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.

  1. Velcro. This is a wonderful invention for winter parkas but it will tear up your hair. Literally. If you have ever accidentally left your Velcro-adorned sleeve open and gone to put a hat on... or neglected to close that baseball cap strap you know what I mean. You may have to excuse yourself to the bathroom to extract that cap to avoid embarrassment.

  2. Metal Bobby Pins. Just say NO to those evil things. Because the natural oils in your hair WILL lift that little rubber end off and your natural hair will decide it wants to keep it when you remove that pin. Only to frighten yourself later on when you reach up into your hair to fluff out that fro and feel something like a bug. Or worse, your partner finds it in there. AWKWARD.

  3. One-piece Bead Necklaces. Yes they can be stylish. But I’ll be darned if I will let that strand touch the ‘fro. How many times have you seen those little kinks all wound up between the beads all wrapped around the string holding it together. Ladies, if you wear beads, just check for stray hair before you put them on and after you take them off. Nobody wants to see that.

  4. Smoke. If you wear a ‘fro, and you smoke at the same time, or you hang around people who smoke, your afro will smell like smoke. And that goes for sitting around the campfire, too. I have woken up after a party next to a bonfire thinking my hair was on fire just from the smell of smoke. Our hair acts like a sponge. It is very good at absorbing everything around it, including smoke and fried onions. I’m not hating on smokers and people who cook onions, I’m just sayin’ it's a thing. The good thing is, it absorbs beautiful scents too.

  5. Raw Eggs+Warmth, plus mashed avocado and/or banana. Putting foodstuff in our hair for conditioning is something many nappturals try with homemade recipes. Here’s a warning: raw egg will scramble in your hair if you rinse it out with hot water OR use it as a deep conditioner under plastic wrap OR sit under heat or a steamer. If you use mashed banana or avocado in a recipe, use a blender and liquefy it. Trying to get chunks of avonana out of your fro can ruin your whole day.

  6. Lint. That goes for sweaters with lint on them, scarves, hats and anything else that sheds little filaments that ball up. Lint is an enemy and you will pull at your hair trying to get it out, pulling hair strands out with it and messing up your ‘do.

  7. Car Seat Headrests. We need them for safety and to prevent whiplash or worse in the event of an accident. We do not need them to flatten out our hair in the back. But that is exactly what they do. We’ve all seen it and those of us who wear ‘fros remember that horrible moment when we realize we’ve been walking around with “flatback head” for the past hour. In your rush to jump out of the car and get to where you’re going, don’t forget to check the back of your hair.

  8. Nicked Fingernail. All you need is a tiny little nick in your fingernail to wreak havoc on your ‘fro. You may think "hey it's just a tiny nick" and forget you have a nicked nail but your hair won’t. Every single time you put your hand into your fro, your hair will grab that nail and remind you. And forget about shampooing with it. Just cut it off and be done with it.

  9. Open Cut Dangly Earrings. Yes, the ones that cause you to snap your head back when they get caught in your hair. Over and over again. Damn them! Wear closed hoops. Problem solved.

  10. Seaweed. The kind you can’t see in the water when you go swimming at the beach may find its way into your crown and stay there until you rinse it out. The kind that you finally see when your hair dries OR when you get into the shower, rinse your hair and look down at your feet. It looks like a salad going down the drain. (OMG did anyone see all that stuff in my hair?? YEESH)


Those are my top 10. If you have any other natural hair-emies I need to know about, please tell me in the comments below! Meanwhile, pat, fluff and rinse well!

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..

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