Have you tried Amla Powder?


Amla, also known as the Indian gooseberry, is one of the best gift given to mankind by Nature. It has a special role to play in Ayurveda. As a matter of fact, it is a part of a number of herbal remedies to treat various kind of remedies. The Indian gooseberry belongs to the family of Euphorbiecae, while the scientific name of this berry is Emblica officinalis. One will come across amla in two forms, namely cultivated and wild. Differentiating between the two is not difficult, as they are way apart from each other in their looks. The wild variety of amla is small is size, but is hard and has a lot of fiber in it. On the other hand, the cultivated kind of amla is almost as big as a lemon in size and is juicy. Amla can be eaten raw, or juice can be extracted from the fruit or it is also found in powdered form. Amla eaten in any form has a number of medicinal properties. Amla powder for hair and skin is one of the ways, which are often used.

Amla Powder for Hair Growth

To make amla powder, the gooseberries are dried in shade. This ensures that maximum amount of Vitamin C is retained in it. The benefits of amla powder can be derived by consuming amla, as well as by applying it on the scalp. Amla is known to improve pigmentation and color of hair. In other words, regular use of amla ensures that hair become darker as well as thicker. Therefore, a number of hair care products include amla powder or oil in their list of ingredients. If you suffer from hair loss, then using amla will help in strengthening hair. It is well-known not only to treat hair loss, but it also helps in hair growth, as it stimulates hair follicles. The amla powder benefits can be used to clean hair as well. Regular use of amla powder to clean hair will add shine and luster to hair. Different scalp problems like itching, dandruff, boils, can be cured with regular use of amla powder. Premature graying of hair can be prevented with the use of amla powder. You can mix Amla with water, oil, and apply it as a paste to the hair. I use Amla Powder as a component in my Whipped Amla Butter you can find online in my product store http://www.alliesnaturalhaircommunity.com

Amla Powder for Skin Care

The vitamin C content and anti-bacterial properties of amla powder make it an excellent elixir for healthy, clear skin. Given below are some of the major benefits of amla powder for skin:-
Its antibacterial properties make amla powder an excellent treatment for acne and pimples. Used in conjunction with herbal face packs and sandalwood powder, amla powder effectively kills bacteria responsible for causing pimples, boils and acne on the skin and makes the skin environment unfit for the growth of such micro organisms. However, since concentrated amla powder is a very strong astringent, it is best to dilute it with clean water before use.
Its astringent properties tighten skin pores, giving a healthy, clear look to oily skin.
Using amla powder regularly also arrests dry and scaly skin problems as vitamin C and other anti oxidants accelerate the rate of damaged tissue repair giving your skin a tender, youthful look and feel.

You can use Whipped Amla Powder to seal moisture, as a styler for twist, braids and locs, I also use it as a body moisturizer now instead of lotion. My male clients even use it to shave!! With every 5 full size purchases of Whipped Amla Butter you will receive a travel size!!



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Allie’s Natural Hair Community!!

I am so pleased and excited to announce the launch of my product line, Natural Hair Community!!! My products are handmade using only the finest, certified organic and natural ingredients.

Whipped Amla Butter, Body Scrubs in lavender or Sweet Honey Almond, Growth Stimulating Hair Tea***Rosemary or Nettles, if you have high blood pressure, epilepsy or pregnant I substitute Nettle for Rosemary, please be sure to pick the correct one for your shopping cart, and Relaxing Herbal Baths that give a you a spa day at home!!

All hair types can use my products, my Whipped Amla Butter is great to use to seal in moisture, style twist, locs, natural, relaxed and transitioning hair and also for use on your body.  Pure unrefined raw Ivory Shea Butter, Amla  & Hibiscus Powders are included in the mixture.

The Growth Stimulating Hair Tea, can be used to decrease your shedding, breakage, mix your Ayurvedic powders, final rinse and daily Y spritz.  PLEASE CHOOSE ROSEMARY OR NETTLES.

The Relaxing Herbal Bath Tea is made with Lavender, Rose Petals, Chamomile and Dead Sea Salts, it soothes, relaxes and softens skin while promoting a peaceful nights rest.

Body Scrubs made with Dead Sea Salts and Sweet Almond Oil, that moisturize the skin while smoothing and removing dark marks from your skin especially under the eye area!!

Please check out my website www.alliesnaturalhaircommunity.com for your purchase!!


