19 Dec, 2018
LOC vs LCO Method and What’s Best for Your Hair
Trying to decide if the LOC or LCO method is better, is like trying to decide who the King of R&B is. It’s truly based on opinion and preference. Or is it? One thing is for certain, no matter the routine, method or style you try, the bottom line is always the same; it’s what works best for YOUR hair. But before we get into that, let’s break down the difference between the two methods: (LOC vs LCO method infographic) Both methods use a leave-in or liquid, oil and cream, but the order that you choose to use them can give you very different results. For example:
It’s July 3rd and tomorrow you have a full day planned with your girls; a day party, cookout and pool party before the fireworks, which means a lot of sun and maybe getting your coils and curls wet. While the LCO method, would result in a lighter and fuller look, keeping you cooler and more comfortable, the LOC method would cause you to sweat more and likely leave a glistening trail of cocoa-shea-butter-goodness running down your neck. We’ll say it for you, “hard pass.”
It’s cuffing season. You finally decided to go out with the guy your friend has been trying to hook you up with, and he wants to take you ice skating and to dinner. Sealing in as much moisture as possible is a must to ensure the cold doesn’t leave your twist out or up-do dry and dehydrated. By sealing in extra moisture, the LOC method, would keep your hair glistening under the moonlight or beside candlelight.
You can pretty much use the LOC and LCO interchangeably depending on the look you want to achieve or hair issue you’re trying to combat. Using cream before oil in the LCO method will seal in moisture from the surface, giving your curls a lighter feel, while using oil before cream in the LOC method penetrates the hair sealing in more moisture within, weighing your hair down a little more.
You can switch up the order of the oil in the LOC or LCO method to seal in moisture, or you can achieve the same the level of moisture no matter the method by using moisturizing and sealing oils together. Most people are unaware the difference between a moisturizing oil and a sealing oil, or how mixing them can make hair regimens more manageable and easier to stick to. Be honest, we all want to achieve moisture poppin’ curls and coils as quickly and effortlessly as possible right?
Blending different oils can be a cumbersome added step to the LOC or LCO method, or it can be as simple as using the 5 Essential Oils from our Moisture Miracle collection. We added equal amounts of moisturizing and sealing oils that won’t weigh the hair down or leave it greasy. Pair it with our Coconut Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner and Shea Butter & Flaxseed Oil Curling Cream available online and in-store, in whatever order you choose, to help you achieve just the right level of moisture for any occasion or time of the year.
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