Whether you’re new to the curly community or just haven’t had the desire to keep yourself updated on all of the terms, then the LOC Method may be something that you’re oblivious to. If that’s you, then it’s time to give it a try. We must warn you though, once you start the LOC Method, you’ll never go back.
What does LOC even mean?
LOC is an abbreviated form of leave-in or liquid (L), oil (O), and cream (C). The term is used as a way to direct curlies in the order that they should be applying their products to make it easy to remember when doing so. Layering your products in this order helps your hair to retain moisture as well as seal it in with the oil and cream.
How should I be doing it?
The LOC Method is extremely easy to do once you’ve figured out the best products for your hair. And chances are, you’ve already been doing it. If you haven’t or if you’re not sure if you have, here are the steps to follow to achieve it:
Apply a leave-in or liquid.
For this step, water or a water-based leave in conditioner (Quench Moisture Intensive Leave-In) on cleansed hair are ideal. You can also use a spray bottle to evenly distribute the water if needed.
Next, move on to the oil.
To lock in the moisture from your L step, you’ll want to apply a thin layer of oil onto your strands next. The type of oil you use will depend upon the porosity level of your hair. For normal porosity, our Balance Grapeseed & Avocado oil will work; for high porosity hair, the Nourish My Hair Flaxseed & Monoi oil would be great; and for low porosity hair, our Repair My Hair Argan oil would be ideal.
Lastly, add on a butter-based cream.
Now that you’ve locked in the moisture, you have to seal it. Our Seal It Up Hydrating Butter or the Butter Creme Intensive Moisture Sealant are both good options for this final step. Your cream can also be one that offers hold, but if it doesn’t, you can follow up with a gel like our Curl Boss Coconut Curling Gelee.
Why should I be doing it?
If you struggle with finding ways to keep your hair moisturized, then the LOC Method is a great choice for you. Those with high porosity level tend to benefit most from this method, but that doesn’t mean you should count yourself completely out if you have normal or low porosity hair. Ultimately though, if you have the latterly mentioned types of hair porosities, you’ll want to be sure that you are paying attention to whether or not your hair is being weighed down.