Amla Hair Growth Challenge

msamuelsmsamuels Registered Users Posts: 113
Have anyone heard of an Amla hair growth challenge? I'm curious about trying this as a means to keep my strands stronger (i'm a fine haired curly) along with encourage growth. Just curious if anyone has tried this with the amla powder and/or oil, and how did you do it. I'm just curious if it works?!
Michelle. 4a/4b,3c
"I am more than the limits of my body...because Christ is my soul. The soul outlives the body and certainly is more powerful and impactful."

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  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Registered Users Posts: 1,017 Curl Neophyte
    i never thought of my hair being fine but i guess it is since when I do twist all you see is scalp.

    i just tried amla powder for the first time a couple days ago and I have a lot left, so im gonna be trying this out, im wanting to get amla oil also, im just not sure where i will get it yet. so were in the same boat i guess :) hopefully someone who has tried this will chime in! ive been doing searches on here and google if i find anything worth while ill let you know
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  • msamuelsmsamuels Registered Users Posts: 113
    You can order organic amla oil (infused in sesame oil) from hennasooq.com. Or you can purchase it at your local indian store, but look for the one without mineral oil. I live in Toronto so I can get henna sooq's Amla oil from HoneyFig.

    Yes I guess we will have to try this challenge together then. Do you use it as a treatment or to wash your hair?
    Michelle. 4a/4b,3c
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  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Registered Users Posts: 1,017 Curl Neophyte
    Oh ok thanks for that info! I used it as a treatment but I think I'm gonna try it a little different next time maybe put conditioner in it and do it like a henna glaze I think it'scalled just not w henna


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  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Registered Users Posts: 463
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    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    msamuels wrote: »
    You can order organic amla oil (infused in sesame oil) from hennasooq.com. Or you can purchase it at your local indian store, but look for the one without mineral oil. I live in Toronto so I can get henna sooq's Amla oil from HoneyFig.

    Yes I guess we will have to try this challenge together then. Do you use it as a treatment or to wash your hair?
    you could prob make your own easily
    i think fleurtzy (not sure about spelling) used to do weekly amla treatments. do a search here and yt.
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  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Registered Users Posts: 463
    hippychic wrote: »
    msamuels wrote: »
    You can order organic amla oil (infused in sesame oil) from hennasooq.com. Or you can purchase it at your local indian store, but look for the one without mineral oil. I live in Toronto so I can get henna sooq's Amla oil from HoneyFig.

    Yes I guess we will have to try this challenge together then. Do you use it as a treatment or to wash your hair?
    you could prob make your own easily
    i think fleurtzy (not sure about spelling) used to do weekly amla treatments. do a search here and yt.

    Yup, the first thread I posted above was fleurtzy's. I did amla treatments religiously for about a year, and thinking back, my hair flourished.
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Registered Users Posts: 1,017 Curl Neophyte
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    hippychic wrote: »
    msamuels wrote: »
    You can order organic amla oil (infused in sesame oil) from hennasooq.com. Or you can purchase it at your local indian store, but look for the one without mineral oil. I live in Toronto so I can get henna sooq's Amla oil from HoneyFig.

    Yes I guess we will have to try this challenge together then. Do you use it as a treatment or to wash your hair?
    you could prob make your own easily
    i think fleurtzy (not sure about spelling) used to do weekly amla treatments. do a search here and yt.

    Yup, the first thread I posted above was fleurtzy's. I did amla treatments religiously for about a year, and thinking back, my hair flourished.


    how did you do yours?
    my blog
    http://curlygirlie85.blogspot.com/
    Its a beauty, natural hair, food, family, and life all combined into one blog. I took a break from it for awhile but I recently started blogging again and Im addicted!

    my tumblr natural inspirations and beauty: http://sophiams85.tumblr.com/

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  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Registered Users Posts: 1,160
    My hair loooves amla. I ordered some different powders along with amla from AyurNatural Beauty and once I ran out of amla to add to the herb mixes my hair noticed the difference. I really need to order more and start back with it.

    I used an amla/brahmi with a 3rd powder mixed to a paste as my weekly DC. I only had a month's supply so I didn't really get a chance to see if it was making a tremendous difference in growth but I could tell the my hair retained moisture much better which mean for me I didn't have to use a lot of product since I tend to be heavy handed sometimes.

    How is everyone else using it? As a paste or just adding to other products?
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Registered Users Posts: 463
    sweetmx85 wrote: »
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    hippychic wrote: »
    you could prob make your own easily
    i think fleurtzy (not sure about spelling) used to do weekly amla treatments. do a search here and yt.

    Yup, the first thread I posted above was fleurtzy's. I did amla treatments religiously for about a year, and thinking back, my hair flourished.


    how did you do yours?

