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The Curly Hair Dictionary: Words Every Curly Girl Needs to Know

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Looking for a comprehensive guide to curly hair terminology? You’ve come to the right place! This Curly Hair Dictionary is packed with all the lingo you need to know as a curly girl; literally words every curly girl needs to know. From “A-list” to “Z-curls,” we’ve got you covered.

So flip through this dictionary and learn about all the different terms related to curly hair. With this knowledge under your belt, you’ll be able to talk like a pro when it comes to your curls!

Curly Hair Glossary

A

Acidic shampoo: Shampoo that has an acidic pH and is designed to cleanse the scalp and remove product build-up.

Alkaline shampoo: Shampoo that has an alkaline pH and is designed to be used as a clarifying shampoo.

Accordion Technique: Wash n’ Go styling technique that produces well-formed, defined coils/curls. While soaking wet, a styling curl cream or curl gel is applied to cleansed and conditioned hair. As the head is tilted in various angles, the hair (now weighted with water and styling product), is lowered into an open palm and gently pressed to the scalp repeatedly.

ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Rinse: Acidic liquid that, when diluted with water and used as a rinse after shampooing and conditioning hair, helps to restore/maintain the hair’s natural pH balance.

Air Dry: To dry one’s hair without the assistance of a heat tool.

Anti-humectants: Chemical agents that can stop water molecules from binding or absorbing into the skin/hair. An example is Shea butter.

Armpit Length: A common term used to describe when the ends of your hair fall at your armpits.

Ayurvedic Regimen: A regimen that is minimally processed and uses all natural ingredients, including herbal mixtures and natural oils to promote hair growth.

B

Baggy Method: A moisturizing method that involves covering the hair with a shower cap, plastic wrap (i.e Saran Wrap), plastic bag, scarf, or other breathable fabric, which allows the covering to trap heat produced by the body to achieve maximum hydration to the hair.

Banding: A styling process to stretch the hair without heat. It entails wrapping sections of your hair with small bands, elastics, ties. The idea is that your hair will seem like it has been blown out without the use of a blow dryer..

Bantu Knots: A technique for styling the hair in which small to medium sections of hair is tightly wrapped around the head in a knot-like fashion.

Bayalage: An ombre technique that lightens the top layer of hair while leaving the bottom layer dark.

Bentonite Clay: It is an effective agent for delivering hydration to your hair and scalp. Additionally, it detoxifies the scalp by eliminating dead skin cells and toxins while simultaneously strengthening the strands of your mane. Not only this, but bentonite clay also helps clarify hair follicles so they can absorb water–effectively promoting thicker, healthier hair.

Big Chop: The act of cutting off all of one’s hair, typically when it is damaged or in poor condition.

Blow-Out: This entails drying your hair with a round brush while simultaneously straightening them.

Bonnet: A type of hair covering that is shaped like a shower cap and fits snugly over the head to protect curls while sleeping.

Botanical Ingredients: Derived from an impressive range of natural sources including, but not limited to, flowers, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots and leaves. Additionally these extracts can derive from barks and berries too!

Braid-outs: Braid-outs are a super straightforward hairstyle that perfectly accentuates your curl pattern, giving it an unmistakable wave-like definition. There is no limit to the styling possibilities either; from low and high puffs to buns or half up/half down looks – you name it. Plus, not only does this style look great but also lets you stretch out your hair without any heat damage.

Bra-Strap Length: This means the ends of your hair reach down to the back of your bra strap when stretched.

Breakage: Any damage done to the hair/strands and or cuticle layer and or possibly the cortex.

Bronde: Hair color that is a combination of brown and blonde tones.

Buff: It’s a long, wide tube of stretchy fabric that’s meant to securely protect your curls while you sleep.

Build-up – Product build-up is the accumulation of residues from hair care products that have not been thoroughly rinsed from the hair. These residues can cause the hair to have an undesirable in appearance, feel stiff or dry, and can actually prevent hair from growing.

Butter: Butter are esters of long-chain fatty acids known as triglycerides. Butter has more saturated carbon bonds, which enables its crystallization, providing a firmer texture and higher melting point. It’s a type of hair conditioning treatment that is made from natural ingredients, such as Cupuacu, Mango, Muru Muru, Sal, Shea, Tucuma, Ucuuba, etc.

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C

Canopy: It is the very top layer of hair.

