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Benefits of Amla oil for hair

It almost appears there is a new essential oil out every week but here we are again with another oil that needs to be discussed and tried.  I embraced Jamaican Castor oil (big mistake) and even Emu oil but my favorites are Coconut and Olive oils respectively.  Now, I’d like to introduce all of you to another oil that’s been getting some serious press.

Ayurveda practitioners use amla
oil for its conditioning benefits and pigments. Indigenous to India, the
Amalaki plant, also referred to as Emblica officinalis, produces amla
fruit or Indian gooseberry. Mature amla fruit weighs approximately
one-tenth of a pound. Cultivation of the plant occurs both commercially
and in private gardens throughout India. Amla oil is applied to the hair
or the scalp for conditioning and healing.

Conditioning Benefits

practitioners use amla oil to improve the condition of hair. Apply the
oil to your hair after shampoo. Restore shine and soften hair texture
with daily application of amla oil. Those with oily hair should apply
the oil only twice per week to limit oil build-up. Decrease the effects
of harsh shampoos by adding amla oil to the shampoo or applying to your
hair prior to shampoo. Several commercial shampoos and conditioners
contain amla oil.


oil promotes a healthy scalp, according to traditional Ayurvedic
practitioners. Apply amla oil to the scalp to combat dandruff or soothe
an inflamed scalp. The vitamin C present in amla acts as an
anti-inflammatory. Apply nightly if you suffer from a chronically itchy
or sore scalp. Massage the oil into your scalp using circular patterns.


amla oil to your conditioner or shampoo to delay the graying process.
D. N. Kakar notes in “All You Want to Know About Hair Care” that amla
exhibits hair-darkening properties. Avoid frequent application of amla
oil if you prefer lighter tresses.

So…any takers?  I’m curious about the delaying of the graying process I‘m not gonna jump on the bandwagon immediately because I know me…I am pretty stuck in my ways and have too many products just sitting around that haven’t been tried or I have tried and just don’t like.  Let me know if any of you have tried it and if so what’s your take on it?  I’d love to know!

Let’s stay in the know Naturals,



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  1. November 14, 2012 / 7:30 pm

    I use it as a prepoo sometimes and it leaves my hair soft and shiny. A little goes a long way or you will have a dripping mess. The smell is a little overbearing for me. It's not a bad smell just loud.

    • November 14, 2012 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks for the info. You are peaking my interest.

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