How to use Amla to cool down red tones

How to use Amla to cool down red tones

Here we look at how to use Amla to cool down red tones 

in your organic hair colours.


What is Amla?

Amla is a super fruit that is full of benefits for your hair. It contains vitamin C & antioxidants. It feeds and nourishes the scalp. It also has an astringent action which encourages long, strong growth by toning and tightening the hair follicles. It can be used alone as a treatment for volume, body & growth. It is also a great addition to your organic hair colour to give an extra boost or to help cool down any red tones in the cool browns. It can also help to subdue the vibrancy of copper accents found in our red tones. 

Many people add it to their Walnut Shadow or Chocolate Shadow to give that extra coolness.

How do I use Amla to cool down my Desert Shadow organic hair colour?

By adding around 20g of Amla to your hair colour you will see a difference in the red tones of your colour. Simply follow these steps for best results


For Brown shades (eg Walnut Shadow, Chocolate Shadow, Caramel Shadow)

Add 20g of Amla mask to your Step 1 powder before activating by adding the liquid. Best to use the diluted apple cider vinegar or black tea mix as your activation liquid. For non grey coverage allow the mix to sit for 20 mins before mixing with the Step 2. For grey coverage allow the mix to activate as per grey coverage instructions.

Walnut Shadow - on the rare occasion some individuals might pick up on the red tones more than usual. This usually happens if your hair is prone to throwing red. This is not a bad thing, it is just the way you were made. To make sure you don't get this red coming through you will add the 20g of Alma to the step 1 as mentioned above but first you will need to remove 10g to 20g of the step 1 prior to doing this. If this is your first time adjusting your Walnut Shadow then remove 10g and see how you go, next time if you wish you can remove the whole 20g. If you have questions please ask :)


For Red shades (eg Red Shadow, Deep Red Shadow)

Add 20g of Amla mask to your powder before activating by adding the liquid. Allow your mix to sit for 20 mins before applying to your hair.


If you add more than 20g of Amla you will start to dilute the colour which we talk about in another post.


If you have any questions please reach out we are happy to assist.

xox Charmaine