The method I advocate to prepare for any style is not new. Years ago, in the early 2000s, Chicoro explained how she was growing her hair to long lengths through an experimental method for retaining moisture in natural hair.
If I follow the method, any hair style I try, works. I may not get the expected result, but I always obtain moisturized, wearable hair. Years later, her method has become natural hair 101. She even wrote, Grow It!, a book about natural hair with great information about length retention.
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Over the years I have experimented with her ideas and came to see the wisdom in her approach. In the video below I explain the reasons behind the LOC Method, origins, and how I prepare my hair for any style using the LOC Method. Check out the video for a look at the method in action and for more details:
Prep for Any Style
I think many naturals use the LOC Method without understanding the steps, which leads to failed styles and product heavy hair. If you want more info, then I encourage you to check out Chicoro’s book Grow It!. Also, Chicoro has a Youtube Channel, and she updates her Fotki!
Take it from an OG Natural, and focus on the technique instead of the products. I often find that instead of focusing on product, the best path to a great hair style is technique