Sarah Sango is an afro hair consultant at the Lush HairLab, a salon like no other, where groundbreaking products for all hair types are created every day.
With an incredible 19 years of experience in the hairdressing industry, as well as a passion for client care and interaction, Sarah has contributed her skills and expertise in afro hair to Lush HairLab to help develop inclusive and effective products
The LOC method
The ultimate nourishing and protecting routine for your afro curls and coils, LOC is an abbreviation for “Liquid, Oil & Cream”. This method involves applying three products in a particular order onto freshly washed hair. You can follow by twisting or braiding the hair strands together, for a protective style, or just leave to air dry. This method helps to lock moisture into curls, leaving hair thoroughly moisturised.
Begin by spraying Super Milk generously throughout hair, ensuring roots to ends are covered. This can be done after sectioning the hair into 4 or 6 sections, or simply sprayed throughout. Feel your hair soften thanks to the combination of Oat, Almond and Coconut milk and enjoy the sweet scents of tonka and vanilla absolute. Work product through with fingers or use a wide tooth comb to distribute evenly, starting at the ends and working towards the roots.
Now it’s time for the oils! Treat yourself and your hair to Renee’s Shea Souffle, lovingly created by Sarah herself inspired by her Sister Renee’s homemade recipe. This lovely blend of shea butter, avocado oil and extra virgin coconut oil provides a delicious smelling hydration. Take a generous scoop, rub oils throughout hair and comb through from ends to roots. These oils can also be applied to and massaged into the scalp to soothe any irritation or dryness.
Lock that moisture in with the mighty Curl Power. A curl cream packed with conditioning ingredients to perfect your style, from protective linseed gel to the shine-inducing lanolin both perfect at sealing your curls natural shape. Apply a generous amount to sections of the hair starting from the nape of your head working towards the top. Packed with Molasses, this humectant filled product can assist your twists, braids, bantu knots, or even a natural Fro- as the rich blend of argan, coconut and jojoba oils and cocoa butter will keep it moisturised.
You can knot wrap your hair in a scarf made from either satin or a silky material to ensure that it does not absorb any product and your curls get all the hydration they need. Wear until you are ready to style your hair. Why not select one of our lovely vintage Knot Wraps to do the trick?
If after two to three days hair is calling for more moisture, no need to wash your hair! Just revitalise your style by applying the LOC method again.
This article is by Polina Atabekian, Revised by Sarah Sango & Kayleigh Hill, Sept 2020