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The benefits of amla for your hair
When it comes to health and beauty products there are so many natural ingredients that can be beneficial. While some only offer a couple of benefits, others come with a plethora.
One such ingredient that is a powerful all rounder is Amla, otherwise known as Indian Gooseberry. As well as being used for years for its medicinal properties, Amla also offers a great range of benefits to beauty regimes, especially your hair.
Amla is a juicy, bitter fruit that generally grows in India and Nepal. While all parts of the fruit can be eaten - apart from its seeds - as it is incredibly sour it is quite difficult to eat whole unless you are used to it, but it is often included in chutneys and juices. A popular way to consume the fruit is as a medicine for a range of ailments from constipation to diabetes.
When it comes to beauty benefits, amla is well known for the amazing effect it has on hair. It contains so many natural nutrients that are important for improving the look, feel and strength of the hair. This makes it a great choice for those with weak or ageing hair and for anyone that it trying to avoid hair loss.
As the fruit includes high levels of vitamin C it helps to keep hair strong and healthy. Vitamin C deficiency can lead to weak hair that is prone to breakage and hair loss, so having a fruit that is high in this nutrient can stop hair becoming damaged and thin.
It is also incredibly rich in antioxidants, which are great for clearing away toxins that can build up on and in the hair. Toxins cause the hair to age before its time, which can result in thinner locks that turn grey earlier.
Having high levels of antioxidants means that your hair can stay looking young and beautiful for longer, while also saving you the trouble of having to cover up any grey strands.
As well as reducing hair loss and thinning, amla also helps to encourage hair growth. It contains a large amount of fatty acids, which are essential for healthy hair, which can help your locks to grow better, faster and healthier.
It is a perfect choice for those that are trying to grow their hair or are attempting fight against thinning tresses, as it helps to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp when massaged into the hair. The extra blood in the scalp allows the hair follicles to function better, improving the quality of the hair and the speed at which it is being grown.
Amla oil is incredibly conditioning and deep cleansing, making it a good choice for those that suffer from a flaky scalp.
Having dandruff can be an embarrassing problem and it can be difficult to find products that deal with it successfully. Due to the highly conditioning nature of amla oil, it helps to prevent dry skin on the scalp, which flakes and causes dandruff. The deep cleansing ability will also help to clear away any scaling skin, allowing people to enjoy being dandruff free.
Not only does this super fruit benefit the hair in terms of strength and length, but it will leave your locks looking amazingly shiny, feeling gorgeously soft and making it much more manageable.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks