Moisturizing Methods for Natural hair
The Methods: Liquid, Oil, Cream (L.O.C) or, Liquid, Cream, Oil (L.C.O).
The L.O.C and L.C.O method are techniques used for moisturizing hair, whether it be relaxed hair or natural hair. The order of the letters indicate the order in which the products should be applied.
L.O.C Method: The L.O.C Method consists of moisturizing the hair with water, or a water-based leave-in conditioner, sealing in that moisture with an oil, and then double sealing with a cream to close the hair cuticle and prevent moisture loss.
L.C.O Method: The L.C.O Method starts out the same way as the L.O.C method—moisturizing the hair with water or a water-based leave in conditioner. However, the last two steps are reversed. Instead of using an oil after you apply your liquid, you apply your cream product, and then an oil last to seal in all the moisture.
Both methods promote optimal moisture retention in using a double sealing technique from the oil and the cream, ensuring that the moisture that was put into the hair does not seep out or evaporate.
For some people, the L.C.O method makes more sense since the oil is the finishing touch.