The raving new product KS Amla Powder has been circulating the social space pretty quickly since the launch. I am happy to see the great reviews coming in day by day! Pretty much 8-10 stars given by individuals! Thank you! Applying Amla is actually quite simple, so you don't need to worry so much when purchasing. Here is a detailed guide on how to make the powder to a paste and how to apply.
Some Facts You Should Know Before We Begin:
- Amla Cures Hair Loss: Amla is being used since ancient times for hair growth and as a cure for hair loss.
- Offers Luster to Dry & Dull Hair: Amla powder used in hair packs strengthens the hair root and provides the luster to dry and dull hair.
- Controls Pre-Mature Hair Greying: It is been used from centuries to control pre mature greying of the hair.
- Treats Lice and Dandruff: Amla is also an effective treatment for lice and dandruff.
- Enhances Natural Hair Colour: When used with henna powder, it helps in enhancing the natural hair colour.
- Amla powder can also be used as a face pack/exfoliate paste, with a high source of vitamin C enriching the skin.
How to Use KS Amla Powder:The hair mask I have made today is made with optional extra's, so you do not need to worry if you do not have all the ingredients.
What you need:
- 100-200 grams of amla powder henna (for reference, I use 50-60grams, and my hair is halfway down my back and it is fairly thin. So if you have longer and thicker hair, use 100grams. The general rule of thumb is 100g for short hair to collar length hair, 200g for shoulder length hair and longer, 300g-500grams for waist-length hair. Obviously you can add or reduce the amount according to what you feel is too much or too less.
- 250ml of water generally, however, you will need more or less to make a paste you prefer working with.
- Glass bowl, plastic spoon or a spatula.
Additional Items needed:
- Colour Hair Brush
- Clingfilm wrap
- Disposable gloves
- Dark coloured hair/body towels
Additional Ingredients You Can Add:
- Henna Powder - colours hair, adds a protective coat to hair
- Yogurt - softens hair, fluff's the mixture for a more flawless application
- Oil - strengthens hair, makes mixture more creamy
- A few drops of lemon - helps dandruff
- Rosewater - helps mend split ends
- Aloe Vera - fresh plant or gel from a bottle.
How To Mix:
- Sieve the amla powder into a bowl. The packets come vacuum packed so lumps can form, although it is triple sifted, it helps to make a flawless paste.
- Pour 250ml of luke warm water slowly into the amla powder and mix until a toothpaste consistency. Add more water if needed. Preferably a good mixture would be like baby food consistency.
How To Apply:
- Section dry hair, working from the top layer to the bottom.
- Put disposable gloves on - this is optional too, getting amla on hands is messy but it won't stain.
- Apply amla from root to tip. Once you have done one section, wrap in a bun, you won't need hair pins/bobbles, just smooth amla paste around the bun.
- Work up into below sections and keep smoothing the bun with amla to make it stay. Like below:
- Now it's time to wrap up the amla, to keep it warm and moisturised.
- Keep the amla on for atleast an hour, however, more time given for nourishment the better. I left mine on for 4 hours.
- Wash out with water - this can be messy, so make sure you do it in the bath or shower. Shampoo as normal. Apply hair conditioner if needed.