Natural Hair Dictionary: PART 1

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3abc and 4abc- A hair type classification system, for further clarification.

ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)- used to seal cuticle and done when it is final rinsing. 

APL (refers to length of hair)- arm pit length.

BAA (Big A** Afro)

Baggy - Putting a shopping bag, plastic cap, shower cap on overnight, after you moisturize your hair at night.

 BC (Big Chop) - cutting off all the chemically treated hair you have.

 BNC (Braid-n-Curl)- simply plait, twist or braid the hair and roll the ends on rods or flexie. 

 BSL (refers to length of hair)- bra strap length. 

 CBL (refers to length of hair)- collar bone length.

Co-Wash- Using conditioner to wash the hair in place of shampoo cones (are 'silicones', or ingredients found in hair care products that are not water soluble, therefore you would need shampoo to remove them. Failure to wash out cones may lead to build-up, which may result in dry hair and breakage due to suffocation of the strands.) 

DT or DC- Is deep treating or conditioning. It is when you leave a moisturizing protein based conditioner in your hair for an extended period of time (depending on the length of your hair, between 2 to 5 hours), along with a heat source to aid in the penetration process. 

 Dusting- Trimming your hair 1/4 inch or less. This method is also referred to as dusting because even though your hair is being trimmed evenly, it is so little hair, that it just looks like dust is on the floor. 

 EO- Essential Oil

 EVCO- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (used in conditioning treatments or to seal moisture in hair)

 EVOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (used in conditioning treatments or to seal moisture in hair)

 HG- Holy Grail (Products that are tried and true to its word)

 MBL (refers to length of hair)- mid back length.

 Nappyversary- The anniversary of the day you became a natural girl.

 No-poo- No shampoo

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