If you’re natural then you know one of the most important things you can do for your hair is keep it moisturized. The goal is to avoid breakage and retain length. A lot of curlies achieve this by applying water to their hair in between washes and co-washes. However, The LOC Method is another way to achieve and maintain moisture in between washes. To accomplish the LOC method you apply 3 different substances and follow 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Liquid – You can achieve this step with freshly washed hair or by spraying dry hair with a water bottle.
Step 2: Oil – The second step is to apply oil. I like avocado, coconut and extra virgin olive. I’ve heard jojoba, grape seed and argan (I just ordered argan-yesss) are also good. You can use them alone or mix them in a bottle. Jojoba oil is the best because it mimics sebum which is the oil our hair and skin naturally produces.
Remember: oils should be applied to wet hair. If your hair is not wet, the oil will only sit on top the hair and it won’t penetrate.
Step 3: Cream – Applying your cream is the final step. It should be thick and have a shea butter consistency; this seals the water and oil in. Some naturals substitute the cream with their styling product during this step.
Some curlies perform steps 2 and 3 interchangeably. Any order is fine just be sure to keep your hair moisturized at all times.
Check out my Step-By-Step Demonstration here!
Have you ever tried the LOC Method? Did you notice a difference?