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How To Use Amla Powder For Volume, Texture And To Tone Down The Red Of Henna


Here are some simple recipes for mixing your natural hair products. Please visit and as you will find a wealth of information, along with techniques and various recipes. You can even ask questions on their forum!
Please remember when using any new hair product it is always recommended that you do hair strand tests first!
We also encourage you to add orange blossom water, rose water or essential oils to your pastes and mud, to leave your hair smelling great!

Important: Please keep in mind that everyone has their own unique hair texture. Herbal treatments can be drying for some, and it is recommended that you add hair oil to your recipe, or deep condition your hair afterwards. We recommend that everyone keep an open mind when using henna and natural herbs on their hair, and use the recipe that works best for you!

Amla powder, also known as emblica officinalis.

Mixing Amla for healthy hair and skin:

-For best results, add a small amount of amla powder (3-4 tbsp) to your henna powder or cassia recipe. OR

-Mix powder with hot water. Let it cool.

-Apply warm amla paste to your face and on body, and cleanse. You may also let it sit on your face or body for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off.

-For hair, apply amla paste by sections starting from the back and moving forward.

-Wrap your hair and allow to sit for 30 minutes.

-Rinse or wash paste out.

How to store your powder: fridge or cool dark place.

How to store your amla paste: freezer

  1. Sherry Jarman says:

    I have an approx 30% concentration of grays in the front of my hair. I like coloring my hair with henna but it is too orangey. Would adding amla tone it down a shade or two. I have used indigo (1 step and 2 step) but I disklike it. My hair is naturally black but I would love to have my grays appear as highlights but not orange ones. Any advise?

  2. JojoFree says:

    Khadijah, thank you for this article and your products. For only one Ayurvedic treatment a month with your Red Raj henna with 2 TB. of Sukesh Ayurveda and warm water I get:
    1. A wonderful Ayurvedic treatment that is easy to mix and apply
    2. Nice auburn hair color that covers my greys
    3. A great protein treatment
    4. Strong hair strands
    5. Many compliments on my hair color and texture.
    Love you an Henna Sooq!

  3. Thanks for sharing jojo !!

  4. Hi Sherry. What kind of hilights are you looking for, redder ones? Which henna are you current using? Did you try adding only a little bit of indigo or why is it that you didn’t like the indigo in your recipe?

  5. hi ,I have bought loss amla,and brahmi powder for hairloss can u please help me how to use it ….

  6. hi , i’m gng to mix amla powder with coconut oil to make my white hair to trun black . Does it help????
    plss tell me

  7. No Sekar, sorry this won’t help make it black at all. Use henna and indigo for natural black tones

  8. judy fasola says:

    amla didint work on for 3 hours still clown red from dark brown henna help had put only on gray roots with henna dark and medium henna turned orange…now red clown red HELP

  9. Hello Judy. We’re sorry to hear your hair is still very red. I’m not really understanding what you used or in which method. Did you add amla powder to the henna and were these all products from Henna Sooq? If so which ones exactly? We don’t carry a dark brown henna product. We carry henna and indigo which creates dark brown tones. Please let us know and if you can call us at 410-579-4543

  10. Hi,
    I have died my hair with henna but it is bright orange.
    Can you help me figure out what to do and recommend the right product. I have light brown hair and wanted a richer brown/ auburn look. I bought henne color in auburn but it’s really not!
    Thank you.

  11. Hello. Sure absolutely Joanne. I’d really recommend you use our indigo for hair and Red Raj combined to create that brown-auburn tone. If you’d like you can email me directly for more information as well at


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