Then onto the LOC Method!
The ‘Liquid Oil Cream Method’ or L.O.C. method is a technique for moisturising hair. It involves hydrating the hair with water or a water-based product (your liquid), sealing in the moisture with oil and then applying a cream product to close the hair cuticle which prevents moisture loss.
Afro and curly hair will benefit from the L.O.C method due to the increased potential for breakage points in the hair fibre, and the difficulty moisture has travelling down the cuticle. Some protective styles designed to reduce combing work such as braids can also place more pressure on the hair fibre and exacerbate hair breakage.
Step 4. L: Super Milk. Coconut, almond and oat milk smooth onto the hair, bringing definition and improving the condition of the cuticle. Part your hair into four sections when it is wet or towel-dried, then spray and detangle with a wide tooth comb or tangle teezer from the ends to the roots.
Step 5. O: Renee’s Shea Souffle. Inspired by a traditional family recipe, this soufflé is a real treat for hair and scalp. Soften and strengthen hair with moisturising avocado and almond oils then add shine with coconut oil. Work a little (or a lot for denser, thicker curls) between your hands and apply on top of Super Milk.
Step 6. C: Curl Power. Cocoa butter combines with argan, coconut and jojoba oil to hydrate and protect the hair. Hold onto moisture with the help of molasses, a natural humectant, that leaves the hair looking bright and healthy, as ethyl macadamiate protects the hair from heat and humidity. Layer on top of Renee’s Shea Souffle to lock in all that moisture
Step 7. Choose your favourite protective style such as single twists, braids or simply leave hair out in its natural shape. Choose your favourite one and let these products protect and moisturise your hair.
Step 8. Added bonus if you can get this exclusive product. Set the style with Drop and Roll, currently available in Oxford Street, Birmingham and Liverpool stores. If you opted for a protective style such as braids, this mousse acts as an amazing setting lotion to keep stray hairs away whilst keeping your style tight and fresh. It is high hold thanks to the ingredient PVP, giving the hair some extra weight and control. Pump a few dollops into your hands and pat over your style. For maximum effect, use a satin headscarf on top and diffuse with a hairdryer on medium heat.