MOISTURE RETENTION: LOC METHOD AND ITS VARIATIONS

LOC METHOD AND ITS VARIATIONS:

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had a splendid week. Today, I’ll be discussing LOC method and its variations for retaining moisture in the hair. In THIS post, you’ll find tips on maintaining healthy relaxed hair. Moisturizing and Sealing is important in a healthy hair routine.

The LOC method (which stands for Liquid, Oil and Cream) has been praised over the years. However, some ladies prefer other variations.

Please read on to understand the variations.

1. LOC METHOD (Liquid, Oil, Cream)

LOC METHOD

Liquid:

Use a water based leave-in conditioner or purified water for this step. Ensure that the first ingredient on the product label of your leave-in conditioner is water.

» CANTU SHEA BUTTER FRIZZ FIGHTING LEAVE-IN CONDITIONING FOAM

Oil:

Apply a natural oil of your choice to seal in the liquid.

Cream:

Use a creamy moisturizer or styling butter for this stage. This is done to seal moisture in further. This method is preferred when you wish to style your hair in curls or bantu knots and you wish to apply your styling product at the final stage.

» CANTU SHEA BUTTER (FOR NATURAL HAIR) COCONUT CURLING CREAM

2. LCO METHOD (Liquid, Cream, Oil)

Liquid:

Apply a water based leave-in conditioner or purified water to your hair.

» KUI TEA TREE AND CINNAMON LEAVE-IN CONDITIONING MIST

Cream:

Follow up with a cream moisturizer of your choice. This stage is essential to provide additional moisture for the hair.

» CANTU SHEA BUTTER LEAVE-IN CONDITIONING REPAIR CREAM

Oil:

Seal the moisture in with an oil of your choice.

The LCO method is my favorite. I realized my hair retains moisture better while I use this technique.

3. LOCS METHOD (Liquid, Oil, Cream, Sealant)

LOCS METHOD

This procedure is required when moisture needs to be sealed in for a prolonged period of time. This could be prior to installing protective styles. A sealant such as Shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter is applied to the hair after following the regular LOC (Liquid, Oil, Cream) procedure.

Products I use for this technique include:

» JANE CARTER SOLUTION HYDRATE (QUENCH)

» VANITY OILS HEMP SEED OIL

» KUI TEA TREE AND CINNAMON MOISTURIZING HAIR CREAM

» SHEA BUTTER

Stylists have reported that this technique works best for medium to coarse textured hair that hardly retains moisture.

4. LOCO METHOD (Liquid, Oil, Cream, Oil)

LOCO METHOD

Liquid:

Apply a water based leave-in conditioner or purified water to your hair.

» KUI TEA TREE AND CINNAMON LEAVE-IN CONDITIONING MIST

Oil:

The oil to be applied at this stage is a lightweight oil such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil. You could select other lightweight oils based on your preference.

Cream:

The next step is to apply a cream moisturizer of your choice. An example is

» CANTU SHEA BUTTER LEAVE-IN CONDITIONING REPAIR CREAM

Oil:

The second oil to be applied should be a very thick oil such as castor oil. This ensures that all moisturizing products have been sealed in.

Some stylists have reported that this method provides optimum moisture for fine to medium textured hair.

 

Ultimately, it is required to try out all techniques and find out which works best for your hair type.

It is also essential to moisturize and seal in as many sections as possible depending on your hair length. This would ensure proper distribution of products in your hair.

I would love to get responses from you. What technique and products work best for you?

 

With love,

Fatima♥♥

 

RELATED LINKS

http://www.naturalhairrules.com/l-o-c-method-best-order-hair-type-products/

http://www.africanaturalistas.com/2014/09/moisturizing-your-natural-hair-loc.html?m=1

http://naturalhairkids.com/variations-of-the-loc-method-that-also-keep-hair-moisturized/

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