Coconut , Neem, Olive, Tea tree, and Argan are just a few Oils that i use on a regular basis to treat my hair and Scalp. A combination of the few will help relieve dry scalp and add strength to your hair. As hairstylist and Relaxer Free Girly, i’m always on the lookout for any new products or oils i can try and introduce to my clients. I want to say it was like last year i started noticing a few hair care companies started adding Amla oil in their products. Just recently i decided to read up on the oil and see what it was all about.
Well… the Amla is sourced from the Indian Gooseberry( a tree native of india). Like many other Herbal Infused Oils, Amla oil is made by immersing dried amla fruit in coconut , mineral, or seasame oil. Soaking the fruit for a few days ,filtering, then purifying it. …Hmmm…Seems pretty easy… Whats so great about Amla is its fatty acids, vitamin C , flavonids, polypheols,water,protein,vitamins,carbohydrates, and minerals . Not is it good for hair , it’s also good for your body. ( Not the OIl… The Fruit)…Although Amla has a long history as a use for treatments. It’s not a lot of scientific evidence for treating hair loss, prematurely graying hair , or treatment for scalp problems. Even thou people have claimed it has worked for them.
HOW TO USE AMLA OIL ON HAIR
There are many ways to use the Amla. Fused Oil, Pill form, Powders , or even eating the fruit. If your planning to use the oil , you can add it shampoos ,use it on the scalp, or use it as a conditioning treatment. (Hair Treatment)…….Massage the oil on the hair and scalp, from root to ends. Cover your head with a plastic cap and allow it to sit on the head for 15 minutes. Once your time is up .. Rinse the oil out with warm water and lightly shampoo if desired.
WHERE TO PURCHASE
There are many online stores, which seems to be easiest way to find it. Indian stores and a few Natural-Food Stores carry it. There are not that many hair care companies adding it to products other than Optimum . There products can be purchased from your local beauty supply store and Sally’s Beauty also carries Optimum Care Products. The Shampoo,Conditioners, and Oils are great for all Hair types. I have used their products before in the past and i do like them. So its worth the try without breaking your pockets.