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.
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
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.