Here’s How To Do The LOC Method:
Step 1: Part your hair into workable sections to ensure that you get full coverage when applying your liquid leave in conditioner. The leave in conditioner has to be water based in order for it to be moisturizing, so if water is the first ingredient then you are good to go, try It’s A 10 Miracle Leave In Product.
A great homemade moisturizer will work just as well. Just mix aloe vera juice with plain water. Your mix can be fifty fifty or you can add just a little bit more aloe than you do water.
After you wash you hair, spritz the mix liberally into your strands section by section.
Step 2: Apply your oil on your hair next doing it one section at a time to ensure even coverage. The oil can be a light oil like grapeseed oil or coconut oil. Really though any light oil will do, just pick your favorite and smooth each section from root to tip.
Step 3: Apply your cream or butter on top of the oil for each section repeating the smoothing motion. Choosing the best butter or cream is really up to you and what your hair likes.
You can use pure shea butter which tends to be a little heavier than a cream, a medium thickness cream like Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding or you can use a light cream like Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk, whichever you choose will work just fine.
After you are finished applying the products for the L.O.C method feel free to add a little styling agent if necessary to complete styling your hair.
Just A Note On Low Porosity Hair
Unfortunately we have to single out the ladies with the low porosity hair because the LOC method might not work that great for you as it would if you had highly porous strands.
When your hair does not absorb product very well, layering it with oils and butters might lead to weighed down oily limp strands which is really not the look or feel you are going for.
Making sure that you know your hair’s porosity is imperative before trying any method because that will be the key determining how your hair will react in certain situations.
If you know that your hair drinks everything in sight and is thirsty every few hours then maybe give the LOC method a try, it will help to keep your hair moisturized for longer.
The LCO Method
Say what?? Yes, there is a variation of the LOC method called the LCO method which means instead of applying your oil right after your leave in you would apply your cream and then your oil last. The idea here is that oil is the best sealant so should be the final layer in your ritual.
In truth it really doesn’t matter which method you choose, as long as your water based leave in is applied first then you can choose how you layer your sealants according to your own personal preference.
These methods are not just limited to hair; they can be really great for your skin too. If you suffer from dry skin and you need a solution try either the LOC or LCO method using your favorite oil and your favorite cream for your skin.
The liquid will actually be the water that is intentionally left on your body after a warm shower. Have you ever tried to apply your oil to slightly damp skin? It will change your life!
Do not use a towel to rid your skin of every drop of moisture because this just perpetuates dryness, instead apply your favorite oil in the shower right on top of the water and blot the excess dry.
Once you are done use your favorite cream over the oil for an even extra layer of protection. Additionally never dry your face completely with a towel, after cleansing your face, apply your cream on top of your damp skin and allow it to air dry. Your skin like your hair will thank you for it.
Do you LOC after your washes?
Originally posted 2013-11-08 15:00:29.