Having beautiful hair is so important – not only for women, but for men as well. Here at Healthy Hair Tips HQ, you will find amazing resources for hair care tips. Today, I wanted to share one of my most favorite and all natural hair care tips for beautiful and long hair. As we are all aware, oils have been used for centuries, especially in Southeast Asia. One oil in particular can help your hair grow longer, stronger, and healthier… (drumroll please) AMLA (aka Gooseberry) Oil.
Amla Oil is a herbal oil using predominantly in Southeast Asia as a natural hair care product that promotes healthier hair, hair growth, as well as treats dandruff and other scalp related issues. Let me share some more of Amla (Gooseberry) oil’s benefits:
- Prevents Hair Fall – It is natural to lose hair everyday, however, when we are overcome with lots of stress or drastic weather changes our body responds in many different ways. One way can be excess hair fall. As dreadful as it sounds, it can happen to anyone. The use of Amla Oil can help to treat this excess hair fall by providing nourishment and nutrients to your scalp – whether we think of it or not, our scalps need some TLC too!
- Promotes Thicker Hair – Wherever I go, I constantly get asked about my natural thick hair. For years, I have been religiously using Amla in my hair care routine. Because it is herbal it has natural thickening agents and also contains natural Vitamin C.
- Prevents Premature Graying/Breakage – No one wants to see those grays. Amla Oil contains Vitamin C along with other natural antioxidants that prevent the hair from becoming weak and losing it’s natural color. If you use any color/heat treatments on your hair, it will replenish the natural nutrients and lock in moisture instead of drying or breaking easy.
The secret to having beautiful hair just requires you to have a little routine at least once a week. The best way to use this is to heat the oil a little bit and massage into your scalp. Be sure to not only massage your scalp but also the ends of the hair. Tie up your hair in a bun and use a designated (Amla Oil) shower cap to allow the oil to sink in and do it’s magic!
Disclaimer: the scent is very strong, some people are not able to manage it, so plan on doing this routine when you will wash your hair shortly after. If you really are not able to stand the smell, add a couple drops of lavender oil to the routine. There is also a Amla Lite version which includes more of a lemon scent. In my personal experience, the normal oil works best.
After about 30min to an hour you can go ahead and wash your hair using your favorite shampoo and conditioner. You will notice that your hair is a lot softer and shiner – even after just one use! Repeat this at least once a week and you are on your way to beautiful and healthy hair!