WnG or W&G stands for Wash and Go. This term refers to the convenient styling of washing hair and applying gel or conditioner to define curls without twisting, braiding or rodding hair.
Two-strand Twists is a style in which sections of hair are divided into two smaller sections which you will then wound around each other.
Twist Out is a style created by two-strand twisting wet or damp hair then allowing it to dry before unravelling the twists to reveal defined curls.
TWA stands for Teeny Weeny Afro. This refers to one to three four inches of textured natural hair which grows up and out.
Transitioning is the process of allowing relaxed hair to move to a natural state before cutting off the relaxed ends. It may also be used to refer to allowing hair to move from a damaged to a healthy state. It involves managing both textures and states of hair for an extended period of time until […]
TNC stands for Twist and Curl. This refers to a technique similar to the braid and curl. Wet or damp hair is styled in two-strand twists then the ends are rolled onto rods or rollers to set the style. It is allowed to dry then the rollers and twists are taken down to reveal a curly […]
Stretching means different things in different contexts: Natural hair – It refers to countering shrinkage by elongating hair in its wet or damp state to loosen the coil or curl so as to reveal the actual length of the hair. Relaxed hair – It refers to increasing the time between each relaxer touch up to […]
SLS stands for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. This is a detergent which is often used in shampoos and permanent and semi-permanent color systems. It aids in stripping away natural oils and moisture so it is one thing to avoid since it can cause chronic dryness which leads to hair breakage.
Slip is used to refer to a smooth glide along the hair surface after applying oil or a conditioner. This is desirable in hair products since it enhances manageability and detangling.
Shingling is the process of adding gel or curl cram to small sections of very wet hair and smoothing the product along between the thumb and fore finger in a downward motion to create a col, curl or wave pattern.
Sealing is the process of applying an oil or a butter or cream to lock moisture into the hair by filling in the gaps in the cuticle to prevent water from escaping.
S&D stands for Search & Destroy. This is the process of locating frayed or weathered ends and trimming them off without trimming off a lot of length.
Protective styling refers to styles that protect the ends of the hair from drying out or becoming damaged. Such styles eliminate the need for frequent manipulation and shield the delicate ends from environmental exposure.
This refers to shampoo.
This is a style in which hair is pulled up into a loose pony and secured loosely at the base with a head band, scarf or pins while the ends are left to extend free.
This is a technique, used to rid the hair of excess moisture, involves lowering head by bending forward and covering hair with a t-shirt or soft cotton material after cleansing, conditioning or adding styling product. This helps to decrease frizz enhance natural curls and lessen drying time.
PJ stands for Product Junkie. This refers to a person who constantly buys several products and brands on the market in a quest for the perfect product.
Pineappling is the process of arranging hair atop the head in a pony puff using ouch- less bands in an effort to preserve curl definition overnight.