Managing hair, the crowning glory is a tough task indeed. Barring those lucky few (probably it’s in their genes) who are gifted with naturally thick trouble-free and lustrous hair, others have to slog to keep their hair in a good condition.
Bogged down by unmanageable, troublesome hair? Then, turn to this miracle berry called ‘amla’ for help and manage your tresses, the natural way. Amla (Indian Gooseberry) was used by women in ancient times to take care of their mane. It could help you too. Ayurvedic texts are replete with references about the usefulness of amla as a hair tonic. Premature graying, hair-loss, dull, limp and oily hair – you name it and ‘amla’ seems to have a solution to your problem.
Here are a few such recipes using amla (gooseberry):
Amla to prevent premature graying
Take a few amla and cut them into pieces. Dry them in shade. Boil these pieces in coconut oil till the solid matter becomes like charred dust. This darkish oil is an excellent oil to prevent graying of hair. Massaging the scalp with amla oil induces sound sleep also.
Amla as a conditioner
The water in which dried amla pieces are soaked overnight nourishes the hair and this water can be used as a last rinse while washing your hair.
Amla to prevent hair-loss
If you are losing hair excessively on your scalp, a regular intake of amla not only prevents further hair depletion but is also good for hair growth. Also wash you hair with the fresh juice of amla.
See also: Medicinal value of Amla (gooseberry)