Sometimes getting our hair done they way we want, all depends on the language we use.
Many of us have been going to salons to get our hair did since we we’re little girls, but yet still speak to our hair care professionals like we are children. The results of our hairstyles often start in the way we deliver our words.
Any good hairstylist would cringe at the use of of words like getting our strands “washed,” “permed,” and “dyed,” and would rather us opt to use words like “shampoos,” “receiving relaxers,” and “lightening.”
See, it’s all in the lingo. Using the correct hair terminology can deem you a instant hair guru, and makes a statement that you take the utmost pride in your crown and glory.
So next time your talking hair with the girls or booking a hair appointment at the salon, make sure your lingo is on point. Check out Juicy’s hair dictionary of words that are often used incorrectly or have become interchangeable in the hair world. When you know better, you do better.
The Hair Dictionary
bonding v. attaching hair wefts or single strands with adhesive or a a glue.
I didn’t want a sew-in weave this time so I tried the bonding method.
chemical relaxer n. rearranges the structure of curly hair into a straighter or smoother form.
Look at her edges, she know she needs a chemical relaxer stat.
hair extensions n. adding commercial hair to natural for length.
She’s trying to front like the back of her hair is real, I know those are hair extensions.
install n. a general term used to describe human or artificial hair when altering one’s natural hair appearance by adding commercial hair or by covering the natural hair altogether with human or synthetic hair pieces.
That chicks 27 piece install is fly.
natural hairstyling v. a practice which uses no chemicals or dyes, and does not alter the natural curl or coil patter of the hair.
My hair is so much healthier since I start practicing natural hairstyling.
permanent waving v. (also known as a perm) adding wave or curl to the hair.
Michael Jackson had a bomb a** perm back in the 80′s.
remy hair n. the highest quality of extension hair that still possesses the cuticle layer.
Her her looks beautiful, I bet its that Indian remy hair.
shampoo v. a washing of the hair; a preparation for it.
I can’t keep patting my weave like this, I really need to shampoo my hair.
temporary haircolor v. (also known as a rinse) a color coating action that my be removed by shampooing.
I use a temporary haircolor on the front of my hair when I want my strands to blend with the color of my weave.
texturizer v. (soft curl or jheri curl) loosening overly curl hair, such as turning tight curls into loose curls or waves.
Does Diggy Simmons have a texturizer, or does he have Indian in his family?
weft n. strips of human or artificial hair woven by hand or machine onto a thread.
Ohhh girl, let me grab my brush, your weft is showing.
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