Natural Hair Terms And Acronyms: Part 1


If you have searched different hair forums and sites, you may come across many different natural hair acronyms. Here is a break down of some of the frequent acronyms used to describe natural hair. 

No Poo: Sulfate Free Shampoo.

Co-Wash: Conditioner Only Washing.

DC: Deep Condition. 

Pre-Poo: Pre-conditiong the hair with oils or conditioner prior to washing it.

No Cones: Using products that do not contain Silicones (an ingredient commonly found in popular hair care products.)

SLIP: Refers to the slipperiness of hair, prior to detangling. 

BC: Big Chop (When women cut off chemically or heat damaged hair, so that they are fully all natural. 

GHE: Green House Effect: (method of using a plastic cap to stimulate the sebum in our scalps to moisturize the hair.)

CGM: Curly Girl Method (Co-Washing and using No Cones to cleanse and style the hair.)
PJ: Product Junkie

ACV: Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse, commonly used to clarify hair.

CWR: Cold Water Rinse.

TWA: Teeny Weeny Afro.

WO: Water Only.

-These are some of the basic terms, there are a ton more. I will cover some more next time, so check in for Part 2. 

-What are some of the terms you frequently use? 

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