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Infused Amla Herbal Oil Recipe

Hey Curls!

This year, I will continue my cycle of trying to use the most natural products possible, made right in my kitchen. As you all know, I love Amla oil and use it weekly for my pre-poo oil washes. I have had great success with it and have reaped the benefits since I’ve been actively using it. Today I was researching to see if there were any pure amla oil brands, as most of them are mineral or coconut (and in some cases sesame) oil based. I found that there is no pure amla oil, but the amla nut is infused into carrier oils, such as coconut, olive, caster, sesame oils, etc.  Oil infusions are great because you can get the benefits of spices and herbs by applying the oil to your hair! I found a good recipe, which combines Ayurvedic powders, dried herbs, and oils to create the ultimate conditioning oil! I will tweek this base recipe to fit my personal needs. Here is what Birraj of the Long Hair Care Community Forum used in the original recipe:

Beauty Day: Aztec Indian Healing Clay Wash

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Raise Your Glasses, Ladies! Today marks the first wash day of the 2012; a year that has so much to look forward to! Since I started the Protect Ya Ends Challenge, I decided to start the year out with my amended monthly routine!

Monthly, I will:

  1. Pre-Poo Oil Wash with Amla Oil, using the finger comb method in 4 twisted sections. Cover hair and let sit for at least 1 hour, usually over night
  2. The next day, apply Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay.  Concentrating on the scalp, massage to remove impurities. After 10 30 minutes, rinse thoroughly!