Amla powder is one of the most widely used Ayurvedic medicinal herbs. It is rich in vitamin C with an intensive antioxidant effect and can be applied to skin and hair.
Amla strengthens the roots of the hair, provides more shine while counteracting premature greying and hair loss. At the same time it stimulates the hair growth and is often used for treating scalp problems. When used on a regular basis, hair may become darker in colour.
Amla is used as a face mask for the skin. As such, it has a nourishing, softening, deep cleansing effect to give the complexion a healthy radiance. It is also ideal for clarifying the skin and removing impurities as well as blackheads.
Note: Redness may be caused when using Amla. This is normal due to its high vitamin C content. It is recommended to only use Amla in a small quantities, increasing the dosage in time.
- Mix a sufficient amount of the powder with boiling water until a creamy paste is formed.
- Leave to stand for 20 minutes, covering the container with plastic wrap.
- Then apply the paste to the dry or slightly damp scalp and massage using circular motions.
- Distribute throughout the lengths of the hair and leave on for 20-50 minutes.
- Then rinse thoroughly with water or cleanse with a mild shampoo.
- Mix Amla powder with other plant powders or clays and water (the plant powders can be used in synergy as comprehensive and personalized skincare).
- Leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse.
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INFORMATION ABOUT HERBAL HAIR COLORS & POWDERS
When using herbal hair colors and powders, some basic things to consider are:
- Herbal hair colors to fit like a film around each hair, which is why your natural hair color significantly influences the results.
- Dyeing a test strand is strongly recommended!
- Using plant-based dye on chemically colored hair can lead to unexpected results. Again, make sure you sample color a test streak!
- Bleached or lightened hair is very responsive to herbal hair colors and powder: the colors could be more intense or could react with the chemical color to produce a green, blue or even purple color.
- Basically it is not recommended to use the natural dyes with bleached or lightened hair as the color results could have extreme deviations
- Please visit a competent hairdresser familiar with herbal hair colors if you would like to use the dye on bleached or lightened hair.
- Herbal hair colors cannot make your hair lighter or bleach it. Only chemical colors can lighten your hair color.
- Plant powder hair colors such as Senna, Cassia, Jerusalem thorn, etc., are simple to use and require no special measures.
- When dying chemically treated, permed, or chemically dyed hair, make sure to test a strand of hair first!
Herbal hair colors and powders should be mixed only in a bowl/ with utensils made of glass, ceramics or wood, as these natural products react with metal and can therefore lead to undesired color results.
TIPS FOR PLANT POWDERS & CLAYS
Do not use a metal container when mixing plant powders, plant colours or clays. This could result in reactions occurring between the metal surface and natural substances. Instead, opt for wooden, glass or ceramic bowls and spoons!