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    What are people's experiences with using amla by itself? How much powder do you use & how long do you leave it on? How has it helped you? Thanks!

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    I would also like to know this, so I'll be watching this thread. Sorry no advice.

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    Default Re: Amla experiences?

    This thread has a wealth of info on Amla and other indian herbs

    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...highlight=amla

    Its really long so if you dont feel like sifting through it all just hit the "search this thread" button on the upper right hand side and search Amla

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    I was reading on the Long Hair Care Forum, about some ladies using straight amla powder and they were really loving it. I believe it was for hair growth and especially to help maintain their curls, and funny cause I was talking about it to someone else recently.

    I can't come across the thread as yet but hopefully someone will bring it up and maybe I can post it here.
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    I heart amla powder.... I use it regularly in masks and whatnot it is great for growth, shine, curl

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    Interesting. I have made an amla "tea" by using my coffee maker and putting the amla powder in the filter and I used it to clean my hair and scalp by dipping the length in and pouring the rest onto the scalp and scrubbing. I had to use way more conditioner to get a comb through my hair and the amla seemed to cause dryness.

    I would like to know what other people use for their measurements. I used 1 T amla to 2 c water, perhaps it was too much.

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    I haven't used amla by itself but I mix in with cassia and it works a treat. I did a sample test with cassia alone and cassia/amla and the cassia/amla curl was twice as thick!

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    Default Re: Amla experiences?

    I haven't used it by itself either, I imagine it would be drying on the hair... but as a rinse maybe not so much. I'm going to try that one day

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    Default Re: Amla experiences?

    any herbs can be drying on the hair.

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    So, if you use amla on its own, you won't need say 100 grams like henna? Also, does using amla on its own change the colour of the hair?

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