Always begin with your natural texture.
You need at least ½ inch of new growth for most hairstyles. It is recommended to wait for your hair to grow out. Don’t try to LOC relaxed hair. It will lead to breakage, wasting all your efforts. Wear braids or a wig before growing hair. Then, make a new style.
(WIKI: The Liquid Oil Cream Method or L.O.C method is a technique for moisturizing hair. It consists of hydrating the hair with water or a water-based product which is your liquid, sealing in the moisture with oil and then applying a cream product to close the hair cuticle which prevents moisture loss.)
Clarify and deep-condition your mane.
Set up your hair up for success, starting off with a clean scalp and healthy, well-conditioned coif. A few weeks before getting your twists, coils, braids, rolls, you should use strengthening and moisturizing treatments.
Before starting your hair, you should not wait too long. Start the process early and let your tresses grow into the long, luscious hair you want, as it is easier to clean and maintain short hair than 3 or more inches of hair.
LOC hair according to its natural patterns.
It is not possible to create uniform partings all the time. In order to prevent unnecessary pulling and tension on hair, you can go to your beautician, or you can spend time getting acquainted with your hair.
Do a test run.
Try different extensions and wigs to find a suitable one you like.
Always wet hair and dry it thoroughly.
Wet curls or kinks are easier to handle. Drying together helps the strands fuse.
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