Is your hair dry and struggling to maintain moisture? It’s nothing to be ashamed of because I’ve been there too. That’s why every CurlFriend should know about the LOC Method. I was in year two before I stumbled upon this method talking to my homegirl.
LOC is an abbreviation for leave in conditioner, oil and cream. This tells you the products you should apply and the order to apply them in. The LOC method helps boost moisture retention. Who loves moisturized hair? I do! Oil and butter baby! You can’t go wrong with oil and butter on curly hair. Here’s the LOC method as well as some of my favorite products to use.
Liquid or Leave-In Conditioner
This provides the moisture you are sealing in. Apply the leave-in conditioner to freshly washed hair. You can use your hands and apply it directly or a spray bottle. Choose the right product for YOUR hair. Some of my favorite leave-ins include:
- CURLS Blueberry Bliss
- Kinky Curly Knot Today
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
- Jane Carter Solutions Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
- CURLS Curl Milkshake
Don’t go all crazy with the oil. We don’t need your leaving prints on the couch like the couple from Coming to America. A little bit goes a long way with oil. Feel free to experiment and mix oils to find the right ones for your hair. Some of my favorite oils include:
- Castor Oil (winter months)
- Grapeseed Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Coconut Oil (local grocery store)
- Argan Oil
- Avocado Oil
Home stretch ladies! Make sure your cream is butter-based to really help seal in that moisture. Most creams come with some kind of curl definition or hold. Some of my favorite creams (butters) include:
- Qhemet Amla and Olive Heavy Cream
- Shea Butter
- Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
- CURLS Curl Soufflé
- Qhemet Burdock Root Butter
Finding what works for your hair takes practice and trial and error. I tried using the products that other people use and they didn’t work for my hair. Doesn’t mean that the products are bad…it just means they weren’t right for MY hair.