Castor Oil: With its powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties, ricinoleic acid in castor oil may help guard against scalp infections that lead to hair loss. Not only that, but this humectant also nourishes your tresses with fatty acids while protecting you from a dry scalp. To maximize the effects of castor oil, use it during colder seasons since it’s the thickest out of all oils!

Chelating Shampoo: A type of shampoo that contains chelating agents which are designed to remove mineral build-up from the hair.

Clarify: The act of removing product build-up and other impurities from the hair.

Cleansing Conditioner: A type of cleanser that is designed to cleanse the scalp and hair while conditioning at the same time.

Clumping: The act of hair strands sticking together to form cohesive coils or curls.

Coconut Oil: is derived from coconuts, as its molecular structure allows for easy penetration of the hair shaft. In addition to being anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, it also contains an abundance of nourishing vitamins and minerals.

Copper Tone: A reddish-brown color achieved through dyeing, usually applied to hair that has been lightened to a pale blonde or bleached color.

Conditioner: A hair care product that is used to condition the hair, rebuilds and strengthens the hair shaft, and helps to prevent breakage.

Co-Wash: A type of cleansing conditioner that is used to wash the hair while simultaneously moisturizing it. It’s intended to be used in place of your shampoo, (cleanse the hair) and conditioner (keep hair more nourished and hydrated).

Crown: The crown is the highest point of your scalp, toward the rear of your head. It’s also known as the vertex.

Crunch: The cast is a residue that certain products may leave on your curls after they’ve been completely dry.

Curl Cast: A sensation of stiffness in your curls that usually occurs after using a gel. This helps curls retain their natural form until the hair is dry.

Curl Enhancer: A product in the form of a cream, mousse, etc. that is designed to create soft, defined curls.

Curl Type: Curl type is an individual classification system that helps identify the different types of curls. It ranges from Type 1 (straight hair) to Type 4 (very tightly coiled). This system helps to identify both the pattern and texture of the curls.

Curly Hair: Curly hair is a type of hair texture characterized by its loose waves to a tightly coiled shape. Curly hair is diverse and unique, varying in diameter, curl pattern, mechanical strength, color and hair density.

Curly Cocktail: A mixture of conditioners, oils, and other hair ingredients that you can make yourself to use on your curls.

Curly Girl Approved (CGA): Curly Girl–approved products are free from sulfates, drying alcohols, silicone-based substances, waxes and synthetic oils – based on the Curly Girl Method.

Curly Girl Method: Also known as the CG Method. According to Wikipedia, The Curly Girl Method is an approach to hair care designed by author Lorraine Massey for natural hair (coils, waves, and curls) that has not been chemically relaxed. This method discourages the daily use of sulfate shampoo, as it is too harsh for curly hair. Among other things, it calls for the use of a cleansing conditioner in place of shampoo (also called “conditioner washing” or “co-washing”), no silicones (used in many commercial conditioners and styling products), the use of a diffuser when blowdrying, and no combs, brushes, or terrycloth towels.

Custard: A hair custard is a rich styling product meant to hydrate the hair while giving the hair hold and curl definition.

Cuticle: The hair cuticle is the outermost layer of a strand of hair. It consists of overlapping scales which, when healthy, serve as an important protective barrier. The cuticle is responsible for the overall strength of a strand and affects how strands interact with products and treatments.

D

Deep Conditioner: A conditioner treatment formulated with key conditioning agents that is applied to the hair and left in for an extended period of time, typically 30 minutes or more. Sometimes heat and a plastic cap are used to encourage penetration of the product into the hair strands.

Denman Brush: A Denman brush is a hair tool for detangling and styling all types of hair. Its long, stiff bristles can smooth out curls or waves and help create volume.

Density: It refers to the number of hairs that grow per square inch on your scalp. 

Detangle: The act of separating tangles and knots from the hair without damaging or breaking the strands.

Detangler: A type of hair product that is used to make tangles and knots easier to comb out.

Deva Cut: A haircut specifically designed for curly hair that is cut dry and using only scissors.

Diffusing: Diffusing hair is an advanced drying technique that uses a special attachment for your hairdryer to evenly disperse the airflow, resulting in shorter dry time, less frizz and more volume. This method ensures longer-lasting styles while amplifying curl definition!

DIY Conditioner: Conditioner made with ingredients that are found in most kitchens.

Dry Shampoo: A type of shampoo that is designed to be used on dry hair to refresh and revitalize the scalp and hair.

