Cast: When a styling product/gel is applied to wet hair, it hardens during the drying process thereby forming a cast
Clump: Thick fat curls, mostly obtained with the application of conditioner in the shower
CG Method: Curly girl method (check the pinned post for more details).
Co-Wash: Conditioner Washing. Wash hair using conditioner instead of a shampoo.
Low-poo: Sulfate free shampoo
Plop: Watch the video linked in the article below to know how to plop. Plopping removes excess water from your hair and enhances curls. If you have wavy hair then it can help you a lot in clumping the curls.
Pineapple: Tie your hair on the top of your head to prevent hair going frizzy during sleep. Use a satin or silk pillow to sleep or wrap a silk or satin scarf or wear a cap made of same fabric.
Pre-poo: Use of oil or other hair treatment before the shampoo.
Scrunch: Grab hold of your hair in your palm and after making a fist, push the hand towards the roots while squeezing hair with your palms (Watch styling routine video below)
SOTC: Scrunch out the Crunch. Styling products (especially gels, mousse or curl cream) leave cast on hair. Because of this hair feels crunchy and stiff. To remove this cast scrunch your hair once it is completely dry. After scrunching hair will become soft and bouncy.
Styling Products: Products that we use after wash and leave it on.
ACV- Apple Cider Vinegar, used as a clarifying hair and scalp or as a final rinse (1 tablespoon in 1 Cup water). If using as a final rinse then no need to rinse your hair with water after that. The smell goes away after sometime.
DT – Deep treatment
EVOO – Extra virgin Olive Oil
EVCO- Extra virgin coconut oil
FSG – Flaxseed Gel (home made)
HG – Holy Grail, mostly referring to a product that you cannot live without. It is so amazing that it gives consistently good results
KCCC – Kinky Curly Curling Custard
KCKT – Kinky Curly Knot Today
PT – Protein Treatment
RO – Rinse-out conditioner
SOTC – Scrunch out the crunch
STC – Squish to Condish