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    The L.O.C. Method

    Dry hair, is a problem for many natural ladies. I suffered with dry hair for the first 11 months of my natural hair journey. I couldn’t go more than 2 or 3 days without having to moisturize. I experimented with everything to try and keep my hair moisturize: olive oil, coconut oil, and every type of butter you could think off! It also doesn’t help that I have low porosity.

    Keep reading to find out my solution.

    But one day while perusing the Curly Nikki Forums I came across a thread for keeping hair moisturized. The woman in thread were discussing using the L.O.C method and how it helped them keep their moisturized for 4 to 5 days. Each letter in the title makes up the steps:

    L-Liquid; you first use a liquid on your hair

    O-Oil-you seal the liquid with an oil or butter

    C-Cream-you then put a cream over the oil and liquid

    The purpose is for each layer to seal the layer before it ie: the oil seals in the liquid and the cream seals in the oil. Knowing my current situation I wanted to look into this method more to see if it could work for me. So off I went to YouTube to find a tutorial and more information.  I landed on the Trendy Socialite’s video and decided give the method a try. I will be honest I was skeptical, nothing else had worked before. However after my first application my apprehension turned into excitement, it worked! My hair stayed moisturized for a week….a week! I hadn’t been able to go more than 2 days without having to moisturize. I started using the L.O.C method in November and I haven’t looked back.

    When I first started the products I used were water, JaneCarter Nourish and Shine and Bioteral Curl Creme or Lacio Lacio High Shine Leave-In. Since then the products I use have change since I no longer use the Lacio Lacio because it contains silicone and I no longer use that in my hair. Being a product junkie means that my products are constantly changing and I’m forever experimenting to find the right combination. I’ve used: Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding and Burnt Sugar Pomade as my oil; PuraBody Naturals Murumuru Moisture Milk, Oyin Handmade Hair Dew, and Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk as my cream. The one thing that has never changed is using water as my liquid. Water is always the best moisturizer for hair, so there’s no need to mess with a good thing. But no matter what I’m using I always do the L.O.C. method.

    Here are a few before and after pics of my hair:

    18 months later:

    Love and hair grease curlies <3

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