What Are the Benefits of Amla Powder for Hair?

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What Are the Benefits of Amla Powder for Hair?
Brush amla powder in your hair and allow it to soak into your roots and hair shaft. (woman brushing hair image by forca from Fotolia.com)

Amla powder is an herbal hair treatment that comes from the fruit of the Emblica officinalis tree. This home remedy works on both skin and hair. This herb has astringent qualities, in addition to nourishing locks from root to tip. Amla moisturisers the scalp to encourage new growth. This powder has been used as a natural home remedy in cultures all over the world. These days you will also find many products infused with amla.

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Amla powder is loaded with nutrients as well as moisture. This is very beneficial for people suffering from dandruff. Amla powder fights dry skin and scalp, making it an excellent beauty treat, especially during dry winter months. Amla powder is often added to natural dandruff shampoos and other products. Brush amla powder in your hair several times per week for a flake-free scalp.


One of the major benefits of amla powder is its ability to nourish hair. The fruit contains high levels of vitamin C, A and other nutrients. Many women in Indian cultures use amla powder to keep their hair thick and shiny. Amla can be sprinkled in hair in powder form, but some women prefer to make a hair mask out of this herb by mixing amla powder with water to create a paste. The mask is then worked into dry hair and scalp. You can make your own hair mask, put a shower cap on and sleep with the mixture on your hair to lock in moisture. Wash out in the morning and discover the difference in texture.

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The Super Indian News website says, amla is known for its rejuvenating qualities, especially for skin, bones, liver, blood and heart. Amla powder is said to stimulate the scalp to produce thicker, fuller hair. There are other reports that amla can help prevent grey hair, but no studies have been done to guarantee these effects. Massage amla powder into your hair for the greatest effect.

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