Hello sweeties… I don’t like Mondays!😌 Anyways, how are you? My week is off to a great start, inspite of my confession up there. I just came around for some hair gist real quick. It’s a hair day. 😎
Yeah, so I wanna talk about going LOCO. In the hair world, you ain’t crazy just yet. We are just talking about keeping the tresses all moisturized and shiny!
First off, LOCO is an acronym for Liquid, Oil, Cream, Oil. It also shows how some people put in their oils and cream to moisturize.
Moisturizing is, without question, one of the most important things to anybody who loves their hair. It keeps your hair bouncy, makes it look radiant and sets your hair slay in motion. Seriously, there is almost nothing as dry as boring, dull-looking hair. You do not want that sitting on your head.
Three ingredients work together to moisturize your hair and that’s where LOCO comes in. It’s about how to play all three of them so that your hair is in the right spot.
First, Liquid. I mean, what is moisture without liquid? There are so many moisturizing creams out there and as I’m all natural, my best is water. Simple, plain water. Easily accessible, heart-warmingly cheap and completely natural. You can spice up your water, it doesn’t have to be plain. Throw in some cucumber slices to twist it up a bit. You can even drink it. Everything adds up to more shine.
Liquid is the basis of anything moisture. You do not have to make your hair wet all the time. It is even bad for your hair and smells that you won’t like might start to waft out. We just want to spray on some water before moving on to the next step. Personally, when I’m not using a spray bottle, I just dip my hands in water and rub it all over my head. Job done.
Hello Humectants! These are substances that draw moisture out of the air and just attract it to themselves. My favourite is honey. Ebun Oluwole from Blog Sizzelle uses glycerin. If dry hair is an issue, mixing a humectant into your cream would be a good idea .
This brings us to the next step. For most people, Oils come next. I would go with using a natural oil like coconut, jojoba or olive oil. There are other exotic oils (Hello Almonds) out there. It’s just important that we understand that we do not have to break the bank to care for our hair.
Most oils penetrate. I’ve said this before, it pays to know the difference. It pays even more to find out what your hair likes and stick to it. Use warm oils when you can. The heat opens your pores and penetration is better. And of course, more warm oils are a pleasure, any day😉.
Finally, we get to Creams. Creams do not penetrate. They seal or block. So after the oils go in, the creams kinda sit on top and prevent them from escaping (pardon my imagination). I use Shea butter. Cheap and it works wonders. My hair gets so soft and it makes everything easy to manage up there. The strong smell might be a downside but it is completely chemical-free. Buy from the local women as much as you can.
Now at this point, some people go back to more oil (LOCO) but this is usually my stop (LOC). Whether you decide to go LOCO or just decide to LOC your hair, it is happy and so are you.
Spray bottles could also be very helpful. I put in water, some drops of oil and honey in mine. Danny puts some conditioner in his (I’ve never tried that one). Just mix it up to suit your hair. You can check out this bottle mix by Ugomma from Blog Sizzelle. Try to stay as natural as possible.
Have a shiny Monday y’all! May your hair stay moisturized all week and may hair troubles find it impossible to find you! 😘😚🤗
Ciao, Clandie Chi.