Just a few weird and wonderful abbreviations you may come across ...
EL – Ear Length
NL – Neck Length
SL - Shoulder Length
APL – Arm Pit Length
BSL – Bra Strap Length
MBL – Mid back Length
WSL – Waist Length Hair
NG – New Growth
BC – Big Chop
DC – Deep Condition
CW- Conditioner wash
PJ – Product Junkie
EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
EVCO – Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
M'n'S (not the shop!)- Moisturize and Seal
Prepoo | Preparing your hair prior to shampooing. You do this by adding a moisturizing conditioner or oils to the hair . You can do this overnight or 30-40mins before you shampoo. This helps keep the moisture in your hair after you shampoo or clarify.
Co-washing | Washing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. This helps to put moisture back in the hair without stripping the hair of its natural oils.
Stretching | Prolonging the time between relaxers. Instead of relaxing at 6 wks, relaxing every 10, 12 or more weeks.
Deep conditioning | Deep conditioning revives dull lifeless hair therefore giving it more strength, elasticity, moisture, softness, and shine. It is a really good way of replenishing lost moisture leaving it less prone to breakage. It's good to deep condition at least 1x per week.
M 'n' S a.k.a Moisturize and seal | Applying a moisture based product to dry hair without washing it out and then using a natural oil to lock in the moisture after you've moisturized the hair i.e. Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil. By using an oil over the moisturizer your hair will stay moisturized for a longer period of time.