Natural Hair Dictionary & Terminology

Hey Curlies,

If you haven't already noticed, I changed around the menu bar. I've added some things, got rid of some things and just simply moved some things around.

One thing I've decided to remove from the menu bar is the Natural Hair Dictionary page. I decided to just create a post for it instead. This way you all can still reference it, especially my new curlies.

Here are some terms that you might see or hear in the natural hair community

DC- Deep Conditioner

Baggy- Applying a shower cap after you have moisturized and sealed. Can be done overnight.

BSS- Beauty Supply Store

BC- Big Chop

BSL- Bra strap length (hair that touches the bra strap)

APL- Arm Pit length (hair that touches the arm pit)

ACV- Apple Cider vinegar *used to clarify scalp*

Co-wash- Washing with conditioner only in place of shampoo

Cones- Silicone (these are found in most conditioners and shampoos)

Creamy Crack- Relaxer or "perm"

Dusting (your ends)- trimming off a little more than 1/4 inch if your hair.

EVOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil

MBL-Mid Back Legnth

PJ- Product junkie. A naturalista who is obsessed with buying hair products.

Pre-Poo- Conditioning the hair with a mixture of oils before cleansing the hair with a conditioner or shampoo. Leave on for at least 30 mins.

SSK- single strand knots aka fair knots. Knots that are hanging by one strand of hair.

TWA- Teeny- weeny afro

Transitioning- Growing out the relaxed hair to expose the natural texture

WNG- Wash and go. Co washing your hair and then adding a cream or gel to your hair to preserve the natural state of your curls.

Slip- Used when determining how slippery a product is. Usually applies to conditioners.