12 Benefits Of Amla (Indian Gooseberry) For The Hair

   |  Updated: July 13, 2018 15:30 IST

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12 Benefits Of Amla (Indian Gooseberry) For The Hair
Highlights
  • Amla helps in reducing hair fall
  • Amla juice serves as a beneficial tonic for both skin and hair
  • Amla has twice the antioxidant power of acai berries
Are you sick of hair fall or rough hair? This time around try something natural instead of using those chemical-based products that may or may not suit your hair.  Most of us are not completely satisfied with the way our hair looks. This prompts us to go for various salon treatments or hair spas. But letting the hair grow naturally requires some effort along with a good balanced diet. It is said that your hair is like a health barometer and if you have been noticing fallen strands on your pillow as soon as you wake up and or right after a shower, there's nothing you need to worry about. Hair fall is a common occurrence and the hair you lose is often replaced with new strands, but it excessive hair loss can lead to hair thinning. Amla, also known as Amrit (nectar), is one of the most nourishing herbs for the hair. It offers a plethora of medicinal benefits and is useful in any form – raw, powdered or as an oil. It acts as a natural conditioner and maker the hair thicker and stronger.

Here are 12 amazing benefits of using amla for your hair:


1. Hair growth: The phyto-nutrients, vitamins and minerals present in amla help in increasing the scalp circulation and stimulate healthy growth. Vitamin C of amla produces collagen protein. This helps in stimulating hair growth, both length and volume wise. Collagens replace the dead cells of hair follicles with new hair cells.2. Serves as a natural hair conditioner: Amla can nourish, strengthen and condition your hair thereby making it shiny and adding volume to your hair. One amla contains up to 81.2 percent of moisture content in it. Those with dry hair, now you know what to do. Moreover, if you have a oily hair, then use amla powder, it will soak in all the excess oil present on your scalp, along with conditioning it.

3. Treats Dandruff: Dandruff is usually the result of dryness. This vitamin C rich juice cures the dryness and prevents the accumulation of dandruff. Amla’s Vitamin C, its anti-inflammatory plus its anti-bacterial properties can stop dandruff and also the itching caused by it, on the scalp.

4. Scalp cleanser: Amla juice is great for cleansing the scalp. It nourishes the scalp and makes the hair shiny. The antioxidants present in amla, shields our hair from various hair damages, caused due to it by dust, pollution, smoke, and hair styling tools, etc.

5. Improves pigmentation: Most of the hair coloring packs contain amla in them as it helps in fighting pigmentation. It also helps in discoloration making the hair long and luscious. Moreover, it is important to keep our hair and scalp clean to avoid pigmentation. Amla and its anti-microbial properties, will not just banish hair odour but it will also remove the germs sticking on your hair. 

(Also read: 10 Wonderful Benefits of Amla Powder)
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Amla helps in reducing hair fall

6.  Reduces graying of hair: According to Ayurveda, premature graying usually occurs due to excess pitta in the body. Some of the signs of excess pitta include skin rashes, burning sensations, peptic ulcers, excessive body heat, and heartburn. Amla, a natural coolant, is an excellent remedy for fixing the pitta condition, which reduces graying. 

7. Strengthens hair: Amla juice serves as a beneficial tonic for both skin and hair. It strengthens your hair follicles thereby facilitating hair growth and strengthening of the hair. Plus, strengthens the roots, maintains colour and improves lustre. Eating fresh gooseberry or applying its paste on the roots of your hair improves hair growth and colour. 

8. Antioxidant: Amla has twice the antioxidant power of acai and around 17 times of pomegranate. It has the power to eliminate toxins in the body and serves as a great antioxidant. Due to its antioxidant potential, it is often used as a nutritional supplement in chyavanprash and other Ayurvedic medicines. 

9. Natural shine: Amla powder can be added to the home-made hair masks to add a natural shiny to your hair. Make sure to apply it regularly to have better results. The surplus of vitamin C in avla can help halt pre-mature greying. If you want to enhance the natural colour of your hair, all you have to do is mix avla powder with henna powder.

10. Thickening of hair: With its nutrients and other beneficial properties, drinking amla juice regularly or simply applying it can make your hair thicker and bouncier. Amla has vitamin C, which is assisted by various minerals, nutrients, amino acids, and antioxidants, etc. That helps Amla in fighting against all the hair weakening factors and thickens hair.

11. Prevents frizzy hair: It prevents dryness and helps in restoring moisture. It also removes the dead cells. The essential fatty acids present in amla strengthen hair follicles and add lustre to the hair. With regular use of amla, you may get ride of those unmanageable frizzy hair. 

12. Enhances hair color: Amla is commonly used with henna in order to enhance the hair color making it look natural. You can use amla in various forms like in oil, juice, pickle and even in candy form to give back your hair, its natural colour. 
 
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Amla can help in making your hair stronger

Whether you eat it, drink it or simply apply it, amla can do wonders for your hair and the results can be seen so quickly that you wouldn’t want to let go of it!

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