The old saying goes an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but in the hair growth industry, the newest saying is an amla a day keeps your hair thick and healthy.
For those who aren’t familiar with an amla, it is also known as the Indian gooseberry and is one of the best fruits for nourishing your hair! This wonderberry has been used in Indian Medicine for decades. Its name is translated to “the fruit of heaven,” and this definitely stays true to its name.
Benefits of Amla for Hair
The amla fruit is full of high powerful antioxidants and nutrients that not only have many benefits for the hair but are also great for other health benefits as well. The most common nutrients that you can find in amla include:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Amino acids (alanine, proline, lysine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid)
This antioxidant-rich fruit can help boost your scalp health, and also help hair growth and health!
Ways to Add Amla for Hair Growth
In order to get the benefits of Amla for your hair growth needs, you can use it in many different forms, whether ingested or in the oil.
When using the oil, if you massage it into your scalp, you will see an increased boost in blood circulation. A lack of blood circulation can halt hair growth, which is why the oils nourishment to your follicles can help improve hair growth. Not only that, but the oil also can remove dry flakes, dirt, and grease from the scalp which will help your overall scalp health.
To use: Most women who use the oil use it in place of their traditional conditioner. To apply, start at your scalp and massage the oil into your hair, then massage the oil through your strands all the way to the ends. Once you’ve covered your scalp and strands, cover your head with a shower cap, wait approximately five minutes, then rinse. Use caution in the shower though, because the oil can cause the shower to become slippery and can cause a fall if you are not careful or use firmly placed traction mats.
When you’re looking for added growth, you also must look at one of the factors which are causing it not to grow, which could be from hair breakage. This is usually caused by a Vitamin C deficiency, which amla is plentiful of! By consuming the amla fruit, you will replenish your vitamin C levels and put an end to hair breakage.
To get the most out of this super fruit, using a combination of both the oil and ingesting the fruit can help you get the hair growth you’re looking for.
Benefits for Facial Hair as Well
For men who are looking for a boost in their facial hair, we suggest applying the oil to your beard. The increase in circulation, removal of any dry, flaky skin, and boost of nourishment can help provide growth for your mustache or beard.
Possible Side Effects
Because this oil and fruit are generally considered safe, most people will not have a health risk when using it. However, people can be allergic to gooseberries and may experience a rash or allergic reaction when applying or ingesting. If you notice any type of reaction, stop using amla immediately.