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Saturday, April 18, 2009




Hair Lingo !

Do you know what "HG", "EVOO", and "BAA" mean? Sometimes Curly Hair lingo can sound like a foreign language. LOL Here is a guide to help you navigate hair sites with ease!!


Some definitions
'poo = shampoo *


Condish = conditioner*


pineapple = gathering hair gently on top of head with a scrunchie to preserve curls for 2nd day hair*


2nd Day Hair = Hair that looks good enough the day after styling that it can just be misted with water or have a little product added try to revive and refresh its style.*


The Mother Ship = Devachan Salon in NYC (Lorraine Massey's) *


Canopy = the top layer of hair, which is exposed to the elements the most, and is prone to frizzing*


Scrunch = encourage curl or apply product by gently squeezing/pushing hair upward from end toward root.*


Crunch = the hard, crunchy feeling left by some gels when they dry, which can sometimes be scrunched out. *


Clumping = strands of hair clumping together to form bigger, chunkier curls *


PJ = Product Junkie (addicted to trying the next new, possibly better hair product)*


Shrinkage = shortening of length due to curl tightness*


SLS = Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (surfactant found in most shampoos) *


PVP = A polymer found in most gels *

plop = method of wrapping wet hair in t-shirt/microfiber towel*


quats = polyquaternium polymers found in styling products *


clarify = remove build-up from the hair via ACV, lemon juice, or shampooing *


Sallys = Sally Beauty Supply*


Fotki page- picture sharing website to chronicle natural hair journey. *

Some abbreviations:
ACV: Apple cider vinegar.*


B&A: Batia & Aleeza *


BAA: Big-ass afro *


BTW: By the way. *


CCSS: Jessicurl Confident Coils Styling Solution*


CG: Curly Girl routine or "

Curly Girl," the book by Lorraine Massey *


CK: CHS (Curly Hair Solutions) Curl Keeper*


CO: conditioner or "conditioner-only" as in not using shampoo


CON: Cream of Nature *


DH: Dear or darling husband*


DT: deep (conditioning) treatment*


EOs: essential oilsElucence *



MBC: Moisture Balancing ConditionerETA: Edited to add*


EVOO: extra virgin olive oil *


FOTE: Fruit of the Earth (aloe vera gel)*


HCC: Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream *


HE: Herbal Essences *


HG: holy grail *


HTH: Hope that helps*


HO: Humble opinion *


ITA: In total agreement or I totally agree *


IMHO: In my humble opinion *


KWIM: Know what I mean? *


LOL: Laughing out loud *


LOTD = Lily of the Desert (aloe vera gel)*


M&H = Milk & Honey (as in Suave Milk & Honey conditioner)*


MO: My opinion. *


Nexxus POTAR = Phyto Organics The Arts Emphasis*


GelORS = Organic Root Stimulator *


Ouidad CC = Climate Control GelOuidad*


CQ = Curl Quencher *


PHHB: Panyhose head band *


PM: Paul Mitchell or private message*


RR = Jessicurl Rocking Ringlets Styling Potion*


SAO: Sweet almond oil *


SO = significant other *


TIA = thanks in advance*


TR: Thermal reconditioning*


TS = Jessicurl Too Shea conditioner*


TTO = tea tree oil *


TWA: Teeny weeny afro*

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