What is the L.O.C. Method and/or L.C.O. Method

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The L.O.C. method and/or L.C.O. method is commonly used in the natural hair care community. L.O.C and L.C.O. is the acronym for the order of product application applied to the hair. The L.O.C. method is the acronym for liquid, oil and cream. The L.C.O method is the acronym for liquid, cream, and oil. 

As we all know many Naturalistas have a hard time trying to find ways to hydrate and moisturize their tresses. Especially those who have low porosity hair it's a constant battle. Both methods consists of hydrating the hair with water or a water-based product which is your liquid, sealing in the moisture with oil and then applying a cream product to close the hair cuticle which prevents moisture loss. Many of our Naturalistas have found these methods to be of great success.

The key ingredient to moisturize and hydrate is water. The issue is trying to retain it! This is where the oil step comes in. Certain oils such as olive oil, refined virgin coconut Oil, and avocado oil have the ability to penetrate the hair shaft and bind with the hair internal structure. They increase the hair’s ability to hold on to water molecules. Next is the cream step, there has always been many opinions as to which cream is the best to use. The most important part is that it should be moisturizing. The purpose of the cream component is to seal or lock in moisture. 

As we all know the winter months can be brutal to your tresses. Our products are amazing for this method as they hydrate and moisturize. If you have extremely dry hair and/or live in harsh winter climates we recommend purchasing our Moisturizing Deep Conditioner and Hydrating Leave-in Treatment. Our products contain pistachio butter and shea butter which are super moisturizing. 

Key Points:

Moisturizing oils:

  • Argan Oil
  • Olive oil
  • Pistachio oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Unrefined Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is the least processed form of the oil and your best bet for optimal hair health.

The best coating oils are:

  • Jojoba oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Jamaican Black Castor oil

*These oils act as sealants 

*FYI all these oils are in our products

Tips:

How to do the L.O.C. method:

  1. Leave-in conditioner (or liquid) step, L stands for leave-in or liquid, as both are used by naturalistas to provide the moisture that will be sealed in.
  2. Oil step. Next, apply a thin layer of oil to your hair to help lock in the moisture.
  3. Cream step.

     For Extremely dry hair, Kinky to kinky curly:

    Step 1

    1. Wonder Mist
    2. Hydrating Leave-in Treatment

    Step 2

    1. Hot Oil Blend
    2. Miracle oil
    3. Finishing Serum

    Step 3

    1. Moisturizing Deep Conditioner

    For All Hair Types: 

    Step 1

    1. Wonder Mist
    2. Leave-in Treatment

    Step 2

    1. Hot Oil Blend
    2. Miracle oil
    3. Finishing Serum

    Step 3

    1. Deep Conditioner

    How to do the L.O.C. method:

    1. Leave-in conditioner (or liquid) step, L stands for leave-in or liquid, as both are used by naturalistas to provide the moisture that will be sealed in.
    2. Cream step.
    3. Oil step. Next, apply a thin layer of oil to your hair to help lock in the moisture.

     *You can use the same product for P.O.C. Method that we mentioned. 

    Note:

    L.O.C method works great for curly heads who love their curls to pop! Using a curl enhancing cream is plus. All of our products contain pistachio oil. Pistachio oil brings back the coil (curl pattern) to your hair, it also has natural biotin in it. This is just 2 of many reasons why it is our main ingredient. Pistachio oil is just AMAZING!

     

     


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