Ayurveda means, “the knowledge for long life” or Ayurvedic the term used to describe a Hindu system of traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative Medicine. There are many Ayurvedic herbs available that are excellent for curly, coily and kinky hair textures. For now, let’s discuss Alma:
An excellent source of vitamin C, 30 times the amount of vitamin C of an orange. Nearly entirely made up of water, amla does contain many important nutrients. These include carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Amla is also considered to be high in antioxidants. This fruit is the edible produce of the Indian gooseberry, or amalaki tree. Amla contain many beneficial medical properties. For this reason, it’s often used in the powder form in Ayurvedic herbs for hair and skincare.
Directions for Amla paste:
Mixed 100g (one package) of Amla powder with green tea, 1tbsp honey, 1tsp avocado oil. Continue adding the green tea and mix until you form a consistency like yogurt.
Section hair into four quadrants; rinsed hair with warm water; applied the paste; wrap hair in Saran Wrap
and leave it on for 45 minutes. Rinse well then Co-wash and Rinse again. Moisturize then Seal.
Additional ways to use Amla:
* add a tbsp to your favorite conditioner
* add it to henna for gloss treatment
* apply mixture to your face it makes a great mask brightens the complexion and removes pimples.
Amla is especially amazing for hair because:
*adds texture, volume, wave, curl (defines curl patterns)
*adds shine to your hair
*promotes hair growth
*thicker, stronger hair strands
*stimulates the hair follicles
*tones down red of henna
*very beneficial in stopping hair loss
*natural astringent making it good for facial cleansing
I love using Ayurvedic herbs ❤ on the down side they are very messy (make sure to cover your sink and floor with old towels) however, the benefits are “Definitely” worth the extra clean up time.