Amla, reetha and shikakai are the best herbs that help to treat various hair problems. Nowadays markets are flooded with a lot of hair care based products, but all these hair products are infused with chemicals so much so that they ultimately harm the hair. Amla is enriched with antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins which help to protect the hair and make them long and strong. Reetha contains antioxidant as well. Besides that, it also contains iron, vitamin C and helps to initiate the growth of the hair by promoting the healthy hair cells. On the other, shikakai has essential nutrients too that help to repair the damaged hair cells and accelerate the growth of strong hair on the scalp. Moreover, together these ingredients help to keep the scalp clean and healthy. (Also read: How to apply the hair serum correctly to have smoother hair)
How do amla, reetha & shikakai help your hair?
Helps to prevent hair fall: Amla, reetha and shikakai powder helps to prevent the loss of hair. Make sure you apply a mask of these ingredients to stop hair fall. To make a hair masque of them, mix 1 tsp, of amla powder, reetha and shikakai each. Add 2 tsp. of rose water and half a spoon of camphor powder. Make a paste and apply on the hair. Leave it for half an hour and wash your hair properly with water.
Reduces dandruff: The paste of these three ingredients also help to wash off dandruff completely from the hair and the scalp. In order to get rid of dandruff, mix a tsp of amla, reetha, shikakai each. Take 2 tsp. of ghee and make a paste of the same. Massage your scalp with the paste and keep it for an hour. Wash your hair with lukewarm water only. (Also read: Which nuts help to get glowing and younger looking skin)
Helps to reduce split ends: A mixture of amla reetha and shikakai helps to get rid of the split ends as well. Mix a tsp of amla, shikakai and reetha each. Add 2 tsp. of coconut oil and 1 tsp. of raw milk in it. Apply this paste on your hair and the split ends as well. Wash your hair after 30 minutes. Repeat this procedure twice a week.
Helps to get rid of grey hair: A paste of amla, reetha and shikakai prevent the hair from greying. Take a spoonful of amla powder, shikakai and reetha, heena, hibiscus flower and mix it. If you are applying heena for the first time, then take only half a spoon of the same. Make a semi-solid paste of the same and apply it over on your hair for an hour. Wash your hair with water after an hour.
Helps to get rid of oily hair: A paste of these three ingredients help to get rid of oily scalp too. So, mix a tsp of reetha powder, amla powder and shikakai each. Add some curd and Multani mitti(Fuller’s Earth). Make sure that that the paste is semi-solid and consistent. Apply it to your hair and leave it for 40 minutes. Now rinse your hair properly with water. (Also read: How to get a better skin complexion in just few days)