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LOC Method

If you have been experiencing serious dryness this winter, you may benefit greatly from using this method of moisturizing your hair. Especially if you've found that no matter how many things you've tried, your hair is still feeling dry hours later. This method is called the LOC method. 

L.O.C method, what is that? 

L=Liquid.
O= Oil.
C=Cream.

Here's how it works. The liquid moisturizes your hair. The oil seals in the moisture, so that it won't escape. Then the cream works to locks in both the liquid and oil. The cream creates a barrier so that neither will escape your hair strands. The whole process is based on how you layer each key ingredient.

Step 1: First use water or a water-based moisturizer (which means water is the first ingredient listed on the bottle.) Now apply the L (liquid) to your hair. (If you have thick hair try applying it in sections.) Products such as Giovanni Direct Leave-In, or even Bee Mine Juicy Spritz, will work perfectly.  

Step 2: Next, apply the O (oil) make sure the oil is a natural oil such as (coconut, extra virgin olive, or shea butter.) Apply the oil directly on top of the liquid. 

Step 3: Finally apply the C (cream) on top of the liquid. Creams such as Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer, or even Shea Moisture Conditioning Curl Milk will work for as the cream. Just make sure the consistency of the moisturizer is thick and creamy.

Now, if you like to wear your curls down, try adding gel or styling butter as your (cream.) As shown below.

On the left there is (zero) products on her hair. On the right is after using the LOC method.

Using the L.O.C method will stop you from having to reapply products daily to your hair. Therefore it helps to save $ in the long run. 

- Have you tried the LOC method, please share your thoughts below.

14 comments

shaina franklin | Monday, January 28, 2013

You said it makes to were you don't have to apply products daily. How after would you do this method then?

Jess | Monday, January 28, 2013

I use it on myself and my baby girl. She's only 1 but I wanted to start her on a healthy hair journey. She has beautiful, soft curly hair and I want to keep it that way. She's the reason I decided to go natural and I've been transitioning for 8.5 months now. It works great on both our hair.

Jess | Monday, January 28, 2013

I use it on myself and my baby girl. She's only 1 but I wanted to start her on a healthy hair journey. She has beautiful, soft curly hair and I want to keep it that way. She's the reason I decided to go natural and I've been transitioning for 8.5 months now. It works great on both our hair.

Tardricka | Monday, January 28, 2013

I dont spritz water daily but I do a water based moisturizer and seal.i.do the full loc a couple of times a wk I use a liquid such.as water oil mix or leave in conditioner

Tardricka | Monday, January 28, 2013

I dont spritz water daily but I do a water based moisturizer and seal.i.do the full loc a couple of times a wk I use a liquid such.as water oil mix or leave in conditioner

Elena Cunningham | Monday, January 28, 2013

We are huge fans of the LOC Method. We use water/coconut oild/bee mine luscious moisturizer!! Great Post Lady!!

Shautel Walker | Wednesday, February 20, 2013

THanks for clarifying the L, I though it was lotion...LOL...But I have been using it on me and the girls this past couple of weeks and I'm loving it (now that I'm using it correctly).

Anonymous | Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thanks alot for the support . Now i can find out wat i need for my hair. so instead of it been Dry it can be Moist . with the Oil , the Cream. and the Liquid .

Anonymous | Sunday, March 17, 2013

my scalp is still dry however,I do have a relaxer..but still use natural products...Ido the loc method..what do u recommend using on the scalp? and maybe I need to try loc every day because I don't do it daily

Sonia | Sunday, March 17, 2013

I tried the LOC method on my relaxed hair and it did NOT come out like I thought. I ended up washing my hair again right after. Can this method be done on relaxed hair? p.s I use it on my daughter and LOVE it!!!

Charlotte | Saturday, June 15, 2013

Hi Kandy, do you remember me? Well my hair has been suffering massive breakage this year. What I believe is that my hair is too fine for all of the convenient protective styling I was trying to do to avoid detangling, especially when many of them started on my wet hair. I also decided to throw away my brushes and combs, as I had an addiction to them, even when I knew my hair was on its last limb I was in denial. Also, in finding out that my hair is low porosity, extremely low, I found that my hair is so inherently dry that with age and all the length it is giving up on me. So, I lost some length, not that anyone can tell much, but I had to cut my belly button length bangs up to my chin because they were so brittle. What's strange is that my hair hides it well. I guess that's curly hair for you. But anyway, I was in tears last night after having such a dry hair day yesterday and even finding a few split ends after not having seen any for a month, I thought wow I am going backwards now. Then I tried the loc method, which I thought was not right for my hair. Right now at the very least, the health of my hair is far more concerning to me than the weight and volume. I did not separate my hair at all I just left it flat and down all day with the loc method, and my hair is so well moisturized that I think that doing this method twice daily (and eventually once daily once I have gradually snipped all the damage away) I really can kiss my unhealthy hair goodbye. Since my hair is low po, all of my healthy hairs don't even need it more than once a day at the most but I still have dry, frizzy, brittle broken hairs that wreak havoc if I don't constantly cut them and moisturize them. I have no dietary deficiencies so I really think this has everything to do with wet manipulation, excessive stretching, brushing and combing. I manipulated my hair a lot with a comb to bring out the fullness, thinking I was being super gentle.

I just used what I have, water, grapeseed oil, or almond oil, and Shea Moisture Smoothie. Today I used Giovanni instead of the Smoothie. Either way, the application of oil before the thick creamy product has worked wonders for saving my healthy hair from failing off along with the shabby stuff in my midshaft.

Kandy | Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hey Charlotte!! Of course I remember you darling. Im so glad the LOC method has helped to save your hair. Remember as we age, our hair can change, stress, and other things can alter our hair growth and cause shedding. Also keep in mind that hair goes through a phase every 7 years so your hair could be going through a shedding phase. Here is more information on the hair phases: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_follicle But also for many people putting the hair in protective styling while wet can cause more stress to the hair. Try creating the protective styles on dry stretched hair to see if that helps. Miss chatting with ya, keep in touch!

Anonymous | Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I'm a licensed cosmetologist but my daughters hair is spongy and can get really dry at times which makes for a lond day when coming her hair. I want try this on my daughters hair but I live in a small town in Oklahoma and they don't have much at the hair store from when I lived in the bigger city!!! At this moment I am using kids organic and it has extra virgin oil Doo Gro oil and I have a spray bottle with leave in conditioner in it! what. products can I buy at walmart to get this method achieved for her hair. Her hair is long when straightened so I don't use the Doo Gro oil often it's just thick and dry.

Carm Reilly | Wednesday, January 01, 2014

My girl is 4 mixed white/jamaican...her hair is tight and doesn't show much lengh just volume.its comes to her chin.am I doing the loc correctly. First I spray water then I massage in pure coconut oil then coat with kids shea butter with extra virgin olive oil....xx

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