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
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.
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!
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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