Is there really a difference between choosing the LOC or LCO method for your hair? Both methods are to help the hair retain as much moisture as possible, but which one is best?
Liquid – This is water or a water based product. This could be a leave-in conditioner, an aloe-based conditioner or juice or a water based mix of your own for example.
Oil – An oil or an oil based product or oil based mix of your own.
Cream – A creamy product that contains emulsifying surfactants.
The LOC Method is to layer products on your hair in the following order: Liquid – Oil – Cream while the LCO Method switches the order to Liquid – Cream – Oil.
The principle ingredient ‘Liquid’ should always be first. This is the base product to keep the hair moisturised. The other layers will help slow down the evaporation of this product layer. The main difference that you might find switching the last two ingredients is the feel of your hair. You can of course finish with your favourite gel for extra hold.
Some say that switching to LCO means that the oil will seal in both the Liquid and Cream rather than just the liquid in the LOC method.
Sunny Isle Extra Dark Jamaican Black Castor Oil (best for high porosity hair)
Trepadora Inca Radiance Smoothing Elixir (for all hair types)
Let us know which method works for you.