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Old 08-31-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
 
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Default L.O.C Method on 4B hair?

Has anyone ever tried the LOC method on their hair? (liquid--->oil ---> cream) Ive been hearing alot about it as opposed to the popular Liquid, cream, oil way that most of us have been "told" to use to seal in moisture. I'm in braids right now but b4 I went protective, the LCO never quite kept my hair moist all the time, or Id have to apply A TON of oils to do so...

So I'm all about trying something new.
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Hi I'm a 4b/ 4c and I use the LOC method and I can say that when using the right products for MY hair's porosity I get great results. My hair can become very dry extremely quickly because I have low porosity and I've found LOC to be the best fit for my hair type.
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Hi I'm a 4b/ 4c and I use the LOC method and I can say that when using the right products for MY hair's porosity I get great results. My hair can become very dry extremely quickly because I have low porosity and I've found LOC to be the best fit for my hair type.
That's great to hear! What products do you use for the liquid & cream steps?
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
 
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I have normal porosity, medium/fine texture. The LOC Method works well for my hair. I use a spritz of aloe vera juice, tresemme naturals nourishing moisture conditioner, Rosewater and filtered water, SM souffle, followed by Darcy's Botanical Avocado and Wild Plum twisting cream with no glycerin.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:56 AM   #5
 
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Post Re: The LOC method on 4b hair

I have a mix of 4b/4a hair (with more 4b), low porosity and medium to fine strands and my hair does not like the LOC method. I have to stick with LCO and go light on the oil or expect a greasy and oily mess.

My son's hair, on the other hand is about 5 or 6 inches long. He sports a 'fro or I cornrow or flat twist it. His hair is pretty much classic 4b with some 4c thrown in for good measure. His hair is also low porosity and he has fine strands. I had been doing LCO on his hair since it worked so well on mine and was confused as to why after a day or two it was so dry when mine stays moisturized all week. I tried the LOC method on his hair and the difference is like night and day for his tresses. Who knew?

So the LOC method seems to work for some and not for others. Just try it and see and then come back and let us know whether it worked for you or not. Okay?
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:56 AM   #6
 
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For liquid sometimes I just use plain while leaf aloe Vera juice, I love infusium23 for my hair, and Knot Today is my favorite leave in. It's light and doesn't weigh my hair down. For oils coconut oil, jojoba and grapeseed work best for trying to get moisture. I used to douse my hair in olive oil which did nothing my hair as far as retaining moisture so now I just use olive oil and castor oil in product mixes
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thanks much ladies! I'm definitely going to give it a try
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:49 AM   #8
 
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It works well for me, but it takes some trial and error to find the right products for your hair. I do my water based leave in (AG fast food), coconut oil, and shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie on wash day. Between washes when my hair isnt already wet from being washed, I spritz with bottled water, then coconut oil, then SMCES.
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I use to do this. My products of choice were s-curl no drip moisturizer, castor oil and raw shea butter. Now I prefer to use less products, a creamy moisturizer and sealing with castor oil.
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I find that mixing my creme and oil together before I apply to my hair works best for me. It definitely took some trial and error but coconut oil and Shea moisture restorative conditioner together leave my hair moisturized for days. It even makes detangling a breeze.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:21 PM   #11
 
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Has anyone ever tried the LOC method on their hair? (liquid--->oil ---> cream) Ive been hearing alot about it as opposed to the popular Liquid, cream, oil way that most of us have been "told" to use to seal in moisture. I'm in braids right now but b4 I went protective, the LCO never quite kept my hair moist all the time, or Id have to apply A TON of oils to do so...

So I'm all about trying something new.
Funny...because I found this L.O.C. way works good for me, I also noticed how dry my hair would be after using the oil last. Sometimes it just depends on what I grab first, but I usually do L.O.C.
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I find that mixing my creme and oil together before I apply to my hair works best for me. It definitely took some trial and error but coconut oil and Shea moisture restorative conditioner together leave my hair moisturized for days. It even makes detangling a breeze.
I use the Shea Moisture Restorative conditioner and coconut oil and I had beautiful results for my wash and go. My hair was so moist all day!
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This is a little confusing. Does shea butter count as a cream or oil. I'm apt to put it in the oil category as that is what it is, but based on texture (especially) if it is whipped I'd want to throw it into cream status. Technically creams have water in them as far as I know. Shea butter wouldn't. Thoughts?
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^^Doesn't matter what form it is. An oil is an oil. Shea butter is a solid oil/fat.

You're right, a cream has water.
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^^Doesn't matter what form it is. An oil is an oil. Shea butter is a solid oil/fat.

You're right, a cream has water.
Thanks! Those were my thoughts. I am seeing people saying they are using Shea as their cream and it confused me. Maybe they are using one with water in the formulation like Oyin Whipped pudding.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:57 AM   #16
 
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A cream is an emulsion of oil and water/liquid(water like substance-ie. aloe vera juice). It can be oil based ( creamy, thick) or water based (lotion like). I use the L.C.O order, it works best for me.

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i tried it today.. my hair feels slightly softer
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #18
 
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I have been trying the loc method lately. I have, 4B/C low porosity, fine, coarse hair. The products I use are as followed:

Leave in-Kinky curly knot today or giovanni direct leave in

Oil-Castor Oil : will try EVOO or Coconut Oil

Cream: Blue Magic Leave-in (stopped using made my hair feel funny), or Shea Butter mix

I love it, plus it works for my three girls. I have tried the leave in with the oils and creams mixed in together but I did not have the same effect. Plus when I do the leave in and oil it helps with the detangling process.
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