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Old 09-01-2011, 07:33 PM
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Amla Oil

I've used this oil on my scalp as a sort of deep conditioner or hot oil treatment in the past and found really nice benefits. Hair was shinier, smoother, better able to manage, and one of the things that shocked me was a texture change. Some of the reviews I read on forums about this oil was that it also helped darken their hair and I thought that was pretty interesting and while I did notice a slight darkening of my hair, I didn't really place a major emphasis on it.

The only downside to this oil, I thought, was the smell but I believe that part of that has to do with the kind of oil I bought. When I finally got the pure Amla oil the smell was a lot more sweet and calming, and it actually put me in a state of ease where I would actually find myself wanting to take a nap it caused me to relax so much.

Anyways, if anyone's tried this oil before or have any stories on it's various benefits, please share.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:01 PM
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Is there a specific hair type it's meant to be used on?
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:31 PM
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Is there a specific hair type it's meant to be used on?


My hair is curly. When I used it, it really loosened up my curl pattern. But from the things I've read so far, I haven't seen anything that selects a certain hair type. I'll try to find more information and come back to this though.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:33 PM
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Here's one link on the benefits of Amla Oil

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/amla-oil.html
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:41 PM
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I have sort of thin but wavy hair, and thx for the link.
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:39 PM
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Is it okay for redheads?
Thanks and I'll check out the link in a bit.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:13 AM
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Is it okay for redheads?
Thanks and I'll check out the link in a bit.
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Hey Spiritlite, I have heard that it has darkened people hair. This wasn't the case for me. But if you consider getting it, try to find one that is as pure as possible and doesn't include products like Henna. That can really darken your hair.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:14 AM
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This link deals with all things Amla and it has some very valuable information about amla tea, to powders, to skin oils and hair oils.

http://www.amlaoil.com/amla-product/amlaoil.asp
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:20 AM
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Thanks Dynamist I really don't want to darken my red hair it would look weird....
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Old 18-01-2011, 09:45 AM
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Hello Dynamist and all...

just found this thread and here to help...
I have been using amla oil for 35 years and have converted many many friends so... the type of hair is irrelevant and in particular the indian ladies the reason they have such magnificent shiny hair is the use of amla they do not shampoo then condition as we do in the west they only shampoo then while the hair is still wet rub the amla through and comb...

some of the tips with use of amla are less is more a little goes a long way I would say about a one inch circle in the palm of the hand rub your hands together to heat and then rub through wet hair

please remember the same as all oils is they can go sour or off always pour into your palm do not contaminate the oil by putting your hand on the top of the bottle the oil should smell sweet if it does not it has gone off so buy a new bottle

regarding the bottle the lids in typical indian fashion are never quite closing properly after opening and when I travelled I would keep my bottle in a plastic zip top bag

amla does not change the color but consistent use does improve hair quality for myself I was blessed/cursed with thick thick naturally curly hair and people always wanted to touch my hair and the number of times I was asked is it real is it a perm when did you get it done etc used to drive me crazy and at parties it was like if the next person touches my hair I will chop their hand off sort of thing funny since my husband passed and trying to create a new life actually now doing the pixie cut thing which I love but still use the amla still love the shiny thing...

well I hoped this has helped illuminate all who have commented on this thread and remember less is more...
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