Loc/lco method with gel too?

I cowash then use Cantu curl activator creme as my leave-in and then i use my biosilk rock hard gel but i need more moisture and definition, should I try olive oil as a sealer? My 2c\3a hair is dry and not too defined:'( any ideas?
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Last edited by krispy; 12-20-2015 at 07:06 PM.
I cowash then use Cantu curl activator creme as my leave-in and then i use my biosilk rock hard gel but i need more moisture and definition, should I try olive oil as a sealer? My 2c\3a hair is dry and not too defined:'( any ideas?
Originally Posted by krispy

I started the LOC method. I have 2c hair. With the LOC you don't use gel as the C you use a cream. What was suggested to me was use the same product for both L and C. I can't see using a gel for C. I use pure olive oil as O only like 2 drops then seal it with what I used for L but not as much. Been working out great.

Personally I'm not looking for definition but moisture.

Last edited by macher; 12-21-2015 at 01:43 AM.
I cowash then use Cantu curl activator creme as my leave-in and then i use my biosilk rock hard gel but i need more moisture and definition, should I try olive oil as a sealer? My 2c\3a hair is dry and not too defined:'( any ideas?
Originally Posted by krispy
RockyNCurls has some good information on LOC/LCO with gel. She also breaks it down by porosity.

I would post the links but right now I can't.

She also has a YouTube channel with demos of her routine which include gel.

Science-y Hair blog has some good information on oils

Also check out The Polished Curl. She has several articles on Naturally Curly and a YouTube Chanel. She uses gel, but I can't remember if she does LOC.

I am also a wavy and have been experimenting with LOC. I think porosity may be more important than wave pattern. Right now I have been trying to add moisture to my hair with DT and pre-poo plus adding protein to combat chlorine damage. So if you don't have the same problems, you may not have the same solution (I don't have a solution yet). I would also say don't give up on SM yet, my first try with SM was a disaster, but it is better now.
I cowash then use Cantu curl activator creme as my leave-in and then i use my biosilk rock hard gel but i need more moisture and definition, should I try olive oil as a sealer? My 2c\3a hair is dry and not too defined:'( any ideas?
Originally Posted by krispy


RockyNCurls has some good information on LOC/LCO with gel. She also breaks it down by porosity.



I would post the links but right now I can't.



She also has a YouTube channel with demos of her routine which include gel.



Science-y Hair blog has some good information on oils



Also check out The Polished Curl. She has several articles on Naturally Curly and a YouTube Chanel. She uses gel, but I can't remember if she does LOC.



I am also a wavy and have been experimenting with LOC. I think porosity may be more important than wave pattern. Right now I have been trying to add moisture to my hair with DT and pre-poo plus adding protein to combat chlorine damage. So if you don't have the same problems, you may not have the same solution (I don't have a solution yet). I would also say don't give up on SM yet, my first try with SM was a disaster, but it is better now.
Originally Posted by WavyKfromNJ

Yea my hair is porous on the ends and that's where I apply pure olive oil. Don't need it from mid shaft to roots. Whatever olive oil I have left on my hands I'll run it through my mid shaft but never near my scalp.

Last edited by macher; 12-21-2015 at 08:16 AM.
I've seen quite a few people using LOG, with the g being a gel of their choice. I actually do this myself. I recommend making sure your oil, gel, and leave in agree. I've had leave ins and gels that were fine with each other but started acting up with an oil in the mix.
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I've seen quite a few people using LOG, with the g being a gel of their choice. I actually do this myself. I recommend making sure your oil, gel, and leave in agree. I've had leave ins and gels that were fine with each other but started acting up with an oil in the mix.
Originally Posted by Glamourstruckk

I can't see how a gel would work as a sealer for oil.
I've seen quite a few people using LOG, with the g being a gel of their choice. I actually do this myself. I recommend making sure your oil, gel, and leave in agree. I've had leave ins and gels that were fine with each other but started acting up with an oil in the mix.
Originally Posted by Glamourstruckk

I can't see how a gel would work as a sealer for oil.
Originally Posted by macher

In this case, the oil is sealing her leave-in and the gel is the styler and not meant to seal anything. Similar to LOC + gel, she just does LO+gel. Depending on what you use as your leave-in and/or sealer (some people use an oil and some seal with a butter), some skip applying a cream and go right to a gel. I've had equal success with and without using a "C" when doing LOC. A prime example of LO+gel for me is when I use CRN Curl Maker Gel, I use a leave-in, an oil and then top with Curl Maker. An LOC example, if I'm using a gel, like WetLine Xtreme, I always apply a cream after sealing my leave-in. It all varies by which products you use (seasonal for me) and the results you are going for.

I like what someone mentioned earlier, using whatever your L is as your C. Definitely saves on buying product, I might give that a try!
  • Oils: EVOO,Argan,JBCO,Jojoba,
  • Cleanse: SM JBCO Replenishing Shampoo, Devacurl No-Poo Decadence
  • Pre-poo: JBCO, SM Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Masque, TJ Nourish Spa Balanced Moisturizing Conditioner
  • LI: Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
  • DC: Crece Pelo, Lotus by Alesia Hydrating Mango & Hemp Deep Moisture Masque
  • PT: CJ Repair Me
  • Style: CRN Curl Maker, WetLine Xtreme Gel,Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
I've seen quite a few people using LOG, with the g being a gel of their choice. I actually do this myself. I recommend making sure your oil, gel, and leave in agree. I've had leave ins and gels that were fine with each other but started acting up with an oil in the mix.
Originally Posted by Glamourstruckk

I can't see how a gel would work as a sealer for oil.
Originally Posted by macher

In this case, the oil is sealing her leave-in and the gel is the styler and not meant to seal anything. Similar to LOC + gel, she just does LO+gel. Depending on what you use as your leave-in and/or sealer (some people use an oil and some seal with a butter), some skip applying a cream and go right to a gel. I've had equal success with and without using a "C" when doing LOC. A prime example of LO+gel for me is when I use CRN Curl Maker Gel, I use a leave-in, an oil and then top with Curl Maker. An LOC example, if I'm using a gel, like WetLine Xtreme, I always apply a cream after sealing my leave-in. It all varies by which products you use (seasonal for me) and the results you are going for.

I like what someone mentioned earlier, using whatever your L is as your C. Definitely saves on buying product, I might give that a try!
Originally Posted by NYCgirl
That's what I've been doing using L as my C and it's been working out.
Couldn't have explained it better, NYCgirl! Also, gels form a cast on the hair, incasing it. I don't usually break the cast on my hair. I let it soften over time.
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Couldn't have explained it better, NYCgirl! Also, gels form a cast on the hair, incasing it. I don't usually break the cast on my hair. I let it soften over time.
Originally Posted by Glamourstruckk

I HATE HATE gel cast.

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