Moisture & Length Retention

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So this year I am all about retaining length.  As you would have seen in my previous posts for 2015 I am protecting my ends more by challenging myself with a multitude of buns.  But retaining length is not just about protecting your ends. You also have to ensure that your ends are well moisturized so that they would not break.

In this post I am going to talk about the method I use as well as the products for keeping my hair moisturized.

So let us begin!

I use the L.O.C Method for keeping my tresses well fortified with moisture.  For those of you who are not aware of this method, it involves three easy steps.

Step 1:

You use a liquid to hydrate your hair strands.  If you like you can simply use water as your liquid or any leave-in product that has water as the first ingredient.  For this step I use Cantu Moisturizing Curl Activator or sometimes I just use water.

Step 2:

You seal in the moisture from Step 1 by using an oil.  Of course not every oil will do the job. So it is important that you use penetrating oils like olive oil, avocado oil or my personal favorite, coconut oil. These oils do a great job at penetrating the hair shaft and ensuring that the water molecules from your liquid stay on your hair.

Step 3:

Lastly, you apply your cream.  This is the step where you apply the styler of your choice.  The purpose of this cream is to seal and lock in the moisture so ensure that the cream you use is moisturizing and acts as a sealant by closing the hair cuticle.  For this step I use Eden BodyWorks Curl Defining Creme.

Do you use the LOC method?

*List your products in the comments below*

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