Friday, December 16

Amla Treatment

As a prepoo, I do a mix of:

*Amla Powder (1 of the above boxes)
Warm water
Coconut Oil

I apply it to my hair in sections from root to tip and end up with this:

*I rinse the Amla out of my hair and wash with Shea Moisture: Moisture Retention Shampoo only
*Then I proceed to Deep Condition with Suave Professionals Shea Butter and Almond Conditioner mixed with Aloe Vera Gel and Hemp Seed oil- Kept that on under my foil cap for 2 hours
 *After rinsing out the DC, I applied Roux Porosity Control for 1 minute then rinsed
*Towel dried my hair for 10 minutes
*Applied my leave-ins(Chi Keratin Mist and Nexxus Headress) 
*Added some Chi Silk Infusion to small sections then blowdried my hair using the tension method

*Hesh Amla powder has the following advantages:

- promotes hair growth
- controls hair fall
- cures scalp infection
- controls premature graying of hair


  1. Great timing. I've been looking into incorporating Ayurvedic products into my routine. I'm still a newbie at caring for my relaxed/texlaxed hair, so I'd like to slowly ease my way into Aurvedic. What products would you recommend for starters for a newbie like myself? I'm currently researching at but would love suggestions from anyone who's already ventured into this area. Thank you in advance.

  2. Hi Olivia,

    Thanks for stopping by!

    I personally only have tried Henna, Amla and Brahmi Powder. I would suggest Amla and Brahmi for newbies because those aren't stripping to the hair and have so many benefits. My hair has responded well to those and ends up being very moisturized. When I have a chance, I will do a post on different Ayurvedic Powders and treatments.

  3. You're the best.. Thank you for your quick response. I look forward to your upcoming posts on the topic. I'm going to try the Amla powder and Oil when I wash tomorrow. Wish me luck :)

  4. :-)
    You're welcome!
    Good luck! I'm sure your hair will love it!

  5. Hey, I did find alma and shikakai powder in the supermarket, I guess I never paid attention before.

    Last weekend, I used the shikakai to cleanse my hair beforehand and then I made a paste of half a pack of alma and my conditioner, and let that sit on my hair overnight.

    The next day when I rinsed, my hair was so soft and less hair came out.

    I love this stuff. Definitely using it next weekend. Will be skipping henna for a while.

  6. Hey Lady,

    Yay for the supermarket carrying those powders. That's much more convenient!! I really want to try Skikakai but I heard it can be drying. But for seemed to work well!
    Glad you liked the Amla!

  7. Hi! I wanted to know if you have experienced a change to your curl pattern when using ayurvedic herbs? I have been using amla, brahmi, fenugreek and shikakai once a week since January 1st, 2012and I'm not too sure but I think it's making my hair somewhat straighter around the circumfrence. what are your thoughts?

  8. @Princesskaha- Hello!
    I only noticed a change in my curl pattern when using Henna, where my curl pattern became slightly looser. Not so much with Amla or Brahmi but I have noticed softer hair. I can't say I received the same effects as you although I haven't used fenugreek or shikakai. I still need to do a post on Ayurvedic Treatments, so when I do some research I will be sure look into that.


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