View Poll Results: The LOC Method
I use the LOC method frequently 0 0%
I use the LOC method when dewpoints are low 2 50.00%
Never heard of it, but will give it a try 1 25.00%
Didn't work for me 2 50.00%
Always used it; just didn't know the name 0 0%
I use it, but leave out one step 0 0%
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LOC Method

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  • 1 Post By Greatcurls

Basically, it's a way of moisturizing and keeping the moisture in the hair. This is especially needed for dry climates, dry seasons, and highly porous curlies.

L-Liquid: water or leave-in conditioner
O-Oil
C-Cream (or butters)

Sounds gooey, but the result is hair that is soft, moisturized, and non-greasy hair. It also keeps the tangles to a minimum. I use it mostly in the winter, but also in the summer, if I'm working indoors for a while.

What were your results? What products did you use?
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...

SUMMER
Cowash: various
DT/PT:various
LI/Detangler: CURLS Cashmere Curls leave-in
Moisturizer: Sebastian Potion 9 Wearable Treatment, Nu-Gro Moisturizing Spray
Stylers: Ouidad Wave Create Texture Taffy, various
Sealers: Not now

*experimenting and loving it!



Last edited by Greatcurls; 08-20-2013 at 06:20 AM.
I LIKE THIS METHOD A LOT.

I was really surprised because it made no sense to me when I first heard of it and I ruled it out without even trying it, but one day I was like "what the hell" and tried it. I love it! I hope it works as well in the winter (I've only recently started incorporating it into my regimen). Anyways, so far I use:

L: Shea Moisture Restorative conditioner
O: Sweet Almond oil
C: Cantu For Naturals Moisturizing Curl Activator cream

I tend to rotate my leave ins a lot but the sweet almond oil/curl cream will most likely be my constants (unless my hair stops responding).

Big Chop: 11/25/09
Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL
I prefer to reduce the porosity of my hair with coconut oil and other penetrating ingredients. I don't believe all porous hair needs more water, it takes up too much during washing as it is and water can be damaging (hygral fatigue). This system would weigh down many a wavy too.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I'm a condition only girl but I've needed something "more" with the low dew points. I refused to use gel so I tried the LOC method

L as I am leave in
O grape seed oil (in a spray container)
C suave everlasting sun conditioner

I was SHOCKED at the results. Who knew!
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
I do conditioner only styling also and have been trying this method for a few weeks with jojoba oil. Not super impressed,might try the grapeseed oil.
Greencup13 do you get second day hair with this method or do you have to restyle everyday? ??


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2/C -3A I think ???
No clue what type of hair I have. Waiting on hair analysis results.

Low-poo : Giovanni TTTT
Co-wash : Vo5 Herbal Escapes
RO : GVP Conditioning Balm , Vo5 Herbal Escapes
Leave in : Vo5 Herbal Escapes
Styler : SM Curling Gel Souffle, Aquage Defining Gel (not CG)
PT : GVP K-Pak
DT : GVP Conditioning Balm

New to all this, trying to find the best products for me. Soo confusing, soo many products and soo little time
I am very interested in this message but I've been confused as to timing:
Do you start the process on soaking wet hair? Or is there a little scrunching time/air dry time in between?
Also, is it okay to add a gel after these steps? Or is one not needed?

Thank you!

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~2C/3A~ Density-High Porosity-High Texture-Medium Climate-HIGH humidity Water-Hard well
Low-poo: Nature's Gate Tea-Tree Cond: Suave Naturals, Organic Coconut Oil Leave-in: KCKT Styling: KCSS, KCCC, Dr. Bronner's Organic Hair Creme
I do conditioner only styling also and have been trying this method for a few weeks with jojoba oil. Not super impressed,might try the grapeseed oil.
Greencup13 do you get second day hair with this method or do you have to restyle everyday? ??


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Originally Posted by Tive76
I do my washing at night and I do my hair daily my choice. I could get 2nd day hair but I personally choose not to.
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Does anyone notice their hair more...greasy with this method? Do you need to loo poo more? I cowashed last night and my hair is a grease ball today.
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
I feel I do a variation of this method. The water, then leave-in, and then my oil. I don't add a cream after. However, my hair has never been better.
CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
Curls
At times, the method becomes C.L.O or L.C.O. No matter the order, the moisture lasts longer during the dry seasons, especially winter.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...

SUMMER
Cowash: various
DT/PT:various
LI/Detangler: CURLS Cashmere Curls leave-in
Moisturizer: Sebastian Potion 9 Wearable Treatment, Nu-Gro Moisturizing Spray
Stylers: Ouidad Wave Create Texture Taffy, various
Sealers: Not now

*experimenting and loving it!


This method has been working wonders for me during the winter. Just curious on how this method works in higher dew points?
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
I currently have this method in right now and although my hair is more moisturized than usual, it feels oily and greasy. The oil also gets on my neck and jaw, which is gross. I've used Seabreeze to clean it but that only provides temporary relief.
CG since Dec. 2013
3b/c ~ fine ~ high porosity ~ low density
No-Poo: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine
RO: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Styler: Xcess Styling Gel Sport Hold
I currently have this method in right now and although my hair is more moisturized than usual, it feels oily and greasy. The oil also gets on my neck and jaw, which is gross. I've used Seabreeze to clean it but that only provides temporary relief.
Originally Posted by CatitudeBoo
Maybe you're using too much oil?
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
^ maybe. either way, it felt gross so I washed it out. My hair definitely responds to less product so this LOC method doesn't work well. I prefer if my hair didn't feel like it has product in it even if it does.
CG since Dec. 2013
3b/c ~ fine ~ high porosity ~ low density
No-Poo: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine
RO: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
Styler: Xcess Styling Gel Sport Hold
I'm planning to try this next winter in low dews because that's actually worse weather for me than high dews. Can I use any kind of cream - like Curl Junkie CCCL? How is it for looser curl types? I may try it even though the dews are pretty high now - very curious.
2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Ice Queen!
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets or use a curling brush - classic glamor.
Every day is a gift
I'm planning to try this next winter in low dews because that's actually worse weather for me than high dews. Can I use any kind of cream - like Curl Junkie CCCL? How is it for looser curl types? I may try it even though the dews are pretty high now - very curious.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Any cream can be used as long as it "plays well" with the other products of the L.O.C. method.

Start with small amounts, even a dab, at first on a section of hair. From there you will begin to customize the method for your hair. Some people use their damp hair as the "L" part. Some people leave out the cream/butter and just do the L.O. I've changed up the method at times, and one time just used it as O.C.

Here's a thread I found. Start with Rio040113.

HTH
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Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...

SUMMER
Cowash: various
DT/PT:various
LI/Detangler: CURLS Cashmere Curls leave-in
Moisturizer: Sebastian Potion 9 Wearable Treatment, Nu-Gro Moisturizing Spray
Stylers: Ouidad Wave Create Texture Taffy, various
Sealers: Not now

*experimenting and loving it!


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