Terms Every Natural Girl Know


Terms Every Natural Girl Know

Have you ever gone to a natural hair site and felt completely lost. There are a number of terms and abbreviations that just leave you feeling left out. So, I am going to try no make the whole process a bit easier. This way you can at least step though the door without feeling like everyone is speaking a different language. Down below you will find your own starter kit.


ACV — apple cider vinegar

BAGGY — a method of sealing in moisture in the hair by using plastic caps or shower caps either overnight or for long hours.

DUSTING — To trim 1/4 or less of the ends of the hair.

PRE-POO — A method of applying either oils or conditioning the hair before washing with shampoo.

SEALING — A method of sealing the moisture in the hair with oils and moisturizers.

TWA — Teeny Weeny Afro

MBL — Mid Back Length

APL — Armpit length

BSL — Bra Strap Length

BC — Big Chop

NG — New Growth

DC — Deep Condition

CW or CoWash — Conditioner Wash


EVOO — Extra Virgin Olive Oil

EVCO — Extra Virgin Coconut Oil


2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, 4c — Curl Types

Photo Credits — Chrys Craymer — smoochnyc.com