Welcome to the community of naturalistas, a community complete with its own hair, set of rules, code of conduct and jargon.
Oh you didn’t know? What that sister said that she was getting ready to prepoo, she wasn’t speaking in tongues. She wasn’t about to get her freak on either (why does your mind always go there?) And ACV doesn’t mean air conditioning vent (like, really?) So get out your pen and paper and take note of these popular terms!
BC: Big Chop. Usually referring to the cutting off chemically treated hair, leaving only unprocessed hair behind.
Co-Wash: A way to cleanse hair while preserving moisture, by rinsing with conditioner.
TWA: Teeny Weenie Afro
EVOO: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
ACV: Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse. Used to cleanse dirt from the hair shaft, close cuticles and add sheen.