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    Posted: January 22 2006 at 12:53pm

There are a lot of threads that are started without a pre-search.
Threads of importance (most of these have useful information and/or are lengthy discussions. A very small handful are offshore pages - and those are noted.)

Most of these discussions were chosen by quality of content, and also number of posts in the thread. Please nominate some threads! 

Wash-related topics

What is ACV and what is it for
Vinegar rinses for colored hair
Methods of using ACV
Methods, discussion on pH level, details
ACV removing environmental residues

Wash frequency
Best silicone-free conditioners
Shampoos/Conditioners without silicone
Proper silicone management
Questions for Conditioner-Only users
Conditioner-Only and dry scalp
Positive experiences with Conditioner-Only
CO experience thread
The reasoning and logic behind CWC
Washing out hair products

Natural product topics e.g. Oils

Jojoba Oil and how long it lasts
Benefits of using jojoba oil on hair
How do you use jojoba oil?
How to use jojoba oil
Where to buy jojoba oil
Multiple questions about oils in general (the survey from Asian Invasion)
Uzma's general thread on hair oils (lengthy discussion)
Survey thread of best oils for deep conditioning

Is baby oil good for hair?
Karen's Secret Basil Oil recipe
The Lime technique
Homemade conditioners
Homemade treatments
Shower caps
Proper nutrition for proper hair growth, discussion
Karen: Acupuncture to treat hair loss?

Care and maintenance-related topics

Haircare in the summertime
Haircare in the wintertime
You're on a deserted island, and..
What is normal shedding?
Shedding thread
Troubleshooting dry ends discussion
General dry hair discussion
Damaged hair discussion
What kinds of trims does everyone do?
Cutting your own hair discussion
Preventing split ends
Search-and-destroy to eliminate split ends
Uzma's Loving Order of Uncut Ends

Scalp care

Oily scalp discussion
Itchy scalp from adjustment to CO
Itchy scalp discussion 1

Scalp washing (keeping length of hair dry during a wash)

Length or style-related topics

Hair goals survey (lengthy discussion)
Another hair goals survey (lengthy discussion)
Hair progress photos thread
Working with heavy hair
Really really long hair: is your hair goal an extreme length?
Hemline discussions: Most recent discussion, an older hemline discussion
Considering layers, discussion
Starting short and growing long: Purplebubba Encouragement thread
PurpleBubba on hair charities (page)

Lifestyle topics

Long hair past age 40
Greying hair
Have you always had long hair?
The future for your hair?
What do you consider "long"?
Do pets play with your hair?
Let's give ourselves a hair compliment!
What is your hair history?

Instructions and guides

Susan W: making hair toys more hair-friendly (page)
Ladyfrog's scalp massage 
How to make a bun 
How to sock curl (page)
Feye's self-trimming method (page)
Visual Hemline Guide (page)
Fia's Visual hairtyping system (the letters and numbers in our signatures) 
PurpleBubba on shopping for hair scissors (page)

...more threads to be added as I find them. If anyone has additions please post. Let's make this a big FAQ thread.

 

OFT-USED ACRONYMS,  ABBREVIATIONS, OR TERMS, arranged in logical groupings and not A-Z

CO= Conditioner Only: a wash method that substitutes a light cheap drugstore conditioner for the shampoo.
COW-C = ConditionerOnly + Wash + Conditioner (which is actually diluted shampoo with conditioner mixed in it, looks like a milkshake)
WO= water only (I tend to call it WO for Water Only because OW tends to be associated with COW)
CWC= Condition, Wash, Condition: a hair washing method that involves applying a light conditioner before shampooing, shampooing as usual, and finally applying your regular conditioner.
WC= Wash, Condition (the traditional method)

Cone = silicone (see this thread for explanation)
S/C= shampoo and conditioner
SKR = Sun-Kissed Raspberry (a V05 brand conditioner available worldwide, silicone free and good for CO)
SM&H / Suave M&H= Suave Milk&Honey
SCS / Suave CS = Suave Citrus Smoothie
KLG= Kirkland Lemon Gingerroot
SUE= socked-up end, referring to occasions where the end of a braid is sock-curled

