Amla for Hair

Amla , reetha and shikakai , these three herbal fruits have been used for hair care for hundreds of years . Instead of chemical-rich products available in the market, even today these fruits are no less than any medicine for hair. In this article, we are going to tell you the benefits of these three hairs and how they should be used in different types of hair problems. 

These three should be used in three forms:

  1. reetha, Amla and shikakai oil
  2. Amla, Reetha and Shikakai Shampoo
  3. Amla, Reetha and Shikakai Powder Hair Pack or Mask

Benefits of Amla Reetha Shikakai for Hair

Amla for Hair
Amla for Hair

Amla, reetha and shikakai have their own different benefits for hair, which are as follows:

1) Amla:

Although there are many benefits of using amla for hair, the most important benefit is that antioxidants are found in abundance in amla. 

Antioxidants regenerate your damaged hair cells and protect the hair cells from further damage. Taking care of hair cells is important because everything from hair growth to their graying depends on the hair cells. That’s why it’s extremely important to keep those cells healthy and safe.

Even in the treatment of hair loss and baldness with stem cell therapy , stem cells are injected into the scalp to increase the number of damaged cells. But what is the need to spend so much money on such treatments when you can increase your hair cells by natural means. 

2) Reetha:

Reetha is famous for its iron -rich properties. Antioxidants are found in three forms:

  • a antioxidant enzymes
  • antioxidant nutrients
  • Antioxidant Phytochemicals

Reetha contains antioxidant enzymes and iron plays an important role in catalysing the effects of those enzymes.

3) Shikakai:

You will need vitamin C for the absorption of iron from reetha . Vitamin C is also an antioxidant nutrient. Which is found in large quantities in Shikakai beneficial for hair.

Now if we talk about antioxidant phytochemicals, then they are present in these three herbal fruits. This shows that we cannot mix Amla, Reetha and Shikakai together in any way, so we are telling you both the quantity and methods of mixing them.

Use of amla, reetha and shikakai for hair

There are three important steps in hair care –

  1. Applying oil
  2. to shampoo 
  3. conditioning

Here’s how to use Amla Reetha Shikakai for these three steps – 

  1. Oiling – Amla Reetha Shikakai has been taught to make hair oil 
  2. Shampooing – Amla Reetha Shikakai has been taught to make shampoo 
  3. Conditioning – Various types of Amla Reetha Shikakai hair masks have been taught  according to the hair (dry, oily etc.)

Guide to understand the below mentioned method –

Suppose you are told the ingredients and their ratio like this –

  • Ingredients:  Amla Juice + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Camphor Powder + Rose Water
  • Ratio-  1: 1: 1: : 2

So this ratio means that in a bowl add 1 tbsp amla juice, 1 tbsp reetha powder and 1 tbsp shikakai powder, half tsp camphor powder and 2 tbsp rose water and mix until it becomes a thick paste Don’t become According to the length of the hair, you can increase its quantity proportionately.

Amla reetha shikakai hair oil

Ingredients Required:  Dried Amla without seeds + Dried reetha + Dried shikakai fruit + Coconut oil (Read more –  Benefits of coconut oil )

Ratio-  1: 1: 1: 2

Method:

  1. Take a large saucepan and fill it halfway with water. Heat it on medium heat.
  2. Then take coconut oil in a small saucepan.
  3. Add dried fruits of amla, reetha and shikakai to it. Now carefully place the smaller saucepan inside the larger pan.
  4. Now heat the oil and other ingredients in a low flame.
  5. Keep stirring the mixture at regular intervals. Heat the mixture for 10-15 minutes until bubbles start to form in the oil.
  6. After that turn off the gas and leave this mixture for the next 24 hours.
  7. The next day, filter it and store it in a glass to keep it fresh for a long time.
  8. The night before shampooing, massage your scalp and hair with this oily mixture. Even if you don’t have to shampoo, you can still apply a little oil to your hair. 

Amla reetha shikakai shampoo for hair

Ingredients Required:  Dried amla fruit without seeds + dried reetha + dried shikakai fruit

Ratio-  1: 1: 1

Method:

  1. Soak dry amla, reetha and shikakai in water overnight.
  2. Being light, they can float on water. You immerse them completely in the water.
  3. Let them soak for at least 8 hours.
  4. Heat them in the morning for 20 minutes.
  5. Now grind this entire mixture in a blender on its lowest speed.
  6. We need a pulpy mixture, so don’t stir it for long.
  7. Now put this mixture on a sieve and press the pulp to extract its juice.
  8. Then wash your hair with this.
  9. You can use this method every time you wash your hair.

Amla reetha shikakai powder hair pack

Hair masks should always be applied after shampoo. Here are different types of amla reetha shikakai hair masks for different hair types and hair problems:

Make a paste by mixing amla, reetha and shikakai powder with water, rose water or  milk  etc. In order for you to get the benefits of these three properly, we will tell you that for which type of hair, which of the above liquids or oil should be mixed. To apply it, you can use a hair coloring brush. 

1) Amla Reetha Shikakai Powder Hair Pack for Hair Fall

Ingredients Required:  Amla Powder + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Camphor Powder + Rose Water
Ratio-  1 : 1 : 1 : : 2
Method:

  1. Make a powder by grinding camphor tablets using oak and muesli.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in the right proportion.
  3. After mixing, apply this paste first on your scalp and then on your hair.
  4. Leave it on for half an hour. Then wash it off with water. Otherwise, the strong smell of camphor won’t take away from your hair.
  5. Use this method twice a week. 

