Commonly used terms & Acronyms

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

Condish: Conditioner

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.

How to Plop

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.

How to tie hair at night

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)

How to scrunch

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