Experiences with Amla

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Eat amla to internally nourish hair and skin. Amla is a rich source of vitamin C and polyphenols and has many health benefits. It is available in the frozen section of Indian grocery stores. Use it like you would use lemon in different dishes, grate it into salads and grain dishes, or use it for baking to add tartness to muffins. Alternatively, take an amla supplement.
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The amla fruit and fruit extract is considered excellent for treating respiratory ailments and infections. Amla taken internally and applied as a powder is very beneficial to the skin and hair. Not only does it work as an anti-oxidant but it is also a rejuvenative. It prevents premature wrinkling and ageing of the skin and graying of hair.

Recent research has shown amla to be beneficial in cancer inhibition. It has also been shown to be useful in preventing cataracts in diabetic patients.

Amla is a powerful detoxifying agent and is a natural digestive aid and laxative. It is one of the three herbal ingredients of Triphala / Trifala that is a cornerstone of ayurvedic medicine.
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I'll try this out today as I just bought 200 g of Amla powder over the weekend. I'll use half the 200g for taking internally and the other half for my hair.
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http://www.ehow.com/how_5198712_use-...lthy-hair.html

Eat amla to internally nourish hair and skin. Amla is a rich source of vitamin C and polyphenols and has many health benefits. It is available in the frozen section of Indian grocery stores. Use it like you would use lemon in different dishes, grate it into salads and grain dishes, or use it for baking to add tartness to muffins. Alternatively, take an amla supplement.
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http://favorfinesse.blogspot.com/200...la-powder.html

The amla fruit and fruit extract is considered excellent for treating respiratory ailments and infections. Amla taken internally and applied as a powder is very beneficial to the skin and hair. Not only does it work as an anti-oxidant but it is also a rejuvenative. It prevents premature wrinkling and ageing of the skin and graying of hair.

Recent research has shown amla to be beneficial in cancer inhibition. It has also been shown to be useful in preventing cataracts in diabetic patients.

Amla is a powerful detoxifying agent and is a natural digestive aid and laxative. It is one of the three herbal ingredients of Triphala / Trifala that is a cornerstone of ayurvedic medicine.
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I'll try this out today as I just bought 200 g of Amla powder over the weekend. I'll use half the 200g for taking internally and the other half for my hair.
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http://www.ehow.com/how_5198712_use-...lthy-hair.html

Eat amla to internally nourish hair and skin. Amla is a rich source of vitamin C and polyphenols and has many health benefits. It is available in the frozen section of Indian grocery stores. Use it like you would use lemon in different dishes, grate it into salads and grain dishes, or use it for baking to add tartness to muffins. Alternatively, take an amla supplement.
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http://favorfinesse.blogspot.com/200...la-powder.html

The amla fruit and fruit extract is considered excellent for treating respiratory ailments and infections. Amla taken internally and applied as a powder is very beneficial to the skin and hair. Not only does it work as an anti-oxidant but it is also a rejuvenative. It prevents premature wrinkling and ageing of the skin and graying of hair.

Recent research has shown amla to be beneficial in cancer inhibition. It has also been shown to be useful in preventing cataracts in diabetic patients.

Amla is a powerful detoxifying agent and is a natural digestive aid and laxative. It is one of the three herbal ingredients of Triphala / Trifala that is a cornerstone of ayurvedic medicine.
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I'll try this out today as I just bought 200 g of Amla powder over the weekend. I'll use half the 200g for taking internally and the other half for my hair.
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Originally Posted by afrodominican1
Glad to be of help.

I'm having the amla drink now (1 glass water, 1 tbsp. amla powder, 1 tbsp. honey), and WOW talk about sour. It's also a little grainy because I didn't stir it well I guess, but it's not a wholly unpleasant taste. It's kinda like sour dirt..lol But then I'm a somewhat earthy kinda girl, so it's not so bad to me.
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I have to admit that I have not been on this thread in at least a few months. I'm still using Amla of course and am amazed at how many of you are getting great results! This is absolutely exciting!

I've never added hibiscus or chamomile tea to my Amla. I've used them as post conditioning rinses, but never directly in my Amla. Definitely something new to try!
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Quick question:

Does amla work similarly to henna? Does it bind to the protein in the hair, somewhat like a protein treatment?

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I've been lurking on this site for months now, but I wanted to chime in re: amla.
I did my first cassia treatment this past Saturday, and I'm quite pleased with the results.

As of late, my hair was limp, lifeless and dull looking -the cassia treatment perked it right up.The curls are defined and my hair color looks a lot richer (and shinier).

And, after reading all of the positive reviews regarding amla, I ordered my first box of Hesh amla as an experiment (since I'm so impressed with cassia). I will post my results once I try it out.

However, I do have a question: has anyone combined cassia with amla? If so, what was your mix? Were the results as you expected or so-so? I am thinking of doing this...but I've read some folks like to apply their amla treatments solo...
Any thoughts would be appreciated!
I've been lurking on this site for months now, but I wanted to chime in re: amla.
I did my first cassia treatment this past Saturday, and I'm quite pleased with the results.

As of late, my hair was limp, lifeless and dull looking -the cassia treatment perked it right up.The curls are defined and my hair color looks a lot richer (and shinier).

And, after reading all of the positive reviews regarding amla, I ordered my first box of Hesh amla as an experiment (since I'm so impressed with cassia). I will post my results once I try it out.

However, I do have a question: has anyone combined cassia with amla? If so, what was your mix? Were the results as you expected or so-so? I am thinking of doing this...but I've read some folks like to apply their amla treatments solo...
Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Originally Posted by Ergo Curly
I would read this thread. It has a lot of info, and you will find lots of answers.

