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If you’re on a new hair journey, abbreviations can get a bit daunting, and hard to remember. By ignoring the fancy sounding new vocabulary and concentrating on the meaning behind the techniques, you and your hair will both be happier.
Here is a hint, do not jump on every band wagon because every head of hair is different. However, if a method or hair practice is popular and you keep seeing it everywhere then it makes sense to take a second look at it.
The L.O.C. or LOC method and the L.C.O. method is one of those things you may have seen everywhere, the abbreviation simply means Liquid, Oil and Cream for LOC or alternatively Liquid Cream and Oil for LCO. This signifies the products used in succession to moisturize and seal the hair in order to keep it hydrated for longer periods.
It is not a new idea of course, having been around for a good while before it was popularised. The premise behind the method is really simple, you’re essentially layering the products on your strands to get the most out of your moisture routine by sealing in your moisture with two blocking agents: an emulsified cream and oil.
In recent times the L in LOC has morphed from Liquid to Leave-In in some circles but hey, whatever gets moisture into your strands fastest is absolutely fine!
Ultra dry hair is the most common cause of breakage and loss of length and unsurprisingly it is also the number one characteristic of afro textured hair. With that said, finding ways to retain moisture in our curly locks should be our number one goal and the LOC or LCO method was created with just that in mind.
Incidentally there isn’t a great deal of difference between the LOC or LCO methods. Typically oil is the best sealant so most agree that it should be the final layer in your ritual. As a starting point it should be noted that most people will find the LCO version works better. Still give both methods a try and see what your hair likes best.