Did you know that there are an awful lot of different kinds of oils for curls, each with its own effect? Think for example of jojoba oil, avocado oil, argan oil, and castor oil. In hair oil we can make a distinction between two types: oils that have the property of being able to penetrate into the scalp and hair (hydrating oil), and oils that remain on the hair (sealing oil). Which oil is most suitable for your hair depends entirely on your hair and what you want to achieve with the oil. Do you want less dry and frizzy hair? Then choose a moisturizing oil. Do you want more shine? Then choose a sealing oil. Want a little of both? You can with the types of oils that can do both. They can all be found in the list of oils above. These CG friendly oils do not contain silicones, sulfates, parabens or drying alcohol.
Once you’ve found the best oil for your hair, apply it to wet hair: after shampooing and before you apply your styling product. For this you can use the LOC Method: this is a technique for moisturizing your hair and then making sure your hair retains that moisture. You start with leave-in conditioner, which moisturizes your hair. Next, you use oil to seal in your hair to help it retain moisture. Finally, a cream (or gel or mousse) gives your hair a nice curl definition. You can also reverse the oil and cream steps, then you speak of the LCO Method. Try it out, and find out what works best for your curls.
You can also use an oil to squeeze a gel cast out of your curls. This is a hard layer that you get when your hair is dried with gel. An oil like jojoba can also work well for a dry, and itchy scalp. After washing your hair, apply a few drops of oil to your scalp, and massage it in.