OK, y'all gotta stop or clue me in!

I'm so confused with all these acronyms & abbreviations!

I swear I've gone crazy trying to figure them out!

This old brain can't handle it anymore!

LOL























I so feel your pain.. would it kill us to just type out the word?

I mean, really? Would it kill us?

Another thing I wish this site had was a spell checker.

3a/3b

Latest routine:
Sauve Coconut CO
Or
Trader Joe's Nourish
Giovanni 50/50
Giovanni Direct Leave In
JoicoWhip
Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I know there is a list posted somewhere but half the stuff is not listed and I do not have all day to research! I try to spell it out the first time or at least the Brand to make it easier. It Is so funny I couldn't figure out what GTTTT was and it turned out I was using it! ( Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat!)
Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse Also: coconut oil

The abbreviations kill me. I never know what anyone is talking about!

Here is a list that helps me sometimes.
Acronyms/Abbreviations/Definitions!
Teenage curly with 3a-3b course curls
Shampoo: DCLP
Rinse Out: GVP conditioning balm in winter. Devacurl One Condition in Summer
Co Wash: Suave
Styler: LA Looks Curl Gel
Leave in: Devacurl One Condition




The abbreviations kill me. I never know what anyone is talking about!

Here is a list that helps me sometimes.
Acronyms/Abbreviations/Definitions!
Originally Posted by Lil'curls
I've participated in that thread and Reddish Rocks has done an outstanding job keeping it updated... but I still think it wouldn't kill us to type out the words.. I know there are some that most of us know.. Kcc to name one (Kinky Curly Custard) but there are some that I just can't figure out and I'm too lazy to click on the above link.. mainly because it's not where I am.. maybe it should be posted in every sub-forum?

3a/3b

Latest routine:
Sauve Coconut CO
Or
Trader Joe's Nourish
Giovanni 50/50
Giovanni Direct Leave In
JoicoWhip
Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Actually, its KCCC. Kinky Curly Curling Custard . But trust me, in no time you will be swinging the abbreviations out like word vomit! I was the same way, but now the abbreviations make sense. Stick around the site a couple more weeks, and you will get it
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
I actually think of the names as the acronyms now and don't know the full names of half the stuff I put in my hair...how ridiculous is that?
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

burgundy_locks, lazy loops has been around longer than any of us...since 2003 !
Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse Also: coconut oil

Boy, do I agree with you guys. Especially with some products that are not all that widely used (or that will clearly have a short life span here on the boards), it's a royal pain to have to pause and think "Now what was that stuff again?"

And it's such an epidemic that I actually see people doing it on their blogs! I guess they figure that only their NC.com friends will be reading their blogs, but that's really not true -- and if a person lands on their blog from an Internet search of some sort, they will definitely not know what the heck GTTTT or LVPNG (or whatever) is!

I've been trying really hard to spell stuff out the first time I mention it in a post -- the way I would do if I were writing a report or letter or something. We've got a ton of new people here and all the acronyms are so off-putting for them....

Jess: I do the same thing lately in my brain! How wild is that?
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


Fotki password: chuckle
Blog: http://jillipoo.blogspot.com/
Twitter: nopoojillipoo
burgundy_locks, lazy loops has been around longer than any of us...since 2003 !
Originally Posted by Heather0kay
And I still get lost! Especially with the new stuff. Like LV-something; is that "love"-something? LOL
burgundy_locks, lazy loops has been around longer than any of us...since 2003 !
Originally Posted by Heather0kay
And I still get lost! Especially with the new stuff. Like LV-something; is that "love"-something? LOL
Originally Posted by lazy loops
LVPNG: L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

We should start a grassroots movement and actually type out the actual name of products.
You never know, it may catch on.


I also think this LINK should be a sticky in every sub-forum.

3a/3b

Latest routine:
Sauve Coconut CO
Or
Trader Joe's Nourish
Giovanni 50/50
Giovanni Direct Leave In
JoicoWhip
Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Boy, do I agree with you guys. Especially with some products that are not all that widely used (or that will clearly have a short life span here on the boards), it's a royal pain to have to pause and think "Now what was that stuff again?"

And it's such an epidemic that I actually see people doing it on their blogs! I guess they figure that only their NC.com friends will be reading their blogs, but that's really not true -- and if a person lands on their blog from an Internet search of some sort, they will definitely not know what the heck GTTTT or LVPNG (or whatever) is!

I've been trying really hard to spell stuff out the first time I mention it in a post -- the way I would do if I were writing a report or letter or something. We've got a ton of new people here and all the acronyms are so off-putting for them....

