Sunday, 26 February 2017

Amla Hair Remedy Oil, Alchemy - Review

One of the small frustrations in my life (and many other ladies and gentlemen) is my infuriatingly fine hair. This year I have been suffering with more hair loss than unusual and I'm not sure if this is just naturally how my hair is or whether it is due to my thyroid disease. Either way, it's a pain. For the past few weeks I have added Amla Hair Remedy hair oil by Alchemy to my hair care routine. Alchemy state that it can stimulate hair growth and my head needs all the help it can get.
Amla Hair Remedy Oil, Alchemy*
Amla Hair Remedy Oil, Alchemy*

Amla Hair Remedy Oil is made with only 5 totally natural ingredients: Coconut, Avocado and Argan oil, Amla (Indian gooseberry) and Lemon Essential oil. Knowing what I am putting onto my skin is very important to me as I do not want my body absorbing any weird added ingredients.

Not only is this oil meant to promote hair growth, but it is also full of vitamin C and antioxidants, can hep prevent premature greying, strengthens and conditions hair and makes it shiny. I have not been using it long enough to comment on whether is has boosted my hair growth, but I can definitely say that my hair is shinier and smoother when I use this. I am lucky enough to have quite naturally soft hair but this oil makes my hair feel like silk! I even had someone ask if I had dyed my hair as it looked a lot brighter.

Hair oils can be a bit baffling for those who haven't tried one before but they are so easy and diverse. My favourite way to use this is to massage a little into my scalp and leave it for around 30 minutes to an hour before showering. I sometimes add a little to my hair before I dry it. For those lucky people with thicker hair, you can use this as an intensive hair mask overnight and wash it out in the morning.

Amla Hair Remedy Oil, Alchemy
Amla Hair Remedy Oil, Alchemy
The best thing of all is the amazing smell! It contains Lemon Essential Oil which is a natural anti-depressant. As someone with depression, lemon always makes me feel a little better even on really 'down' days. It is just so uplifting and zesty. The aroma lingers after my hair has been washed and dried. I love it.

Not only does it contain amazing ingredients with a great smell but the packaging is absolutely stunning too. With a cork top this bottle looks like it would be more at home in an apothecary shop window, not my bedroom shelf! There is only one flaw with this product and that is it's beautiful design, as once you take the lid off you need to pour extremely slowly as there is no pipette or other form of stopper to control the flow. Expect the oil to come out quickly otherwise. This hasn't happened to me yet but I am being extra vigilant. 

At £27 a bottle, I think this is a great price for such a high quality hair oil. I have been using it for almost a month now and have used around 1/4 of the bottle. At the rate I use it (with shoulder length, thin hair), the whole bottle will probably last be a little over 3 months. That's about £9 a month which I think is a bargain. I'm looking forward to trying more of their products in the future.

Have you tried any hair oils before? What kind of hair do you have?

Helen x 



*PR supplied product. All opinions are completely my own.

20 comments:

  1. Amla oil is always on my shelf.
    Thank you for this post.

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    1. I'd never heard of it before but so far so good.

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  2. Oof, looks amazing - bet is smells amazing too!Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love this product! Yes I have tried, and it work very well :)

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    1. I'd like to try their grapefruit one.

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  4. I have tried Amla Oil and I sure liked it. Thanks for stating facts about it.

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  5. I love this post.thanks for sharing

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    1. No problem. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. This sounds great. My hair is damaged and i like to use L'Anza Keratin Healing Oil x

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    1. This is good to use pre-wash and helps sooth it before you dry it.

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  7. never heard about this oil, but does it really work?

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    1. As I said, I haven't been using it long enough to say whether it has boosted hair growth but my hair is softer and shinier so it gets a big thumbs up from me!

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  8. Oh gosh, how am I just seeing this?! I need this! I struggle really badly with extremely thin, fine hair and often look as if I have big bald spots. My hair falls out easily and I have no idea why but have tried thickening shampoos, conditioning treatments etc etc. I love lemon too so this will be must next port of call I guess! After I save up a little haha.

    xo

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    1. Oh no! :( Have you been to the doctor? I would get your iron levels and thyroid checked out. My hair was falling out like crazy for months and months and I finally got diagnosed with underactive thyroid. It still falls out now but nowhere near the amount pre-diagnosis x

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    2. I am very anemic! I was recently on a super high dose of a type of iron pill as I'd had all the symptoms of a heart attack and apparently my blood count was alarmingly low...so perhaps that's what it's related to.

      xo

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    3. That sounds horrible :( Defo ask for your thyroid to be checked. I hope everything works out well.

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  9. Oh my this sound like something my hair really need. I never heard of this oil before but I want to try this out. xx

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    1. I am enjoying using it. My partner has even tried it and his hair smelt beautiful after (his hair is longer than mine!)

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