Natural Hair Glossary – Part II

Time to discover our NATURAL HAIR GLOSSARY – PART II – a blog post where you get to know the meaning of some odd (or maybe not) words from the naturally curly world 🙂

 

Honey: Is a humectant, which means it draws in moisture from the air. It’s a great way to add moisture and shine to your hair.

 

Jojoba Oil: Non-greasy; moisturizing hair oil that is actually the closest to your natural hair oil and closest to sebum produced by the sebaceous gland. Helps to develop new hair cell growth.

 

No-poo: When a person chooses decides to stop using shampoo in their routine.

 

Oil Rinsing: Called like a step that you do in between shampooing and conditioning. By adding your favourite oil to wet strands and leave on for about 5 minutes will help to detangle and add extra moisture to the hair.

 

Pre-poo: This is done before you shampoo your hair. Oils and/or conditioner are applied to the hair the night before or right before you shampoo.

 

Regimen: Is a step-by-step process of what products you use on your hair during the process of washing or not your hair.

 

Rosemary Oil: Helps to stimulate hair growth and it’s great for dry hair.

 

Sealing: Should be the last step from your regiment – When you apply a bit of oil all over or just on the ends of the hair. The process seals the moisture from the leave-in or cream into your hair strands.

 

Shea Butter: Comes from the nut of the Shea tree, and is rich in vitamins A and E. Shea butter is great for sealing the ends of the hair.

 

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): Can be found in most shampoos, and is an ingredient to stay away from!!

 

Tea Tree Oil: Unclogs the hair follicles which leads to stimulating hair growth. It can free the scalp of bacteria and fungus.

 

TWA: Teeny Weeny Afro

 

Transitioning: Means you have made the choice to transition from relaxed hair to natural hair. You can choose to transition by doing a big chop and cutting off all your hair, or you can gradually cut the perm off. Nobody said it was easy but is definitely worth it. 

 

Twist Out: Is a two strand twist worn loosened out or untwisted.

 

Wash and Go: Is when you wash your hair, apply your products and leave as is letting it dry. No manipulation is used, you just wash and gooo!

 

Photo: Shope Delano

Natural Hair Glossary – Part I, here!

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