FRIZZ. Isn’t that the biggest curly hair problem? Solve this condition with the LOC method for your curly hair.

Frizzy Hair is NOT a type of hair. It is a condition of hair. Read on to know the 3 simple steps to tame your frizzy hair.

This post is dedicated to the after-wash care of curly hair. Wavy hair folks can get in on this too.

I have tried so many things to get my curly hair frizz free and looking good. I realized that just Shampoo/Conditioner few times a week is not enough. Curly hair needs a ton more of moisture to contain the frizz. The LOC method is the best method of after-wash care that I have EVER tried. 

What is the LOC method?

L- Leave-in conditioner

O- Oil

C- Cream

The name LOC, suggests the actual order of application of these products on your hair after it has been washed according to the Curly Girl Method.

What is the Curly Hair Method?

Here’s a quick video by my favorite Vlogger girl Curly Penny that talks all about it. 

This is the BEST method of washing curly hair, originally popularized by Lorraine Massey.


I recommend you get the book or gift this “Curly Girl: The Handbook” to your curly haired person. It deep dives into everything you need to know about curly hair:

    • What type of your hair is,
    • DIY recipes for shampoo and conditioner,
    • How to cut curly hair
    • Hairstyles and a lot more for kid, women and men’s curly hair.

What makes the LOC method so awesome!

  • Seals in all the moisture in your hair,
  • keeps curly hair looking healthy for the days!  
  • Prevents the FRIZZ
  • Leaves your hair feeling softer and bouncier.

This method is especially great for those who have very dry curly hair like mine is.

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When you need that something more to control your dry curly, LOC method is the way to go.

A word of Caution: If this method is not working out for you, try out different quantities of product. Then see which combination works for you. If it still doesn’t work, then reverse the order. Try the LCO method. With trial and error you can decide what works for your type of curly hair the best. 

The LOC Method Steps

The LOC method is so simple, with the right products you can start doing it right away. 

STEP 1: Leave-in Conditioner

Shampoo/conditioner in the bath. Mix a little water with the leave-in conditioner in your palm. Generously apply it all over your hair – NOT THE SCALP, just the hair. I would recommend a completely silicone-free conditioner. I use two conditioners at a time. The Shea Moisture – coconut and hibiscus and the Organix Macadamia Oil conditioner.

STEP 2: Oil

The next layer is the oil.

Again, do NOT apply the oil on your scalp.

You need to apply just a little bit of oil to your hair. Make sure you cover all your strands. The oil will seal in the moisture from the leave-in conditioner. It will also act as a protective barrier against pollutants (even swimming pool water!). Oil tends to make your hair look greasy, I know. So, use light oils such as almond oil, argan oil, flaxseed oil.  You could also use the ever-trusted coconut oil or DIY whipped Shea Butter! I use coconut oil or Jojoba oil.

STEP 3: Cream

This is the last step in the process. Finish the LOC method by applying any organic hair cream or gel in a soothing motion to your hair. I made flaxseed gel at home and applied it all over my hair. And that’s it!

Here’s me at DAY 2 of the hair wash and LOC method after-wash care.
Here’s me at DAY 2 of the hair wash and LOC method after-wash care.

Leave your hair to air dry. It may take a while for your curly hair to dry completely, but be patient. Once it does, you would look lovely as ever!

So let me know once you have tried it!

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Author: Liz

Child of the King. Wife. Mother. Writer. Lover of all things sweet and honest.

9 Replies to “How To Solve Biggest Curly Hair Problem With the LOC Method

  1. The idea of making a hair gel at home is really cool!
    I generally stick to applying small amount of coconut oil
    Will definitely try this method.
    Any particular leave in conditioner that you would suggest?

    Thanks!

    1. Hey Aleena – According to the LOC method, you can still use coconut oil and then follow it up with this flaxseed gel. I just used my regular conditioner with some water as a leave-in. I’ve ordered for the rain forest leave-in conditioner by The Body Shop. Pick up any leave-in as long as it is silicone-free really. I’ll let you know if the body shop one is any good. Also, the way I remember it, your hair is more wavy than curly, right? You may not need as much product if that’s the case. Use just a little bit of everything and then it won’t be greasy.

      1. Thank you so much for replying.
        Will await your views in the particular body shop product.
        My hair is really curly!!;)
        Will share a pic soon once I try the flax seed gel 🙂

        1. I liked it 🙂 get the rainforest silicone-free moisture conditioner. I also switch conditioners once a while and use Organix Avacado and guava conditioner.

  2. Very informative article…do you know of any good hairstylist for curly hair in pune…looking for one for a long time

    1. Thanks for stopping by Shirisha 🙂
      I visited a number of salons and I found Madhavi from “The Gazelle” in Kalyaninagar the best – be sure to make an appointment and ask for her. She’s been doing my hair for 5 years now, she’s wonderful! Tell her about my blog. wink. wink.

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