THE L.O.C METHOD
I know you’ve heard about this topic trending in the natural hair community for a while now.
The L.O.C method is an effective way to moisturize our curls, kinks and coils since our natural oil (sebum) doesn’t travel all the way down our hair shaft.
So, we have to moisture our hair strands ourselves to keep it healthy and longer.
L.O.C means LIQUID, OIL AND CREAM.
How you layer the products unto your hair allows for effective moisture retention. It can be applied in the order L.O.C or L.C.O, whichever works for you.
Here’s the breakdown:
L – LIQUID: The first to step in moisturizing the hair is to add moisture. Water is the best moisturizer that money can buy. It’s okay to use a water-based product such as leave in conditioner as long as water is the
It’s okay to use a water-based product such as leave in conditioner as long as water is the first (main) ingredient in the ingredients section on the packaging. So you would spritz the water or apply the leave in unto your hair strands.
Our Favorite: Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave In Conditioner
O – OIL: Then, you add oil to your hair because it will seal in the moisture that was added from the previous step. You want to add a thin layer (dime size) of oil so that your hair isn’t greasy in the morning. The oil locks unto the water molecules. There are certain oils that do this such as coconut oil, avocado (low porosity gals) or olive oil (high porosity gals).
The oil locks unto the water molecules. There are certain oils that do this such as coconut oil, avocado (low porosity gals) or olive oil (high porosity gals).
Our Favorites: Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
C – CREAM: In the final step you add a butter/cream. The butter/cream seals and locks in the moisture for the days after styling. If you want to do a wash and go then use a styling cream that helps to define your curls. You can use shea/mango butter as your sealant or any moisturizing creamy/buttery product.
Our Favorite:Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Tree Naturals Whipped Hair Growth Butter