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Amla Juice for Hair

Rujuta Borkar
Information here will tell you about the advantages of amla juice for hair and why it needs to be used for the purpose of hair health and care.
Amla, as the Indian gooseberry is popularly called, is a powerhouse of some very potent antioxidants that are great for promoting the overall health of a person.
This slightly sour fruit makes for a very important part of the Indian science of Ayurveda, and the powers of it are known to be effective in curing varied ailments and strengthening the immune system.
The infusion of Vitamin C in high numbers is known to be the source of its therapeutic power. Along with Vitamin C, there are also several other nutrients namely polyphenols, carbohydrates, protein, calcium, iron, dietary fiber, phosphorus, and carotene that lend this fruit the unique ability of being a cure-all.
While the amla fruit is used for treating most ailments due to its antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, let's concentrate on the benefits of amla juice for hair growth, as well as its importance for maintaining great hair health.

Amla for Hair Care and Growth

The best thing about the amla fruit is that it can be consumed both internally as well as used in several forms for external usage. Here are some advantages that the amla fruit offers when used in the manner of hair care.
>>Amla is used for promoting healthy hair growth.
>>It is known to improve the pigmentation and color of hair, making it darker and thicker. That is why it is an active ingredient in many hair dyes and hair care products.
>>It helps in strengthening the hair and thereby helps to deal with several hair problems like hair loss, split ends, and frizzy hair.
>>It adds to the shine and luster of hair due to its unique deep cleansing abilities.
>>It prevents hair loss and lends to quality hair growth that brings about healthy and strong hair.
>>It prevents premature graying of hair.
>>It treats scalp infections and irritations like itching.
>>Amla can be used in several forms like raw fruit, pastes, oils, powders, extracts, and juices. All of these forms have equally beneficial results to show.

Amla and its Several Forms

The amla fruit has a unique ability to be used in varied forms and that is what makes it a multi purpose and versatile product. Here we will see the usage of amla fruit in several forms, and the way in which it can be used for promoting hair health.

Amla Juice

Amla juice is prepared by using the extracts of amla fruit and then storing them in a concentrated form. This extract is then diluted with water and consumed.
The amla fruit is quite acidic to taste and has a bitter/sour zing to it, therefore its extract cannot be consumed without diluting. One can use about 5 teaspoons of amla extract to a cup of water and mix honey or sugar to add to the taste.
Other spices like salt and pepper can also be added according to preference. It is best to have amla juice on an empty stomach.Amla extract benefits are several and internally consuming it, not only leads to promoting great hair health but also corrects the functioning of other internal systems and promotes hair growth.
For example, a bad digestive system or a weak immune system can have a direct effect on the hair and make it weak. By correcting these systems internally, amla juice automatically lends to great hair.

Amla Oil

Amla oil benefits are known to lend in several, effective ways for hair growth and overall hair health. Amla oil for hair loss is a proven therapy aid. Along with that, it also aids in controlling other scalp problems like dandruff, itchiness, and boils.
Amla oil has a cooling effect on the scalp and is therefore used as a great cure for heat boils that develop over the scalp. It's also used for strengthening of hair follicles, lending to softness and thickness of hair, and making the hair shiny and healthy again.
Heat a small amount of amla oil till it is sufficiently warm, then apply all over the scalp with the help of fingertips (do not use the palm) and massage for a good 10 minutes. Steam with a hot water towel for 15 minutes and then let the oil stay for 1 hour. Wash it off with an all-natural herbal shampoo.

Amla Powder

Amla powder for hair is yet another form in which the amla fruit can be used. The fruit is dried and powdered to get this form. This works in the same way that other forms of the amla fruit do―it helps in slowing the graying process of hair. It promotes healthy hair growth and combats other scalp problems as well.
Amla powder concentrates on strengthening the length of the hair, and not just the roots. Mix amla powder with water to make a thick paste (consistency according to preference) and then with the help of a dye brush (or even with your hands alone) apply the powder to the roots, as well as the entire length of the hair.
Let this powder stay for about an hour till it dries and hardens. Then, wash off with water. For better results, soak the powder in water in an iron vessel and leave it overnight, only add water the next morning, as per preference. You can even wash your hair with this extract.
It's not just amla juice that is good for the hair, but also the other forms of amla that have been used for maintaining healthy hair. Use any of the varied methods, that have been mentioned here and you'll see the positive results immediately enough.