If you are a naturalista you’ve probably heard of the LOC method and the LCO method. If not, this is simply LIQUID(L), OIL(O) AND CREAM(C) or LIQUID(L), CREAM(C), OIL(O) which are the steps used after shampooing and conditioning. Sometimes, no! Most of the time many of us get confused as to which method is best for our hair since there have been a lot of articles as to which method is best for which hair type. I am still confused myself. But as I always say- “Do what best works for your hair”. I personally use the LOC method (which I actually just realized since I never really pay attention to it) and it works for my hair. Your hair might work better with the LCO method. All you have to do is try it.
So, in order to understand this better we’ve got to know how all this LOC or LCO helps our hair then you can choose which method suits best for your hair.
L- this can be either water or a water-based leave-in conditioner. Water is best used to add moisture to the hair. Water should be your best friend. For added moisture, use a water based Leave-in Conditioner.
O– The oil acts as a moisturizer and sealant. It seals in the moisture. Examples are Coconut oil, Olive oil, Avocado oil. Some oils act as just sealants and these are best used when using the LCO METHOD. Eg Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil, Jamaican Black Castor oil
C– This cream can be a whipped cream, curl enhancing smoothie or shea butter. This also adds moisture and also seals the hair cuticles.
If using the LCO method, You use the Cream before your oil which should be a sealing oil.
If your hair is constantly dry, I will recommend using the LCO method since the Oil acts as a final sealant and seals in the moisture from the leave-in and Cream.
Please comment below on which method worked best on your hair… Thanks guys Thumbs up!!!!