(Try a Hair Milk or a Water Based Hair Cream Instead)
The LOC Method for natural hair = using Liquid (Water, Aloe Vera Gel, etc, Oil (sweet almond oil, coconut oil etc.) & Cream or hair butters (shea butter, mango butter etc.) to seal in moisture, hydrate & protect strands. However I found that this method actually made my hair break more because I have low porosity hair.
When I think about it now it makes perfect sense. When my hair is wet it is already in a weakened state--add low porosity to that & the amount of breakage is increased. "Low porosity hair requires moisturizers rich in emollients . It also benefits from humectant products, which attract and hold moisture to your hair. Choose lighter, liquid-based products such as hair milks that won't sit on your hair and leave it oily or greasy."
My solution is to skip the water & use a water based hair cream or use my DIY leave in & follow with my favorite natural hair butter. Thus resulting in much less shedding, hair loss & fairy knots. You can also try using a Hair Milk made by many natural hair care companies such as Carol's Daughter or SheaMoisture. I've been doing this for a few weeks with my own DIY leave in/butters & I am loving the results!