Figuring out how to keep my hair soft and moisturized has really been a challenge in my 18 months of my natural hair journey, and being older with somewhat resistant hair, it has definitely been a challenge. In the winter, the air is drier and adds to drying out my already dry, kinky, coarse hair, plus the harsh winds and harsh materials that we use to keep warm can give our curls and coils a beating.
I was watching You Tube and came across one of my favorites to watch “Ms. Rosievelt” and she was talking about using the L.O.C. method, which I had never heard before, so my investigative instincts took over and I got to work. I also found a few forums and other videos talking about the application of the L.O.C. method, so I gave it a try. The past two days have been great and the method seems to be working. My hair feels deeply moisturized and I have great shine. I’m only on the 2nd day, but last night I didn’t moisturize my hair and today it still feels lovely. Tonight I will remoisturize using the this method and give an update.
I don’t know if this method will be ok for the summer, I might get moisture overload, so I will have to wait and see, and although I’m in the beginning test stages, this looks like it will truly benefit all hair, especially in the drier seasons.
The LOC Method
- First apply water (or a water-based leave-in) to moisturize the hair. (I simply diluted my water based leave in to a water consistency).
- Lightly seal that layer with your favorite oil. (I used my combo oil mixture, oils that I believe, or are known to penetrate the cuticle layer of the hair).
- Next, seal that with a butter or cream and style. (I used my favorite cream to date).
So Ladies, there is the method. It is a layering type of method using a combination of Liquid, Oil, Cream, thus the creation, “L.O.C. method”. The idea behind this method is to put sealer upon sealer upon sealer. Give it a try and let me know how your hair feels. Lets keep our hair, moisturized, soft, silky, and stress free this winter. Kinky Girl, OUT!