Thursday, 5 July 2012

Retaining Moisture| The L.O.C. Method: Has it Worked for You?

By Kiki of Rockin' it Napptural

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.

Liquid: 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 moisturizers! 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.

Oil: The next step simply involves using your oil of choice (I like 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. Coconut oil is one of the very few oils that actually penetrate the hair and doesn't just coat the hair shaft.

Cream: The final step involves using a creme or 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 butters have you found that work best for your hair?


  1. Hi Beauties! As usual,you gals inform me about things I never heard of! I love it!!! Being a wife and mommy of three can keep me away at times but you gals always keep me updated!:-) I have heard of the L.O.C method from IslandGurls daughters going to a salon and I believe the stylist did that method on their hair. However,I never tried, but now I will!!! I have tried a lot of oil and butters and I feel that grapeseed oil is my absolute friend! I was hoping coconut oil would be my friend more. It's not bad,just nor my best. And that is okay:-) I like Shea butter SOMETIMES,it depends on the mixture of it. I have had wonderful sistas send me samples of their hair products,exclusively their Shea butter mixture. I honestly can not afford any products usual that are being promoted right now. Although, my fave samples sent were I love my fro Shea butter mix,Kyah Alexandria lace and pearls,solanke cocomango,and botanical spirits avocado milk and honey butter!!! Thanx for sharing this gals!!!!

  2. I did a Co wash last night and did thel.o.c method after. I used organix coconut oil and tresemme naturals. Woke up fluffed out my hair so far so good it's only the first day! I'll keep you posted!


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