How To Moisturize Natural Hair
Hey guys. Hope everyone is doing great. Today I want to talk about moisturizing our hair. Because of the weather and many other factors, our hair tends to dry out easily. Which is why we have to moisturize our hair daily.
Moisturizing the hair is just putting and keeping moisture in the hair. There are two methods to moisturize our hair and they are the LCO and the LOC methods.
L stands for Liquid which can be water, leave in or a water based moisturizer.
O stands for Oil which is basically your oils like coconut, grape seed, olive, castor, avocado oils etc.
C stands for Cream which can also be butter like your curl cream, Shea butter, mango butter etc.
The L is the first thing you put in your hair, its the moisturizer. Its what moisturizes your hair. The O or the C can go right after. They let the moisture to penetrate the hair strands and scalp. The last thing to go can either be the O or C too, this will help lock the moisturizer in. And let your style stay put.
How To Properly Moisturize Your Hair
– Put hair into sections. Four or more. Handle them one after the other.
– Spritz your water or leave in, or apply your water based moisturizer first, massage it in well, let it saturate, then finger comb or use a wide tooth comb, then apply your oils or cream first depending on whether it’s the LCO or LOC method you’re using, then cream/butter or oils lastly to seal in the moisture.
– Lastly, twist or braid the hair so it’ll stretch well enough for the style you want to achieve the next day. Wear your satin bonnet or scarf. 🙂
Most Naturals use the LOC method, maybe because creams or butters are the heaviest out of the 3 but you should do whichever works for you and stick with it. It’s better to moisturize at night so you won’t do much in the morning. Just style and leave the house. Also it’s good to have a tiny spray bottle with water and oils to spritz with whenever the hair might feel a little dry. Just have it in your bag for use.
Water is the best moisturizer but if you don’t feel like it, which I strongly suggest you should, a leave-in is also very handy and good. Water based leave-in or moisturizer. Examples are Cantu Shea butter leave in, Cantu argan oil leave in, Cantu leave in for natural hair, Shea moisture leave in, elasta qp olive oil and mango leave in conditioner. also TGIN daily moisturizer, organics moisturizer too is very good. Oyin hair dew too.
Examples of oils are coconut, castor, almond, avocado, olive, grape seed and so on.
Examples of butters and creams are Shea butter, Cocoa Butter, avocado butter, mango butter, ORS Curls defining creme, Shea moisture curl and style milk, Shea moisture thickening growth milk (this can be used as liquid too)Jane Carter nourish and shine. Oyin burnt sugar pomade.
Please please, Moisturize daily. It helps to retain length, prevent and combat dryness, keeps the hair soft and fluffy, helps with frizz, gives the hair sheen and shine. Moisturizing the hair is a very necessary part of keeping and growing long healthy natural hair.
I hope this post has helped clarify and answer any questions you have. If you have more questions, use the comments section and also ask on Twitter @Kinkyparadiseng.
Until next time, peace, love and moisturized hair!