Can henna really loosen your curl pattern? Yes henna does affect and possibly loosen your curl pattern. Every curly type can vary by how henna loosens it and for some their curls won’t loosen at all. Either you love this aspect of henna or you hate it. For those who love the loosening affect of henna that’s great and you’re good to continue on with your henna for hair regimen as usual.

For those who absolutely love their curls and want to maintain them then this blog post is for you.

Our Organic Amla powder is what you’ll need to help maintain those curls. There are two methods and recipes in using amla powder. This can be added into your henna natural hair regimen and as a natural repairing mask to restore damaged curls.

Method One

You can directly add amla powder to your henna and ayurvedic hair care recipe. When choosing to add amla powder directly to your henna recipe it will reduce some of the red coloring and dyeing you’ll get from the henna. Clients that don’t mind that their henan coloring won’t be as vivid red or copper can add amla powder to their recipe. You can also add amla powder to any hair recipe you’re creating to add volume, maintain and restore curls and promote hair growth.

Recipe

  • Take 100 grams* of henna powder (or any ayurvedic herb combination totaling this amount) and place into a bowl
  • Add 3-4 tbsp of organic amla powder to your recipe
  • Mix dry ingredients together
  • Add a warm liquid of your choice. We recommend water, ACV or green tea
  • Add your liquid slowly until your paste becomes the consistency of thick yoghurt
  • Allow your recipe to sit 3-4 hours (or if a non-coloring recipe only 30-60 minutes)
  • Apply generously onto damp hair
  • Leave in your hair 3-4 hours (or if a non-coloring recipe only 30-60 minutes)
  • Rinse out thoroughly (you can use shampoo and/or conditioner as desired)
  • Dry and style as usual

*100 grams of henna or ayurvedic recipe covers about shoulder length hair

Method Two

You can use amla powder on it’s own as well. Clients choose this method because they prefer not to reduce any of the red results they would achieve with their henna recipe.

Recipe

  • Take 100 grams* of organic amla powder and place into a bowl
  • Add your favorite conditioner or our Sweet Honey Hair Nourisher as desired
  • Mix enough of each in to get a paste the consistency of thick yoghurt
  • You can add some warm water to the recipe if needed to get consistency right
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Apply generously onto damp hair
  • Leave in your hair for 1-2 hours
  • Rinse our thoroughly (you can use shampoo and/or conditioner as desired)
  • Dry and style as usual

*100 grams of henna or ayurvedic recipe covers about shoulder length hair