WELCOME HOME


Nappturality has been online since 2002. Dedicated to all the women in the diaspora who proudly wear their highly textured hair naturally. Nappturality.com is the place to find photographs,, forums, information and links about the care, maintenance and politics of natural hair. Natural napptural hair. Here you will find photos of all natural styles, comb coils, two-strand twists, afro puffs, afros dredlocks (dreadlocks), locs and many other natural styles. Styled by natural napptural haired women on their own hair.

 I have some *non-traditional* views of cleansing but hear me out. It’s like our hair. We have been taught to do this and that for generations, but a lot of what we have been taught deserves revisiting. And that includes facial cleansing.

Tip: First thing to know is that I do not use municipal water to clean my face. Municipal water is full of chemicals that dry out your skin and cause irritation and premature aging. If I must use water, like to remove a face mask, I use filtered water on a washcloth. And that’s it.

WHAT IS MICELLAR WATER

It looks like water, it has the viscosity of water but when you put it on your finger and feel, it has a different texture than water. It feels soft and moisturizing.

Sukin Micellar WaterMicellar water is a liquid containing micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) which are suspended in soft water. These micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they can draw out impurities without drying out your skin. So micellar water can be used as an all-in-one face and neck cleanser, makeup remover and moisturizer.

That is why it is so good for mature skin. It is gently, does not require excessive scrubbing and leaves the skin with no dryness or irritation. You can use it around your eyes, even if they are sensitive. Micellar water does not contain alcohol and never stings.

As our skin matures, we tend to produce less oil, not more. But if your skin is excessively oily, you may need to add an astringent such as witch hazel, to clean up some of that oil before you use the micellar water.

But all micellar water products are not equal. Just like everything you put on your skin, check the bottle for its additives and ingredients. Stay away from anything containing PEG or EDTA. Minimal glycerine and definitely no carcinogens. Companies always seem to want to add unnecessary chemicals to naturally great products!

It is essential to find ones that contain nourishing and anti-inflammatory herbs such as calendula and aloe. But basically, the fewer un-natural additives in your micellar water, the better.

MAKEUP REMOVER WIPES.

On those days you wear lots of foundation or CC/BB creams, using these wipes is a good start to the cleansing routine. They do not generally deep clean (even though some brands claim to). The benefit of these wipes is that they do get the heavy surface makeup off. And the good ones add nice moisturizers and anti-aging ingredients to help with your skin’s texture.

On days I wear makeup I use these as a first step.

On days I don’t wear makeup, I use these as a last step before using a serum. If I feel like I need something extra, I will use these as a first and last step just before I use a serum. It all depends on how I feel.

In the morning I don’t feel the need to use a wipe, I just use the micellar water AFTER my shower or a long, relaxing bath (or sometimes while in the bath). I may follow up with a toner, or I may not feel the need to.

Do I exfoliate using a scrub? No. I use a natural vitamin C serum. Occasionally I will use a facial brush with a cleansing lotion  

Do I ever use soap on my face? No. Never.

Do I use face masks? Yes. Usually once every 2 weeks or more often if I’m feeling like it.

For me, changing my routine has improved the texture, tone and elasticity of my skin to where it was 20 years ago. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different things. It is important to keep up with your skin’s changes and to adjust your routines accordingly.

That is the real secret of great skin.

Nappturality Shoe 300 faded

Your Natural Hair is NOT a Fad

Wearing natural hair is not a fad. It is not a fashion trend. It's the natural hair you were born with. So why can't you wear it?
Don't believe the negative hype..

