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Dabur Amla Hair Oil
Amla, an extremely rich natural source of Vitamin C, has been used for centuries by women as a source of nourishment for their hair, skin and body. Dabur Amla Hair Oil is a combination of select herbs that provide all the nourishment your hair needs to become silky and luxuriant. Amla has a predominant position in the ancient texts on herbal preparations. A fine blend of pure oils, with the pleasant perfume of Amla, Dabur Amla Oil is the right nourishment for your hair and scalp. Regular usage is the secret of beautiful hair admired and envied by millions. Dabur Amla Hair Oil has Amla extracts for strong hairs. It strengthens hair right from the roots, making it long, thick and black.
Dabur Amla Hair Oil Ingredients:
Extract of Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Amla Hair Oil - A Powerful Beauty Aid
Mother Nature is your friend when it comes to hair care. If you don’t believe it, then look no further than the amla fruit. At first glance, amla is a typical fruit. There’s nothing spectacular about its taste or appearance. The special thing about amla is that – when it’s made into amla oil – it serves as a useful beauty product. You might already know about this useful fruit. Have you ever heard of Indian Gooseberry? If so, then you’ve heard of amla because it’s exactly the same. Amla is the Indian name for the fruit, and Indian Gooseberry is the English name for the fruit. Keep that in mind – just in case you find yourself reading about Indian Gooseberry, and think it’s something you’ve never heard about.
The Vitamin Connection
By now, you’re probably wondering what sets amla apart from other fruit. For starters, it’s an amazing source of vitamin C. “The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs”, by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, states that amla contains 20 to 30 times more vitamin C than an orange. In fact, the Barbados cherry is the only fruit with more vitamin C than amla. The fruit’s vitamin C content is important because vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C is good for your body in several ways: it helps strengthen your immune system, helps wounds to heal and protects your skin from sun damage. Vitamin C even reduces your chances of developing certain forms of cancer. As you can imagine, amla oil is powerful because it’s a rich, natural source of vitamin C.
Amla Oil Hair Treatment
In Food for Good Health, author A.W. Chetna states that amla oil benefits hair in the following ways:
The process of making amla oil is long and involved. The fruit must sit outside in the shade until it becomes dried fruit. After drying, the leaves go into an oil mixture for boiling. Boiling the leaves produces a black dust-like residue. Pour the contents into a sieve to separate the residue from the oil. You then toss the residue and keep the oil. There you have it – amla oil. Massage the oil into your hair and scalp daily or a few days per week. Apply sparingly because a little bit goes a long way. You can also use the oil like a hot oil treatment prior to washing. The really good news is that you don’t have to make your own amla oil. It’s sold online and in health food stores. The oil is available in bottles of varying sizes. You also might find different ingredients – depending on which brand of the oil you purchase. Some brands might contain mineral oil, vegetable oil or some other type of oil. Make sure to read the ingredients before making your purchase.
Origins of the Fruit
Unless you live in India, Amla isn’t the type of fruit you’ll find in a typical grocery store or health food store. The fruit is native to India, and is not easily obtainable outside of that region. According to Purdue University, a wild strain of amla grows in the forests of the Western Himalayas. However, wild amla is smaller than the amla cultivated in India. To benefit from the fruit’s potency, try to get amla products produced in India. Amla has a long history in India. In Indian natural medicine, amla mixed with honey is a tonic for the blood, bones, liver and heart. The tonic does things such as strengthens the immune system, hair and nails. It also helps treat high blood pressure, diabetes and several other maladies. In addition to health benefits, amla is also a culinary treat. The fruit is a standalone treat when pickled with spices, oil and salt. Amla is fine to eat raw, but it’s also a good addition to many Indian recipes.
When using amla oil for the first time, you might want to give it a test run. Rub some of the oil on your scalp or skin to see if there’s an allergic reaction. If it makes you itch, burn or get a rash – then discontinue it’s use. If all goes well, then you can proceed to use the oil on your hair. You should notice an improvement in your hair’s health and appearance after repeated use of the oil.
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Posted by BJB on Dec 10 2010
I have used this oil consistently for the past 2+ years. It always gives my hair strength, dark, lustrous shine, and softness. (I love that it can deepen color, as I prefer my hair very dark in color). I use it alone applied directly to dry or damp hair, and also mix with other oils and apply to the scalp. I will be re-ordering soon since I'm running low!
P.S. The smell is a bit strong, but it fades after a while (usually by the next day).
Posted by Lily B on Aug 11 2010
I only used it once but the Dabur Alma Hair Oil had softness and volume to my thin hair like no other oil treatment. I waited 1 hour and the result was WOW !! Now I have bouncy hair like girls on TV. Since my great experience with the oil, I purchase all Dabur Vatika products !