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Afterglow Organic Amla Powder

(5 customer reviews)


Organic Amla Powder (Emblica Officinalis) is often added to henna and indigo blends to tone down herbal hair colors, muting the orange in henna and the brassy-gold in senna. Use in a ratio 1 part Afterglow amla to 3 parts henna, senna, or other herbal hair color. Despite common claims, amla will not prevent or restore the curl-relaxation properties of henna.


No PPD, metallic salts or other chemicals
Pure plant matter: vegan, non-GMO, organic coloring
Hand-packaged in small batches
Re-sealable 100% compostable packaging–even the zipper!
Cruelty-free, tested on only one animal: me!

Afterglow Organic Amla Ingredients

Amla (Emblica Officinalis)


10g packets are ideal for strand testing and allergy testing. Use the chart above to find how much you’ll need. Round up 50g if your hair is very curly or thick.


Your order will come with a full color instruction brochure, but you can also download it here!

Totally new to herbal hair coloring? Read the Quickstart Guide!


Herbal hair colors with henna and/or indigo are permanent and will not come out with conventional dye removal methods, if at all. Be smart and strand test.


The powder can be stored for a year in a cool dark place (but not the fridge or freezer!), so long as it is kept in an airtight bag or container. The mud can be kept frozen for 6 months.

The Myth of Curl Preservation

One common misconception is that amla prevents henna from loosening your wave or curl pattern, or that it can restore it once lost. The curl-relaxing properties of henna are not impacted or undone by organic amla powder, and are therefore permanent.

Additional Resources

New to herbal coloring? Start here for a guide that also debunks common misconceptions and answers your most common questions. Then, you can dig into Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs to expand your knowledge and get exclusive recipes!

Read the article.

A key use of organic amla powder is to mute the red of henna. Melissa talks to Enchanted living about Victorian-Era auburns and Pre-Raphaelite reds, with two exclusive recipes.

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5 reviews for Afterglow Organic Amla Powder

  1. Janet (verified owner)

    Wonderful, thank you.

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  2. Cecilia (verified owner)

    I mixed Amla into my henna color for the first time and the results were wonderful. My hair feels deeply conditioned and the Amla toned down my Fire Genasi color slightly, as expected. Love it!

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  5. Wendy (verified owner)

    Amla cools down the henna if I want it less warm/bright. The products are great, the service fantastic!

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