Indian Gooseberry, also known as amla, is a popular remedy used in Ayurveda to control hair loss.
It helps strengthen the hair follicles, stimulates hair growth and prevents hair breakage and split ends, mainly due to the antioxidants and vitamin C present in it.
The vitamin C also helps build collagen that is vital for hair growth and aids the absorption of iron, thereby keeping your hair strong and healthy.
A 2009 study published in the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research found that amla oil has the ability to improve hair health and boost hair growth in rabbits and rats .
A 2017 study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports that amla might promote hair growth and enhance hair health .
Mix equal amounts of amla powder and lemon juice to make a paste. Massage it on your scalp and hair. Use a shower cap and allow it to sit for 1 hour, then rinse it out with normal water.
Do this 2 times a week.
Alternatively, you can use amla oil to massage your scalp and hair, 2 or 3 times a week.
Consuming amla on a regular basis can be quite helpful in strengthening your hair follicles.