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Amla oil – Indian gooseberry for hair growth: is it worth it?

Amla oil is the best example that natural, known for hundreds of years, beautifying compositions are unbeatable when it comes to beauty treatments. Amla-based products still surprise us with the power and precision of action. Amla oil belongs to one of the oldest substances used to strengthen the hair. Indian women have been using it for centuries, and the knowledge about its miraculous properties has been passed down from generation to generation. It is worth reaching for it during periods of prolonged hair loss and general hair weakness. How does amla oil work? How to use this Indian oil? Does it collect good reviews? 

Amla oil INCI: Emblica officinalis fruit

The oil is obtained from green, fruit-like gooseberries which is why it is often called an Indian gooseberry. In Nepal and India, it is considered to be a sanctity. Usually, the substance extracted from Amla is combined with another natural oil (this way you obtain the so-called macerate). The oils which amla likes the most is coconut or castor oil. They almost always appear in amla oil’s composition.

The properties of amla oil

Amla-based macerate has survived the centuries without losing its popularity. At present, its splendour is gaining strength because it is a great addition to other natural oils. The trend of hair oiling travels around the world, and we reach for the achievements of different cultures to find the ideal substance, supporting hair growth and improving its condition. Amla oil is considered to be a product that: if used regularly prevents increased hair loss, boosts its growth, strengthens, nourishes and enhances the colour.

How to use amla oil?

Amla oil is used for hair oiling, and therefore it can be applied like any other oil: to the hair (along the entire length) and to the scalp and at the same time performing a delicate scalp massage to stimulate the bulbs to work. Amla oil is supposed to act primarily on the rooted part of the hair, in order to place it more firmly in the hair follicle and stimulate growth. After an hour or two, the oil should be washed off the hair. You can leave it in your hair throughout the entire night, wrapping your head with a shower cap and a towel and securing the pillow against oily stains. Wash the oil out in the morning, immediately after waking up, then blow-dry and style your hair as usual.

How does amla oil affect the hair? [effects]

Amla oil will not work right away, you need a few treatments to make your hair stronger and stop the fall out. It all depends on the condition and degree of hair damage. Regular oiling of hair is extremely important. However, the good news is that after the first oil treatment, the hair’s appearance and outer structure is visibly improved: the hair becomes smooth, shiny and soft, it stops getting frizzy and static the hair is tamed and thus easier to comb and style.

Amla oil – reviews

Amla oil – despite its hair growth and anti-hair loss properties, collects various opinions on the web. Some praise it for the effects and efficiency while others are slightly disgusted by the smell. Women with fair hair claim that amla oil has changed the colour of their hair (amla can slightly darken the hair, it gives a light yellowish effect on the highlights).

Is it worth using amla oil for hair?

It’s certainly worth it. Despite divided opinions about it, it may turn out that your hair will like it very much. However, it is worth making sure that you will not be disturbed by the specific smell of the oil. Keep in mind that amla oil is (unfortunately) not suitable for blonde hair, especially those women who have cool blonde hair undertones.

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