This post is not sponsored but does contain affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’ve been bigging up the LOC method for years now because it works! And though I’ve broken the process down several times it’s time to really get into the nitty gritty of what products would best serve you when trying to moisturize and retain moisture.
Now that we’ve re-hashed the basis of the steps, lets really talk about what products you should be using. Because not all products are created equally !
BEST L.O.C Method Products For Natural Hair
L= Liquid (leave in conditioner)
Your leave in/liquid option should have water as one of the first ingredients as that is the best moisturizer. If you want to go the heavier liquid version you want to make sure it is creamy and moisturizing. Stay away from leave ins that have alcohol in it and could potentially be more drying than moisturizing.
1. Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave In Conditioner: Use code TNT for 15% off on purchases from Alikay Naturals
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(Aloe Vera Juice) , Cetearyl Alcohol(Coconut derived), Stearalkonium Chloride(Coconut derived), Silk Amino Acids(Natural protein), Vegetable Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Cymbopogon Flexosus ( Lemongrass) Oil Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Natural Detangling Agent), Sorbic Acid(Food Grade Preservative), Fragrance (Parfum), Color Additives, Botanical Blend
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Camellia Sinensis(White Peony Tea) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) oil, Cetyl alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Choloride, Simmondsia Chinensis *(Organic Jojoba oil), Olea Europaea * (Organic Olive) Fruit oil, Glycerin, Glocono Delta Lactone, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernal oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Yucca Schidigera (Yucca) Root Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk (Silk Amino Acids), Potassium Sorbate, Phthalate-Free Fragrance, Citrus Grandis(Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum,Citric Acid.
Ingredients: (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argania Spinosa (Moroccan Argan) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Honey, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Flower, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Pro Vitamin B5, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Rosemary Extract, Fragrance (Parfum).
Your oil option should be moisturizing as well. There is a major difference between a sealant and a moisturizing oil. The moisturizing oils penetrate the hair shaft. The sealants seal the moisture in. Depending on your hair type or structure of your hair you will want to choose an oil that works best for your hair.
1. Olive Oil: Amazing all around but best for women with high porosity hair. Olive oil is one of the few moisturizing oils that is able to penetrate the shaft and moisturize deep from within. I always keep olive oil ready in the kitchen for hair and cooking purposes. Two fold products are always a blessing.
2. Almond Oil: Great for normal porosity hair but does its best job on low porosity hair. It is a lightweight oil and is rich in magnesium which means it helps with growth and length retention. My fave almond oil is the peppermint and almond oil blend from Mielle Organics.
3. Avocado Oil: Best used for those with low porosity hair. Avocado oil is one of my few faves to use in my hair care regimen. Avocado oil also a penetrating moisturizing oil that can penetrate the hair shaft to offer maximizing moisturizing properties.
Your cream option should be thick and moisturizing. If you haven’t figure it out yet… the L.O.C method is all about layering on the moisture and retaining it! So your cream option should be butter based!
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Alcohol, Coconut Oil, Amodimethicone, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Oleo Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, , Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Prunus Amygdalys (Sweet Almond) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, PEG 4 Hydrogentated Castor Oil, Ceteareth-20, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Aspatric Acid, Perfume, Cyclopentasiloxane, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Benzophenone – 3, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Tetrasodium EDTA, Simethicone, BHT
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Botanical Blend , Fragrance
Ingredients: Water(aqua), natural aloe vera gel, vegetable glycerin, organic avocado oil, cetyl esters, behentrimonium methosulfate, rice oil, caprylic/capric triglycerides, yarrow, sage, horsetail, nettle and lavendar leaf extracts, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey cetearyl alcohol, d-pantenol (vitamin B5), hydroloyzed wheat protein, cetyl alcohol, certified organic jojoba oil, polyquaternum-7, phenoxyethanol, natural (phthalate-free)fragrance.
What products have you used for the L.O.C method and what are your recommendations? Share your thoughts with us below!