Yes, when I first used Cassia, I mixed it with Amla, Brahmi and Maka. When I use just ayurvedic powders, I'll mix Amla, Brahmi and Maka with an all-natural conditioner (into a pudding-like consistency), and apply to my hair. I've never used Amla by itself.

You have to experiment and find out what your hair prefers.
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I've been lurking on this site for months now, but I wanted to chime in re: amla.
I did my first cassia treatment this past Saturday, and I'm quite pleased with the results.

As of late, my hair was limp, lifeless and dull looking -the cassia treatment perked it right up.The curls are defined and my hair color looks a lot richer (and shinier).

And, after reading all of the positive reviews regarding amla, I ordered my first box of Hesh amla as an experiment (since I'm so impressed with cassia). I will post my results once I try it out.

However, I do have a question: has anyone combined cassia with amla? If so, what was your mix? Were the results as you expected or so-so? I am thinking of doing this...but I've read some folks like to apply their amla treatments solo...
Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Originally Posted by Ergo Curly
I would read this thread. It has a lot of info, and you will find lots of answers.

Yes, when I first used Cassia, I mixed it with Amla, Brahmi and Maka. When I use just ayurvedic powders, I'll mix Amla, Brahmi and Maka with an all-natural conditioner (into a pudding-like consistency), and apply to my hair. I've never used Amla by itself.

You have to experiment and find out what your hair prefers.
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Quick question:

Does amla work similarly to henna? Does it bind to the protein in the hair, somewhat like a protein treatment?

Thanks, ladies!
Originally Posted by poemaXX

for me NO, Amla keeps my hair extra moist and my curl definition is TOP notch after rinsing out


With henna my hair is strong and it stops the breakage, which is why I use it for my protein balance
I have been using amla about once a month for a while now and always loved the softness and moisture it imparts on my hair

Well, I switched up the game this time,
I use equal parts Amla & Brahmi, with enough coconut milk to make it thick like pudding

As usual I had let the mixture sit over night, like the directions on the box stated.

Also this time I left it in overnight, which I've never done. I washed it out this morning, my hair has never and I mean never, felt soo thick & luxurious in all my life!!!!.

From now on Im going to use Amla & Brahmi w/coconut milk overnight, 2x a month. I had to post cuz I just never knew my hair could feel like this!!
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How often can one use the ayurvedic powders...Amla, Brahmi, and Maka? I am considering using this 2X a month. I usually mix mine with conditioner as well.
How often can one use the ayurvedic powders...Amla, Brahmi, and Maka? I am considering using this 2X a month. I usually mix mine with conditioner as well.
Originally Posted by garner
I think you can use them almost everyday. I usually use my powders once per week (Saturdays). I either use coconut milk, hibiscus powder steeped water or just some warm water for my pastes. They work exceptionally well. I think that as I've used these powders frequently, my hair has grown thicker and faster. I so can't do without these powders, especially amla.
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HGs: Amla, brahmi, maka, neem, hibiscus and fenugreek powders.

Do you shampoo/clarify prior to applying the paste? How long do you allow the paste to sit before co-washing for removal? Since you do not mix the powders in conditioner, does your hair feel dry afterwards?
I usually start my routine by overnight oiling, then shampoo in the morning with a shampoo bar. After this, I add my ayurvedic paste. I often allow the paste sit for about 7 - 8 hours once I'm home on that day. If I'm in a rush to go out, then I'd leave the paste for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, before rinsing out.

My hair does not feel dry afterwards, however, I do deep condition after rinsing out / co-washing the paste. In that way, my hair is more moisturized and soft. Using coconut milk in the paste helps me to retain moisture and not have dry strands. My coils are more defined, moisturized and shiny after the process.
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HGs: Amla, brahmi, maka, neem, hibiscus and fenugreek powders.

Thank you. This helps a lot!!! I <3 the way my hair looks and feels after an ayurvedic treatment!!! Oh BTW, what shampoo bar are you using and what are your proportions in your powder/coconut milk mixture?
No problem at all . I use two shampoo bars interchangeably: Afroveda's Carrot & Rice Bran Shampoo Bar and Chagrin Valley's Ayurvedic Shampoo Bar. I mostly use Afroveda's when I put alot of oil in my hair for overnight oiling. The CV bar, I mostly use if I forget to oil my hair or use a very little amount.

The proportions for my ayurvedic paste now that my hair is thicker is:

3 tbps amla powder
3 tbps brahmi powder
1 tsp neem powder
1 - 2 tsps maka powder
1 tbsp fenugreek powder
1/2 to 1 cup of warm coconut milk or 1/2 to 1 cup hibiscus powder steeped warm water

Please note that I may use less or more coconut milk / water depending on how I want the paste. Usually, I want the paste to be close to a liquid feel and not clumpy. Whisking the mixture with a metal whisk helps me get out the lumps.
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BC: 14th August, 2009
Favourite Product Line: None at the moment
HGs: Amla, brahmi, maka, neem, hibiscus and fenugreek powders.

@blessed... you mentioned you have a new mixture for your alma..I have thin hair and desperate to thicken it up..please share what you did..
Hi blueberry99. My procedure and mixture is similar to what I've stated before. The only difference now is that recently, I have not incorporated fenugreek powder into my ayurvedic paste. I don't see much of a difference since taking it out though.

To thicken up my hair, I used the same mixture in the previous post and apply to detangled and shampooed hair. The night before, after detangling and co-washing, I oil with either vatika oil or Afroveda's Prithi Bodi Rice Bran Hair Oil.

I've had to place another order from Ekua (Ayurnatural Beauty) since my year long supply is at its end. In my order I've added Kalpi Tone so when I add that to my mixture, I'll definitely tell you all about my experience.


@blueberry99 I hope that this helps.
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HGs: Amla, brahmi, maka, neem, hibiscus and fenugreek powders.

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