I was huge on amla, around 2009 (I think I was a contributor on that thread). I used it at least once a month as the main ingredient in a paste with other herbs. I stopped because other things in life took over and I didn't always have time, and I'm definitely feeling the ill effects. A lot of hair issues I suffered last year (knotting, splits, etc) only started after the amla treatments stopped. I don't know if it was just coincidence, but I am definitely making the effort to reintroduce regular amla treatments to my routine. Now I really only use it in my henna treatments to counteract curl loosening, and I only do those every 3 months or so.
Products in current rotation:
Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.
Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far