The L.O.C. Method Explained - Amazingly Moisturizing!!!

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The L.O.C. Method has been around for a while and for very good reason.

If your natural hair sucks up everything you use to moisturize it and still cries out for more moisture, then it's probably time to test out what so many other naturals SWEAR BY, the L.O.C Method.

The L.O.C. Method has been a hot topic around the web and natural hair community for the longest now because it helps so many natural-haired women go days without having to CONSTANTLY re-moisturize their luscious locks.

L.O.C. is an abbreviation for leave-in conditioner, oil and cream. The name itself tells us naturals the types of hair products we should apply as well as the order to use them.

What makes the L.O.C. Method different from so many other moisturizing methods is the layering of products in a specific order to maximize moisture retention in your natural hair. The layer of hair-healin

Have You Tried The L.O.C Method?
Have You Tried The L.O.C Method?

g moisture is systematically locked in by two products which are both known to be excellent sealants: oil and hair butter.

Both oil and hairs butters are universally adored for their ability to create a moisture layer along your hair shaft that helps to prevent water from dissipating, in effect, helping the hair stay healthily moisturized for much longer.

By using oil first and then a heavier and thicker butter on top, you're making absolutely sure that as much moisture as possible remains on the hair shaft which is very beneficial for natural hair honeys who struggle to keep the needed moisture in their hair.

The method is so easy to blend into your routine because it involves some of the best-selling natural hair products on the market, products you probably already own,  so you just need to switch the order in which you apply them to your lusciousness. You'll be looking like a natural hair model in no time!

If you want to start using the L.O.C. Method then simply follow these easy steps below:

Directions

1. Apply a moisturizing water-based leave-in conditioner to cleansed hair.
2. Apply a thin layer of oil to your hair to help lock in the moisture.
3. Apply a butter-based, creamy moisturizer to your hair to seal that moisture in.

After that feel free to use your normal hair styling products to style your hair as normal.

Porosity

The L.O.C. Method will work best for Type 4 naturals because our hair is commonly very thirsty for moisture. BUT, also keep in mind that your hair porosity level will also determine whether the L.O.C. Method works for you or not.

If your hair is normal to high porosity then you should have no problem with layering products on your hair. However, if you have low porosity hair and try this method you risk of getting limp and oily hair that could be susceptible to a lot of product build up. Lastly, if you’re not a Type 4 natural but still struggle with moisture retention then give the L.O.C. Method a try – so many natural swear by it!

Alternatives

As with all things curly hair related it’s all about trial and error so if your current routine isn’t quite cutting it then give this method a try and modify it to suit your needs.

If your curls are easily weighed down, or if you suffer from product build up you can limit the number of products you apply to your hair by applying a creamy or buttery product as your styler.

Make sure you try it out for at least 2 weeks or three wash sessions before deciding if it works for your hair or not.

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3 Reasons Exotic Herbal Rinses to Help Grow Long Hair!

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Let's be honest, it hurts to constantly shed and lose the hair we have, or simply NOT GROW fast and long enough.

For these reasons, exotic herbal tea rinses are starting to getting so much attention in the natural hair world recently.

Even the not-so-exotic herbs, like Bigelow green tea and black tea are frequently discussed. And it turns it that there is scientific backing to the benefits of tea rinsing for keeping and growing hair. Even women suffering from losing their edges have seen success mixing up a special brew!

Lets look at the 3 scientific reasons tea rinses help your hair stop shedding and grow.

1. Amino acids – Strengthens Your Hair

Strong hair retains itself. That's what theanine does for you. Theanine is an amino acid that is unique to certain types of tea. Studies show that a purified extract of this amino acid could penetrate fully through to the hair cortex of bleach-damaged hair after a 10 minute soak at 30°C .

Even if your hair hasn't been damaged by bleaching, it is possible to accumulate damage to the cortex due to styling and combing as well as common weathering. A tea rinse can be considered as a very mild protein treatment.

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2. Caffeine – Stimulate Hair Growthexotic hair rinse
Did you know your hair follicles can take up several drugs and caffeine is one of them? Studies done once more on human hair in a petri-dish showed that the hair follicles do rapidly take up caffeine and this stimulates hair regrowth for hair previously showing signs of hair loss. (International Journal of Dermatology, pg 27-35, 2007).

3. Polyphenols – Stimulate Hair Growth
Green tea has been studied as a possible treatment for hair loss. It is preferred over black tea as the roasting of tea to create black tea oxidizes the polyphenols. Tests so far have been performed on rats as well as human hair in a petri-dish with similar results. The polyphenols are seen to stimulate re-growth of hair. So if you have problem spots, for example, your edges, or are experiencing hair loss, then a tea rinse may be worth a trial.

