- L stands for liquid, i.e. water - it can also be water that's been fortified with herbs, extracts, hydrosols, essential oils etc.
- O stands for an oil or water-free hair butter, any high quality natural oil or butter will do, e.g. a plain coconut oil or the essential-oil-infused Neno Natural's Hair growth Stimulator. Remember a hair butter is just an oil that is solid at room temperature.
- C stands for any creamy or buttery moisturiser or 'pudding' including leave-in conditioners, detanglers and moisturizers
In the LOC method, liquid is applied first, then oil, then cream.
In the LCO method, liquid is applied first, then cream and oil is applied last.
Each layer is applied successively so as to seal or lock in the previous layer.
Try both and then go for what works best. Here's a good strategy: LOC one half of your head and LCO the other half, that way you'll be able to distinguish which side retains more moisture over a 3 to 5 day period. Personally, I like the LCO method.
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