How to Use Henna and Amla Together

Henna and Amla are what are famous for being powerhouse herbs for your hair! You can use them both in your natural hair care routine for maximum results leading to stronger, longer hair. Below you’ll discover how to go about using Henna and Amla together for maximum results.

using henna and amla

Before we get into how to use both of these powerhouse herbs together, let’s take a look at the benefits of each of these wonderful God-given herbs.

Benefits of Henna for Hair

Henna has amazing benefits for your hair. You can use it to create a full strength hair mask, as well as add it to your deep conditioner. You can also use henna to create a hair spritz and a sealing hair butter.

There’s so many ways to add henna to your hair regimen for amazing benefits and here are those benefits:

  • Strengthens the hair
  • Fills in gaps along the hair shaft
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Balances the hair’s pH
  • Colors gray hairs (a benefit for those who want to color naturally)
  • Reduces shedding

Benefits of Amla for Hair

Like Henna, Amla has so many benefits for your hair. One of the best ways to use Amla on its own is as a pre-poo. Checkout my Amla Pre-Poo recipe here.

Now for the benefits; Similar to Henna, Amla will strengthen your hair and promote hair growth but there are also these benefits:

  • Adds shine to the hair
  • Makes the hair softer
  • Adds volume to the hair
  • Prevents loosening of the curls

Using Henna + Amla Combined

Now that we’ve looked at the benefits of both herbs, here’s the easiest of recipes for using Henna and Amla together:

  • 8 ounces of Henna powder (always use Body Art Quality Henna) mixed with distilled water
  • After the dye releases (approximately 2-4 hours), add 2-3 tablespoons of Amla

Apply this herbal hair care recipe to your freshly washed/towel dried hair. Allow it to sit for at least two hours and up to 4 hours for maximum strength and conditioning.

Why Use Amla with Henna?

Using these two herbs together will help you to strengthen your hair (and color any grays) while also preserving the “spring” in your curl.

You see, Henna can cause a loosening of the curl. Some ladies with tighter curls actually appreciate that. Yet, if you don’t, Amla comes in to the rescue and prevents Henna from loosening your curls.

Another reason for using Henna and Amla together is to reap all the amazing benefits of each of these marvelous herbs. Just revisit the benefits of both above.

Happy Henna-Amla’ing ! 🙂

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

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