How To Brew Your Tea Rinse

We will give you a great list of exotic herbs to use at the end of this article. After you've decided which herb(s) will get the job done, follow the steps below:
  1. Place the herb(s) in a pitcher (glass is ideal).
  2. Pour boiling water over the herb(s), cover, and steep for 10-20 minutes.
  3. Strain the mixture and allow the liquid to cool.
  4. Pour over your head after using a high quality shampoo, conditioner, and finishing your detangling session. Do not rinse out.

Here are 5 of Our Favorite Herbal Hair Rinses:

Get your brew on!
Get your brew on!

1. Sage Herb Hair Rinse — for Invigorating and Cleansing
Sage helps cleanse the hair of oil buildup and promotes healthier hair.
Recipe
2 cups boiling water
2 tsp. dried sage (or 1/2 cup fresh sage leaves)
Pour the water over the dried high-quality sage and steep until cool. Remove (or strain) the sage and apply to freshly washed hair. Don’t forget to massage into your scalp!

2. Birch Leaf Herb Hair Rinse — to Prevent Hair Loss, Maintain Scalp Health and Soften Hair
When used on a regular basis, the birch leaf rinse will help prevent hair loss and maintain the overall health of your hair and scalp. Birch leaf will also soften the hair and add sheen.
Recipe
2 cups boiling water
2 tsp dried birch leaves
Pour boiling water over birch leaves and steep until cool. Strain and pour over clean hair. Massage into scalp. Caution: Consult your physician before using this rinse if you are allergic to wild carrot, celery, mugwort and certain spices. Also know that birch leaf can darken your hair over time.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse — for Cleansing and Clarifying
This rinse is VERY POPULAR with ladies who do the water only hair washing method, the ACV rinse is one of the easiest and most popular hair rinses within the natural hair community.

4. Chamomile Hair Rinse — for Soothing and Healing the Scalp, Giving Hair Sheen
Chamomile has been used for centuries to add in relieving stress and restlessness at bedtime.  It is also great for soothing an itchy or sore scalp. Softens hair, soothes the scalp, lighten and conditions (people use it with honey to bring out natural highlights). Chamomile is also known to stimulate growth. It has also been said to heal scalp ailments such as dandruff, dry patches and eczema.
Recipe
2 cups boiling water
2 tsp. dried chamomile (or fresh chamomile if available)
Pour boiling water over chamomile and steep until cool. Strain and pour over clean hair. Massage into scalp. Beware: Chamomile has been known to lighten hair.

5. Linden-Flower Hair Rinse — to Promote Healthy Hair Growth & Strengthen Dry and Brittle Hair
Unfortunately, this amazing herb for dry hair comes with a major flaw. Oh, it works BEAUTIFULLY, but Linden-flower is super duper expensive, but that doesn't change the fact that it is great if you’re dealing with dry, brittle hair as a result of over-dying or dying your hair too often. For hair that is severely damaged, linden-flower can help bring it back to life. It also promotes circulation in the scalp and will help new hair grow in healthier.
Recipe
2 cups boiling water
2 tsp. linden flowers
Pour boiling water over linden flowers and steep until cool. Strain and pour over clean hair. Massage into scalp.

Runner Up Herbs That You May Find To Be Your #1

Here are some other herbal rinses that you can add to your hair care regimen.  Pick an herb for your particular natural hair issues! 

  • HorsetailHelps brittle hair due to its high silica content.
  • Lavender: Stimulates hair growth
  • Nettle: conditions, improves texture, helps with dandruff, irritated scalp, and dry scalp
  • Parsley: enriches hair color and gives a nice luster
  • Plantain: great for dry, irritated scalp, dandruff, and seborrhea
  • Rosemary: Acts as a tonic and conditioner, one of the best herbs to use, gives luster and body, stimulates growth, helps with dandruff, and brings out dark highlights in the hair.
  • Saw Palmetto: good for thinning hair and hair loss
  • Thyme: good for oily hair and dandruff
  • Witch Hazel: cleanses hair

Caution: Finally, remember to talk to your doctor or dermatologist before beginning a tea rinsing (or sipping) regimen.   Some of these herbs are not meant for breastfeeding and pregnant naturals!

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Wash and Go! Kinky Curly Curling Custard + Diffuser

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Check out Ally's video demonstrating a cute Wash and Go using Kinky Curly Curling Custard and a diffuser.

She uses a unique blow dryer attachment called a diffuser that is used to spread the airflow across a large section of her natural hair.

