Making the Oil
Cut dried Indian gooseberry or amla into small pieces (about the size of a dried cranberry). If you only have fresh Indian gooseberries, lay them on your windowsill to dry thoroughly, then proceed.
Put 2 tbsp. of cut-up amla into a small pot. Pour 2 cups of coconut oil over the amla.
Turn on the burner and cook the amla in the coconut oil. As the oil heats, it starts to take on a brown color from the amla. Continue to cook the amla in oil, until the dried gooseberry pieces look charred.
Remove the pot from the heat.
Strain the oil through a strainer and into jar and seal it with the lid. Discard the charred amla pieces. Now, you've got homemade amla oil. Store this in a dark cupboard and use as needed.
Using the Oil
Bring your jar of homemade amla oil into the bathroom.
Take a shower. Shampoo and condition your hair as you typically do.
Squeeze your hair with a towel, to wring out excess moisture when you're through showering.
Rub a quarter-sized amount of amla oil between your palms. Coat your hair with the oil. Style your hair as normal. The amla oil gives it a shiny appearance and helps restore dry, damaged hair.