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The L.C.O Method

By now most naturals have heard of the LOC, LCO, LOCS, or another variant of the suggested way to moisturize natural hair. But just as a refresher, the LOC method is a moisturizing method that suggests the order in which products should be layered to maximize moisture retention. LOC is an acronym that stands for Leave-in conditioner, Oil, and Cream. When the S is added to the equation it stands for Sealant. This famous moisturizing method was coined by Alikay Naturals Founder and CEO Rochelle Graham and it has been very popular in the natural hair community.  The method is super easy to incorporate into your natural hair routine because all you do is use products you already own and simply...

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Top 4 tips for long, healthy natural hair

Deep condition with HEAT! This is a GAME CHANGER! Deep conditioning your hair with heat raises the hair cuticles and allows the product to penetrate and deeply nourish your hair. Not only is deep conditioning good for the hair strands but also the scalp. The heat stimulates blood flow to promote healthy hair growth.   Protective styling Protective styling is simply a hairstyle that protects the ends of your hair from breaking off to retain length. Protective styling is a length retention method, not a hair growth method!   Clean and clarify your scalp A clean and healthy scalp promotes hair growth. If your scalp is dirty you are causing the pores to be blocked, hence blocking/preventing hair growth. It...

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