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Dianne Austin

Dianne is the co-founder of Natural Haircare News and Coils To Locs.com. She's been blogging about natural hair ever since she made the decision to break free of the creamy crack in 2012.
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Natural Hair ChallengesJust what are some of the top concerns of women with natural hair? According to Felicia Leatherwood, natural hair expert, the top concerns are:

  • Retaining moisture
  • Gaining length

Felicia shared her tips on how to retain moisture which in turn will prevent breakage and help you to retain length:

1. Use the LOC method to infuse moisture and alleviate dryness. 

LOC is an acronym for:

LLiquid

O: Oil

C: Cream

Felicia recommends that after washing your hair, mix one part conditioner and two parts water. Use a rich conditioner; one with lots of slippage. Add your favorite oil, put on a plastic cap and go to bed.  (Protect your pillows with an old towel).  Rinse in the morning.

Starting with wet hair is an important step in the LOC method because the cuticle is open when the hair is wet so the hair is “ready to receive all of the conditioner that you add to your hair.”

You can repeat the LOC method over a 3 to 5 day period according to Felicia to “train your hair to lock in the moisture and define your curl pattern.”

2. Lock in moisture by using a leave in conditioner.

It’s a quick and easy way to seal in moisture after you shampoo.

Felicia Leatherwood Month:  In our next post, Felicia shares her views on whether sulfate is really bad for your hair as well as her thoughts on the best oils to use for your hair.  (You’ll also learn which “go to oil did not make the best oil list).

Author: Dianne

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