Experiences with Amla

Fleurzty you are sucking me into this Amla thing with your hair pornYour hair looks fantastic! Does the amla affect color? I want to keep my hair nice and white/gray.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
at the hair porn comment
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Does anyone know if it's ok to add Dabur Amla Oil to my henna? If so, at what point.

Also many thread stated it contains mineral oil but I don't see it on the label which reads:

Paraffinum liquidum, Canola Oil, Palm Glycerides, Amla (Emblica Officinalis) Extract in Canola Oil, Fragance, t-Butyl Hydroquinone (Anti-oxidant).

Colors are D&C Yellow #10, Green #6, Red #17
Originally Posted by BrownBrows
Not a 4A, the title just caught my eye in New Posts . . . I wouldn't want this amla oil on my hair at all because it not only contains paraffin, it's the first ingredient - that's probably what others are referring to as mineral oil. I think liquid paraffin and mineral oil are the same thing. Plus, any oil in a henna mix can prevent hair from "taking" the color, especially if there's indigo in there.

I've always used dried, powdered amla from www.mehandi.com in my henna/indigo mix since I started using it last summer - you can read all about it there, too. I originally included it to be sure I retained my curl and to tone down the red, which it did. I can't really say what other effects it might have had. My hair is stronger and shinier, but I don't know but what that's all attributable to the henna and indigo . . . .

I recently started just doing henna/indigo glosses without full dye release and only leave it on an hour or so, so I'm not using the amla any more. I still have some and may try it on my face since it's also supposed to be good for your skin.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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Does anyone know if it's ok to add Dabur Amla Oil to my henna? If so, at what point.

Also many thread stated it contains mineral oil but I don't see it on the label which reads:

Paraffinum liquidum, Canola Oil, Palm Glycerides, Amla (Emblica Officinalis) Extract in Canola Oil, Fragance, t-Butyl Hydroquinone (Anti-oxidant).

Colors are D&C Yellow #10, Green #6, Red #17
Originally Posted by BrownBrows
Not a 4A, the title just caught my eye in New Posts . . . I wouldn't want this amla oil on my hair at all because it not only contains paraffin, it's the first ingredient - that's probably what others are referring to as mineral oil. I think liquid paraffin and mineral oil are the same thing. Plus, any oil in a henna mix can prevent hair from "taking" the color, especially if there's indigo in there.

I've always used dried, powdered amla from www.mehandi.com in my henna/indigo mix since I started using it last summer - you can read all about it there, too. I originally included it to be sure I retained my curl and to tone down the red, which it did. I can't really say what other effects it might have had. My hair is stronger and shinier, but I don't know but what that's all attributable to the henna and indigo . . . .

I recently started just doing henna/indigo glosses without full dye release and only leave it on an hour or so, so I'm not using the amla any more. I still have some and may try it on my face since it's also supposed to be good for your skin.
Originally Posted by auntnett
Welcome to the 4a thread.. the home of the PJ's!

I've read that Amla is good for your face. I've never tried it on my face because I don't necessarily like the consistency of it. God forbid it fall on my lip or something LOL

I haven't been consistent enough with the Amla to say it did this or that to my hair. All I know is that my hair definitely seems shinier and easier to manage afterwards. I was just given some Mehandi Amla (thanks Kcurly!) and I am going to compare it with the cheap Amla I get down the street at the local Indian store to see which one is better.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Fleurzty you are sucking me into this Amla thing with your hair pornYour hair looks fantastic! Does the amla affect color? I want to keep my hair nice and white/gray.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
at the hair porn comment
Originally Posted by 4aspiral
LMFAO!! I always love that term. Its so right on the money for me.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

I have been using amla and other ayurvedic herbs mixed in with my conditioners over the last couple of weeks. I am noticing that my hair is getting thicker, denser.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
Amla makes the hair thick:0.I don't want that to happen to me.I want my hair to feel soft.I hate the feeling of rough and dry hair.I want curl enhancement too.
Natural since Jan 2,07
I did a BC
Hair type:3C\3B
Multi-racial hair
Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

Hair products:homemade products.....


Fleurzty you are sucking me into this Amla thing with your hair pornYour hair looks fantastic! Does the amla affect color? I want to keep my hair nice and white/gray.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
HA HA I know it tones down the red in the henna. I don't know if does anything else as far as color is concerned.

@ Holly, there is a big difference between thick hair and dry hair. My hair is thick, very dense right now but it is still as soft as ever. The two have nothing to do with each other. Amla does enhance the curl also.

I'm due for a deep treatment today. I've been wearing a flat twistout for 5 days now and any longer I will have major detangling problems. I'm not using Amla this week because it is still an acidic powder, so I'm trying not to overdo it. My plan from here on is to add it to my conditioners on a weekly basis and do a Amla treatment every other week.
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Oh Wow! Your hair looks amazing. How often do you use Amla as a treatment?
Originally Posted by MochaTai
I used it weekly for the past 5 weeks. That with using more butters made a huge difference in my hair. It is so thick, yet fluffy and soft. I'm cutting down though to prevent dryness. From now on, I will add it to my weekly conditioners for a deep treatment and every other week, I'll do a Amla mask.
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@ Holly, there is a big difference between thick hair and dry hair. My hair is thick, very dense right now but it is still as soft as ever. The two have nothing to do with each other. Amla does enhance the curl also.
Originally Posted by Fleurzty
My hair is getting thicker (a good thing for me) but it definitely isn't dry. My hair is soft as ever and moisturized.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
Amla makes the hair thick:0.I don't want that to happen to me.I want my hair to feel soft.I hate the feeling of rough and dry hair.I want curl enhancement too.
Originally Posted by holly8
It's interesting that you equate thick hair with rough and dry hair.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
Fleurzty you are sucking me into this Amla thing with your hair pornYour hair looks fantastic! Does the amla affect color? I want to keep my hair nice and white/gray.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
HA HA I know it tones down the red in the henna. I don't know if does anything else as far as color is concerned.

