L.O.C. stands for Liquid, Oil, Cream. It's a widely used very popular method of moisturizing textured hair. How does it work?
1) Liquid: Use a liquid to hydrate the hair. One can use a liquid leave in conditioner or any water based hair moisturizing product. Even plain old water gets the job done! Some lightweight options are Alikay Natural's Lemon Grass Leave-in, Soultanicals Hair Sorrell Knappylicious Kink Drink or their Knot Sauce Detangler, For.Ti.Fy'd Naturals Hydrating Leave-in or for my type four girls, their Intense Hydration Potion, Obia Naturals Curl Hydration SPray, or Oyin Handmade Juices.
2) Oil: The oil is used to seal in the moisture. There are lots of really great oils out there. Some light weight like Alikay Naturals Unique Oil, The Mane Choice Avocado Oil, Curls Brand Blueberry Bliss oil. Some more weighty like Obia Argan Rose Hair oil, Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil, or BerryCurly Naturals Wild berry Growth Oil.
3) Cream: Use a cream to lock in moisture and prevent loss of moisture between treatments. I use a cream conditioning styler and i'm pretty generous with it( holler if you know what I mean) but if this doesn't give you enough hold, you can use a cream to lock in the moisture and then use a moisturizing gel styler for extra hold. Use the praying hands technique to coat each strand for the very best results! For type 2-3 hair, try the Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Style Setter Hydrating Cream, the Obia Naturals Curl Enhancing Custard, or the Alikay Naturals Creme Brulee Curl Delight (sounds like a desert and smells like one too!). For thicker, curlier hair, try the Obia Naturals Sweet Almond Heavy Cream, or Soultanicals Fluffalicious Curl Nutricious.
This method works for ladies with relaxed hair also! Try the Obia Naturals Curl Hydration Spray for your liquid, along with any of the Oils and Creams mentioned above depending on your hair density!