    I tried a variety of mixtures of amla with different liquids and herbs, but towards the end, my favourite was... (consults hair journal)... 50g each of amla and rhassoul, 25g each of maka and brahmi, a heaped tablespoon of marshmallow root powder, mixed with warm coconut milk into a thick paste and finished with a dollop of honey.

    Most people like to keep things simple... I am not one of those people. And it worked for me- soft hair for days.

    I actually have all the ingredients so may start again this weekend.
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Registered Users Posts: 463
    Oh, I forgot to add I always DC'd afterwards. I would apply the mask to dry dirty hair, rinse, cowash, DC.

    The masks helped with strength, moisture retention, reduced my shedding a little, helped give me more defined 'ringlets', darkened my hair and made it much more shiny, and when I think back, I didn't have the protein-deficiency issues I've had since I stopped doing them.

    I got all my recipe ideas from those threads.
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Registered Users Posts: 1,160
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    Oh, I forgot to add I always DC'd afterwards. I would apply the mask to dry dirty hair, rinse, cowash, DC.

    The masks helped with strength, moisture retention, reduced my shedding a little, helped give me more defined 'ringlets', darkened my hair and made it much more shiny, and when I think back, I didn't have the protein-deficiency issues I've had since I stopped doing them.

    I got all my recipe ideas from those threads.

    I've always wondered if you have to do a DC after an ayurverdic treatment and the reason for it (if it's an absolute). I did most of the time. I know with henna you have to.

    Also Noodle where did yo get you marshmallow root from?
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Registered Users Posts: 1,578 Curl Neophyte
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    sweetmx85 wrote: »
    NoodleNaps wrote: »

    Yup, the first thread I posted above was fleurtzy's. I did amla treatments religiously for about a year, and thinking back, my hair flourished.


    how did you do yours?

    I tried a variety of mixtures of amla with different liquids and herbs, but towards the end, my favourite was... (consults hair journal)... 50g each of amla and rhassoul, 25g each of maka and brahmi, a heaped tablespoon of marshmallow root powder, mixed with warm coconut milk into a thick paste and finished with a dollop of honey.

    Most people like to keep things simple... I am not one of those people. And it worked for me- soft hair for days.

    I actually have all the ingredients so may start again this weekend.

    Oooh, I also have all the ingredients, except marshmallow root. I may substitute in fenugreek powder and do this treatment this weekend!
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • greenandchicgreenandchic Registered Users Posts: 2,584 Curl Neophyte
    I made amla oils and my hair love them. I used them as a prepoo/scalp treatment before shampooing or cowashing.

    I guess I stopped doing it because it seemed like a lot of work, but its quite simple...
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  • msamuelsmsamuels Registered Users Posts: 113
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    hippychic wrote: »
    msamuels wrote: »
    You can order organic amla oil (infused in sesame oil) from hennasooq.com. Or you can purchase it at your local indian store, but look for the one without mineral oil. I live in Toronto so I can get henna sooq's Amla oil from HoneyFig.

    Yes I guess we will have to try this challenge together then. Do you use it as a treatment or to wash your hair?
    you could prob make your own easily
    i think fleurtzy (not sure about spelling) used to do weekly amla treatments. do a search here and yt.

    Yup, the first thread I posted above was fleurtzy's. I did amla treatments religiously for about a year, and thinking back, my hair flourished.

    Really?! That's great! I think I will try it once a month. I was tryin it for a brief moment but that was every week combined with brahmi. My hair started to feel very coarse so I stoped. But I think I'm going to try it for a time especially to exfoliate the scalp. I heard it's absorbs into the strands of the hair to fortify it. I have fine stands. If this is true this would be a good pay off.
    Michelle. 4a/4b,3c
    "I am more than the limits of my body...because Christ is my soul. The soul outlives the body and certainly is more powerful and impactful."
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Registered Users Posts: 463
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    Oh, I forgot to add I always DC'd afterwards. I would apply the mask to dry dirty hair, rinse, cowash, DC.

    The masks helped with strength, moisture retention, reduced my shedding a little, helped give me more defined 'ringlets', darkened my hair and made it much more shiny, and when I think back, I didn't have the protein-deficiency issues I've had since I stopped doing them.

    I got all my recipe ideas from those threads.

    I've always wondered if you have to do a DC after an ayurverdic treatment and the reason for it (if it's an absolute). I did most of the time. I know with henna you have to.

    Also Noodle where did yo get you marshmallow root from?

    For me, DC-ing is always absolutely necessary as I have very wiry hair that can be prone to dryness. It might be different for others, however.

