Guest Post :: L.O.C. Method
Brittany, of the the Pursuit of Nappyness blog is back and giving her tips for moisturizing your hair using the L.O.C. method.
In this blog post, I explain the L.O.C. Method and how to apply it to your hair. I also give product suggestions for each section of the method.
L.O.C. In That Moisture!
Most transitioners and newly naturals today have a hard time moisturizing their hair and keeping it soft and supple. The L.O.C. Method was made to help you retain moisture and length. It’s the basis for locking in the moisture and helping your hair stay moisturized. You may have heard of the L.O.C. Method before, but didn’t know how to apply it to your hair.
The L in the L.O.C. Method stands for liquid. For the L.O.C. Method, you should first choose a water based product (water being the first ingredient). This consists of leave in conditioners, conditioners or just plain water. Moisture starts with water and needs to be used first. When I moisturize my hair, I use my homemade vegetable glycerin mix, then I use Shea Moisture’s Restorative Conditioner. You can also mix plain water and conditioner for this step.
The O in the L.O.C. Method stands for oil. The oil seals in the water based product. With this step, you can use any oil based product you want: castor oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, avocado oil, olive oil, grape seed oil or mix them together. The list goes on. Make sure you smooth the oil into your hair from ends to roots. Don’t forget those ends!
The C in the L.O.C. Method stands for cream. This cream can be a shea butter mix, cocoa butter, mango butter or a thick moisturizing cream like Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I have not exclusively used my shea butter mix in the L.O.C. Method because I do have low porosity hair. Shea butter is too thick and will leave a creamy film on my hair.
Please try this method! You may have to change this method to the needs of your hair, but for the most part, the L.O.C. Method has helped many people to retain moisture.
Original Blog Post: http://pursuitofnapps.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/l-o-c-method/
Author Bio: Hi, my name is Brittany from the Pursuit of Nappyness! I’ve been natural for about a month now and loving it. I’m a 15 year old high school student sharing my ideas, tips, and tricks through blogging/vlogging about Natural Hair. I started blogging in December of 2012 when I began my transition. My goal is to help transitioners, newly naturals and experienced naturals to take care of their natural tresses!