LOC METHOD Keeping your Afro MOISTURIZED
My natural hair journey has just been mind-boggling. I’ve learnt a lot about myself and how to care for my 4C hair. I have the hair gods to thank for the LOC Method. If you are still unsure about what your hair type is, don’t stress! Here is all you need to know about hair typing, Hair Typing 101. As you all know I recently went natural, I’ve had to learn how to style and keep my TWA healthy.
When you first embark on your Natural Hair Journey, it is so easy to get sucked into the hair product hype, you’ll feel the need to buy everything. Trust me I’ve had to reprimand myself a couple of times when I find myself randomly picking up a new conditioner and moisturiser because I read about it.
Top Tip: Our natural hair is very different from our relaxed hair. It’s like having a pet. You have to feed it, take care f it and make sure it’s healthy. It loses moisture easily, tangles and shrinks to. Make time to learn about your hair and you’ll get the results you want.
The LOC Method
The number one thing I believe newly naturals should know about is the LOC Method. Ladies and gents don’t let the abbreviation scare you, this method of keeping hair moisturised is easy peasy. All you need to do is use a leave in conditioner ( water based), follow with an oil to seal in the moisture from the conditioner and finally add a butter or hair cream to nourish your hair. Like I said, it’s as easy as One, Two, Three.
It is the ultimate solution for all the afro queens. I have 4C hair that dries up quickly and in order to avoid breakage I use this method every time I style my hair. My natural 4C locks are forever crying out for moisture and if you’re too lazy to follow the link on hair types, 4C is as kinky as it gets. The
The LOC method is a technique for moisturising hair. The LOC Method should be a part of your Wash Day Routine. Start off by ensuring your hair is co-washed (let me know if you would like a blog post on co-washing). The ‘L’ part of the routine is easy. water is moisture, as you need to do is ensure your hair damp. The ‘O’ part of the routine can be a bit confusing! We all learnt in school that oil and water do not mix, so how does it happen here. It’s easy oils such as olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil bind wit the water easy and help seal in the moisture. Finally the ‘C’ it helps lock in all that moisture into your hair follicles. It works as a sealant.
How To LOC Method
L – Liquid
Apply a moisturizing, water-based, leave-in conditioner to cleansed hair. That or do not dry your hair too much after washing. Just keep it damp
O – OIL
Next, apply a thin layer of oil to your hair to help lock in the moisture. The best oils to use you probably already have in the house – Avocado Oil, Olive Oil and Coconut Oil
C – Cream or Butter
The final step is to apply a butter-based, creamy moisturizer to your hair to seal that moisture in. The cream can also provide your curls with definition and hold, so pick a styling cream that works for your hairstyle.
Have you tried the LOC Method?
If you have please share what products you use, I would love to try out new products and review them for you all 😊
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