Glossary

A variant method the LOC method for moisturizing brushable hair after washing. The name of the method is an acronym for "Liquid-Cream-Oil." A water-based moisturizer is applied to the hair first, then a heavy cream is applied over it. Lastly, a sealant oil is applied...

A method of moisturizing brushable hair after washing. The name of the method is an acronym for "Liquid-Oil-Cream." A water-based moisturizer is applied to the hair first, then a sealant oil is applied over it. Lastly, a heavy cream is applied over the oil. This...

An external product, such as a spray or rinse, that “accelerates” the maturation process by creating a chemical environment in the hair that damages the cuticle layer and encourages the strands to knot....

Medicalized permanent hair loss that can be caused by a combination of factors, such as age, hormones, chemical exposure, radiation, poor health, and prolonged pulling....

A protective style where natural hair is braided with an extension, typically synthetic hair. Box braids are sometimes wrapped with an outer layer of synthetic hair mimic the look of locs....