I purchased this to use with henna. I'd heard henna can loosen you curl pattern so I added 2 tablespoons of amla to 100g henna. My curls are still alive and my hair is very soft and bouncy. Even my partner was amazed by the condition. I am going to try the amla on its own at some point but I'm truly happy with the results
I have taken the food grade amla before for health purposes but this was first time I used it for my hair. It left my hair feeling soft and well conditioned. Will use again and keep monitoring. I like it so far.
I used it with henna because it supposedly makes it darker on hair and reduces the orange tones. I never used "real" henna alone so I'm not sure if it did the work. The color turned out a nice dark red on my light brunette hair though.
Having tried henna and indigo in various proportions over last couple of years to cover grey temples in my otherwise dark brown hair, I felt the build up of near-Black was too harsh for my aging skin tone. After some research I decided to mix 40% henna and 20% each of amla, cassia and indigo. Result : a beautiful rich flattering chestnut that covers the grey, blends in and leaves my hair in soft, glossy condition. The colour took about 3 days to settle to its current tone. Will continue - very happy, and the very dark ends will grow out with regular trims.