The L.O.C Method is a technique used to moisturize hair. It moisturizes your hair in literally 3 simple steps. Many women with natural hair have found great success with this method, however it's a great method for ALL hair types, especially if you're struggling with dry hair. With the right products and in the right order, you will find that this is the best way to add moisture to your hair, so let's explore how this amazing method works.

L. = Liquid

Water is moisture. Adding water as the liquid not only moisturizes, it also hydrates the hair. The issue with that is retaining the moisture from the water. That being said, this is where the other components of the L.O.C. Method come into play.

O. = Oil

Oil helps the hair hold on to the water molecules. Water and oil typically do not mix, therefore, you must use oils that penetrates the hair, otherwise, use your cream before using your oil (L.C.O. Method). Certain natural oils (Coconut, Olive, and Avocado) have the ability to penetrate the hair shaft and bind with the hair's internal protein. They also increase the hair's ability to hold on to water molecules.  

C. = Cream

It's important to use a product that has the ingredients that acts as a moisture sealant. This does not mean that the product has to be an actual cream. There are natural oils that are coating oils such as, Castor, Grapeseed, and Jojoba oils, which acts as moisture sealants. Some women, however, use their conditioners, cream, or styling products as their sealant. I personally have been using the Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer. The purpose of the cream component is to seal/lock in the moisture from the liquid and oil components. If you have extremely dry hair or live in harsh winter climates, I suggest using natural butters, such as Shea and Mango, as your cream component. 

I use the L.O.C. Method often, especially when I'm doing my twist outs and bantu-knot outs, but I'd like to reiterate: this method is for ALL hair types. Natural or not, healthy hair is the best hair. 

XO, Deanna

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