Amla Oil- The Benefits
Amla oil is derived from the Amla fruit (which is also called the Indian Gooseberry) that grows on the Phyllanthus emblica plant. The oil is made by soaking dried Amla fruit in coconut oil (or other oils like sesame oil or olive oil). According to Curl Centric, the Amla fruit is allowed to soak over the course of 3 days, after which the dried fruit is removed from the oil and the Amla oil is strained and purified.
Amla Oil is gaining popularity in the beauty industry for its numerous benefits. It’s known to stop hair loss, condition your hair, help with gray hair, and more.
Continue reading as we dig deeper into the benefits of Amla oil for our hair.
Amla oil is rich in vitamin C and natural antioxidants known as flavonoids and polyphenols. Antioxidants, minerals, essential fatty acids and lipids found in Alma oil do wonders for your hair and scalp.
Stops Hair Loss
The oil strengthens hair at the source-the hair follicle. Strong hair follicles hold onto hair strands more effectively, reducing shedding and stopping hair loss. Due to its follicle-strengthening benefits, the oil is often used as a treatment for alopecia.
Stimulate Hair Growth
Amla oil is known to stimulate hair growth from your hair follicles, helping your hair to grow faster and fuller. Scientific evidence backs up this claim. Several studies in rats show that rats treated with Amla oil had faster hair growth than rats that had not been treated with the oil.
Slow Graying of Hair
One of the most exciting benefits of Amla oil is the delaying of hair graying. The oil can also be used to darken hair that has already turned gray.
Condition Hair Shaft and Ends
Amla oil leaves your hair soft and supple. For this reason, it’s an excellent conditioner. After one use of Alma oil as a conditioner, many notice a big difference in their hair. They notice that their hair is no longer dry and frizzy. The oil literally brings hair to life.
Aside from the above listed benefits, people all over the world credit Amla oil as a miracle dandruff remedy. It seems to get rid of those dry patches with ease.
Also, it’s been observed that Amla oil is one of the best natural treatments for lice. In several Indian studies, it was found that Amla oil was very effective at killing lice.
How to Use Amla Oil
Amla oil is often used topically as an oil treatment. The oil can be applied to your hair and/or scalp depending on the type of benefits that you hope to gain from the oil.
You can use Amla oil as a hot oil treatment to help restore moisture and manageability to thirsty hair strands. To use the oil as a hot oil treatment, warm the oil up, and apply it all over your hair. Cover your hair up with a shower cap and allow the oil to penetrate your strands for 15 mins to an hour.
Commonly, Amla oil is also used in place of your conditioner. So, immediately after shampooing your hair, you apply the Amla oil like a conditioner, massage it into your strands, wait a few minutes, and then rinse it out.
Also, keep an eye out for products containing Amla oil. You’ll often find Amla oil in conditioners and deep conditioners.