Thursday, 6 October 2016

Natural hair lingo

Hey there curlies!

The natural hair community has a language of their own. Here's a list of terms  that are frequently used.

ACV - Apple cider vinegar
BC - Big Chop
Co- Washing - washing your hair with conditioner only
DC - Deep Conditioner
HG - Holy Grail, products that your hair absolutely loves
Dusting - a very light trim
EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive oil
Porosity - Your hairs ability to soak up moisture
Creamy crack - describes relaxers
Manipulation - the amount of time you spend styling or touching your hair
PS - Protective Styling, hairstyles that protects the ends of your hair from breakage and exposure to the elements such as the weather and clothing
Sealing - ( seal the ends)  to seal in moisture to your hair usually with an oil or butter
Slip - How well a product allows your fingers or comb to 'slip' or glide through your hair
TWA - Teeny Weeny Afro
WNG - Wash and Go
APL - Arm Pit Length
Baggy - A method to help reduce breakage and dryness, after moisturising at night, put a shower cap on overnight
EO - Essential Oils
EVCO - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Pre - Poo -Coating the hair with a mixture of oils or conditioner before you shampoo
HHJ - Healthy Hair Journey
HIH - Hands In Hair, to play with your hair all the time
SLS - Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
Transitioning - a process in which you take steps to stop relaxing your hair
Regimen - Your day to day or weekly hair care guide.

So, I hope this list is helpful to you. Please feel free to add more if you have any more. Check out my Facebook page here for more Hairspiration...

 Stay Magical
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