Moisturizing natural hair protects it from breakages, dryness, makes it softer, more easy to manage and also helps make the hair grow more healthier.
To moisturize the hair is not a difficult thing to do but most of us have a problem when it comes to it. Also oiling the hair does not add moisture to hair. If you oil your hair without adding water or any water based conditioner to your hair, your hair will be dry and have a bristle texture.
Some natural men and women have really thick and course hair and to make such hair manageable you have to moisturize it. Having a low porosity hair also needs frequent moisturizing. Moisturizing the hair can be done in the morning, afternoon and evening especially if your hair has low porosity.
Moisturizing the hair can be done in the LOC which is liquid, oil, cream method or LCO; liquid, cream and oil. LCO simply is to add water or water based product, water can be applied by the use of a spray bottle. The next step is to apply oil, most people are likely to use coconut oil but other oils such as jojoba and olive among many others can be used as long at it works for you. And the last step is to add a hair cream and Shea butter is a good example of cream to use. The oil and cream seals in the moisture. The LCO is also same as the LOC except the cream is added before the oil.
This is how I moisturize my hair, I use the LOC and LCO methods interchangeably. Am now using a new hair product called Zabri naturals, it came with some oils which I use in sealing the moisture. I use water for the liquid, I apply the water with a spray bottle. Then I use my Shea butter . After that I twist my moisturized hair or braid small or big corn rolls. And I cover it up with a silk scarf.
Please use a silk scarf or sleep on a silk pillow, silk materials do not drain the moisture from your hair as much as a cotton scarf or pillow will.