It is mainly used for curly hair, because the air flow does not cause frizz or interfere with the curl pattern. A diffuser works well for wash and go hairstyles, as you can imagine many natural ladies don’t enjoy leaving the house with their soaking wet hair. Nobody is trying to go out and get sick just for trying to be cute! Haa...

And for most women when they wear a wash and go completely air drying is not an option, many times natural hair can and will take 24 hours or more to dry.

Try waking up with your hair matted to your head, because it was still wet from the day before and tell me how much you like it. I guarantee that it's absolutely no fun.

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Natural Hair Journey With Lizzy - 7 Months After Big Chop!

Meet Lizzy, a new natural that is enjoying her natural air journey after doing The Big Chop a few months ago. Get to know her in this introductory video and follow her as she shares what she has learned and is learning as she embraces her naturally beautiful hair!
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Twistout With TGIN Hair Products on TWA - Natural Hair [VIDEO]

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Super defined curls from twist outs are one of the more popular natural hair styles around.

If you’ve been natural for a while and have noticed some growth, your twist out is probably full of life and gets a lot of heads turning too!

But twistouts are sort of like that rude friend who comes to your house, eats all your food, and then just bounces! Here one minute and gone the next. For whatever reason, a lot of women can’t seem to keep their twist out from twisting out.

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Twistout With TGIN Hair Products on TWA - Natural Hair Video

 

 

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DIY NO HEAT Hot Oil Treatment for Natural Hair

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We have 6 natural hair experts that will go through the journey with you sharing their favorite tips and advice. There will be new videos weekly, enjoy! And support the #OMGFamily and SUBSCRIBE today. Here is another informative video is from your BlackHairOMG expert Johanna from Jamaica! hot oil treatment video natural hairstyles

DIY NO HEAT Hot Oil Treatment for Natural Hair 

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How to Wear Puff Cuffs on Thick or Fine Black Hair

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Your Black Hair OMG Expert Pretti Uneek has a quick tutorial on How to Wear the Puff Cuff on Thick or Fine Natural Hair.How to Wear the Puff Cuff on Thick or Fine Natural Hair

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How to Wear the Puff Cuff on Thick or Fine Natural Hair

 

How many hair clamps has your curly hair broken? Well, no more! Finally, there’s a hair clamp that can handle the challenge of thick, textured hair. Meet the Puff Cuff, a “remix” of the banana clip, uniquely designed to hold and style even the thickest of thick hair!

The Puff Cuff’s unique teeth are designed to lock into the texture or curl of your hair and hold the clamp in place, NOT to glide through the hair like a comb or banana clip. While the concept may be similar to the old "banana clip,” the Puff Cuff functions differently by working with your hair instead of against it.

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Natural Hair Wash Routine (4c) + Twist Out Tutorial!

Natural Hair Wash Routine (4c) + Twist Out Tutorial!

Your BlackHairOMG Expert, Wanda, shows you her wash routine and her awesome twist out technique for 4c hair, watch as she breaks down every step along the way to a fabulous natural hairstyle that you can use all year around. She also was kind enough to show us all every natural hair product she used to accomplish her GORGEOUS twist out and she gives some suggestions for alternative products as well. This video is truly packed with information to help naturals, both new and long-time naturals, perfect their twist out game and look amazing on their natural hair journey.

Here are the products Wanda used in this tutorial:

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101 African Hair Braiding Pictures - Photo Gallery

African hair braiding has a long tradition of beauty and unique style.

They come in so many beautiful styles and forms that it's impossible to put a number on how many actually exist, but we won't worry about all of that. Some of these styles are done with completely natural hair and some may have some braiding hair mixed in, we didn't really care. This 101 African hair braids gallery is all about the great look, natural or with braiding weave.

What we WILL do is display the best 101 African hair braiding pictures in our Black Hair OMG photo gallery. You can pick and choose the hairstyles you love (or dislike) and find the styles that you can use in the future.

How To Braid Hair - Cornrows/Ghana Braids (Natural Hair Protective Style)

As a bonus to the natural hair pictures above, here's a how to braid hair tutorial video from the beautiful Sadora Paris. Her channel shows you so many great ideas and styles that you can take and use when you do your own hair or when you head out to the African hair braiding shops (get high-quality braiding hair HERE). Some of the styles she shows you are tutorials on how to do micro-braids, different cornrow styles, Senegalese twists and a ton of other unique hairstyles.

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If you enjoyed this article showing beautiful African braid hairstyles you will probably like our article about how to rock amazing crotchet braids or even our 4 natural hair breakage treatment tips article.