In my posts I'll be using some hair terminology and abbreviations that are common on other sites and forums. Here is a brief list for future reference. There may be some additions to the list in the future.
BC/Big Chop--The point when you "chop" off any chemically relaxed ends to finally expose your natural hair texture.
Co-wash (ing)--Using Conditioner to cleanse the hair instead of Shampoo
DT/DC--Deep treatment or Deep condition sometimes done overnight or using a hooded dryer/heating bonnet.
Pre-Poo--Prepping the hair prior to Shampooing using conditioner or natural oils
Search & Destroy--Method used to trim splits or knots from individual strands of hair
SSK--Single Strand Knot; common with natural hair. These usually occur when the hair is worn in naturally curly styles often.
Transitioning--Growing your natural hair out from a chemical relaxer. During this time you will have both natural new growth and relaxed ends.
Henna--Natural hair dye that is derived from the Henna plant. Lawsone is the active ingredient and has a red/orange tint. It attaches itself to the keratin in the hair leaving the it with a permanent reddish tint and added strength.
Indigo--A natural dye that can be combined with Henna to produce shades from brown to jet black.
Cassia--Sometimes called "clear henna" provides conditioning to the hair and will impart a yellowish tone to light hair (leaves no color on dark hair)
*Braid-Out--Setting the hair overnight using braids for a crimped, wavy look
*Twist-Out--Using two strand twists to set the hair for a wavy/curly look
*Also used to stretch afro textured hair to show more length and fullness
Wash n' Go--A style where the hair is left curly after washing and conditioning. It is common to use Conditioner, gel or other products to help define the curls and
Roller Set--Using rollers (mesh, magnetic, perm rods) on wet hair and using a hooded dryer to "set" the style. The result; curls with a silky feel that lasts for days.