7 Benefits Of Amla Powder For Healthy & Lustrous Hair

Indian gooseberry or Amla is one of the best fruits for your hair. It is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants that keep your hair healthy and prevent any hair problems like hair fall, dandruff, and itching among others. In fact, the surplus of vitamin C in Amla Powder helps in stopping premature graying.  It contains high amount of essential fatty acids, which strengthen hair follicles, giving your hair strength and luster.

What Makes Amla Powder Good For Your Hair?

Amla is a natural immunity booster and that is why it's considered the most preferred hair care ingredient. It contains number of essential fatty acids, which strengthen hair follicles, giving your hair strength and luster. More importantly, Amla is rich in vitamin C. In fact, the surplus of vitamin C in Amla helps in stopping premature graying. What makes Amla an indispensible component of hair care is its high iron content and the presence of potent antioxidants; its ellagic, gallic acid and carotene content improves blood circulation around the scalp thereby stimulating hair growth and also providing relief from dry, itchy scalp.

1. To Boost Hair Growth

The vitamins and minerals along with the phytonutrients present in Amla increases the blood circulation in the scalp, which stimulates the hair growth. Blood circulation ensures that the scalp gets all the essential nutrients and oxygen to be healthy. Blood flow helps in the anagen phase of the hair, making them grow longer.

2. To Prevent Dandruff

Using the vitamin C-rich Amla Powder for hair cures the dryness and prevents the accumulation of dandruff. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties are very effective in stopping dandruff formation. By clearing the build-up of impurities from the scalp and restoring optimum pH levels of the scalp, Amla even helps in reducing the itchiness resulting from dandruff.

3. To Protect Hair From External Damage

The tannin and the calcium present in Amla save the hair from any kind of photo-damage and heat damage and therefore healthier hair is promoted. Tannins are phenolic compounds which easily bind to keratin proteins of the hair, preventing them from breaking down.

4. Use As A Natural Hair Conditioner

Amla Powder can nourish, strengthen and condition your hair thereby making it shiny and adding volume to your hair. It contains up to 81.2 percent of moisture content in it. If you have  oily hair, then use Amla Powder, it will soak in all the excess oil present on your scalp, along with conditioning it.

5. To Treat Premature Graying

One of the biggest causes of premature graying of hair is the lack of proper nutrition. Graying of hair is caused when cells at the hair base (melanocytes) stop producing the pigment which is responsible for giving our hair its colour. To continue making the colour-producing pigment, the cells need Vitamin B12. Including Amla Powder in your hair care routine helps in supplying the necessary nutrients to hair follicles.

6. Prevents Frizzy Hair

It prevents dryness and helps in restoring moisture. It also removes the dead cells. The essential fatty acids present in Amla Powder strengthen hair follicles and add lustre to the hair. Regular use of Amla Powder helps to get rid of frizzy, brittle hair. Also it repairs damaged hair.

7. Improves Hair Quality

Nutrients in Amla Powder deeply nourish and condition your tresses. These help to enhance overall hair quality and bring shine and luster to your mane. Amla powder is an effective clarifying agent that removes chemical build-up from your hair follicles. It can remove the grime on your scalp, without stripping off your natural moisture levels. This maintains your scalp pH level, which helps prevent dandruff and other scalp diseases.

How To Use Amla Powder For Hair

Amla Powder & Egg – For Dry, Dull Hair

Amla powder nourishes your hair and repair damaged hairs. Eggs are great for your hair, they are packed with protein and make your hair soft and smooth. 

All you need is-

½ cup Amla Powder

2 Eggs

How to use-

Mix egg & Amla Powder. Make a paste and apply it on your hair. Leave it for an hour. Wash it off with cold water.

Amla & Hibiscus Powder – For Hair Growth

Hibiscus & Amla Powder will strengthen your hair follicles and help in maintaining scalp health. It also conditions the hair and makes it smooth and manageable. Hibiscus together with Amla helps in preventing hair fall and split-ends. You can adjust the quantity of both powders according to your hair length. But remember that quantity of both powders should be equal.

All you need is -

4 tbsp Hibiscus Powder

4 tbsp Amla Powder


How to use -

Make a smooth paste of Hibiscus and Amla Powder by adding enough water. Apply it on your hair and scalp. Leave it for 40 minutes and wash it off with mild shampoo. You can adjust the quantity of both powders according to your hair length. But remember that quantity of both powders should be equal.

Amla Powder & Shikakai Powder- For Thick Hair

The anti-inflammatory and exfoliating properties, Amla masks can cleanse the scalp and facilitate faster growth of hair.

All you need is -

2 tbsp Amla Powder

2 tbsp Shikekai Powder


How to use-

Make a paste of both ingredients by adding water. Apply it all over your hair and scalp. Leave it for 45 minutes. Wash it off with normal water & mild shampoo.

Amla Powder & Heena Powder- For Gray Hair

Heena powder consists of a dye pigment molecule called lawsone that gives your hair the orange-red tinge. Mixing it with Amla can delay the graying process of your hair and enhance its shine.

All you need is-

3 tbsp Amla Powder

4 tbsp Heena Powder

1 tbsp Fenugreek Powder


How to use-

Mix all ingredients and make smooth paste. Keep this mixture as it is for an hour. Apply paste on your hair with special focus hair roots. Leave it for 45 minutes and wash it off with mild shampoo.

Amla Powder & Yogurt- For Dandruff

Amla powder is rich in vitamin C which prevents accumulation of dandruff. Anti bacterial & anti fungal properties of yogurt removes dandruff causing bacteria. Shikakai powder cleanses hair and hair scalp. All ingredients nourishes scalp and prevent dandruff.

All you need is-

2 tbsp Amla Powder

2 tbsp Shikakai Powder

4 tbsp Yogurt

How to use-

Mix all ingredients and make smooth paste. Apply it on your hair from root to tip. Leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse off with mild cleanser. Adjust quantity of all ingredients as per your hair length.

SkinLuv Swarna Amla Powder is made with properly cleaned and processed with traditional methods to maintain natural color, fragrance and effectiveness. It doesn't contains harmful chemicals, artificial colors, fragrance or added preservatives. It is pure, organic Amla Powder which gives healthy & lustrous hair.

Precaution: Do a patch test before applying product on face.