The LOC method and the LCO method are two common methods for moisturising hair used by people with naturally curly, coily or kinky hair.
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.
What works better? Should you use the LOC method or the LCO method?
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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