WHAT IS AMLA POWDER?
Amla powder is made from the Indian gooseberry or amla fruit, which is native to India. Amla fruit is a natural source of vitamin C, amino acids and tannins. Traditionally used in Ayurveda treatments, when processed into powder form it's commonly used in massage oils, skin care and hair care products. When used topically, the benefits of amla powder on hair are numerous.
WHAT DO I USE AMLA POWDER FOR?
I've been using Amla powder for about 10 months now. I use it on my hair as a cleanser and on my face as a mask.
WHAT EFFECTS HAVE I NOTED BY USING AMLA PASTE?
Amla paste cleanses my hair of butters and other things that may be weighing my hair down. It "awakens" my coils. I use the amla paste when my coils are not "springy" or defined when I go to do my wash-n-go's. It also leaves my hair very soft and easily manipulated. For me, it can serve as both a cleanser and a conditioner. After using the amla paste for over 10 months, I can say that the long term effects have been extremely beneficial. It helps me to define my coils. At times, I don't really need curl definers (I only use them to give my coils some crunch--that helps the wash-n-go to last for a few days). The amla helps me to cleanse my hair without experiencing drying effects that I used to experience with commercial shampoos. This in turn allows me to keep my hair's moisture levels in a great range. Proper moisture levels ensure minimal breakage.