Need "Sticky" on 4B Hair Abbreviations/Terms

As a newbie to this site, which I love by the way-- so much information and so many beautiful women from all over who resemble me, and who have the same type hair as I do, etc.--

But in reading all the various postings-- there are a lot of terms/abbreviations that I and other newbies need to become familiar with, and was just wondering if it would be possible to have a "sticky" posted at the top with all the terms/abbreviations, and their definitions i.e., Co-Wash, pineapple, etc.

Thanks for hearing me out all!
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http://www.naturallycurly.com/faqs

Some definitions

’poo = shampoo
Condish = conditioner
pineapple = gathering hair gently on top of head with a scrunchie to preserve curls for 2nd day hair
2nd Day Hair = Hair that looks good enough the day after styling that it can just be misted with water or have a little product added try to revive and refresh its style.\
The Mother Ship = Devachan Salon in NYC (Lorraine Massey's)
Canopy = the top layer of hair, which is exposed to the elements the most, and is prone to frizzing
Scrunch = encourage curl or apply product by gently squeezing/pushing hair upward from end toward root.
Crunch = the hard, crunchy feeling left by some gels when they dry, which can sometimes be scrunched out.
Clumping = strands of hair clumping together to form bigger, chunkier curls
PJ = Product Junkie (addicted to trying the next new, possibly better hair product)
Shrinkage = shortening of length due to curl tightness
SLS = Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (surfactant found in most shampoos)
PVP = A polymer found in most gels
plop = method of wrapping wet hair in t-shirt/microfiber towel
‘quats = polyquaternium polymers found in styling products
clarify = remove build-up from the hair via ACV, lemon juice, or shampooing
Sallys = Sally Beauty Supply

Some abbreviations

ACV: Apple cider vinegar.
B&A: Batia & Aleeza
BAA: Big-ass afro
BTW: By the way.
CCSS: Jessicurl Confident Coils Styling Solution
CG: Curly Girl routine or "Curly Girl," the book by Lorraine Massey
CK: CHS (Curly Hair Solutions) Curl Keeper
CO: conditioner or "conditioner-only" as in not using shampoo
CON: Cream of Nature
DH: Dear or darling husband
DT: deep (conditioning) treatment
EOs: essential oils
Elucence MBC: Moisture Balancing Conditioner
ETA: Edited to add
EVOO: extra virgin olive oil
FOTE: Fruit of the Earth (aloe vera gel)
HCC: Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
HE: Herbal Essences
HG: holy grail
HTH: Hope that helps
HO: Humble opinion
ITA: In total agreement or I totally agree
IMHO: In my humble opinion
KWIM: Know what I mean?
LOL: Laughing out loud
LOTD = Lily of the Desert (aloe vera gel)
M&H = Milk & Honey (as in Suave Milk & Honey conditioner)
MO: My opinion.
Nexxus POTAR = Phyto Organics The Arts Emphasis Redefining Gel
ORS = Organic Root Stimulator
Ouidad CC = Climate Control Gel
Ouidad CQ = Curl Quencher
PHHB: Panyhose head band
PM: Paul Mitchell or private message
RR = Jessicurl Rocking Ringlets Styling Potion
SAO: Sweet almond oil
SO = significant other
TIA = thanks in advance
TR: Thermal reconditioning
TS = Jessicurl Too Shea conditioner
TTO = tea tree oil
TWA: Teeny weeny afro
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Last Relaxer: August 2003
Final Chop: October 2004

Photos: http://public.fotki.com/MissKinkyCoily/ : December 2009 Updates


Bless You & Thank you!!
Originally Posted by beaniesmom
No Problem.
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Last Relaxer: August 2003
Final Chop: October 2004

Photos: http://public.fotki.com/MissKinkyCoily/ : December 2009 Updates


Thanks Miss. Kinky Curly... I think you got mostly all of them

KCCC: Kinky Curly Curling Custard
KT: Kinky Curly Knot Today

I'm new too but i figured this one out...and by the way, i love this stuff!!!!
Thanks Miss. Kinky Curly... I think you got mostly all of them