@ Holly, there is a big difference between thick hair and dry hair. My hair is thick, very dense right now but it is still as soft as ever. The two have nothing to do with each other. Amla does enhance the curl also.

I'm due for a deep treatment today. I've been wearing a flat twistout for 5 days now and any longer I will have major detangling problems. I'm not using Amla this week because it is still an acidic powder, so I'm trying not to overdo it. My plan from here on is to add it to my conditioners on a weekly basis and do a Amla treatment every other week.
Originally Posted by Fleurzty
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Thanks for telling me I thought that it made your hair feel dry=).I used amla once a year ago but I made my mixture wrong( it was very very thick,it look like ashes in my hair,parts of my hair wasn't completly covered with amla even though I used 100g,and my hair came out very very dry,felt rough as if I had heat damage, I had no curls).

After hearing good reviews about it on youtube and saw that amla mixture was suppose to be creamy.I order the amla powder again(havn't arrived yet).When I heard that the amla powder made your hair feel stiff and also reading that it made people's hair feel thick.I thought you meant that it made your hair feel rough like what happen to me.I got scared thinking that nomatter what I did I'll still have bad results lol.

PS: I know that thick and dry hair aren't the same.I didn't know which one you meant to say.
Natural since Jan 2,07
I did a BC
Hair type:3C\3B
Multi-racial hair
Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

Hair products:homemade products.....



Last edited by holly8; 04-11-2009 at 07:38 AM.
Amla makes the hair thick:0.I don't want that to happen to me.I want my hair to feel soft.I hate the feeling of rough and dry hair.I want curl enhancement too.
Originally Posted by holly8
It's interesting that you equate thick hair with rough and dry hair.
Originally Posted by hippychic
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No, I didn't mean that.Any hair can feel soft or rough.Depends on the health of the hair.

Sorry,I didn't write clearly.
Natural since Jan 2,07
I did a BC
Hair type:3C\3B
Multi-racial hair
Hair length:Started at neck and ears(in its curly state).In Dec 08 (2 years natural) My hair was somewhere near armpit length with bentonite clay in my hair.

Mission: to obtain healthy hair every day!!

Hair products:homemade products.....


I've only used the Dabur and Vadik amla oils so far. I'm not wild about the scent but my hair looooves it.

Fleurtzy your hair looks great!
Amla makes the hair thick:0.I don't want that to happen to me.I want my hair to feel soft.I hate the feeling of rough and dry hair.I want curl enhancement too.
Originally Posted by holly8
Actually by thicker we really mean stronger hair. Well that's what I mean anyway. If anything my curls pop when I use either bentonite clay or Amla powder.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

I've only used the Dabur and Vadik amla oils so far. I'm not wild about the scent but my hair looooves it.

Fleurtzy your hair looks great!
Originally Posted by PrincessPresto
You kidding me? I love the smell of dead donkey beaten to death with a stick. Its the bomb! LOL

I only use the powders. Those oils makes me gag
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

I've only used the Dabur and Vadik amla oils so far. I'm not wild about the scent but my hair looooves it.

Fleurtzy your hair looks great!
Originally Posted by PrincessPresto
You kidding me? I love the smell of dead donkey beaten to death with a stick. Its the bomb! LOL

I only use the powders. Those oils makes me gag
Originally Posted by mariag002
So you know..wow..the Vadik is a bit better than the Dabur. I'm always wondering why on earth does my hair likes the stinkiest products?! When I relaxed BITD, my stylist used this placenta stuff that grossed me out so badly...the idea of it and the funkiness+perfume coverup scent. Of course my hair was like ...eek. I guess the Amla is an improvement.
I've only used the Dabur and Vadik amla oils so far. I'm not wild about the scent but my hair looooves it.

Fleurtzy your hair looks great!
Originally Posted by PrincessPresto
I've only used the oils as well. They smell good but I'm sure it's because they're loaded with fragrance oils. And thank you much for the compliment.
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Fleurzty - your hair looks great! Question about Alma. If you hair is already thick (naturally), what are the benefits of alma? I love my hair's natural thickness but not sure that I want to add to it. Still in the TWA stage but when it's longer it takes forever to style and that's mainly because of how thick my hair is. It also takes forever to dry. That being said, I'm still interested in contributing to the overall health of my hair.
Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
BC: 01/30/09
Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
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Fleurzty you are sucking me into this Amla thing with your hair pornYour hair looks fantastic! Does the amla affect color? I want to keep my hair nice and white/gray.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
OMG, this is so what it is too. I love it. Hair Porn,
Last relaxer: 12/10/07
BC date: 5/2/08
It's your hair...do what you wanna do
I've only used the Dabur and Vadik amla oils so far. I'm not wild about the scent but my hair looooves it.

Fleurtzy your hair looks great!
Originally Posted by PrincessPresto
You kidding me? I love the smell of dead donkey beaten to death with a stick. Its the bomb! LOL

I only use the powders. Those oils makes me gag
Originally Posted by mariag002
I'm sending you the doctor bill from me having a heart attack after reading your comment.
Last relaxer: 12/10/07
BC date: 5/2/08
It's your hair...do what you wanna do

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