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Acronyms/Abbreviations/Definitions!

ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Please PM me if you've got something that needs to be added/changed to this list. I'll get to it as soon as I can! :D

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
AD = Afro Detangler
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
[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-CoffeeCoco-Curl-Creme-p-488.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curl-junkie-coffeecoco-curl-creme]CCCC[/buylink] = Coffee Cocoa Curl Cream (By Curl Junkie)
[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]CCSS[/buylink] = [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]Jessicurl Confident Coils Styling Solution[/buylink]
CG = Curly Girl routine or "Curly Girl," the book by Lorraine Massey
CHBC = Donna Marie Cocoa Hemp Buttercream
CJ= Curl Junkie
CJAF = [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel-p-941.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel]Curl Junkie Aloe Fix[/buylink]
CJCF = [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curl-Fuel-Curl-Enhancing-Spray-p-490.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curl-junkie-curl-fuel-curl-enhancing-spray]Curl Junkie Curl Fuel[/buylink]
CJSG = [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Smoothing-Gellie-p-937.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Smoothing-Gellie]Curl Junkie Smoothing Gellie[/buylink]
CK = CHS (Curly Hair Solutions) [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]Curl Keeper[/buylink]
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 treatment (moisture, protein, etc.)
DW = Dairy Whip from Flower Moon Soaps
[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Elucence MBC[/buylink] = [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]Moisture Balancing Conditioner[/buylink]
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 = [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Hair-Cleansing-Cream-p-103.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-hair-cleansing-cream]Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream[/buylink]
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)
[buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] = [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/buylink]
KCKT = Kinky Curly Knot Today
KCSS = Kinky Curly Spiral
Spritz
KWIM = Know what I mean?
KY = KY Jelly, the personal lubricant
L&T = Donna Marie Lock and Twist
LAL CG=LA Looks Curl Gel
LAL SG = LA Looks Sports Gel
LMAO = Laughing my [butt] off
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 - be very careful as this variety is tough to find now)
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 = [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-One-Condition-p-55.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-one-condition]Devacurl One Condition[/buylink]
ORS = Organic Root Stimulator
Ouidad CC = Climate Control Gel
Ouidad CQ = Curl Quencher
PHHB = Pantyhose 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 to 2 minutes-ish, 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, some are not water soluble
RR = Jessicurl Rocking Ringlets Styling Potion
Sally's = Sally Beauty Supply
SAO = Sweet almond oil
Scrunch = gently squeezing/pushing hair upward from ends toward roots. Often used to apply product or to remove gel crunch (aka "scrunch the crunch").
SheaM= Shea Moisture Leave In
Shrinkage = shortening of length due to curl tightness
SIF = [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-Set-it-Free-p-259.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-set-it-free]Devacurl Set It Free[/buylink]
SL = shoulder length
SLS = Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (surfactant found in most conventional shampoos)
SO = significant other or sebum only method
SOTC = scrunch out the crunch (see "scrunch")
TE = Terressentials
The Mother Ship = Devachan Salon in NYC (Lorraine Massey's)
Term = terminal length - the longest length hair achieves due to shedding, not cutting
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
TLBN = tailbone length
TR= Thermal reconditioning
TS = [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Jessicurl Too Shea[/buylink] conditioner
TTO = tea tree oil
TWA = Teeny weeny afro
Understory = hair under the top exposed layer
WDT= Jessicurl's Weekly Deep Treatment
WO = water only method
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! :D

Many thanks in advance!

17May09GlenEyriecrop-1.jpg

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
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Comments

  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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= [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Rockin-Ringlets-Styling-Potion-p-100.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-rockin-ringlets]Rockin' Ringlets[/buylink]
    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]Jessicurl CCSS[/buylink]= [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Confident-Coils-Styling-Solution-p-116.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-confident-coils-styling-solution]Confident Coils Styling Solution[/buylink]
    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
  • curlyjenn10curlyjenn10 Posts: 2,034Registered Users
    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.
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    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= [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Innersense-Quiet-Calm-Curl-Control-p-651.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=innersense-quiet-calm-curl-control]Quiet Calm Curl Control[/buylink]
    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. :)
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  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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.

    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!

    17May09GlenEyriecrop-1.jpg

    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
  • Rubber BiscuitRubber Biscuit Posts: 1,294Registered Users
    WDT- Jessicurl's Weekly Deep Treatment
    SheaM- Shea Moisture Leave In
    CK- [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curly-Hair-Solutions-Curl-Keeper-p-28.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curly-hair-solutions-curl-keeper]Curl Keeper[/buylink]
    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 :tongue5: *
    - Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
    - Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    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.

    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!

    here is a link: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=50578
    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

  • orangeorange Posts: 176Registered Users
    lol, all this time I thought LOOB stood for "lubrication" as in KY...

    MHC - My Honey Child
    TE - Terressentials

  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Posts: 758Registered Users
    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! :wave:


    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
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    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! :wave:


    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. ;)
    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:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    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.
  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Posts: 1,574Registered Users
    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

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    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
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    RED you ROCK! :headbang: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:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    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.
  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    DEL2C wrote: »
    RED you ROCK! :headbang:Thanks for updating this that was really nice of you!!!!! The list is very thorough!!!! WOW!

    No problemo! :D I can't change the message title though - an admin will have to do that it looks like.

