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
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:
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.
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!
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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