I think I peaked in terms of hair as a toddler. A look back at family photos reveals coiffed ringlets that look straight out of a shampoo commercial. No frizz, split ends, or dryness in sight. (Ah, the good old days!) As an adult, I’ve found that a proper curly hair routine calls for a certain level of finesse, one the L.O.C. method offers in spades.
As YouTuber LaPorcha Tanzale explains, everyone with curly and wavy hair needs to memorize the technique to lock in moisture and control frizz. The routine works on both wet and dry strands, so you can use it fresh out of the shower or anytime your curls need some extra shine.
Learn the 3-step L.O.C. curly hair routine
One of the strengths of the L.O.C. curtly hair routine is that you can reorder the steps as you see fit. For example, some folks (like Tanzale) find applying the cream first to be a more effective option. So give it a whirl, and see what works best for your curls.
L: Liquid or Leave-In Conditioner
Separate your hair into sections and carefully spritz each one with your choice of water (Tanzale adds lavender for a dreamy scent), or a leave-in conditioner.
Pour a dime-sized amount of oil into your hand and run it through each section.
Still focusing section by section, squeeze a teeny-tiny amount of product into your hands. Rub it between your palms and smooth through your hair, starting at the end and working your way up to mid-length.
Well+Good beauty editors recommend: Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Lavender Mint Taming Cream ($17) or Brigeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino and Avocado Leave–In Defining Crème ($20)
There you have it! Your hair is perfectly hydrated and ready for styling, whipping back and forth, or wearing au naturale.
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