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LCO or LOC Method – Have you tried it?

15. March 2015

Have you heard about the LCO or LOC method? To face the winter months I was thinking about to start  a 2 months LCO or LOC method challenge. LCO is an abbreviation for liquid, cream and oil. This shows the order of application of products to keep your hair moisturized and sealed for longer. Moisturized hair is softer and less prone to breakage, splits and knots. This challenge is for all who want to get rid of dry and unhealthy hair. My aim is to get moisturized and gorgeous looking hair in just 2 months !!! I will start the challenge from the 16th of March and end by 16th of May 2015. Let me know if you would like to join. Just comment below.

The LCO or LOC Method

The LCO or LOC method is a moisturising technique that involves using a plastic bag to wrap around your hair soon after moisturising and sealing your hair to retain that moisture. The twists, curls and bends of our hair follicles make it harder for moisture to travel from root to tip. The goal of this method is to keep your hair moisturized and to prevent breakage. There are several different variations of this method. However in every method: You layer products in a specific order to maximize moisture retention.

You have to find out what your hair likes more. My hair prefers the LCO method more. I have done this method last year and saw great results in my moisture level.

The method I prefere: LCO

As I have low porosity hair, I have to be careful how often I do this method and how much products I use to prevent build up. Sometimes, I only use water or a leave-in conditioner and seal everything in with my homemade shea butter mixture.


LCO or LOC Method

Bottle: Water + leave in conditioner, creme and oil


L-Liquid: Water with a small amount of a leave-in conditioner or a water-based leave-in conditioner

C-Cream: Cream based moisturizer

O-Oil: An oil to lock in the liquid and the creme


Don’t forget to:

  • Eat healthy
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Do sport
  • Sleep well
  • Minimize your stress

These points often makes every hair goal easier to achieve. This LCO or LOC Hair Challenge can be repeated any time and on any hair type, texture, or personality.


LCO or LOC Method



Which Method do you do, LCO or LOC?
Which products do you use?

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