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,