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The LOC Method For Natural Hair

The LOC Method for Natural Hair

By now you may have heard of the LOC method for natural hair. If you haven’t heard, about the LOC Method, let me tell you right now that this is the ultimate must for moisturizing natural hair.

If you have a hard time absorbing moisture into your hair, then you may want to try out the LOC Method. The LOC method is an abbreviation that stands for leave in conditioner, oil, and cream or styling product. The order is how you should apply each product to your hair. The abbreviation makes it super easy for you to remember how the products should be applied to your hair.

So why should you try this method? The LOC method works well because it layers the products onto your hair to give you the maximum moisture retention. Layering on products helps to seal in the moisture.

Oils and butters are known to create a layer and help seal in moisture. In the LOC method using oil followed by butter or cream, you help to ensure that you are sealing in as much moisture as possible.

How to do the LOC Method

The Loc Method for natural hair

I find that it is super easy to do the LOC method and once I got the hang of it I was good to go! It’s easy because you probably already use the products in the LOC method in your hair regimen and routine.

Step 1 is the L for Leave in

This step is known for the liquid (water) and or leave in that you will begin the LOC method with to moisturize your hair. Water based leave in conditioners are best for this step. My favorite leave in conditioners are EDEN Bodyworks Coconut Shea leave in, CURLS Blueberry Bliss Reparative leave in, and Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-in.

Step 2 is the O for Oil

The next step is to apply an oil of your choice to lock in the moisture of the leave in conditioner. I like to use a light oil like grapeseed or almond oil because I have low porosity hair. So the oil you choose will depend on your hair’s porosity level.

Step 3 is the C for Cream (Or Styler)

This is the final step in the LOC method. Apply a cream or creamy moisturizer to seal in all the goodness into your hair. Your styling cream will also give your hair definition, so choose the best styler that works for your hair. I love EDENBodyworks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme, CURLS Blueberry Bliss Twist-n-Shout Cream and also the new TGIN Curl Bomb Styling Gel.

Why should you use the LOC Method?

If your hair is always dry, then the LOC method will work wonders for your hair. I have seen a significant difference in the moisture levels of my hair since adopting the LOC Method. If you don’t like the way LOC works for you, then switch it up and LCO. Many curly girls prefer the LCO method over the LOC method. I have personally tried both ways, and I prefer the LOC method.

Have you tried the LOC Method?


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  • Lacey
    April 6, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    After a wash my hair is so dry and it takes a couple of days of oiling and moisturizing to get it soft and manageable. Is it okay to do the LOC method daily if needed?

  • Ayak
    April 7, 2017 at 10:23 am

    My hair needs some tlc at the moment. Whenever theres a significant change in the weather she doesnt like it.
    Will difinitely be going back to the LOC method…& greenhouse too!
    Have you tried the greenhouse method?

  • Ashleigh
    April 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I recently cut all my hair off again and am rocking the cut and wig look. This is my first time hearing of this method but I’ll definitely keep it in mind if I start growing my hair back out because Lord knows my hair needs help retaining moisture.

  • Kemkem
    April 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    OMG! I need to try this. Never heard of it. I have really dry hair and it just might work for me. Thanks for sharing.

  • Keisha
    April 8, 2017 at 3:18 am

    I’ve heard good things about the loc method! I have locs so I tend to avoid putting creams and butters in my hair. I do moisturize and seal in moisture so I guess I do the lo method lol. Thanks for sharing and your hair is beautiful ♥

  • Jay Colby
    April 8, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I’ve never heard of this method before, but it sounds great. Moisturizing our hair is imperative to keeping our hair healthy.

  • Toiia L. Rukuni
    April 8, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I have heard wonderful things about the loc method too! I had locs for about five years before transitioning back into an afro! Moisturizing hair is so important for all seasons of the year!

    • Michelle Thames
      April 21, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Yes I love it so much!

  • Felecia Monique
    April 8, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I’ve gotten away from the LOC a method it was so much work. I was doing this multiple times a week. But my hair needs it.

  • Latoya Scott
    April 9, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I don’t know what method I did the other day, but my hair finally feels moisturized. I cleansed the hair, added conditioner, then sealed with argan oil, then put on two different types of leave-ins and twisted my hair. When I unraveled, I used a little oil. I’m not sure what to call it, but it worked, lol.

  • Mimi Green
    April 9, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks, fort he break down, I’ve heard so much about the LOC method but I didn’t get it. I didn’t know what is was and why it was necessary.

  • Kiwi
    April 10, 2017 at 6:20 am

    I use the loc method but now I can use it better that the weather is heating up. I have used the Curls collections but not the entire collection to do the LOC method so thanks for the tips!

  • Daria
    April 10, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I’ve heard about this method and have several friends that use this method. Not sure what products they are using. but I will share this with them. I’m short hair, don’t care these day… lol Thanks for sharing.

    • Michelle Thames
      April 21, 2017 at 11:33 am

      LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kasi Perkins
    April 10, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I definitely use the LOC method, and it definitely locks in moisture for me! Great post, I also love Curls products!

    • Michelle Thames
      April 21, 2017 at 11:32 am

      Yes the LOC method is my best friend!

  • Marsha
    April 11, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    This is the method I’ve mostly used on my hair, especially since my daily style is a wash n go. I used to use Curls products but I haven’t tried the ones pictured yet. I’ve heard good things about them!

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