns more valuable actions than just counteracting free radicals. To illustrate, hair oil containing extract of amla is able to regenerate, regulate working of scalp sebaceous glands and eliminate dandruff. Additionally, such product moistures as it gifts hair with gloss and smoothness. Moreover, it prevents frizz and static of strands as it protects hair ends from splitting. What is interesting, amla hair oil strengthens hair bulbs, stimulates hair to grow faster, and makes them turning denser and thicker. Thanks to the cosmetic, hair is flexible, and scalp becomes both cleansed and nourished.
How to use amla hair oil? The cosmetic has to be applied an hour before shampooing. A good idea is to apply the oil at bedtime and leave it overnight. When it comes to application itself, it depends on distributing more or less two spoons of the oil to scalp and hair. Next, strands has to be combed and scalp massaged. The massage helps nourishing substances with penetrating hair roots. This in turn makes the scalp cells become supplied with blood better. It is advised to apply amla hair oil twice or three times per week. Powdered amla can be used for preparing homemade hair mask. The powder has to be combined with warm water and a spoon of honey or aloe gel. After two hours, scalp has to be washed with a delicate shampoo.
If hair is very brittle or damaged, falls out to excessively or lost its natural radiance, and when scalp is irritated or when dandruff becomes too obvious, then it is suggested to apply oil bath. Strands have to be coated with a mixture of amla oil and castor oil. After approximately three hours, the mixture has to be rinsed off and washed with a shampoo. To make the treatment more effective, the procedure has to be repeated twice or three times per week.
Did you know that amla is used for hair dyeing preparations? The plant includes substances which strengthen henna and indigo action (these both ingredients are used for strands dyeing). What is more, amla has the ability of darkening strands as well as changing hair tone.