Look at all my shrunken curls. Oh well, shrinkage is a way of life for many Naturals so I’ll live with it.
Now, I mentioned over a week ago in a post, Trying the L.O.C. Method (Part 1) that I would be trying the L.O.C. method which consists of:
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.
Well, I’ve been experimenting with a couple of creams that gave me so-so results and I’ll be doing reviews on them either this week or next week. I thought I really needed a cream or butter for the ‘C’ portion of the method. I was having success with the moisture…I mean it was really working and I was kinda excited but I wasn’t liking my curls. I thought back to how some products may work for some and not for others so I went back to my Kinky Curly Curly Custard and I was complete. Here’s what I did:
- I wet my hair in the shower or lightly in the sink if I was doing a 2nd day hair. (Liquid)
- I co-wash apply leave-in, lightly rinse or just apply leave-in and lightly rinse.
- After the shower, I apply my coconut oil (Oil)
- I then apply my Kinky Curly Curly Custard and I’m done! (Cream)
I retained sooo much moisture and I never had to refresh my hair. I didn’t even need to necessarily do it the next day if I was being lazy. I could just fluff and if I wanted more style I added a few spritz from my spray bottle or did the sink method for even more style. Using the KCCC gave my hair the look I was happy with, but I’m not saying the other two creams I tried didn’t work. I’m just saying I didn’t like the way my hair LOOKED when using them. The curls were less tight with the KCCC and I was happier with that look.
So, I’ve changed up my routine from the L.C.O. method to the L.O.C. method and my cream or ‘C’ is a styling gel instead of a cream. That may not work for others but it worked for me and remember that you need to figure out what you want to use for your L, O, and C and don’t worry what works for someone else.
I’m much happier with my new routine and I’m finding I don’t need to fuss over my hair during the day. That’s a win in my book!
Stay moisturized Naturals,
They may be shrunken but your curls look great!
Thank you! I suffer with shrinkage sooo much but I'm learning to just deal with it.
I am experimenting with the LOC method myself, along with trying a new regimen now that I'm fully natural (I transitioned for two years).
Would love tips!
I am going to try the kinky curly really soon! I bought the SM Curling Souffle and it has Glycerin which is too much for my fine strands, even when I use a tad bit. Glycerin is good for me only when doing protective styling in the cooler months for holding moisture in… in the summer it is a gooey mess on my fine strands. You know I do a L.O.C. method my self with a few twists to it and my hair is absolutely loving it. I hope in the winter it will be just as easy breezy. You hair looks great Sabrina!
I love your curls! Do what works for you. I look at methods and books as just a guidance so that you're not wandering around in the dark.
Thank you for the kind words! I've been doing this since June and just recently picked up the Curly girl, the handbook off of Amazon.com earlier in the week.