LOC/LCO Natural hair moisturizing methods; What you must know.

LOC/LCO are moisturizing methods that show how to lay products.

Hello mane embracers, I hope your crowns are flourishing and your skin glowing. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Moisturizing natural hair can be hectic but very easy once you know all about your hair porosity, the right products for your hair and how to moisturize properly.

I didn’t struggle much with moisturizing simply because I never watched a lot of hair tutorials, we can all agree YouTube tutorials make hair care seem so easy and most YouTubers got really gorgeous hair which will have you feeling like your hair ain’t the ‘good hair’ type but good hair is healthy hair regardless of the texture.

I started out with moisturizing with water only and sealing with oil then added a leave-in and my hair felt super moisturized and soft.

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Let’s get down to moisturizing methods, shall we? LOC & LCO are the two moisturizing techniques that stands for;

LOC/LCO method shows how to lay products, starting off with water or leave-in or both and seal with oils then butters or hair creams and gels to maximize moisture retention in your hair. If you’re experiencing dry hair and/or have no idea how to properly moisturize, read on.

Benefits of LOC/LCO
Reduces breakage
Keeps hair soft and manageable
Reduces chances of itchy scalp.

How to apply moisturizing products(LOC/LOC)


Liquid- this can be water and you can mix water with glycerin which has humectant properties (absorb moisture from the air to your hair) especially if your hair is low porosity. Other than water, you can use a moisture boost leave-in conditioner or both where you spritz water then apply the leave-in conditioner.

Oil- Seal in with your favorite oil ( castor, olive, coconut, jojoba, tea tree oil etc). For high porosity naturals, use heavy oils like castor oil to seal the moisture and use light oils for low porosity hair.

Cream- Seal in with shea & mango hydrating butters. The creams ought to be moisturizing and for the styling and curling queens this is where you style and curl it up.

Which method works best?
Both methods are the best, try both and figure out which works best for you. There are other methods like; LOCO, LC etc. Natural hair care is a matter of trial and error until you find out what works best for you. There isn’t the right way to do it, the only right is that which works best for you mane.

What you need to know before moisturizing your natural hair.

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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