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Natural Hair Community Our Crowing Glory

I hope to see you all in New Orleans for Our Crowning Glory June 14-15th, 2013.  June 14, 2013 is our Meet & Greet Dinner at Ralph & KaCoo’s in the historic French Quarter from
6-9pm.  Tickets are $48 price includes entry to the event and dinner.  Gift bags, giveaways and a product swap are planned, please bring your gently used products.  Those products not swapped will  be given to a Women’s Shelter in New Orleans.

June 15th from 1-5pm is our educational portion of the event at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel 701 Convention Center Blvd.,  speakers, educational information, incorporating healing herbs into your hair care routine, styling demonstrations and giveaways.  Vendors will be on site.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please send an email to naturalhair.community@yahoo.com.

Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com.  If you are coming from out of town a limited block of discounted hotel rooms have been secured $115 for a single/double, $134 for triple/quad.  When calling the Wyndham Reservation Group, please use code “Natural Hair Community.”  Payment is not needed when making your reservation.

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Alcohol in my hair products?

Here’s a list of the ‘okay’ or ‘fatty’ alcohols:

Behenyl alcohol

Cetearyl alcohol

Cetyl alcohol

Isocetyl alcohol

Isostearyl alcohol

Lauryl alcohol

Myristyl alcohol

Stearyl alcohol

C30-50 Alcohols

Lanolin alcohol


Fatty alcohols provide an emollient effect, and bind water and oil to give our favorite conditioners their slip and creaminess.  Cetyl and/or Sterayl alcohols are present in most some of my favorite handmade  products.


Cetyl Alcohol– This is a fatty alcohol that is derived from coconut and palm oils. Far from drying, this alcohol is actually an emollient (makes hair and skin softer).

  • Stearyl Alcohol– another fatty alcohol. It is nothing like ethanol, it is is actually a white solid and is insoluble in water. Stearyl alcohol is often used in conditioners and shampoos and acts as an emollient (softener).

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Our Crowning Glory

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Our Crowning Glory

Hey Naturalista’s & Curl Brothers….I am planning a meet up in New Orleans June 14, 15 2013, at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, use code Natural Hair Community when calling the Wyndham Hotels reservations group.  We are having a Meet & Greet Dinner, price is $48 which includes entry to the event and dinner.

June 15th, the educational portion of the event will take place at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel.  Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  If you are interested in vending at Our Crowning Glory, please send an email to naturalhair.community@yahoo.com


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List of Essential Oils and Their Benefits To Hair

Lavender Oil: Not only known for its gorgeous scent, it has proven hair benefits and is good for all hair types.  Lavender oil is extracted mostly from the flowers of the lavender plant, primarily through steam distillation. It is a good treatment for dandruff and itching, helpful in controlling hair breakage and improving hair growth. Most widely known to treat alopecia areata, a condition where you lose excessive hair, especially in patches. Daily massage with lavender oil has proven to help significant re-growth and gives you the results in a few months. Lavender oil blends well with many other essential oils including jojoba, rosemary and tea tree oils.

Chamomile Oil:  chamomile is known to  soothe the nerves  and it does the same for your hair and scalp, in fact it is the most soothing of the essential oils for the hair and scalp. Chamomile helps to retract skin cells that have been inflamed from chemical procedures, and harsh weather conditions and helps with itching scaly scalp and dandruff.

Peppermint Oil: helps to stimulate blood flow to the root of the hair. This is very important for hair as it helps the hair to receive proper nourishment. This in turn will lead to hair growth. That tingly feeling when peppermint oil is felt on the scalp is actually the stimulation of  blood flow to hair.

Rosemary Oil – Is another oil which doubles as a fragrant oil and an essential oil. The oil is derived from the rosemary plant and is very useful for dandruff problems and flaky itchy scalp. Rosemary oil stimulates the hair follicles; as a result hair, can grow longer and stronger.

Tea Tree Oil: is a great moisturizer for the hair, it helps to keep the scalp free of bacteria and fungal problems. Tea tree oil unblocks the sebaceous glands and encourage the flow of the scalp’s own moisturizing oils while clearing away dead skin cells. Tea tree oil mixed with other essential oils is especially good as a scalp treatment for relieving dandruff.

Lemon Oil:  is especially beneficial for oily hair, it is recommended that persons with dry hair not use lemon oil, it is a good treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and under-active sebaceous glands

Myrrh Oil: On the other hand myrrh is very good for dry hair. It helps with the treatment for dry scalp, dandruff problems and under-active sebaceous glands. Use instead of lemon oil if your hair is not oily.

There are several other essential oils that can be used for various hair and scalp conditions. The beauty about essential oils is that once you find one that is good for your hair you can stick with it and you will continue getting great results.

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