By Jackie M.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holidays are right around the corner, and with holidays comes bitter cold weather. So, my curls are in desperate need of some TLC. I decided to try the L.O.C. Method which stands for Leave-In/Oil/Cream in the order that it should be applied to your hair.
Recently I tried using an Oyin Handmade product for the first time, and had pretty good results, so I took another trip to Sally Beauty to find an oil and cream to add to the leave-in. I’m slowly turning into a product junkie! Oh dear… seems like it anyways.
These were my products of choice for my winter hair repair regimen:
My Curl Health History:
Before I applied my products, I was working with two day old curls that I actually cleansed and conditioned, however my curls are painfully dry, and my ends are very “snappy”. I have to admit I have to not been able to thouroughly condition my hair since having to take care of it on my own. It has also been extremely challenging to rinse my hair adequately and other things that my hair needs since I am living in a new city. I used to go to a regular profession hairstylist twice a week, and my hair was so thick and strong then see throwback pics here:
My hair is really struggling these days and I want to show you the difference before letting you know my L.O.C. Method results.
My hair is brittle, dry, and very weak these days and I attribute it to having a bad hair chop months ago, and struggling to maintain my hair on my own. I also have been overheating my curls, trying Curlformers, Softhood, blow dryer, etc, and not using heat protectant has really affected my hair. I’m not a hairstylist and trial and error has made this journey more challenging for me. The difference is I feel that my hair is limp, and seems to be stuck at one length: Granted my curls can withstand a lot, but I think I have overconditioned and overheated them, and now they just feel weak.
To repair the dryness, I am committing to conditioning with this winter curly cocktail at least once a month, and less washing of the hair. No heat with Curlformers *fingers crossed* and maybe no Denman brush only finger detangling for the next 3 months.
My Winter Hair Repair Regimen:
Starting on starving, recently two strand twisted hair, I unraveled all of my twists and one at a time, and applied product in small sections from ends up, focusing more on my ends. My hair was so frizzy, and ends are in bad shape, see pics below:
Start with the Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries Leave-in. This comes in a spray bottle, so I saturated my curls and hand-rolled to make sure the product really got into my ends. Apply The JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL (JBCO) next. I decided to use JBCO because have had great results using Shea Moisture JBCO products before. Focused on my ends again, and hand-rolling really helped!
I applied the Oyin Handmade Hair Dew Hair Lotion, as my cream product. Then retwisted my hair in bigger sections.
Trying out this Hair Dew for the first time, and it’s another winner from Oyin Handmade! It’s lightly scented and lightweight, white cream. I placed my deep conditioning cap on and left it overnight, crunching noises every time I moved. Sorry to my poor husband lol he was not intrigued by the crunching noises haha.
The Results Are In:
Don’t let your curls suffer in the cold like I started to do. Give your curls adequate moisture and I definitely recommend Oyin Handmade products along with 100% JBCO to get you started. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for reading! CW