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View Poll Results: Does any of these amla products give you a headache ?
Yes, amla powder 0 0%
Yes, amla oil 0 0%
Not really, I just want to take it out rather then leave it in too long. 1 8.33%
No, never. 10 83.33%
Other, please specify 1 8.33%
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Old February 12th, 2007, 08:32 AM   #1
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Amla ....

So is it just me? Or what? Does anyone else ever get headaches or at least the urge to not keep amla paste in their hair or anything amla in their hair for too long?

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Old February 12th, 2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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Re: Amla ....

I do amla rinses, so it isn't staying in my hair. The smell doesn't seem to bother me, though.
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Old February 12th, 2007, 09:55 AM   #3
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Re: Amla ....

I've done amla mud packs, but never used amla oil In any event, no headaches for me.
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Old February 12th, 2007, 10:01 AM   #4
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Re: Amla ....

I don't glob on amla paste. But I do make a thin, watery mix of it and put it on my length, with another thin, watery mix of shikakai massaged gently into scalp. (I'm talking about a half-to-one teaspoon of each, mixed with enough water to make a thin gruel.) I clip up my hair, let it dry while I read the paper, have breakfast, etc. Then I hop in the shower, rinse it all out, and use a conditioner on the length. Works great for me.

No headaches. As I say, I use small amounts of the stuff and that's more than enough, I find. Also, I don't like the smell of amla, so I put one drop of scented, fractionated coconut oil into the amla mixture. (Bought the scented oil at a soapmaking place. One drop is not enough to make anything greasy.)
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Old February 12th, 2007, 11:00 AM   #5
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Re: Amla ....

I haven't used amla by itself, but I use it in my henna and cassia mixtures and, so far, no headaches.
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Old February 12th, 2007, 11:20 AM   #6
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Re: Amla ....

Good to hear that. Maybe it's just in my head. I am not sure but this is what I got from India:

In India people normally use amla powder in two ways:
1) It is mixed with henna powder and applied. It is soaked in an iron vessel overnight with henna powder and applied in the morning. This
helps in darkening the hair along with rejuvenating the scalp.
2) Amla powder is also used as paste. I have not really seen much usage in this form but from whatever I have seen, they normally apply it for 30-45 minutes.


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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #7
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Re: Amla ....

actually, i quite love the smell of amla ... reminds me of horses & saddles. yes, it smells like leather & horse sweat ...


but i totally understand if this is not as appealing to other people.

but ... the actual mix i use as a wash, doesn't really smell like amla at all ... i'd say add some marshmallow!! it smells so flowery and nice! no one can hate that one honestly. sandalwood eo (or powdered form) gives great perfume too!
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Old February 13th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #8
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Re: Amla ....

your hair so so nice !!
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Old February 18th, 2007, 02:13 AM   #9
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Re: Amla ....

No headaches for me...i use amla with henna,are alone as mud-pack.
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