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06-27-2011, 03:55 PM
Common Acronyms and Hair Care Terminology

ACV - Apple Cider Vinegar
APL - Arm Pit Length
AO GPB - Aubrey Organics GlycogenProtein Balancer
AO HSR – Aubrey Organics HoneysuckleRose

BAA – Big A$$ Afro
BC - Big Chop
BSB – Below Shoulder Blade
BSS - Beauty Supply Store
BSL - Bra Strap Length
BTW - By The Way

CBL – Collar Bone Length
CD HM - Carol's Daughter Hair Milk
CD HHB - Carol's Daughter HealthyHair Butter
CD SoMM- Carol’s Daughter Some of Marguerite’sMagic
CL – Classic Length
CON - Creme of Nature
CW -Cowash or Conditioner Wash
CWO – Conditioner washing only

DB - Deep Brilliance
DC – Deep Conditioner or DeepConditioning

EL – Ear Length
EO - Essential Oil
EPO - Evening Primrose Oil
EVCO – Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil

HELTR – Herbal Essence Long TermRelationship
HHG - Happy Hair Growing
HHJ - Healthy Hair Journey
HL – Hip Length
HTH - Hope This Helps

ICAM – I Couldn’t Agree More
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
IIRC - If I Remember Correctly
ITA - I Too Agree

JBCO – Jamaican Black Castor Oil
JMO – Just My Opinion

KUTGW – Keep Up The Good Work


LBL – Lower Back Length
LUST - L'oreal Unfrizz SmoothingTreatment

MBL – Mid Back Length
MN – Miconazole (Antifungal foundin Monistat)
MTG - Shapley's Original 'Mane-Tail-Groom'

NL – Neck Length
NTM - Neutrogena Triple Moisture
NSFW - Not Safe For Work

Pic – Picture or photo
PJ - Product Junkie
PS – Protective Style

SHS – Scissor Happy Stylist
SL – Shoulder Length
SSK - Single Strand Knot

TBL – Tail Bone Length
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TL – Thigh Length
TWA - Teeny Weeny Afro
WGO - Wild Growth Oil or Wheatgerm Oil
WL – Waist Length

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Baggied Bun – Wrapping moisturized hair into a bun and then covering it with a plastic baggy to retain moisture.
Big Chop - Cutting off relaxed ends or cutting hair down to natural hair.
Bump or Bumping - A post made to cause the thread to move to the top or higher up on the list of threads.
CoWashing - Using conditioner to wash hair instead of shampoo.
Dusting - cutting approx 1/8 - 1/12 of an inch from your ends to maintain your hair. It can be done to search and destroy split ends or to keep up your trims. Many people consider a trim to be 1-2 inches. When you dust, you don’t notice much of a difference.
Oil Rinsing - Used to add moisture to the hair. Wash hair (or cowash) in warm water. Cover strands with oil of choice, working it through. Rinse well with very warm water. The apply favorite conditioner and rinse with cool water to close cuticles and seal in moisture. Many report this process makes detangling easier.
Slip - When the comb glides through the hair (tangle free).
Whole-Head Baggy – Wearing a plastic cap on the head, mainly overnight, to retain moisture.



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ebsalita
07-31-2011, 04:04 AM
Could you please add a couple of lines to explain oil rinses - I learned about these recently and they're great. TIA - please add TIA too - thanks in advance.

Ooh - I've just remembered please add SSK - the dreaded single strand knots.

Tink
08-15-2011, 04:28 PM
There's a new term coined by EbonyCPrincess floating around. It's NLV (Non-Length Victory). I love it because it celebrates every victory we have along the journey to our goal length. Check out her blog http://longing4length.blogspot.com/2011/07/hair-lingo-new-hair-term-nlv.html