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How to Use Amla Powder on Hair

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author image Jonae Fredericks
Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.
How to Use Amla Powder on Hair
Apply the amla paste to hair when it is dry. Photo Credit long hair image by Bettina Baumgartner from Fotolia.com

Also known as Indian gooseberry, the amla fruit grows on the myrobalan-tree, native to India and Burma. According to Purdue University, amla has medicinal properties capable of soothing sore eyes and relieving skin infections. The amla fruit also benefits the hair when applied as a conditioner. Dried amla fruit, ground into a fine powder, coats and nourishes the hair and scalp. A homemade amla powder mask can also add texture and volume to your hair.

Step 1

Scoop ½ cup of amla powder into a small bowl. Add ¼ cup of warm water to the amla powder in the bowl.

Step 2

Stir the amla powder and water using a whisk to combine the two ingredients. The amla powder and water mixture should form a thin paste.

Step 3

Apply the amla powder to your hair while it is dry. Scoop the amla from the bowl using your fingertips.

Step 4

Massage the amla powder paste into your scalp and hair roots using circular motions. Apply the amla powder to your hair ends afterward.

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Step 5

Pile your hair on top of your head and slip on a plastic shower cap. Leave the amla paste on your hair for 15 to 30 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the plastic cap after the waiting period. Rinse the amla powder from your hair until the water runs clear. Shampoo and style your hair as usual.

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