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Variations of the LOC Method That Also Help Keep Hair Moisturized

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The #1 complaint of all parents of children with natural hair is the dryness and lack of moisture of their child’s hair. Since curly and coily hair is more prone to drying out, it is easy to see how this is a serious concern for many parents. The following variations of the L.O.C. method have been tried by many parents and have proven effective.

Remember to give each technique some time before discarding it. If you find that after time the technique you are using is not working, move on to another variation.

Technique 1: The original LOC Method

  • (L – Liquid) :  Use water or add a water-based leave-in conditioner or moisturizer to hair that has been washed thoroughly. When searching for a good leave-in conditioner, a good rule of thumb to follow is to pick a leave-in with water (aqua) as its first ingredient. Products such as Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner, Cantu Leave-In Conditioner, or even Bee Mine Juicy Spritz will do the trick.
  • (O – Oil) : Apply a thin layer of a natural oil to your child’s hair to help lock in the moisture. Common oils are coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and Jamaican black castor oil.
  • (C – Cream) : Apply a butter-based, creamy moisturizer to the hair to seal that moisture in. Shea butter is PERFECT for this step! Other products you can try are: Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer or SheaMoisture Conditioning Curl Milk. 

Technique 2: LCO Method

  • (L – Liquid) : Use water or add a water-based leave-in conditioner or moisturizer to hair that has been washed thoroughly. When searching for a good leave-in conditioner, a good rule of thumb to follow is to pick a leave-in with water (aqua) as its first ingredient. Products such as Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner, Cantu Leave-In Conditioner, or even Bee Mine Juicy Spritz will do the trick.
  • (C – Cream) : Apply a thin layer of a natural oil to your child’s hair to help lock in the moisture. Common oils are coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and Jamaican black castor oil.
  • (O – Oil) : Apply a thin layer of a natural oil to your child’s hair to help lock in the moisture. Common oils are coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and Jamaican black castor oil.

Technique 3: LOCS Method

  • (L – Liquid) :  Use water or add a water-based leave-in conditioner or moisturizer to hair that has been washed thoroughly. When searching for a good leave-in conditioner, a good rule of thumb to follow is to pick a leave-in with water (aqua) as its first ingredient. Products such as Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner, Cantu Leave-In Conditioner, or even Bee Mine Juicy Spritz will do the trick.
  • (O – Oil) : Apply a thin layer of a natural oil to your child’s hair to help lock in the moisture. Common oils are coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and Jamaican black castor oil.
  • (C – Cream) : Apply a butter-based, creamy moisturizer to the hair to seal that moisture in. Shea butter is PERFECT for this step! Other products you can try are: Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer or SheaMoisture Conditioning Curl Milk.
  • (S – Sealant) : Seal in the moisture with a heavier butter. Mango and cocoa butters are perfect for this step.

Technique 4: LOCO Method

  • (L – Liquid) :  Use water or add a water-based leave-in conditioner or moisturizer to hair that has been washed thoroughly. When searching for a good leave-in conditioner, a good rule of thumb to follow is to pick a leave-in with water (aqua) as its first ingredient. Products such as Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner, Cantu Leave-In Conditioner, or even Bee Mine Juicy Spritz will do the trick.
  • (O – Oil) : Apply a thin layer of a natural oil to your child’s hair to help lock in the moisture. Common oils are coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil
  • (C – Cream)
  • (O – Oil) : Seal in the moisture with a thick oil such as castor oil, grapeseed oil or safflower oil.

This method is quite similar to the LOCS (Liquid-Oil-Cream-Sealing) method. The only difference is that instead of using  thick butter as a sealant, you would use a thick oil.

What method do you use to moisturize your child’s natural hair?

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