LOC or Liquid Oil Cream is a method to moisturize your hair. This method can help you have moisturized hair in 3 simple ways. It has been tested many times, and many with curly hair use this method. This method can help you keep in the moisture in your hair. So, if you are dealing with dry hair for a long time, and are looking for a new method, try the LOC method.
Step 0: know your hair type
One of the important steps is to know what type of hair you have. If you are looking for a guide, then check Hair Type – Every Thing About It. This can help you to know what is exactly good for your hair type.
What is the LOC method?
LOC or Liquid Oil Cream method is a way of using products in layers to provide the ultimate moisturization. This is great for those who are looking for a method for moisturization. The LOC method is just a guide for a way to apply hair products. Although it seems just like 3 simple ways, it can do magic for most hair types.
What you need
You need three key products for this method, and also some tools. Take a look at the list below, and let’s get to the method when you are ready.
- Wide-tooth comb or paddle brush (Check Flora & Curl Gentle Curl Comb)
- Leave-in conditioner
- Hair oil
- Hydrating cream
Optional: Sectioning hair clips, water spray bottle, hair diffuser.
Flora & Curl Gentle Curl Comb
STEP 1: Moisturize your hair
Moisture is a thing that can save your hair from lots of problems. And it is the first step in the LOC method. Moisturizing can be done with different methods. The best way is to apply the moisturizer when your hair is wet. This way you can use the benefits of the moisture that is already in your hair. If you are looking for a perfect liquid product for this phase, take a look at Curls Aloe & Blueberry Juice Curl Moisturizer & Bounce Curl Moisture Balance Leave-In Conditioner.
First, divide your hair into sections. Now all you need is to apply a leave-in conditioner to all parts. Don’t forget about the end which is older and more prone to breakage.
CURLS Aloe & Blueberry Juice Curl Moisturizer
Bounce Curl Moisture Balance Leave-In Conditioner
STEP 2: Lock in the moisture
After you moisturize your hair, you need to lock in that moisture. Depending on your hair type and porosity, the moisture will escape from your hair in different amounts. If you want to keep your hair moisturized and healthy you need to prevent this. This can be done by sealing the moisture with an oil. Just simply use your favorite oil after applying the moisturizer or leave-in conditioner. The moisture will stay in your hair and you will have a more healthy hair this way.
If you use a leave-in conditioner or moisturizer which contains lots of oil and butter, you can skip the oil part. But if you feel that moisture is leaving your hair this way, add oil to the process again. Check Alikay Naturals Naturally Unique Loc Oil & CURLS Blueberry Bliss Hair Growth Oil if you’re looking for a perfect oil for your hair care routine.
Alikay Naturals Naturally Unique Loc Oil
CURLS Blueberry Bliss Hair Growth Oil
What oil to use for your hair porosity?
- Castor oil
- Olive oil
- Argan oil
- Avocado oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Jojoba oil
STEP 3: Define your curls
After the moisturization part, all your natural hair needs is hold and definition. If your curls lose their shape and definition when it gets dry, then you need a product to hold your curls. A curl-defining product can help you to have the S shape you want for your curls. There are lots of products out there. If you want strong hold, then use a product that leaves a cast such as Alikay Naturals Hold It Styling Gel. And if you want your curls to be soft and touchable, then use a lightweight spray styler. Also check Curlsmith Curl Defining Styling Souffle if you’re looking for a moisturizer and a medium hold styling gel at the same time.
Alikay Naturals Hold It Styling Gel
Curlsmith Curl Defining Styling Souffle
If you are using this method, you can share your experience with others in the comments. And if you have any questions about the LOC method, we will be happy to answer them. Ir you’re intrersted to learn more about this method and also abouy LCO method, check LOC And LCO For Curly Hair.