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.
- 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.
Styling Curly Hair, LOC method, without Washing!
I washed my hair with shampoo and conditioner the night before and the next day I woke up to this mess. Using products make a big difference! This visual will give you a better idea of what I’m trying to teach you here 🙂
The LOC Method Steps
The LOC method is so simple, with the right products you can start doing it right away. High porosity curlies should do this every day! Yes, both wash days and for refreshes on non-wash days. Low porosity curlies, do this only on wash day for extra moisture. If you do this on refresh days you will feel your hair is sticky and weighed down.
STEP 1: Leave-in Conditioner
Apply the leave-in conditioner on soaking wet hair NOT THE SCALP, just the hair. I would recommend using a completely silicone-free natural conditioner for the best results.
STEP 2: Oil
The next layer is the oil. 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 Righteous Roots Oil.
STEP 3: Cream
This is the last step in the process. Finish the LOC method by applying any organic curl cream, like the Cantu curl activator or gel in a soothing motion to your hair. You can use homemade flaxseed gel, I love using just my Bounce Curl Light Creme Gel
Air dry or use a diffuser – it’s a curly hair essential! Be patient and use your products generously to give your thirsty curls some much-needed moisture and goodness.
What are your favourite products for the LOC method?
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