Dusting: Hair dusting is based on an old technique that involved twisting sections of hair and burning off dead ends with a candle. It is a trimming technique where one cuts the ends of the hair without having to sacrificing the length.

E

Elongation: Products or styling procedures are used to loosen the curl pattern, creating length in hair.

Emollient: A type of ingredient that is used to improve hair manageability and moisturize the hair. They help to support the hair’s lipid-rich outer layer.

Essential Oil: A volatile oil that contains the essence of a plant’s smell, typically extracted from the bark, flower, fruit, or leaf.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Boasting numerous softening properties, olive oil is composed of oleic acid, palmitic acid, and squalene. Not only that but extra virgin olive oil is cold-pressed and left unrefined to ensure the best possible quality.

F

Fatty Alcohol: A type of alcohol that is derived from natural fats and oils. They are used as emollients in hair products. Common fatty alcohols; behenyl, cetearyl, cetyl, isocetyl, isostearyl, lauryl, myristyl, stearyl, c30-50, lanolin, etc.

Fine Texture: Refers to the diameter of the individual hair strands. Fine-textured hair is usually thin and delicate.

Finger Coiling: A styling method where the hair is coiled around the fingers to create defined ringlets.

Flat Twists: A type of twisting style where the hair is divided into two sections and each section is twisted in opposite directions.

Fluff: A technique used to add volume and fullness to the hair.

Fringe: The hair that falls over your forehead.

Frizz: Uncontrollable, wispy, flyaway hair strands that are usually the result of dryness or lack of moisture.

Fro: A fro is short for afro, which is a voluminous, textured hairstyle that creates a rounded shape reminiscent of a ball. Fro styles have been around since ancient times and were originally used to signify social status.

G

Gel: A type of hair product that is used to add hold and style definition.

Gel Cast: The term “gel cast” or “cast” describes the crunchy feeling your curls get as they are covered with a gel or mousse. This crunchy effect makes for an extra defined and long-lasting look.

Gelatin Treatment: A treatment that uses gelatin to add strength, body, and shine to the hair.

Glycerin is a colorless, viscous liquid derived from fats and oils. It is used as an emollient in many hair products.

Greenhouse Effect (GHE): It is an ideal way to bring life back into dry, lifeless hair. This revolutionary method works by using a snug-fitting plastic cap to create a heated, steamy environment around the scalp – just like one would find in a greenhouse. The heat and humidity increases sebum production which penetrates every strand of hair; it also improves moisture retention so that you can enjoy soft and supple hair.

Curly hair products

H

Hair Oil: is a type of hair product used to add shine and softness to the hair and lubricate it.

Hair Slip: Hair slip is a term that describes the smoothness of hair. It determines how easily you can run your fingers and brush through it.

Hair Type: A classification of curly hair based on the diameter and/or texture.

Halo Frizz: Frizz that is concentrated at the crown of the head.

HIH Syndrome (Hand in Hair): As we style and dry our hair, some of us find ourselves addicted to running our hands through it; an activity that can ultimately lead to frizz. Don’t let your fingers become powerless against this urge.

Hard Water: Water that contains a high mineral content, such as calcium and magnesium.

Hair Webbing: Hair webbing occurs when the hair doesn’t have enough moisture for the hair’s cuticle to lay flat, thus causing individual strands to begin attaching and web around each other, much like a spider web.

Heat Damage: Damage that is caused to the hair as a result of using heat styling tools, such as a blowdryer, curling iron, or flat iron.

Heat Protectant: Heat styling can wreak havoc on your hair, so make sure to always use heat protectant before applying any sort of heat to your locks. This product acts as a shield against damage and prevents split ends, breakage, and discoloration.

Henna: A medicinal herb that has been used in India for centuries to naturally enhance and condition one’s hair.

Holy Grail: Aka HG. A term that refers to a product or technique that is believed to solve all of one’s curly hair problems.

Humectant: A type of ingredient that is used to attract and retain moisture. They are often found in hair products designed to add shine, body, and softness. An example of a humectant is glycerin and honey.

Hydration: The act of adding moisture to the hair.

Hygral Fatigue: Occurs when the hair swells from repeated and excessive swelling and deswelling of the hair cuticle when it takes on water. It is often associated with porosity issues. Hair expansion in wet conditions and contraction under dry conditions is stressful and damaging to the hair fiber over time.

J

Jojoba Oil: An intensely moisturizing, non-greasy hair product that mimics the natural sebum produced by your scalp.

