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There is a lot of talk about the L.O.C method for natural hair.  For those who aren’t familiar with the method, L is for liquid or leave-in, O is for oil, and C is for cream.  Although there are different variations of the L.O.C. method such as O.L.O.C., for example, L.O.C. is the most commonly used method.

Why the L.O.C. Method?

It’s one of the best ways to maintain and retain moisture to naturally dry natural hair.  When done daily, your hair will feel and look less dry, allowing for healthy hair growth.

LIQUID/LEAVE-IN

The liquid which is typically water for most people helps to moisturize the hair.  You can also use a leave-in conditioner.  The point is to add moisture to the hair.  When done daily, dampen the hair rather than saturate it to allow time for drying.  I tend to use water.

OIL

The oil helps to keep the moisture in the hair as we all know that eventually water evaporates.  Coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil are some examples.  Depending on the porosity of your hair, you opt for a thicker oil such as castor oil.  I use either castor oil or my favorite, Haitian castor oil also known as L’rhuille makresti.  Both of these oils are very thick and my hair soaks them up.

CREAM

And lastly your cream will help to seal the water and the oil all in your hair strands allowing for maximum hydration for your hair.  Shea butter is a good cream that helps to seal.  Mango butter is another option.  Lately I’ve been using Taliah Waajid’s Curly Cream, I love the consistency and I like that it does not flake.

Benefits of the L.O.C. Method

I find the L.O.C. method most beneficial during the colder months.  Weather you choose to do just the liquid or just the cream, for example, the aim is to maintain moisture in your hair.  The more hydrated your hair, the happier it is and the HEALTHIER it will be.

What do you to maintain moisture?

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