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How can I soften my 4A natural hair?

How can I soften my 4A natural hair?

4A hair may need to be moisturized every day or every other day. You can use oil if your hair is particularly dry. Coconut oil works well for adding moisture while you shape your curls because of its ability to penetrate the hair shaft, unlike most oils.

What hair type is the LOC method for?

Coily hair, tight-textured hair, low porosity hair, high porosity hair, damaged hair, and those who are interested in guarding against moisture loss are the most likely to benefit from the LOC method.

How often should you do the LOC method on natural hair?

Frequency. You can do the LOC method every time you attempt your wash-and-go. This can range between every few days or a week or more. You shouldn’t have your hair-washing sessions exceed more than two weeks, however, or you risk severe product buildup.

Is LOC method good for 4C hair?

Lock in moisture using the LOC method The LOC method is one of the best ways you can keep 4C hair moisturized. This method relies on hydrating the hair with water or water-based product. The moisture is then sealed in with an oil, and then the hair cuticles are closed using a cream, which prevents loss of moisture.

What type of porosity is 4a hair?

Definition: Classified ad hair that is coily and tightly curled without the defined ringlets of Type 3 Hair. Keeps the same shape usually when wet or dry. Type 4a Hair: Coily and forms tight perfectly cylindrical curls. The curls tend to be the width of a pencil and are quite springy.

Can I use shea butter in LOC method?

For high porosity, heavier oils such as coconut oil, shea butter, or olive oil work wonders. This step is all about sealing in moisture and protecting the hair from the elements. You can use a styling cream or a leave-in, and for extremely dry, brittle hair a moisturizing hair butter works as an effective sealant.

Is LOC for low porosity hair?

In general, low porosity naturals will find better results from the LCO method, while high porosity naturals will find better results from the LOC method. Remember: it’s important to experiment with a routine for at least a few weeks to see if your hair responds to it.

What oil should I use for LOC?

Oil: carrier oils such as coconut oil, castor oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, olive oil are best. Carrier oils are suggested because essential oils are too light to seal moisture into the hair. Essential oils also evaporate quickly and are best used with a carrier oil to “carry” the oil onto the scalp and skin.

Is Loc or LCO better for 4C hair?

There is a general consensus that the LOC method works best on type 4 hair (4a,4b,4c) and and the LCO method on type 3 hair (3a/b/c) and those with low porosity hair.

What does 4a hair type look like?

Type 4a hair has medium-sized, loosely packed curls. The curls have a springy S-shape and are about the size of a crochet needle. If you look closely at the 4a hair type, you’ll notice the curls are not as interlocked as 4b or 4c curls. Each 4a strand independently curls or spirals away from other neighboring strands.

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