    I live in London so get all my powders, including marshmallow root, from here. I can't remember where I got it from (bought a HUGE bag years ago), but will have a look when I get home in case any London curlies are interested
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    i used to use amla a lot in my first year as a loose natural. it's so hard to rinse out. that's why i stopped using it. i have a boatload of it tho'. :confused4:

    i don't remember it doing anything spectacular for me.
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
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  • greenandchicgreenandchic Registered Users Posts: 2,584 Curl Neophyte
    hippychic wrote: »
    i used to use amla a lot in my first year as a loose natural. it's so hard to rinse out. that's why i stopped using it. i have a boatload of it tho'. :confused4:

    i don't remember it doing anything spectacular for me.

    That's why I make oils out of it. I cant stand trying to rinse it out.
    APL BSL MBL WL HL TBL | porous, fine/medium strands, medium density
    My Fotki!
    Below: Typical PS bun
    004-vi.jpg
  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    hippychic wrote: »
    i used to use amla a lot in my first year as a loose natural. it's so hard to rinse out. that's why i stopped using it. i have a boatload of it tho'. :confused4:

    i don't remember it doing anything spectacular for me.

    That's why I make oils out of it. I cant stand trying to rinse it out.
    i might try this! thanks lady :headbang:
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Registered Users Posts: 463
    hippychic wrote: »
    hippychic wrote: »
    i used to use amla a lot in my first year as a loose natural. it's so hard to rinse out. that's why i stopped using it. i have a boatload of it tho'. :confused4:

    i don't remember it doing anything spectacular for me.

    That's why I make oils out of it. I cant stand trying to rinse it out.
    i might try this! thanks lady :headbang:

    Yeah, washing it out is a beeyotch, (though not quite as bad as henna). That's why I do the mask before cowashing or shampooing.
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • gennataygennatay Registered Users Posts: 7
    I do a shampoo before I do any of my Ayuverdic treatments. To me, the powders penetrate better. I usually mix my Amla with either Rhassoul Clay or Bhringraj and Brahmi Powders.

    I usually mix with water only, but I find that if I use a creamy base, it washes out better.
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    Cleanse: CD Rosemary Mint Shampoo
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    Co-Wash: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner
    Leave in: KK Knot Today
    Wash N Go: KK Curling Custard
    Twist: CD Hair Milk
    Seal: Coconut Oil or CD Hair Balm
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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Registered Users Posts: 5,400 Curl Connoisseur
    hippychic wrote: »
    i used to use amla a lot in my first year as a loose natural. it's so hard to rinse out. that's why i stopped using it. i have a boatload of it tho'. :confused4:

    i don't remember it doing anything spectacular for me.

    I felt the same.


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  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Registered Users Posts: 463
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    sweetmx85 wrote: »


    how did you do yours?

    I tried a variety of mixtures of amla with different liquids and herbs, but towards the end, my favourite was... (consults hair journal)... 50g each of amla and rhassoul, 25g each of maka and brahmi, a heaped tablespoon of marshmallow root powder, mixed with warm coconut milk into a thick paste and finished with a dollop of honey.

    Most people like to keep things simple... I am not one of those people. And it worked for me- soft hair for days.

    I actually have all the ingredients so may start again this weekend.

    Oooh, I also have all the ingredients, except marshmallow root. I may substitute in fenugreek powder and do this treatment this weekend!

    Hi Jo, did you try this out, and how did it work for you?
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Registered Users Posts: 1,578 Curl Neophyte
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    NoodleNaps wrote: »

    I tried a variety of mixtures of amla with different liquids and herbs, but towards the end, my favourite was... (consults hair journal)... 50g each of amla and rhassoul, 25g each of maka and brahmi, a heaped tablespoon of marshmallow root powder, mixed with warm coconut milk into a thick paste and finished with a dollop of honey.

    Most people like to keep things simple... I am not one of those people. And it worked for me- soft hair for days.

    I actually have all the ingredients so may start again this weekend.

    Oooh, I also have all the ingredients, except marshmallow root. I may substitute in fenugreek powder and do this treatment this weekend!

    Hi Jo, did you try this out, and how did it work for you?

    Not quite! I had a sudden urge to do my hair at 5am, but I think I read on here that fenugreek is very difficult to wash out if left to get dry on the hair. Also, I didn't want to be warming up some coconut milk and waking up my flatmates. Just did a amla (3 heaped tbs), brahmi (2 level tbs) and maka (2 level) paste with 2 capsules of saw palmetto and pygeum bark, a dollup of honey, about a tbs of avocado oil and the rest of my MyHoneyChild Honey Hair Mask. It's still on my head and it's approaching 11am now. Was going to go without sleep to reset my bodyclock, but I'm now tired! :sad7:

    I'll do the whole rhassul, coconut milk and fenugreek shebang some other time (next weekend is henna weekend). :glasses8:
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:

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