Acronyms/Abbreviations/Definitions!

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I was asked to edit this original post and list all of the FABULOUS replies I've gotten (to include the FAQ entries). Here they are, in alphabetical order:

2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, 4c = curl types
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.
ABUHO= Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil
ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar
AOHR= Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose
AOMM = Aubrey Organics Magic Mandarin Jelly
AOWC = Aubrey Organics White Camilla
APL = arm pit length
AVG= Aloe vera Gel
B&A = Batia & Aleeza gel
BAA = Big-ass afro
BB=Blended Beauty
BBBB = Burt's Bees Body Butter
BRHG= Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
BSL = bra strap length
BTW = By the way.
c = Coarse texture
Canopy = the top layer of hair, which is exposed to the elements the most, and is prone to frizzing
CCB = Donna Marie Coco Curl Butter
CCSS = Jessicurl Confident Coils Styling Solution
CG = Curly Girl routine or "Curly Girl," the book by Lorraine Massey
CHBC = Donna Marie Cocoa Hemp Buttercream
CJ= Curl Junkie
CK = CHS (Curly Hair Solutions) Curl Keeper
clarify = remove build-up from the hair via ACV, lemon juice, or shampooing
Clumping = strands of hair clumping together to form bigger, chunkier curls
CO = conditioner or "conditioner=only" as in not using shampoo
CO wash = conditioner washing
CON = Cream of Nature
Condish = conditioner
Crunch = the hard, crunchy feeling left by some gels when they dry, which can sometimes be scrunched out.
CV= Chagrin Valley
DH = Dear or darling husband
DM = Sometimes used to preface Donna Marie products
DT = deep (conditioning) treatment
DW = Dairy Whip from Flower Moon Soaps
Elucence MBC = Moisture Balancing Conditioner
EOs = essential oils
ETA = Edited to add
EVOO = extra virgin olive oil
f = fine texture
FOTE= Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera gel
FSG=Flax Seed Gel
GDLI = Giovanni Direct Leave=In
GF= Garnier Fructis
GioDLI= Giovanni Direct Leave In
Giovanni DLI/ GDL= Giovanni Direct Leave-In
GVP = Generic Value Products (found at Sally's)
HCC = Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
HE = Herbal Essences
HEBE = Herbal Essence Body Envy
HESMU = Herbal Essence Set Me Up
HETT = Herbal Essence Totally Twisted
HG = "Holy Grail"
HIH = Devacurl Heaven in Hair
HJ = Donna Marie Honey Jelly
HO = Humble opinion
HTH = Hope that helps
i, ii, iii = Fia's hair-typing system descriptors for volume
IIRC= If I recall correctly
IMHO = In my humble opinion
IRL= In real life
ISO = in search of
ITA = In total agreement or I totally agree
JC C&S=Jane Carter Condition and Sculpt
JC N&S= Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
JC=Jessicurl OR Jane Carter
Jessicurl CCSS= Confident Coils Styling Solution
Jessicurl RR= Rockin' Ringlets
KBB = Karen's Body Beautiful (SS = Super Silky, LL = Luscious Locks)
KCCC = Kinky Curly Curling Custard
KCKT = Kinky Curly Knot Today
KWIM = Know what I mean?
KY = KY Jelly, the personal lubricant
L&T = Donna Marie Lock and Twist
LOL = Laughing out loud
LOOB= L'oreal Out of Bed (not to be confused with KY jelly)
LOOC = Lustrasilk Olive Oil Cholesterol
LOTD = Lily of the Desert (aloe vera gel)
LVPNG = L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss (usually refers to the one for medium to long curly hair)
m = medium texture
M&H = Milk & Honey (as in Suave Milk & Honey conditioner)
MGA= Max Green Alchemy
MHC = My Honey Child
MO = My opinion.
Nexxus POTAR = Phyto Organics The Arts Emphasis Redefining Gel
NG= Nature's Gate
OC = Devacurl One Condition
ORS = Organic Root Stimulator
Ouidad CC = Climate Control Gel
Ouidad CQ = Curl Quencher
PHHB = Panyhose head band
pineapple = gathering hair gently on top of head with a scrunchie to preserve curls for 2nd day hair
Pixiecurl diffuser method= leaving diffuser OFF, using the bowl to scrunch hair up to root, turn ON for 30 seconds=1 minute, turn OFF, and then repeat on next section of hair. Minimizes frizz and reduces the amount of disturbance on the rest of your hair while diffusing.
PJ = Product Junkie (addicted to trying the next new, possibly better hair product)
plop = method of wrapping wet hair in t-shirt / microfiber towel
Plop/plunk= Method for putting your wet hair into a towel to encourage curls (video on jessicurl's website)
PM= Paul Mitchell or Private Message
'poo = shampoo
PVP = A polymer found in most gels
QCCC = Innersence Quite Calm Curling Cream
'quats = polyquaternium polymers found in styling products
RR = Jessicurl Rocking Ringlets Styling Potion
Sally's = Sally Beauty Supply
SAO = Sweet almond oil
Scrunch = encourage curl or apply product by gently squeezing/pushing hair upward from end toward root.
SheaM= Shea Moisture Leave In
Shrinkage = shortening of length due to curl tightness
SIF = Devacurl Set It Free
SL = shoulder length
SLS = Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (surfactant found in most shampoos)
SO = significant other
SOTC = scrunch out the crunch
TE = Terressentials
The Mother Ship = Devachan Salon in NYC (Lorraine Massey's)
TIA = thanks in advance
TIGI = TIGI is the brand name. They make the Bed Head and Catwalk lines.
TIGI MM = TIGI Moisture Maniac
TJ = Trader Joe's
TR= Thermal reconditioning
TS = Jessicurl Too Shea conditioner
TTO = tea tree oil
TWA = Teeny weeny afro
Understory = hair under the top exposed layer
WDT= Jessicurl's Weekly Deep Treatment
WSP=Wet Set Pudding which is by Curls by Sisters Smith (CBSS or CSS)


