Amla Oil For Hair: Benefits and How to Use it

Amla for hair

What is amla oil?

Amla is also commonly known as the Indian gooseberry, it is a fruit found in India which has impeccable health benefits. Amla can also be eaten as fruit, however, it has a very sour taste and a pungent smell to it.

Most people prefer squeezing out Amla juice and adding it to their smoothies or juices. While amla has great health benefits it is also widely used in hair care. Amla fruit is enriched with a high dose of Vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants, it is one of the best ayurvedic medicines to treat health problems and hair problems all at once. 

Well, making Amla oil is not a big hassle, you can always buy it as well if you do not want to go ahead with a lot of procedures but if you are interested in doing it on your project then making Amla oil is the right way to begin.

Amla Oil For Hair

Amla fruit has so many health benefits and when used as oil, it benefits your hair and skin a lot. Most of the cosmetics used for hair growth consist of amla extracts in it. It is also one most used ayurvedic medicine for various problems mostly related to hair, skin, and digestive health. In Ayurveda, it says that regular usage of amla oil can boost hair growth and improve overall hair health. Amla oil usually comes in different concentrations, less concentration of amla oil means more water content in it and there is no problem of using it too. But for better results always choose the one with a concentration of 7.5 % solution with water.

Benefits of amla hair oil

Research is done on Amla fruit and it is proven that amla oil can help in killing parasites and bacterial infections in the scalp. Amla oil also helps in improving the overall texture of the hair, making the hair thicker and shinier. 

Amla has antioxidants that help the hair is growing at a much faster rate, it is also very effective in keeping the parasite away from the scalp. Another popular study in 2012 found that amla oil is a powerful inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase. It is as effective as the medication Fin. and can treat baldness. 

Benefits of Amla oil:

  •  It Will help in strengthening the scalp and hair
  • Will reduce premature greying of hair
  • Will stimulate hair growth
  • Will reduce hair loss
  • It Will help in preventing and treating dandruff
  • It will prevent the scalp from lice infections
  • It Will help in preventing and treating fungal and bacterial hair infection

While we know many of us do not have time to apply Amla oil or add Amla to our diets and we may miss these opportunities, you can always find an alternative to your hair problems. Here is one that has equal benefits to Amla oil. 

How to use amla hair oil?

You can get amla hair oil in regular supermarkets or can prepare yourself in the comfort of your home. You can apply it directly onto your scalp and hair or you can heat it for a while and then apply it so that better absorption of the oil takes place. You can also use it with carrier oils for better benefits. After applying, massage it for a while and then wash it off and have a smooth, black, shiny, and silky hair.

How to make amla oil at home?

Making Amla oil is not rocket science, let us tell you how you can make your own Amla oil at home. You need about 5-10 amla fruit. You can increase the quantity or reduce it by your own requirement. You can either dry the amla fruit for a few days in the sun or take out fresh juice by grating the fruit and then squeezing out the juice with the help of a muslin cloth. 

After squeezing out the amla juice you can add this juice to carrier oils like coconut, olive, or sesame oil. Make sure these are also 100% original and not artificial oils. If the carrier oil is not of good quality then our amla oil will also not turn out to be as effective as we want it to be. 

If you are using dry amla then you can use a blender to make it into a thick or semi-thick consistency before you add your carrier oils into it. Mix the oils well and leave the mixture to set in overnight. 

This will help the oils to infuse and work together, you can warm up a bit of this mix and apply it on your scalp, gently massage the oil into your scalp and leave it on for 1 hour or more. Rinse it off with a natural shampoo. 

Take Away

Amla is one of the best Ayurvedic medicines out there and we would like all of you to add this fruit to your diet. Consuming one amla a day is equivalent to consuming 10 apples. Amla oil is also very beneficial for massage and hair care. If you have never used amla oil previously then try it today and enjoy the benefits yourself.


Does amla oil get rid of GREY hair?

Although there is no evidence, it is still believed that amla oil helps prevent and treat grey hair.

Should I wash my hair after applying Amla oil?

Yes, you should apply amla oil first and then wash it after a while.

Can we apply Amla oil directly on hair?

Yes, you can apply amla oil directly on your hair, scalp, and skin too.


Does amla oil really work? By Medical News Today, Jan 24, 2018.

Can amla oil make your hair grow faster? By Healthline, Jan 15, 2017.

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