Natural Hair Terms (Video Explanation)!

Breanna Rutter


Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of the book the natural hair Bible and founder of and for the special videos I love to answer all of the questions you all send me via email so if you have any questions that you will like for me to answer be sure to check out the description box below for additional information so without further ado going to get right on it to the video in this video is inspired by email I received from Veronica, Veronica wants to know some natural hair terminology so she didn't really give you much specific someone what it is she's confused about I know she mentioned TWA and what a twist out is so Im quite sure she's probably brand-new to the natural hair world and terminology numbed is going to give you some very generalized terms that a lot of people like to use when talking about natural hair so one infamous term that I hear a lot is the big chop everyone who is new to natural that's like the first thing I think you learn when you actually start to wear your own natural hair is what a big chop is and a big chop is when you cut off your relaxed ends from your natural hair your new growth could be an inch or it could be 12 inches long but a big chop means that you're actually chopping off all of your relaxed hair from your natural hair another term that a lot of naturals like to use also is called TWA in this is what you email me about the like I just can't figure out what TWA needs in TWA means teeny-weeny Afro when I first heard this I was thinking like who made this up TWA you can just say a small afro but this is a very widely used term that a lot of people like to use when a have a very shrunken fro or just of very short amount of hair they like to refer to as a TWA another term EVOO and that means extra-virgin olive oil when you are learning a lot of different things with natural hair a lot of people highly suggest that you use extra-virgin oils to actually put on your hair because it's clear from a lot of impurities and a lot of solids through the process of actually extracting these oils from different seeds and plants so a lot of people always suggest that you use the extra-virgin quality of those oils so EVOO stands for extra-virgin olive oil another term is a twist out a twist out means that you twist your hair into two strands twists and then you unravel them so it's a twist out in the same thing applies to a Bantu knot how to a braid out to a flat twist out so if you understand what a flat twist is you just unravel it and there's your flat twist out so there's so many different kinds of terms and terminology and sayings that a lot of people like to say in the natural world so if you have any others that you will like to share or anyone else was watching make sure to leave them down below to give some different things that may not have been mentioned in this video so Veronica I hope that has helped you and just help you to know that there are so many different kinds of language is to use you don't have to necessarily be caught up in the terminology but it does help to know what those words mean when someone is saying them so I hope this helped you and everyone else was watching and also before you go make sure to sign up for my email list because you will automatically be answered for giveaways and only there you will receive exclusive content so until then I will see you all in my next video

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