Among the various techniques for moisturizing your hair, you may have come across the LCO method. It’s an acronym that stands for Liquid, Cream, Oil, a 3-step technique for moisturizing various hair types, especially curly, coily, or afro hair textures. What you probably didn’t know is just how effective it is at preventing your hair from drying out. This popular technique is perfect for maintaining hydration and preventing moisture loss, which is a common problem for people with natural hair types like 4C, which have tight curls that prevent moisture from effectively penetrating. We’ve broken down the technique for you:
A step-by-step guide
The LCO method is easily the best way to effectively moisturize curly and coily hair types that tend to naturally have low porosity. You can adapt the technique to meet your individual hair needs; however, you shouldn’t be doing it more frequently than every 4–7 days. Over-moisturizing is a thing, and it can result in hygral fatigue. Otherwise, this hair technique is amazing for your curls and will no doubt prevent them from drying out.