Having a perfect strategy on how natural hair will be well moisturized and healthy all year round is no easy fit. LOC, LCO methods have revolutionized natural haircare industry with thousands who have managed to attain maximum hydration since. However, which one should you choose to effectively moisturize your specific kind of hair? This article will look into the LIQUID, OIL and CREAM (LOC) in as well as LIQUID, CREAM and OIL (LCO) method to enable you pick a method that works best for your hair.
Understanding the LOC Method:
LOC is an acronym that denotes liquid, oil, and cream. Moisture loss is quite common for individuals with highly porous (easily absorbs moisture but can’t retain it; common with chemically altered hair) and thus it has become such a popular ritual for effectively retaining moisture. Here’s how it works:
1. Liquid: Begin by applying some water-based product or a leave-in conditioner on your hair to moisturize it. Ultimately, water represents total humidity or moisture.
2. Oil: The moisturizer should be sealed by a natural oil such as jojoba, almond or olive oil after application. This oil forms a coating that works as a shield preventing the skin drying out.
3. Cream: Finalize the hair care routine with a creamy butter based product that helps seal in moisture and adds style to hair such as shea butter.
Benefits of the LOC method
• It is ideal for hair with high porosity because it does not lead to easy loss of moisture.
• It gives clear curls and stops frizzy hair.
• Provides a lot of lasting moisture especially in dry regions.
Understanding the LCO Method
LCO is simply short form for Liquid, Cream, and Oil, which means exactly what it says. It is a different form of LOC and might have better outcome on low porosity hair. Here’s how it’s done:
1. Liquid: Begin with a liquid-based product, like water or a leave-in conditioner, to infuse your hair with moisture.
The Benefits of LCO Method
• Helps the low porosity hair hold more moisture.
• Softens and makes hair more manageable.
• Minimizes frizz and adds shine.
Choosing the Right Method For Your Hair
1. Hair Porosity: Determine your hair’s porosity. The LOC method could work better for individuals with highly porous hair that experiences greater moisture absorption and easy loss. The LCO works for low porosity hair that does not easily take in moisture.
2. Climate and Season: Consider your local climate.The LOC method may be preferable in dry or hot conditions when the long-term hydration is required. The LCO method can work well in more humid environments.
3. Personal Preference: Try both ways, choose what suits you better. Everyone’s journey in hair care may be different, and thus products that suit others might fail another.
Both the LOC and LCO methods are excellent options for ensuring that your natural hair remains moisturised. Which one you choose to use is dependent on the nature of your specific hair, your local climate, as well as your personal taste.
Try out those techniques to find what moisturizes your hair better, defines it and keeps it vibrant!
We’d love to hear from you. Are you a diehard fan of LOC or an LCO supporter? Let us know in the comments below! Happy moisturizing!