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?