KCCC: Kinky Curly Curling Custard
KT: Kinky Curly Knot Today

I'm new too but i figured this one out...and by the way, i love this stuff!!!!
Originally Posted by nb12
LOL, I just copied and pasted from the link above. But, Im sure there are tons more, not listed.
5 YEARS OF FABULOUS NAPPYNESS


Last Relaxer: August 2003
Final Chop: October 2004

Photos: http://public.fotki.com/MissKinkyCoily/ : December 2009 Updates


Hallelujah!!!!

Thank you, MissKinkyCoily!!!!

I've been here for months and didn't know half those abbreviations!!!!!

Thank UUUUUUUU!!!!
the hair revolution continues... 9 yrs. & counting....

BCs: July '99, March '04, June '04, Sept. '04 whenever I get bored.... LOL!

products that work for me:
homemade aloe vera/jojo/glyc/ honey/coconut oil gel
Giovanni 50/50
Miss Jessie's DT,
Jessi Curl WDT

mantra: "Growth Comes Easily & Effortlessly"

PHOTOS:
http://public.fotki.com/roccmycurls/
What does "BUMP" mean?
the hair revolution continues... 9 yrs. & counting....

BCs: July '99, March '04, June '04, Sept. '04 whenever I get bored.... LOL!

products that work for me:
homemade aloe vera/jojo/glyc/ honey/coconut oil gel
Giovanni 50/50
Miss Jessie's DT,
Jessi Curl WDT

mantra: "Growth Comes Easily & Effortlessly"

PHOTOS:
http://public.fotki.com/roccmycurls/
A "bump" post is done simply to move your topic up higher in the date queue so people will see it.

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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Thank you! This was totally helpful. Do you think this post or this topic could be in one of the opening threads for beginning members to ref? it would be pretty awesome.

ETA: What is BC?
Confusion in the front/4a in the back and around the sides
Transitioning Natural since March 2005
Complete natural (Last of permed hair trimmed out) May 2008 (1 1/2 inches left)

Regimen:
Co-Wash: (Anything on hand atm)
Leave ins: Aussie Moist
Shampoo: Aussie Moist (only if I end up using gel or something out of the ordinary)
Keeping it krazy simple

My hair history:http://photobucket.com/kris_journeyofhair
Pw: krazyk

Last edited by krazyk; 09-02-2008 at 01:48 PM. Reason: question
Thank you! This was totally helpful. Do you think this post or this topic could be in one of the opening threads for beginning members to ref? it would be pretty awesome.

ETA: What is BC?
Originally Posted by krazyk
BC=big chop, as in chop off all hair that is relaxed
you may also see LC which I think members used if they grew out their hair instead of going for the gusto
layer cake of tight, spongy and silky/thready S strands that kink more than they coil
spiced with a few spiral coils and non-curling waves
mostly medium and fine with a sprinkle of coarse strands
protein is yummy
Thank you! This was totally helpful. Do you think this post or this topic could be in one of the opening threads for beginning members to ref? it would be pretty awesome.

ETA: What is BC?
Originally Posted by krazyk
BC=big chop, as in chop off all hair that is relaxed
you may also see LC which I think members used if they grew out their hair instead of going for the gusto
Originally Posted by CoilyOne1812
Thank you!
Confusion in the front/4a in the back and around the sides
Transitioning Natural since March 2005
Complete natural (Last of permed hair trimmed out) May 2008 (1 1/2 inches left)

Regimen:
Co-Wash: (Anything on hand atm)
Leave ins: Aussie Moist
Shampoo: Aussie Moist (only if I end up using gel or something out of the ordinary)
Keeping it krazy simple

My hair history:http://photobucket.com/kris_journeyofhair
Pw: krazyk
Wfew, I started to make decoded these acronyms into a game, lol. Thanks a bunch

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