Since starting this natural hair journey, I have been using the LOC Method to moisturize my hair. It has proven to me a great way to keep my hair moisturized for a couple of days. I would spritz my hair with water, apply some oil, and then a moisturizing cream.
I have been reading The Science of Black Hair for a couple of weeks now and really learning a lot about how to care for my natural hair. I share lots of tips on my Facebook page (DiscoveringNatural) According to the author:
"Oils work to form an impenetrable barrier so that moisture contained within a strand stays there. The problem with oils is that any moisture that might attempt to enter the strands is kept out after they are applied"
When I read this I was like, Hold on.. What?!
From what I just read that means that when you apply your Liquid, which in my case was water, and then apply your oil, the oil seals in the moisture from the water, and then when I put my cream last, the cream would not penetrate the hair.
The birth of the LCO method
The LCO method suggests using your oil last after the cream so as to seal in the moisture from the Liquid and Cream.
I have not done this method before, but plan to experiment with this in the month of January. I will post my results.
Do any of you do the LCO method? What has been your experience?