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The LOC Method For Natural Hair - Black Beautique

 

 

If your a natural hair enthusiast then you’ve probably by now heard about the LOC/LCO. For those that haven’t the LOC method is the ultimate hair moisturising method for those who struggle with excessive dryness. Porosity refers to the hairs ability to maintain moisture and as you may already know black hair tends to be naturally dry however if you have high or low porosity hair retaining moisture balance can be difficult.This is where the LOC method works well as it allows for maximum moisture retention by layering products into the hair to seal in moisture.

 

The LOC method is an abbreviation for the trio of basic moisturising: leave in conditioner,oil, and cream. The LOC method is easy to remember as the name itself establishes the order in which the products are to be layered in order to ‘LOC’ or seal moisture into the hair nonetheless many have reported better results reversing the order of layering opting for ‘LCO’.

 

How to apply LOC Method?

 

The LOC method is able to combine the three of the essential moisturizers necessary for healthy hair. Whats more is that its relatively simple to follow as most of the products used in the LOC method are probably already in use within your hair regimen.

The LOC Metthod - Black Beautique

 

Step 1 is the L for Leave in

The first stage of the LOC method involves moisturizing your hair using liquid in the form of a water-based leave in conditioner or even just water, however we recommended applying a leave in conditioner at this stage to maximise your results. Here are some of the products you can use at this stage to get you started: Camille Rose Naturals Curl Moisture Milk , As I am CocoShea Spray.EDEN Bodyworks Coconut Shea leave in, Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-in, and Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-in.

  Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-in 240ml - Black Beautique

 

Step 2 is the O for Oil

The next stage refers to ‘LOC-ing’ in the moisture of the leave in conditioner using an oil. While its known that oil and water don’t mix well there are oils that can penetrate the hair shaft to provide a protective layer around hair molecules such as jojoba and avocado oil. However it’s important however to note that the oil you should apply will depend on your hair’s porosity level i.e. for low to medium porosity we recommend a light oil like grape seed or almond oil. However for high porosity hair castor oil and coconut oil are most suitable.

 

Cantu - Tea Tree & Jojoba Oil 180ml - Black Beautique

 

Step 3 is the C for Cream (Or Styler)

The final Stage in the LOC method involves applying a creamy moisturizer/ styling product to seal everything in. The purpose behind applying a creamy moisturizer is that it coats the hair & helps add definition to your hair while allowing moisture from the air to be absorbed into the hair. Here are a few products that can be used for this step EDEN Bodyworks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme, CURLS Blueberry Bliss Twist-n-Shout Cream and also the new TGIN Curl Bomb Styling Gel.

 

EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme 473ml - Black Beautique

 

 

 

What’s products do you use in your LOC Method? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

The LOC Method For Natural Hair - Black Beautique

 

 

If your a natural hair enthusiast then you’ve probably by now heard about the LOC/LCO. For those that haven’t the LOC method is the ultimate hair moisturising method for those who struggle with excessive dryness. Porosity refers to the hairs ability to maintain moisture and as you may already know black hair tends to be naturally dry however if you have high or low porosity hair retaining moisture balance can be difficult.This is where the LOC method works well as it allows for maximum moisture retention by layering products into the hair to seal in moisture.

 

The LOC method is an abbreviation for the trio of basic moisturising: leave in conditioner,oil, and cream. The LOC method is easy to remember as the name itself establishes the order in which the products are to be layered in order to ‘LOC’ or seal moisture into the hair nonetheless many have reported better results reversing the order of layering opting for ‘LCO’.

 

How to apply LOC Method?

 

The LOC method is able to combine the three of the essential moisturizers necessary for healthy hair. Whats more is that its relatively simple to follow as most of the products used in the LOC method are probably already in use within your hair regimen.

The LOC Metthod - Black Beautique

 

Step 1 is the L for Leave in

The first stage of the LOC method involves moisturizing your hair using liquid in the form of a water-based leave in conditioner or even just water, however we recommended applying a leave in conditioner at this stage to maximise your results. Here are some of the products you can use at this stage to get you started: Camille Rose Naturals Curl Moisture Milk , As I am CocoShea Spray.EDEN Bodyworks Coconut Shea leave in, Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-in, and Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-in.

  Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-in 240ml - Black Beautique

 

Step 2 is the O for Oil

The next stage refers to ‘LOC-ing’ in the moisture of the leave in conditioner using an oil. While its known that oil and water don’t mix well there are oils that can penetrate the hair shaft to provide a protective layer around hair molecules such as jojoba and avocado oil. However it’s important however to note that the oil you should apply will depend on your hair’s porosity level i.e. for low to medium porosity we recommend a light oil like grape seed or almond oil. However for high porosity hair castor oil and coconut oil are most suitable.

 

Cantu - Tea Tree & Jojoba Oil 180ml - Black Beautique

 

Step 3 is the C for Cream (Or Styler)

The final Stage in the LOC method involves applying a creamy moisturizer/ styling product to seal everything in. The purpose behind applying a creamy moisturizer is that it coats the hair & helps add definition to your hair while allowing moisture from the air to be absorbed into the hair. Here are a few products that can be used for this step EDEN Bodyworks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme, CURLS Blueberry Bliss Twist-n-Shout Cream and also the new TGIN Curl Bomb Styling Gel.

 

EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme 473ml - Black Beautique

 

 

 

What’s products do you use in your LOC Method? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

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