The LCJ method

Many of us had been recommended to seal our hair with oil. However, this does not work for everyone. For instance,  I have been sealing my hair with oil until October 2015. However, my curls were not as defined as I wanted them to be. Besides, the frizz was all over the place. Consequently, my washdays were not lasting very long.

Everyone is used to the LOC or LCO method, but did you hear about the LCJ method? LCJ stands for Leave-in – Cream – Jelly. The difference with the LOC and LCO method is, that our method does not consist of applying oil to the hair. So how does this work? This article will explain everything, I promise!
Step 1. Start with freshly washed and detangled hair.

After the washing and detangling process, you are ready to apply products to your hear.

Step 2. Apply the leave-in conditioner by executing the ‘Praying Hands’ method

Grab your favourite leave-in conditioner and finger comb your hair while applying the product. Start doing the ‘praying hands’ method after distributing the product over your hair. You will achieve extra definition by helping your curls clutter together.


**Recommended leave-in conditioners:

  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen Grow & Restore Leave-in Conditioner by SheaMoisture
  • Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Style Milk by SheaMoisture


Step 3. Apply the cream by executing the ‘Praying hands’ method

Now we will proceed with the cream and as explained at step two, you should finger comb your hair while applying the cream. Thereafter, you should do the praying hands method. Do you notice how defined your curls look? Wait until we finish the last step!

**Recommended creams:

  • Almond & Jai Twisting Butter by Camille Rose Naturals
  • Coconut Shea Curl defining Cream by Eden Body Works
  • Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie by SheaMoisture

Step 4. Apply the jelly by executing the ‘Praying hands’ method

Ok, now you reached the last step. Apply your favourite jelly to your hair. It is not necessary to finger detangle your hair when applying it. Give your hair extra definition by executing the ‘Praying hands’ method.
**Recommended jelly:

  • Curlmaker by Camille Rose Naturals
  • Curling Soufflé by SheaMoisture 

Now let your hair air dry and enjoy a good hair week!

xx Whitney



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