Neutral henna = cassia obovata = cassia
Henna = BAQ (body art quality) henna = lawsonia inermis
Amla = indian gooseberry
ACV= apple cider vinegar
BBB= boar bristle brush

BSL= Bra strap length
MBL= Mid back length (same as BSL)
TB= Tailbone (Where crack of bum begins)
FT= Fingertip

braid = plait
updo = upstyle
bangs = fringe

Other abbreviations

HTH = Hope that helps, Hope this helps
TIA= Thanks in advance
IMHO= in my humble opinion, in my honest opinion
DH = dear husband
DS = dear son (DS4= dear son, age four)
DD = dear daughter
DW = dear wife
HFO= member named Hellfrozeover
TLSF= member named The Last Star Fighter
DBF= member named Dancingbarefoot
SF= member named Strawberryfine

I can add more of any category.

Anais



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Wow, well done Anais. You have been very busy!!  I am sure this will be most helpful not only to newbies.

A couple more abbreviations:

HTH = Hope that helps
SKR = Sun kissed raspberry (a type of conditioner available worldwide, cone free and good for CO)
cone = silicone
DH = dear husband
DS = dear son
DD = dear daughter
DW = dear wife

 

And interchangeable terms:


Neutral henna = cassia obovata = cassia
Henna = BAQ (body art quality) henna = lawsonia inermis
Amla = indian gooseberry

 

Well, I just HAD to put some henna stuff in there


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Wow Anais, I'm impressed. That info must of taken you ages to gather!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AnaisSatin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2006 at 2:10pm

 it didn't take that long, actually.. I went through and did searches on "conditioner", " oil", "vinegar", etc. and harvested their links. Glad you folks find it helpful. Now all it needs is a new thread status.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DaveDecker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2006 at 9:52pm
Certainly right now we can make it a sticky.  Done. 

And well done AnaisSatin!
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Oh, oh, and add "IMHO" (In My Humble Opinion).

The first time I saw it being used on here I was confused of what it meant, so I had to google it up...
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Thank You Anais!!!! You are a saint (a hair saint anyway)
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Hey Anais,

WOW...thank you so much. IMHO you rock.  :-)

I made this a permanent sticky.

 

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Anais, great information, I want that long stuff too.
way to go. And Karen was that you with the knee length
tresses in the pics on TLHS just awesome hope to get
there some day. Cheers keep growing.
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Originally posted by The Last Starfighter The Last Starfighter wrote:

Anais, great information, I want that long stuff too.
way to go. And Karen was that you with the knee length
tresses in the pics on TLHS just awesome hope to get
there some day. Cheers keep growing.

Hi Last Starfighter....nope...my hair was just below my waist back then.  I am just at the top of my thighs now.  Not sure my hair will ever get to my knees but I keep trying.  :-)  It is a worthwhile goal but definitely not one that everyone can attain depending on their hair type. 

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Could you also add some english-american  I know they're supposed to both be english but...

bangs-fringe
braid-plait

Can't think of any others at the moment but I know there are more.

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I've added it - Thanks LadyFrog
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*bump, updated, please make sticky

Thanks
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HI everyone.  I have to find what MN means. Cry



Edited by jackie23 - April 08 2008 at 3:00pm
Where there is a will there is a way

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Hi all,
 
I hope this thread is helping everyone who visits.  Recently I've been doing a lot of experimenting with doing a comparison between hard core CO and CWC - Condition-wash-condition washing method.
 
Honestly I can't really tell which one is better because when I do the CWC although I start with Conditioner on super wet hair, I rinse it all out and then apply my shampoo.  So while applying the conditioner first is supposed to protect my hair from the shampoo, it seems to turn out the same as if I do CO only.
 
Has anyone experience this and is there some major difference you've experienced between CO and CWC?
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