    17May09GlenEyriecrop-1.jpg

    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
  • ArjaeArjae Posts: 412Registered Users
    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.oregonian_showersmile.gif
  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Posts: 758Registered Users
    Nicely done Red!

    Bravo to you!

    :blob7:


    :thumright:

    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
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Hi, I edited the title for you.
  • ArjaeArjae Posts: 412Registered Users
    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.oregonian_showersmile.gif
  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Rose J wrote: »
    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?

    ISO = In search of

    I'll add it! :)

    17May09GlenEyriecrop-1.jpg

    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
  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    SuZenGuide wrote: »
    Hi, I edited the title for you.

    Thank you! Hopefully that'll help some people out. :)

    17May09GlenEyriecrop-1.jpg

    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
  • breezybabybreezybaby Posts: 347Registered Users
    thanks so much! this is very helpful
    3a/3b/3c hair all on one head :thumright:

    public.fotki.com/breezybaby
    youtube.com/joyfulbree

    Staples (used in many ways):
    Coconut milk
    Castor oil
    Coconut oil
    Honey
    Shea butter
  • KX2KX2 Posts: 23Registered Users
    Thank you so much, it took me forever to find out what BRHG stood for last month. And I love the product, I finally found the "perfect gel". Your work is very appreciated, and I know many others will love that it's available now.
    CG since Oct 2007, 2b/c, (converted 6F & 3M so far to CG ). Using Burts Bees raspberry & brazilian nut co (not moisturizing enough), Skikai moisturing shampoo (have to wash every day). Looking forward to TIGI love, peace & planet line - next try! MyHoneyChild - Honey love pomade with a tiny amount of giovanni leave in - excellent style concoction (soft, defined, light). Add a little of Ojon to the coarse, porous section of my hair. Perfection!
  • svetikisvetiki Posts: 85Registered Users
    Thanks a lot for posting this cuz sometimes I have no clue what you guys are talking out when you all go into abbreviation mode lol.
    3c/4a in the front, 4b in the back, with a few sprinkles of 3c in random spots.
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  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    svetiki wrote: »
    .... sometimes I have no clue what you guys are talking out when you all go into abbreviation mode lol.

    I felt the same way, which is EXACTLY why I started the thread. :D Glad I could help!

    17May09GlenEyriecrop-1.jpg

    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
  • ArjaeArjae Posts: 412Registered Users
    What does YMMV mean?
    3A, medium fine. Currently avoiding shampoos, 'cones, 'xanes and sulfates. Hair length - a bit beyond BSL. Mostly CG since July 2, 2008.oregonian_showersmile.gif
  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    "Your millage may vary." It's not really a hair acronym. ;)

    17May09GlenEyriecrop-1.jpg

    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
  • ArjaeArjae Posts: 412Registered Users
    Okay...lol!
    Someone used it on here, and I was thinking "What???".
    3A, medium fine. Currently avoiding shampoos, 'cones, 'xanes and sulfates. Hair length - a bit beyond BSL. Mostly CG since July 2, 2008.oregonian_showersmile.gif
  • SexyCurlsSexyCurls Posts: 53Registered Users
    I know this is an old thread. But, I am a newbie and it has helped me so much. I printed out all the info and put it in a folder. I am getting better at understanding what the abbreviations mean, but I still look at my list often.

    Thanks!
    3a (I think) New to going curly after almost 20 years of straight hair. Not curly every day yet--but most days.

    Trying EVERYTHING right now. Not yet sure what my hair loves or hates.

    Gave up flat iron on or around 10/1/08!
  • DewPt.40DewPt.40 Posts: 100Registered Users
    Thank you this is very useful.
    I am trying to find out what AO GPB is. The search button didn't help. I know the AO part but not the rest.
    Thanks,
    M.T
    3A-fi, with 2B underlayer, fine/thin hair with some wily greys.
    Devacut 11/14/08. CG since late Sept 08.

    New Experiments: CK, HoneyHemp CO, ACV Rinse, Honey, soap bar, aloe, KCCC, JC N&S, AOHR, AO GPB
    Want to try:
    Jojoba Oil or Coconut oil
    GTTT
    KBB
    KBB Super Silky
    KCNT

  • MimsTXMimsTX Posts: 3,482Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    madamtaxi wrote: »
    Thank you this is very useful.
    I am trying to find out what AO GPB is. The search button didn't help. I know the AO part but not the rest.
    Thanks,
    M.T

    Glycogen Protein Balancing
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aubrey-organics.com%2Fcategory.aspx%3FcategoryID%3D121" class="Popup

    :)
    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
  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'd go to the Aubrey Organics website and see if you can figure it out from there. :) I'm not aware of that one myself.

    17May09GlenEyriecrop-1.jpg

    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
  • DewPt.40DewPt.40 Posts: 100Registered Users
    thank you
    3A-fi, with 2B underlayer, fine/thin hair with some wily greys.
    Devacut 11/14/08. CG since late Sept 08.

    New Experiments: CK, HoneyHemp CO, ACV Rinse, Honey, soap bar, aloe, KCCC, JC N&S, AOHR, AO GPB
    Want to try:
    Jojoba Oil or Coconut oil
    GTTT
    KBB
    KBB Super Silky
    KCNT

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