Using The LOC Method to Retain Moisture



Hey loves! So, while perusing the Curly Nikki Forums, I came across a thread for keeping hair moisturized for days at a time without having to keep adding products to your hair. The women in the thread were discussing using the L.O.C. method and how it helped them keep their hair moisturized for 4 to 5 days! So, of course, I jumped on Twitter to find out what all the hype was about and lo and behold, they were speaking of a technique that I had been using already, but not consistently and I was unaware there was an actual name for the technique. 

Step 1: Liquid/Leave-In

First, you would use a liquid of choice on your hair for moisture. For me, that liquid is water. Most people think that water dries your hair out, but that is not the case at all. You would want to use cool to lukewarm water for this step.  Not only is water free but it is one of my top moisturizes! Whether your hair is wet or simply damp by spritzing the hair lightly with your spray bottle, you would want to seal the water in by next, using an oil. 

Step 2: Oil

The next step simply involves using your oil of choice (I like to use Dudu Osun's Oil Herbal Therapy Oil & Moisturizer) to seal the water in your hair. A lot of folks are using coconut oil for this step, which really is a great oil to use because it is one of the very few oils that actually penetrates and doesn't just coat the hair shaft.

Step 3: Cream

The final step involves using a creme of butter of choice to ultimately seal all the moisture in your hair and act as a protectant. You can use any butter or cream that your hair likes, and be sure to coat the hair. Continue to style as usual!



The purpose of using the L.O.C. method is for each layer to seal the layer before it resulting in ultimate moisture. I've been using this method for a few months without even knowing what the L.O.C. method was and trust me, it truly works, at least for me. Be sure to play around with different oils and creams to determine what works best for your hair.




Have you tried the L.O.C. method and if so, has it worked for you? What types of oils and hair butters have you found that work best for your hair? 

 
 
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