K

Keratin: It is the essential building block of your hair, skin and nails – a vital protein that keeps you looking healthy and vibrant.

Keratin Treatment: A chemical straightening procedure that aims to reduce frizz and curl in curly hair, this process alters the structure of the hair so it can be styled easier.

L

Layers: Layers provide the illusion of length and volume. To get this look, long hair pieces are arranged into different layers with shorter top sections that blend seamlessly into longer lengths beneath.

LCEG: A styling technique that involves applying a leave-in conditioner (L), curl cream (C), curl enhancer(E) and gel (G). This order of products will guarantee you maximum curvature definition that is long lasting with minimal frizz.

Leave-In Conditioner: Conditioner that is formulated to be applied after shampooing but before drying or styling. After you lather, rinse and repeat with your shampoo, follow it up by using a leave-in conditioner to unlock the true potential of your tresses. These types of products are otherwise known as no-rinse or leave-on conditioners. A leave-in conditioner can be either thick or thin in consistency.

Leave-in Conditioning Spray: A leave-in conditioner spray is a type of hair care product that is sprayed onto the hair and left in place, rather than being rinsed out like a regular conditioner. It provides additional moisture and nourishment to the hair, helping to detangle and soften it, while also providing other benefits such as reducing frizz, protecting against heat damage, and promoting hair growth.

Locs: Sections of hair that have been twisted and matted together to create a rope-like texture.

LOC Method: A hair care routine that consists of using a liquid, oil, and cream to moisturize the hair.

Low Poo: A type of cleanser that is low lather.

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M

Medium Texture: Hair of medium width is resilient and flexible, not too thick or thin.

Micro Plop: A term that is similar to plopping, but a different technique. This technique squeezes out any excess water and hair products that have been used with a microfiber towel or t-shirt.

Mid-Length: If you’re considering a mid-length hairstyle, you have two choices: Classic Mid-Length, which sits slightly lower than the jawline and above the collarbone; or Grown-Out Mid-Length—which falls between your collarbone and chest.

Moisturization: Stands for “addition, as well as preservation of hair water molecules.”

Moisturize: The act of adding hydration to the hair.

Morrocan Oil: A popular hair product that is used to maintain curls, fight frizz, and create shine.

Mousse: A mousse is the ideal styling solution for anyone who desires hold and definition to their strands. This airy foam will help tame unruly curls, protect them from humidity-induced frizz, and provide your locks with superb bounce – making it easy to style hair of all lengths.

N

Neutral Protein Filler: A neutral protein filler not only safeguards your hair against any new chemical damage, it also provides body, volume and an enviable sheen. Furthermore, this neutral protein filler ensures that you achieve beautiful color results as it equalizes the porosity of your hair for a uniform absorption rate; in addition to helping repair existing broken protein bonds.

Nighttime Routine: Before you drift off to dreamland, a nighttime routine is an essential series of steps that help maintain and protect your curls. Regardless of your hair type, texture, length, or existing issues, it is important to tend to your tresses day and night. Establishing a solid nighttime haircare routine will ensure that whatever you may be lacking can rapidly be addressed while also providing extra protection at this vulnerable stage. Everyone’s exact routine may vary based on their individual needs but the fundamental steps should remain consistent regardless.

No Poo: It literally means no shampoo. It’s a hair cleaning technique that does not require the use of regular shampoo.

O

Oil: Oils are esters of long-chain fatty acids known as triglycerides. Oil is a liquid material that is made up of a variety of fatty acids and can be used to improve the look and feel of curly hair. These oils create a healthier environment for the curls, making them more manageable and less prone to breakage. Many oils are beneficial for curly hair as they help combat frizz, provide moisture, and protect the hair from heat damage.

Oil Rinsing: A hair care technique that involves rinsing the hair with oil to help seal in moisture, add shine, and increase softness to hair.

Ombre: Hair color that gradually goes from lighter to darker over the course of the hair shaft.

P

Pick: A hair pick, also known as a “hair pik,” looks like an artist’s brush but with more rigid bristles, and is designed in the shape of a square. When used correctly, a hair pick can create lift and fullness with ease, by simply lifting the roots of your hair away from your scalp. This results in a boost of texture that helps to enhance any hairstyle.

Pixie Cut: A cropped hairstyle that is short on the sides and longer on the top.

Paraben: A type of chemical preservative added to hair products.

