Category: L

LCO method

A variant method the LOC method for moisturizing brushable hair after washing. The name of the method is an acronym for “Liquid-Cream-Oil.” A water-based moisturizer is applied to the hair first, then a heavy cream...

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LOC method

A method of moisturizing brushable hair after washing. The name of the method is an acronym for “Liquid-Oil-Cream.” A water-based moisturizer is applied to the hair first, then a sealant oil is applied over it....

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lock brushing

Lock brushing is a method to remove lint and other topical debris from the surface of locks. This technique also redistributes natural scalp oils found at the root of your lock down through the lower shaft, which tends to be...

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latch hook

A handheld tool with a metal hook and moveable, hinged arm that is sometimes used to interlock locks. Latch hooks are often confused with crochet hooks, which do not have any moveable parts.

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lark’s head knot

A knot that is used to secure single-ended locks to to the base of real locks for decorative purposes. This knot is also known as a “cow hitch knot.”

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locks

A race-neutral, culturally neutral term for the locked hair (“deadlocks”) that is not associated with any one group of people or faith. Brambleroots uses this term exclusively, unless referring to a specific,...

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locs

A word first used by black haircare magazines in the 1990s to describe Afro-textured hairstyles — not necessarily locked hair. In recent years, this term has evolved to describe locked hair on people with African or Diasporic...

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loops

Circular, zig-zag, or wave-like protrusions from the shaft of a lock. Loops arise when the shaft of the lock is shrinking, and they commonly develop in hair with loose curl patterns.

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