Amla and Brahmi Paste Recipe and Tutorial
The last time I went to buy henna from a local Indian grocery store, I also purchased a few other ayurvedic powders including amla and brahmi. Amla can be added to henna to tone down the red color and to prevent curl loosening. I decided to use the powders without henna.
According to Hesh, Amla:
- Promotes hair growth
- Controls hair fall
- Cures scalp infection
- Controls premature graying of hair
According to Hesh, Brahmi:
I followed the directions on the boxes. They both said to mix with hot water. First I emptied the amla into an empty container.
Next, I added the brahmi powder to the mixture.
I used 6 more oz of the hot water. I still added it 2oz at a time and mixed in between each pour.
Then I followed the instructions on the box and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes before using. I put my hair into four sections and applied the paste to each one. When I finished applying, I twisted my hair up into a bun so that I could cover with my plastic cap (I need to get one of the clear caps from Celestial Crowns so that I can stop going through so many of these small disposable ones).
This paste did not take very long to rinse out. I followed with a deep conditioner. One thing that I noticed right away was the fullness of my hair after rinsing and it was easier to detangle. This is a treatment I’ll do again.
What I Used:
- 100g of Amla
- 100g of Brahmi
- 12 oz of hot water
Use more or less of the powders depending on length of hair. Use more or less water to achieve the desired texture.
Have you tried amla or brahmi? If so, how did you use it?