Plopping: A technique used to enhance your wet curls and cut down on frizz while they dry. T-shirts or microfiber towels are used to wrap wet hair in order to absorb excess water.

Phthalate: A group of chemicals that are often called plasticizers. They make plastics soft and flexible. Some shampoos include phthalates as gelling agents. They may also be found in mousses, hairsprays, and conditioners. They also aid in the lubrication and softening of other materials, as well as their enhanced spreadability, absorption, and fragrance longevity.

Pineapple: A styling technique that involves forming a large, loose ponytail on top of your head. The method sorts your hair in such a way as to minimize frizz, flattened curls, and knots while you sleep.

Plop Method: Involves wrapping your damp hair with a t-shirt or microfiber towel to swiftly and delicately soak up any excess moisture that would otherwise drip.

Polyquaternium (Polyquat): A type of polymer that is often used as a conditioning agent in hair products. It helps to improve detangling, condition the hair, reduce static, and add shine.

Pomade: It is the ultimate styling solution for those seeking a strong hold with a healthy, glossy finish.

Porosity: In simple terms, the ability of the hair to absorb and retain moisture.

Praying Hands: A way of applying styling products that involve gliding your hands across the hair on both sides in a prayer position.

Pre-Poo Oil Treatment: A hair treatment that is applied before shampooing to help protect the hair from harsh chemicals in shampoo and to add hydration.

Product Junkie: A Product Junkie, or PJ for short, is a passionate individual who is constantly searching for their next favorite hair care product. They will go to great lengths and scour the market in pursuit of this goal without fail.

Propylene Glycol: An organic compound that is often used as a humectant. It helps the hair retain moisture. It also reduces flaking, build-up, and damage. Many shampoos and conditioners contain this ingredient.

Protective Style: A hairstyle that is worn for an extended period of time in order to protect the hair from daily manipulation and environmental stressors.

Protein: Haircare proteins come from natural sources and are altered into smaller molecules so that they can interact with or penetrate our hair more effectively. Unlike the protein we consume in food, these have been heavily processed to ensure their efficacy.

Proteins are natural polymers of amino acids; a large number of amino acid molecules combined to form a larger molecule, known as protein. That’s why proteins are relatively high molecular weight and size.

Protein Treatment: A hair treatment that temporarily strengthens and repairs hair by adding protein to the hair.

Pulse: An approach of applying products by tightly scrunching near the roots at the top.

PVP: A type of polymer that is often used as a film-forming agent in hair products. It helps to add volume, body, and shine.

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R

Rake: The process of using your fingers to apply products to your hair.

Rake and Shake: A styling method that first rakes products into hair from the roots to the ends, then stops and holds the ends in your hand before shaking them together.

Refresh: The act of restyling hair the next day or days later.

Regimen: Establishing a natural hair regimen is key to keeping your hair healthy and strong. Such routines give structure, consistency, and repetition to maintain long-term hair care. This involves both products and processes tailored to you—it’s all about taking control over how you treat your hair.

Rëzo Cut – a modern layered haircut crafted by master curl expert and hairstylist Nubia Suarez. This hair styling technique is all about precision cutting to create layers that look naturally beautiful. The goal of the Rëzo Cut is to sustain both length and volume.

Rice Water Rinse: A hair care technique that involves applying rice water to your hair, which adds shine, softness, and improves the elasticity of hair.

Rinse-Out Conditioner: Conditioner that is designed to be rinsed out after it has been applied to the hair.

Roping: The act of pushing product into the hair, as if you were pressing a rope down repeatedly in a downward motion.

Root Clipping: To act of using hair clips to lift the roots for more volume.

S

Curly haired girl winking eye.

Satin/Silk Pillowcase: A pillowcase made from satin/silk that is said to help preserve your hairstyle while you sleep.

Scalp Massage: A hair care technique that involves massaging the scalp to increase blood flow and promote hair growth.

Scalp Treatment: Rebalancing the scalp is essential for healthy-looking hair, and treatment can help you achieve that. It eliminates dead skin cells and adds hydration levels to give your hair extra luster and shine while calming any itchiness or other irritations.

Scrunch ‘n Pump: It is a pulsing technique meant to be done exactly 8 times. By using this method, your locks will remain frizz-free and tangle-free all day!

Scrunching: To scrunch is to squeeze the hair gently up from the ends toward the roots in order to create curl definition and rid of gel crunch.