2) Amla Reetha Shikakai Powder Hair Pack to strengthen hair

Ingredients Required:  Amla Juice + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Brahmi Powder + Olive Oil
Ratio-  1 : 1 : 1 : 1 : 2
Method:

  1. You can also use amla powder instead of amla juice, we said amla juice because it will be a better option than water.
  2. Firstly, mix the amla juice and olive oil and heat it in a pan on low flame for 10 minutes.
  3. Now add reetha, shikakai and brahmi powder to it. Keep stirring while heating the mixture for 5 minutes.
  4. Now let it cool down and then apply on your scalp. Leave this mixture on the hair for 30 minutes, then wash it off with water.
  5. Use this method thrice a week. 

3) Amla Reetha Shikakai Powder Hair Pack to get rid of Dandruff

Ingredients Required:  Amla Powder + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Fenugreek Powder + Ghee
Ratio-  1: 1: 1: 1: 2
Method:

  1. Use desi ghee instead of vegetable ghee. (Read more – Which is more beneficial for health between Desi Ghee and Vanaspati Ghee? )
  2. Mix the above mentioned things in the right proportion.
  3. After that apply the paste on the hair while massaging the head.
  4. Leave it on your scalp for 40-50 minutes.
  5. Then wash your head with plain water.
  6. Do this use twice a week. 

4) Amla Reetha Shikakai Powder Hair Pack for split hair

Ingredients Required:  Amla Powder + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Coconut Oil + Milk
Ratio-  1: 1: 1: 2: 1
Method:

  1. If possible, use unboiled milk as it contains milk fat, which moisturizes the hair.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl.
  3. Apply the paste on your scalp and hair, especially the ends of your hair.
  4. Leave this paste on for 30 minutes, then wash it off with water.
  5. Use this method twice a week. 

5) Amla Reetha Shikakai Powder Hair Pack for Gray Hair

Ingredients Required:  Amla Powder + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Henna Powder + Hibiscus Flower Powder
Ratio-  1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 1
Method:

  1. When using henna powder, hibiscus flower powder and amla reetha shikakai for gray hair, keep in mind that the mixture should be slightly thick.
  2. When using for the first time, be careful to use teaspoon of henna instead of 1 teaspoon.
  3. If you cannot find hibiscus flower powder anywhere in the nearby shops, then you can buy it online as well. (Read more – Benefits of hibiscus )
  4. Apply the mixture on the hair for 60-90 minutes.
  5. After that wash off with water.
  6. Using it once a week will be enough. 

6) Amla Reetha Shikakai Powder Hair Pack for lifeless and dry hair

Ingredients Required:  Amla Powder + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Cocoa Powder + Aloe Vera Juice
Ratio-  1 : 1 : 1 : 1 : 2
Method:

  1. Instead of juice, you can also use aloe vera gel.
  2. After mixing all the above mentioned ingredients, prepare a slightly thick mixture.
  3. Apply it on your scalp and hair.
  4. Then after 60 minutes, wash the head with water.
  5. Try this method twice a week. 

7) Amla Reetha Shikakai Powder Hair Pack for Viscous Oily Hair

Ingredients Required:  Amla Powder + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Multani Mitti + Yogurt
Ratio-  1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 1
Method:

  1. Mix amla reetha shikakai powder with curd. Multani mitti is known to be a good absorbent, hence its use is recommended.
  2. Mix them well and make a thick mixture.
  3. Massage your scalp with this mixture. Leave it on for 40 minutes.
  4. Then wash the head thoroughly with water.
  5. Use this method thrice a week. 

8) Amla Reetha Shikakai Powder Hair Pack for Shiny Hair

Ingredients Required:  Amla Powder + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Orange Peel Powder + Glycerin + Rose Water
Ratio-  1: 1: 1: 1: ½: 1
Method:

  1. In summer, when you eat an orange, you can dry its peel and grind it to make a powder.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl in the given proportion.
  3. The thicker the hair pack, the better, so do not add more rose water.
  4. Apply it on your scalp and hair and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. After the completion of the prescribed time, wash the hair with water.
  6. Use this method thrice a week. 

9) Amla Reetha Shikakai Powder Hair Pack for Thick Hair

Ingredients Required:  Amla Powder + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Aloe Vera Juice + Sesame Oil
Ratio-  1: 1: 1: 1: 1: 2
Method:

  1. You can also use coconut oil instead of sesame oil.
  2. Make a paste by mixing everything together.
  3. Apply it on your scalp after shampoo.
  4. Leave it on for 40-50 minutes.
  5. Then wash it off with water.
  6. Use this method twice a week. 

10) Amla Reetha Shikakai Powder Hair Pack for Soft and Silky Hair

Ingredients Required:  Amla Powder + Reetha Powder + Shikakai Powder + Honey + Egg White
Ratio-  1 : 1 : 1 : : 1
Method:

  1. If you don’t like the smell of eggs , you can use prepared mayonnaise.
  2. Mix everything together.
  3. Apply this paste on your hair and scalp.
  4. Leave it on for 60 minutes.
  5. If you don’t want the smell of eggs coming from your hair, squeeze a lemon into a mug full of water. Wash your hair with this then use plain water.
  6. Follow this process twice a week. 

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