Oh, and I would encourage all you fabulously frequent posters to review/update your signatures - us newbies comb them like I used to comb my curls, and I would love to know all the little tricks you can squeeze into that little space!

Many thanks in advance!



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly
oy, goodness... lets see....

LOOB= L'oreal Out of Bed
BRHG= Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
TIGI-MM= Tigi Moisture Manic I think
AOHR= Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose
FOTE= Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera gel
AVG= Aloe vera Gel
HETT= Herbal Essences Totally Twisted
Jessicurl RR= Rockin' Ringlets
Jessicurl CCSS= Confident Coils Styling Solution
ABUHO= Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil
Plop/plunk= Method for putting your wet hair into a towel to encourage curls (video on jessicurl's website)
Pixiecurl diffuser method= leaving diffuser OFF, using the bowl to scrunch hair up to root, turn ON for 30 seconds-1 minute, turn OFF, and then repeat on next section of hair. Minimizes frizz and reduces the amount of disturbance on the rest of your hair while diffusing.

umm... i dunno, what else is there? lol, I'm sure there's tons...
CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
This comes up a lot. If you do a search for 'acronyms' or 'abbreviations' you'll find a ton of threads.

There are also some acronyms in the FAQs.
CG since 6/15/08!
Medium-Fine/Normal Porosity

http://collegecurly.blogspot.com/
Trying to think of others you might find around here:

FSG=Flax Seed Gel
WSP=Wet Set Pudding which is by Curls by Sisters Smith (CBSS or CSS)
JC N&S= Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
JC C&S=Jane Carter Condition and Sculpt
QCCC= Quiet Calm Curl Control
BB=Blended Beauty
Giovanni DLI/ GDL= Giovanni Direct Leave-In
PM= Paul Mitchell or Private Message
CJ= Curl Junkie
SIF= Set It Free (Devacurl)
HEBE= Herbal Essences Body Envy
JC=Jessicurl OR Jane Carter
WDT= Weekly Deep Treatment (Jessicurl)

Honestly, you pick it up quickly. Once you read a few threads, you see product names and you connect the dots.
This comes up a lot. If you do a search for 'acronyms' or 'abbreviations' you'll find a ton of threads.