Sealing: It is the process of reinforcing moisture with an oil or butter after using water-based products to moisturize. This locks in hydration and prevents dryness, keeping your strands healthy and strong.

Second-Day Hair: On day two, your curls are different than they were on the day they were washed. It’s a phrase generally used to describe when your hair has reached perfection as a curly style. Second-day hair has a combination of product and natural components that give it a better feel and appearance.

Shampoo: A liquid concoction of soap or detergent that cleanses your hair. A shampoo formulation is designed to effectively cleanse hair fibers, freeing them from oils or grease and eliminating product residue, buildup materials, and dirt particles from the scalp.

Shingling Method: This styling technique involves applying a curly hair product – such as curl cream, gel or leave-in conditioner – to each individual curl that will separate and smooth it out into luscious curls.

Shrinkage: The act of curls shrinking when they are wet or damp. It is the length gap once hair has dried. The tighter the curl, the greater amount of shrinkage you will experience.

Silicone: A compound that is used in hair products to smooth the hair cuticle. Utilizing silicones in haircare products is quite common. You can spot them in conditioners, serums, and hair oils under their scientific name of molecules that contain silicon atoms. These silicone ingredients are often hailed for their ability to add glossiness, moisture retention power, and protection against heat damage.

Silicone-Free: A product that does not contain any silicone compounds.

Slip: It is best described as the degree to which a product makes the hair feel. For example, if a conditioner causes your hair to be noticeably soft and smooth, it is said to possess excellent slip.

Smasters Method: A technique of applying a product that involves putting some on during the drying stage.

SOTC (Scrunch Out The Crunch): The act of releasing the cast and softening hair, by scrunching hair when it has dried into a crunchy cast. Sometimes oil is used to help with this.

Squish to Condish: It is the act of squishing water and conditioner into the hair. It is a conditioning go-to technique that gives hair juicy clumps

Styling Cream: A type of curl cream that is applied to wet or damp hair to create soft waves and curls.

Styling Gel: A styling gel is a type of product that is applied to wet or damp hair, then molded into the desired style.

Sulfate: A type of chemical ingredient that is used in shampoos to produce lather. Sulfates are a key ingredient in many cleaning products, most notably shampoos. By generating foamy lathers, sulfates can effectively remove dirt and oils from hair while leaving behind a clean feeling.

Surfactants: Chemical compounds that effectively cleanse surfaces, eliminating oil, grease, and other unwanted dirt particles.

Squish: Squeezing the hair upwards while it is coated with a product.

T

Curly haired girl with  a phone to her ear.

Texturizer: It is a chemical-based procedure to relax the texture of your hair. It’s considered milder than other types of relaxers.

Transition: It’s a process of someone with naturally wavy, curly, or coily hair moving away from straightening products to embrace their natural texture. Not all who transition to their natural curly have straightened their hair previously.

Trim: A trim is a quick and simple way of keeping your hairstyle or shape intact. Typically an inch or two is cut off from the ends of your hair.

Twist-Out: Twist outs are the ideal hairstyle for all naturalistas. This styling technique is simple and effective – simply section your hair, twist it up and let it dry, then unravel to reveal beautiful curls! Moreover, this versatile look can be worn in a variety of ways; as sleek updos or tousled curls.

Two-Strand Twists: This hairstyle consists of intertwining two sections of hair around each other until the ends.

V

Virgin Hair: It is untouched, pure and unaltered by any sort of chemicals. Although it may seem like all healthy hair can be classified as virgin hair, only strands that meet certain criteria are allowed to earn this title. Such standards include no previous bleaching, dyeing or other chemical-based treatments which could damage the delicate locks.

Volumizing: The process of adding volume and body to limp, thin hair.

W

Wash and Go: This quick style requires no additional heating tools – just wash your hair and you’re ready to go. Admittedly, it’s slightly more complicated than that; the results you achieve depend highly on the products used, how well your hair is protected at night time, as well as how frequently you shampoo and condition. Yet overall this hairstyle remains one of the lowest maintenance options for all types of curls.

Wavy Hair: Type 2 hair, commonly known as wavy hair, falls between straight and curly locks. And it can be classified into three subtypes – 2A, 2B or 2C. The waves of type two strands range from loose loops to ‘S’ shaped swirls!

Wet Set: A type of hairstyle that is achieved by setting the hair while it is still wet using rollers, curlers, etc.

Width: Hair thickness, or the width of each strand, is also called texture. It must not be mistaken with how your hair feels to the touch.

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