Hair Glossary

Throughout my blog I use hair care related vocabulary that might not be so familiar with everyone especially my younger readers. Here is glossary that explains all the terms that I have used.

 

Breakage: Refers to when hair breaks apart in the middle. Breakage can be a result of using many heating products or brushing your hair when it is wet.

 

Build up: A layer of products that has not been removed from your hair.

 

Crown: The very top of your head.

 

Fly-aways: Strands of hair that tend to stick up.

 

Follicle: A skin organ that produces hair.

 

Frizz: The unruly way that hair sticks up/tangles.

 

Hair Serum: A thick oily solution that typically repairs hair or prevents frizz.

 

Heat Protectants: Sprays or serums that protect your hair from being damaged by styling tools such as curling irons, flat irons, and blow dryers.

 

Hot oil treatment: A treatment using hot oil that is used to treat dry or damaged hair. It restores moisture to hair.

 

Leave-in conditioner: Conditioner that you do not rinse out. Typically leave-in conditioners tend be more moisturizing than a normalconditioner.It can also be used as a detangler.

 

Moisture: Healthy hair tends to feel softer to the touch, not dry and brittle

 

Parting comb: A thin special type of comb used to separate your hair.

 

Pomade: A thick usually sticky type of cream that.

 

Sea Salt: Salt from the ocean (or the spice bottle) that enhances waves in your hair.

 

Roots: The very beginning of your hair. The part of hair that is leaving the skin. Buildup usually occurs at the roots.

 

Shaft: The part of the hair projecting beyond the skin. Basically, the part of the hair we can see.

 

Shine: The glisten, gleam, or glow, that healthy/clean hair has.

 

Split ends: The tip of the hair breaks apart and splits into two. Split ends tend to be drier and make your hair much for difficult to manage.

 

Sodium Lauyrl Sulfate: An ingredient found in many shampoos and laundry detergents that is can dry your hair out.

 

Texture cream: Creams that are used to provide more definition or a piecey look to your hair.

 

Volume: Height at the roots of your hair, body.

 

 

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