How to: Moisturise Natural Hair (LOC/LCO)
These days, people complement me on having healthy-looking natural hair. It wasn’t always this way though. I moisturise my 4B/4C curls every couple of days depending on how dry they feel or how dull they appear.
It took me so long to figure out what the natural hair gurus meant by “moisturising” natural hair.
I finally figured it out… its a process of giving hair moisture and ensuring it maintains it for a certain period of time.
I initially used to follow the LOC method which involves use of a liquid, an oil and a cream (in that order) for the hair to be fully and properly moisturised. I found that my hair retains moisture better when I follow the LCO method (liquid, cream, oil).
We have different hair textures and our strands respond differently. It’s important to experiment till you find what works best for your hair texture.
Any water based leave-in conditioner added to slightly damp hair is adequate. Ensure that one of the first few ingredients is “aqua” / water. My favourite for this step is KeraCare Natural Textures Leave-in Conditioner.
Coconut and olive oil are able to penetrate the hair shaft. Castor oil is heavier but equally as good, if not better at sealing in the moisture. I love the Profective Mega Growth Oil though because It is light and smells divine. Argan oil is on my wishlist as I have heard lots of good things about it…
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