Jess: I do the same thing lately in my brain! How wild is that?
Originally Posted by jillipoo
It's crazy. When I'm picking what to use that day only the acronym goes through my head, even though I'm staring at the full name. Although I used to be married to a Marine so acronyms are nothing new for me.

On my blog I put the full name of the product as the title and a good picture if I can get one so that even when I use the acronym it is obvious what I am talking about. I also try to post with the name and then the acronym here when trying to help someone new to the boards.

Just realized I have tons of acronyms in my blog...ahhhh..off to make a helpful list...
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders


Last edited by Jess the Mess; 04-18-2009 at 06:07 PM.
burgundy_locks, lazy loops has been around longer than any of us...since 2003 !
Originally Posted by Heather0kay
And I still get lost! Especially with the new stuff. Like LV-something; is that "love"-something? LOL
Originally Posted by lazy loops

LMAOO!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHHA. Oooppsss . Hey, it happens to the best of us!!! Once i started getting the hang of the abbreviations, i was so excited to use them! Of course, there are some like the LV-WERTSEDFGWSEDRG that i am still like, ummmm . but ever since i began buying every product reviewed, and going broke, i'm starting to get the hang of it... like the first time i saw Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee... i was like OMG BRHG!! I'm a dork
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
Boy, do I agree with you guys. Especially with some products that are not all that widely used (or that will clearly have a short life span here on the boards), it's a royal pain to have to pause and think "Now what was that stuff again?"

And it's such an epidemic that I actually see people doing it on their blogs! I guess they figure that only their NC.com friends will be reading their blogs, but that's really not true -- and if a person lands on their blog from an Internet search of some sort, they will definitely not know what the heck GTTTT or LVPNG (or whatever) is!

I've been trying really hard to spell stuff out the first time I mention it in a post -- the way I would do if I were writing a report or letter or something. We've got a ton of new people here and all the acronyms are so off-putting for them....

Jess: I do the same thing lately in my brain! How wild is that?
Originally Posted by jillipoo
It's crazy. When I'm picking what to use that day only the acronym goes through my head, even though I'm staring at the full name. Although I used to be married to a Marine so acronyms are nothing new for me.

On my blog I put the full name of the product as the title and a good picture if I can get one so that even when I use the acronym it is obvious what I am talking about. I also try to post with the name and then the acronym here when trying to help someone new to the boards.

Just realized I have tons of acronyms in my blog...ahhhh..off to make a helpful list...
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess

Umm... i actually bookmarked the list thread on my iPhone 3g... i draw blanks when i'm at the store... i also bookmarked the thread that talks about what cones are cause i swear some of these cones are in disguise!!
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
Umm... i actually bookmarked the list thread on my iPhone 3g... i draw blanks when i'm at the store... i also bookmarked the thread that talks about what cones are cause i swear some of these cones are in disguise!!
Originally Posted by burgundy_locks
*guano
Another reason I need an iPhone
*end guano
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Umm... i actually bookmarked the list thread on my iPhone 3g... i draw blanks when i'm at the store... i also bookmarked the thread that talks about what cones are cause i swear some of these cones are in disguise!!
Originally Posted by burgundy_locks
*guano
Another reason I need an iPhone
*end guano
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
everyone needs an iPhone
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
And it's such an epidemic that I actually see people doing it on their blogs! I guess they figure that only their NC.com friends will be reading their blogs, but that's really not true -- and if a person lands on their blog from an Internet search of some sort, they will definitely not know what the heck GTTTT or LVPNG (or whatever) is!
jilipoo I googled LVPNG and GTTT and it brought me HERE so it is possible! Jess even found R2D2!
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
burgundy_locks, lazy loops has been around longer than any of us...since 2003 !
Originally Posted by Heather0kay
And I still get lost! Especially with the new stuff. Like LV-something; is that "love"-something? LOL
Originally Posted by lazy loops

LMAOO!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHHA. Oooppsss . Hey, it happens to the best of us!!! Once i started getting the hang of the abbreviations, i was so excited to use them! Of course, there are some like the LV-WERTSEDFGWSEDRG that i am still like, ummmm . but ever since i began buying every product reviewed, and going broke, i'm starting to get the hang of it... like the first time i saw Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee... i was like OMG BRHG!! I'm a dork
Originally Posted by burgundy_locks
I'd be all WTF?!

I used to think BRHG was Biolage. Duh!
burgundy_locks, lazy loops has been around longer than any of us...since 2003 !
Originally Posted by Heather0kay
And I still get lost! Especially with the new stuff. Like LV-something; is that "love"-something? LOL
Originally Posted by lazy loops
LVPNG: L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss
Originally Posted by Nallia
OK! Yeah! I've tried that. I just always type out the name. Or at least the majority of the time. hee

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