There are also some acronyms in the FAQs.
Originally Posted by curlyjenn10
I did a search for acronyms and didn't turn up a lot (at least not condensed), but I didn't try "abbreviations." Thanks for the hint!



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly
WDT- Jessicurl's Weekly Deep Treatment
SheaM- Shea Moisture Leave In
CK- Curl Keeper
GF- Garnier Fructis
HE- Herbal Essences
CV- Chagrin Valley
NG- Nature's Gate
GioDLI- Giovanni Direct Leave In
MGA- Max Green Alchemy

Hee hee because I was new to using internet forums, it took me a while to figure out the following:
DH- Darling/dear Husband
SO- Significant other
ETA- Edited to add
IRL- In real life
IIRC- If I recall correctly
ITA- I totally agree

*I apologize in advance if I repeated any acronym or falsely represent its meaning *
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
- Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
This comes up a lot. If you do a search for 'acronyms' or 'abbreviations' you'll find a ton of threads.

There are also some acronyms in the FAQs.
Originally Posted by curlyjenn10
I did a search for acronyms and didn't turn up a lot (at least not condensed), but I didn't try "abbreviations." Thanks for the hint!
Originally Posted by ReddishRocks
here is a link: Definitions of Abbreviations?
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
Picasa:
Link
Deva Low Poo
Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Homemade FSG
KCCC
Curl Junkie Stuff
BRHG


Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
-wabi-sabi

lol, all this time I thought LOOB stood for "lubrication" as in KY...

MHC - My Honey Child
TE - Terressentials

I just found out the other day that:

m = medium texture
iii = thick

I would see these in people's siggy's and it would drive me nuts trying to figure out what they stood for!
Thanks SSSS!


I have a suggestion for this thread... if the OP would copy and paste all the additions into her
original post, it may be easier to find what we're looking for instead of having to read all the posts to find that one acronym or abbreviation we're scratching our heads over.

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 just found out the other day that:

m = medium texture
iii = thick

I would see these in people's siggy's and it would drive me nuts trying to figure out what they stood for!
Thanks SSSS!


I have a suggestion for this thread... if the OP would copy and paste all the additions into her
original post, it may be easier to find what we're looking for instead of having to read all the posts to find that one acronym or abbreviation we're scratching our heads over.
Originally Posted by CurlyOver40!
Great idea I was thinking the same thing, you should put that on the FEEDBACK board. I've been on there too much lately!
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.
A new one that just popped up this week:

LVPNG - L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss, usually in ref. to the conditioner (pink bottle in the US) or treatment (pink jar under "Envive" in the UK)
BB


http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
RED you ROCK! Thanks for updating this that was really nice of you!!!!! The list is very thorough!!!! WOW!
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.
RED you ROCK! Thanks for updating this that was really nice of you!!!!! The list is very thorough!!!! WOW!
Originally Posted by DEL2C
No problemo! I can't change the message title though - an admin will have to do that it looks like.



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly
Thanks so much for the list! I COULD NOT figure out what IIRC stood for...but now I know!
3A, medium fine. Currently avoiding shampoos, 'cones, 'xanes and sulfates. Hair length - a bit beyond BSL. Mostly CG since July 2, 2008.
Nicely done Red!

Bravo to you!





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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Guide18
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Hi, I edited the title for you.
Here's one I don't see on the list: ISO. I don't know what it means! They use it on the swap board. Is it even an abbreviation?
3A, medium fine. Currently avoiding shampoos, 'cones, 'xanes and sulfates. Hair length - a bit beyond BSL. Mostly CG since July 2, 2008.
Here's one I don't see on the list: ISO. I don't know what it means! They use it on the swap board. Is it even an abbreviation?
Originally Posted by Rose J
ISO = In search of

I'll add it!



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly
Hi, I edited the title for you.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
Thank you! Hopefully that'll help some people out.



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly
thanks so much! this is very helpful

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