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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Trying the L.O.C. Method (Part 1)

Retaining moisture in our Natural hair has got to be one of the most discussed topic outside of getting our hair to curl.  The biggest difference between the two is that not everyone can make their hair curl but everyone CAN get their hair moisturized.  

Now, I've been doing this Natural hair thing for a minute but there are lots of techniques and tips I've yet to come across.  The L.O.C. Method was one of those things that's new to me and I thought I would share it with you.  I don't personally use this method but with all the positive results I've seen many have, I think I may give it a try.


The L.O.C. Method just stands for:

L - Liquid

O - Oil

C - Cream

The liquid is water.  You can never get a better moisturizer than water so that is pretty obvious.  Now, the oil and cream basically depends on the person and what works for her head. The oil seals in the liquid (water) and the cream seals in the oil.  Pretty basic concept and many are having great results with it.

Now, before I started doing my own method and sticking with it I did bounce around different ways to try and seal in the moisture in my hair.  I have tried the water, coconut oil and then Curly Pudding (that's what I was using back then) but it didn't work for me.  It felt like the coconut oil wouldn't allow the Curly Pudding to cling to my hair.  When I switched up the application of the coconut oil with the CP, I noticed a big difference and stuck with it even though I've since stopped using the CP.


I now use water, leave-in (Knot Today), Styling gel (Curly Custard) and then Coconut oil and have had great results....or so I thought.  My hair is not as moisturized as I think it should be.  I think it's time for a change and I may be giving this L.O.C. Method a try.  I've come across this As I Am Naturally product line and will being using one of their creams as my C. in the L.O.C. method.  


I'm going to give this new method a week and see how it goes and will be back next week with my results.  Although I've seen many praise this method I have seen some with 3C hair, such as myself, complain it didn't work for them.  I won't let that stop me and will give it a try.


Check me out next week Naturals,
Sabrina
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  1. Hi Sabrina,

    I kind of use that method without alot of thought. This week I did the following:
    Cowashed V05 Moisture Milk, applied Jojoba oil to seal in the water after rinsing the VO5 and blotting slightly, then used Giovanni Direct leave in, then applied Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and twisted for a next day twist out. Before untwisting I used a bit more of the jojoba oil on my hair, styled then spritzed Carol's Daughter Tui Moisturizing Spray and that was it. My hair has been so wonderfully moisturized all week. I have not had to add any more twisting cream and I typically oil my hands before untwisting and hit a bit with the TUI and I am out of the house. My twistout has definition with a slight curly look to it and feels so FREAKING soft and moisturized. I retwist every night with no problems. I cut my hair on 3/31 and it is now growing dense, healthy and strong. I don't know if you would consider that the LOC method or slightly different but it is working!

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    1. I am so jealous you have great results with twist outs. I've failed miserably each time I've tried. It sounds like you've got your moisturizing under control and that's all that matters.

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  2. Hi Sabrina...although I've been natural for 6 yrs I really started taking care of my hair the last two yrs. I was doing L. C. O for the longest time lol. I recently started doing the L.O.C. methid and I really don't see much difference. My hair likes water an oil and a cream and it doesnt matter which order its in. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you for sharing as well. I was kinda like you. Was natural for about three years and wasn't taking care of my hair either. I'm glad you know what works for you love.

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