FRIZZ. Isn’t that the biggest curly hair problem? Solve this problem with the LOC method for your thick coarse curly hair. I do not recommend this technique for fine hair or low density hair. You can checkout my Mousse Tip here instead! Anyway, here’s the thing: Frizzy Hair is NOT a hair type. It is a condition of hair. This post is dedicated to the after-wash care of curly hair. Wavy hair folks with coarse thick hair 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 is not enough. Curly hair needs more of moisture to contain the frizz. So this winter the LOC method is the best after-wash care – let me know if you try.
What is the LOC method?
The name LOC, suggests the actual order of application of styling products. We style curly hair after wash much the same way you would apply a face cream after washing your face!
L- Leave-in conditioner
What makes the LOC method so awesome!
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 hair, LOC method is the way to go.
- Contains FRIZZ
- Seals in all the moisture
- Keeps curly hair looking healthy for the days!
- Leaves your hair feeling softer, shiner, and bouncier.
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.@honestlizhere
Styling Curly Hair with LOC method
When I washed my hair with just shampoo and conditioner, the next day I wake up to a mess! Using styling products make a big difference! This visual will give you a better idea of what I’m trying to teach you here. Find these International products in India! Use my affiliate code: HONESTLIZ for 10% discount 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 for sure! Don’t know your hair porosity? Take this texture quiz to get a fair idea. Low porosity curlies try 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. The leave-in helps you detangle and trap moisture from the water. See a budget leavein here.
STEP 2: Oil
The next layer is the oil. Do NOT apply the oil on your scalp. Just apply 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!
STEP 3: Cream
This is the last step in the process. Finish the LOC method by applying your fav curl cream, or gel in a smoothing motion to your hair. You can use homemade flaxseed gel.
Air dry or use a diffuser – it’s a curly hair essential! Be patient and use the best products to give your thirsty curls some much-needed moisture and goodness.
What are your favourite Oil for the LOC method? Here’s my list:
- Mane Method Mask [code: HONESTLIZ for 20% off]
- LUS Brands Elixir [code: HONESTLIZ for 10% off]
- Curly Ellie Intense Hair Oil [code: HONESTLIZ for 10% off]
- Flora Curl Superfruit Oil [code: HONESTLIZ for 10% off Buy Here in India]
- Cachos Brazil Elixirs [code: HONESTLIZ for 10% off Buy Here in India]
- Jim and Henry Five Oil
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