Life Video·Nancy's Pro Tips

How to make a hydrating, leave-in oil treatment for natural hair

Hairdresser and curly hair expert Nancy Falaise breaks down the oils and the 3-ingredient formula to use when creating your own leave-in treatments at home.

Curly hair expert Nancy Falaise breaks down the oils and the formula to use for your at-home treatments

Once a month, Nancy Falaise closes the doors to her Montreal salon to lead a workshop for young Black girls teaching them how to care for their natural hair. Falaise and one of her workshops were the subjects of the CBC short doc Nancy's Workshop; Nancy's Pro Tips features her best hair care tips and tutorials that didn't make the final cut. 

"Always, always, always do your treatments on clean and wet hair," says hairdresser and curly hair expert Nancy Falaise. In this episode of Nancy's Pro Tips, she provides a full tutorial for creating moisturizing, leave-in oil treatments for natural hair at home. She's packed in a lot of info — from which oils to use (hint: it isn't coconut) to how to apply them, and why you never want to wake up with a wet scalp. Check out the video above for Nancy's guide to creating your own hydrating, three-ingredient oil treatment, then scroll down for the instructions.

Nancy Falaise's DIY leave-in oil treatment for natural hair

Combine two pumps of conditioner, one pump of avocado oil and one pump of olive oil in a small bowl. Whisk together. Apply mixture to wet and clean hair, using your fingers to work through and distribute the product evenly. 

Cover hair with a plastic cap (a plastic bag also does the trick) and leave in for 30 minutes. Rinse well.

Watch more of Nancy's Pro Tips and the short documentary Nancy's Workshop over on CBC Gem.

For more stories about the experiences of Black Canadians — from anti-Black racism to success stories within the Black community — check out Being Black in Canada, a CBC project Black Canadians can be proud of. You can read more stories here.

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