Chasity Williams Daniella Cardoza2 Monica Evans3 LaCharla Figgs Iman Whitmore 2 Akeisha Chara Harris Angela Watkins Hairbyjuanibless2 Jacqueline Parker J LaKayle Jones2 Jewel Grant Raticka Scruggs Richeau Breland Andrea Cantrell J LaKayle Jones3 Cheryl Freemon Watts Bokua Adwoa Bray Tracy Gary Lisa Amos Wilson KaRen JackSon Sarah Moore Adrienne Lifeisgolden Skinner3 Jazmine J. Boss Khady Didi Sow Jillijoy Holloway3 Heeyy Jessie2 Kathy Terrell 3 Chelsea Patterson Sanders Debra Chatman Ednasia Green Maya Mj James2 Solange Campos Princess First'Lady Briggs2 Leah Prater Lorraine Gray KaTina Smith Walker3 Sarah Moore 2 Sonya Makeba Juanita Simmons Denise Billings Iman Whitmore Monica Evans2 Leslie Blakely3 Urecha Dunn Kaynisha Renee Martin Kenita Mitchell Trina Smith 2 Angie Knight Monique Wilson Heila Da She Serumula 2 Irena Shipley Queena Beenblessed Williams2 Ann Brown Andrea Cantrell 3 Brandi Murphy KaRen JackSon Notm Pressed Shalari Drakes J LaKayle Jones Divinity Starr Adaleia Coultman2 Leslie Blakely9 Frankie Monroe 2 Kim Lewis Monica Evans Regina Ellis Livingston Nadia Newton Sharea Twymon Summers Sheila Da She Serumula Sheila Da She Serumula3 LaShawn Jillijoy Holloway2 Natanya Jones2 Sheila Da She Serumula Ashley Erica Holmes Hale Daphanie Brooks KaRen Monique Colon2 Leslie Blakely4 Emmanuelle Key Dickerson2 Bryanna Knight Leslie Blakely6 Cynthiakim1 Troya Sowell Marilyn E Lowe Naiesha Howell Monique Colon Adey's Natural Hair Tips Mary Wells Kathy Terrell Betty Alexander McGriff EJ Thompson Lekeytha Dukes Shaw Jay Roge6 Abigail Boyce Gilly Dee Notm Pressed3 MrsNohaterallowed Taylor2 Jariel Deanna Jariel Deanna2 Jagged Edge Jaunene Jones Tammie Elkerson Mcgill Mysteek NaturalHair Talishia Robins2 Selena So Blessed Mckibben Gilly Dee Mysteek NaturalHair2 Leslie Blakely5 Jagged Edge2 Adaleia Coultman KaRen JackSon2 Heeyy Jessie Chenay N. Bryant Kennedra Tucker Solange Campos 1 Adrienne Lifeisgolden Skinner Amanda Flowers Peterson Lauren Foster Walls Lysa Davis Jay Roge4 Kayla Bush Tammy Mariano Melinda IzsoDivine Leslie Blakely2 Courtney Davis Kimberly Montague Princess First'Lady Briggs4 HairbyJuanibless Talishia Robins Natanya Jones Angela Watkins2 Tonyelle Bennett Andrea Cantrell 2 Angie Knight2 Bella Negra1 Raven Nacole Madison Sasha Stoute2 Natanya Jones3 Sheila Da She Serumula2 Gloria Obruche 1 Michelle Hudson KaTina Smith Walker2 Frankie Monroe 1 LaJoia Hamilton Candace Montgomery Nikki Poole Da OC Jariel Deanna1 Antoinette Jeaninne Tammie Braggs Keia Parker Michele Washington Ayesha La Vonia Boyd Linda Brown Campbell MrsNohaterallowed Taylor Shekera Combs Monica Evans4 Trina Smith Leslie Blakely8 Essie Dodson Curley N Cynthia Simpson Jennifer Bass Gloria Obruche 2 Emmanuelle Key Dickerson Carolyn Parker Jagged Edge3 Leslie Blakely7 Trina Smith 3 Alnita Reaves Vaught Monique Colon Tamara Hinkle Moore Jay Roge Bella Zambezie Adaleia Coultman3 Vicky Hightower Miz Jones KaTina Smith Walker Nyree' Allen Kaleta Battle Saundrea Arila Mendez Melody Dark Tiffany Smith Latanya Coverson Angela Watkins3 Dominique Truthfairy Williams Watt Frankie Monroe Katrina Stallworth Hairbyjuanibless3 Marenda Eison Adaleia Coultman4 Vanessa Agee Diamond Mull Msincognito Shades Hairbyjuanibless4 Toma Thornhill Bokua Adwoa Bray 2 Sasha Stoute Shadi Shukuma Maepa Maya Mj James Kathy Terrell 2 Karmen B. Jones Gema Ebanks Nikki Poole 2 Raticka Scruggs2 Leslie Blakely Jay Roge3 Destiny Hawkins Nicki Wade Jariel Deanna3 Yasmeen Cookngd Ali Brown Cheryl Freemon Watts2 Cynthiakim2 Sylvia Randi Carroll Urecha Dunn2 Nikki Poole Sophonie Bien Aime Mary Wells Kathy Terrell 4 Queena Beenblessed Williams Eiimariiee Rosee Lynn Tiara Shinae Adrienne Lifeisgolden Skinner2 Princess First'Lady Briggs Rhonda Littles Star Bullard Shannon Bell ShaRon Hicks2 Hairbyjuanibless5 Jillijoy Holloway Daniella Cardoza Sonjia Murphy Princess First'Lady Briggs3 Lakishia Brown Samantha Jordan Raticka Scruggs