The 4 Benefits of Amla Extract

The 4 Benefits of Amla Extract

If you’re looking for natural ingredients that’s great for natural hair growth, amla extract might just be your next favorite conditioner. 

Amla, which can also be called Indian gooseberry, is an incredibly potent medicinal fruit. It contains more vitamin C than all citrus fruits, yup, that’s right, and is the most potent antioxidant fruit we have on mama earth. It contains much more antioxidants than the infamous goji berry, and even more than acai berries, pomegranates and any berry you can think of! Here are all the ways your hair can benefit from Amla extract. 

Amla Extract Hair Benefits

It’s not hard to imagine all the ways your hair can benefit from amla extract considering its high concentration of vitamin C and antioxidants. The name ‘amla’ in Sanskrit means fruit of heaven and is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. But what exactly can amla extract do for your hair and how can you maximize its benefits? 

Let’s find out!

1. Stimulates Hair Growth- Amla extract can improve hair density and has proven to increase hair growth rate for people with alopecia. Bring it on! The phytonutrients in Amla promotes circulation to the scalp, which in turn strengthens hair follicles and encourages healthy new growth. 

2. Fights Dandruff- the anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of Amla extract aid in healing dandruff and other scalp conditions. It’s cooling properties help to alleviate redness and itchiness as it regenerates and heals the condition of the scalp. 

3. Reduces Hair Thinning- Amla extract has the power to boost immunity and contains tremendous anti-inflammatory properties. The high concentration of antioxidants in Amla extract help neutralize free radicals that damage cellular protein, lipids and our overall hair health. By eliminating or reducing free radicals from the scalp and hair, and by reducing inflammation, our hair follicles have the perfect set-up to reboot, muscle-up and generate stronger hair strands which will prevent the hair from easily breaking or thinning.

4. Acts as an Amazing Conditioner- amla has been used as a conditioner for decades because of its ability to add shine and softness to the hair. It cleanses and conditions hair and can even remove product buildup. It’s also a great option for those who live in hard water areas and experience buildup or dryness post-shower. 


Everyone can benefit from Amla extract. You can find Amla extract in Dr Locs’ color treated conditioner. One of the worst experiences is when you experience dry and broken locs. Amla can help prevent breakage and thinning because it will support your hair, especially after you color your hair. Coloring the hair lifts the hair’s cuticles and dries it out tremendously. We need something to support our hair after we manipulate it with color. Coloring frequently can potentially damage our hair, and temporarily damages the hair’s cuticles. Amla strengthens the hair and adds that support you need to keep your locs looking and feeling healthy and soft.  

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