Have you wondered why the women of India have such thick, glossy hair?

Well, you’ll be pleased to learn the secret to glossy hair is not simply good genes. One of the key components to Indian women having thick, luscious locks is the use of a centuries-old adaptogenic herb, amla. Amla is ideal for hair growth because it is rich in rejuvenating vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The tradition of applying herbal oils to hair, with a key ingredient being oil from amla berries, native to the Indian Malacca tree, is a key beauty ritual in India.


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amla oil used for hair growth

Amla berry has been used successfully in Ayurveda for over 5,000 years. More recently Western science has attempted to pinpoint the exact benefits of amla oil to explain its seemingly miraculous qualities. Conclusions have shown health benefits ranging from anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic to anti-stress. Here we are focussing on amla oil helping hair growth. Stress, pollution and the Western lifestyle does play havoc on hair, but we believe herbs and specifically the amla berry help to rejuvenate and revive lack-lustre tresses. If you want to find out more about how amla oil is made, click here for our blog about the history of amla oil.

The Science-Based Evidence Of Amla For Hair Growth

A 2012 study found that amla fruit was a very effective inhibitor of 5α-reductase, the same mechanism used in prescription medicine for hair loss.

When formulating Ayurvedic 3-Step Rescue Range, we were convinced amla oil held the key to the success of our product Grow Strong Hair Oil. Our treatment dry hair oil is slow matured using an old Ayurvedic recipe passed on by Dr Kaushal; an Ayurvedic doctor, and the results speak for themselves as our customer feedback testifies. 

There are many benefits of amla oil on your hair; you can make it stronger, healthier, thicker, grow faster and it is even a natural way to remove scalp conditions and parasites. Take a look below in more depth as to how amla oil can benefit your hair.

Hair Benefits of Amla

Amla for hair loss

Not all amla oils available in the market achieve the same results but using pure, high quality natural oils has shown to be an effective tool against hair loss. With the use of amla oil hair breaks less at the roots and falls less, adding to thickness in as little as 4 weeks.

Amla for hair growth

The internet is full of before and after photos of men and women using amla oil to achieve stronger longer, beautiful hair.  Reading testimonials from our clients, we can confirm that this appears to be the case with systematic use.

Amla for improving hair condition

Hair does appear to grow thicker, healthier and stronger with amla oil.  Another key benefit it that amla does slightly darken hair, so for brunettes, that’s a bonus.  For blonds, it’s best to use amla on the scalp as opposed to ends.

For more information you can read our blog post ‘Amla Oil: Your Guide to Thick, Strong Hair’ to learn about how you can improve the condition of your hair with this beneficial hair oil.

Amal for greying hair

Amla oil delays the loss of pigment from hair and therefore slows down the process of greying hair. With the use of amla oil your hair will be healthier and less prone to other signs of ageing, for example, hair thinning and brittle hair.

Amla for treating dandruff

Amla extract has been shown to treat a variety of fungal and bacterial skin conditions, as well as the skin of the scalp. Many users say it treats dandruff effectively.  We believe that healthy hair can only grow on a healthy scalp, so conditioning with nourishing oils is paramount.

Amla for treating parasites

Amla oil is undeniably one of the best natural methods of treating head lice and this is one of its traditional applications in India. With no side effects and strong evidence indicating its effectiveness, we would recommend it for treating head lice on children.  Simply apply oil, leave for an hour and then comb through.

Amla oil is also a key ingredient in Mauli’s new Grow Strong Shampoo and Conditioner.

You can read our blog ‘How to Use Amla Oil’ here for more information on how you can incorporate it into your hair care routine and experience the benefits of amla oil for yourself.

Grow Strong Shampoo & Conditioner with Amla