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.

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12 July 2019
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A tweet by a self-proclaimed "progressive "man – who says he is running for Mayor of San Francisco - on Twitter – unhappy with the appointment of Zerlina Maxwell to a new senior position, made his unh...
16 June 2020
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We all have heard the benefits of African Shea Butter for decades. Centuries. And it has rightfully earned its place at the apex of nut butters. But what is it, where does it come from and is it for e...
08 December 2019
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You are in the car and lean over to grab something. When you lean back to your seat, you get a whiff of something, and it's not pleasant. It's like a musty, sweaty or sharp smell. Where is it coming f...
22 June 2021
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I want to say something about the current iteration of the "natural hair community" and I am going to be blunt. Fractured -- that term came to mind because of all the splits into tribal...
12 October 2019
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Nothing, and I mean nothing – is as fierce as a cool, sharp and on-point teeny-weeny-afro. And I mean that. I have worn almost every style out there on my natural hair. And the one that gave me the mo...

You can have the best raw ingredients in the world but if you do not know how to mix and measure them, or which ones to use for different hair situations, you may make your problems worse.

The best way to start making your own products is to first determine what it is you need and start with ONE product. Below I list the ingredients I think you need to consider using in order to start building your own array of hair products for you and your family.


Excess Dandruff and Dry Scalp: Dandruff is the result of the natural process of shedding skin cells of the scalp. Excess dandruff is when that shedding becomes problematic, irritating and maybe you have large flakes and redness associated with the irritation. This is when you need to act.

Old school remedies included sulphur – remember that? Well stay away from it. It stinks and it is toxic and it strips your scalp, making dandruff worse. It can work in the short term, but is it worth it if the dandruff just comes back again and again?

Excess dandruff is not always a simple condition of dry or unbalanced scalp. There is a yeast-like fungus called malassezia which can be the cause. It can cause your scalp to shed skin cells abnormally fast, causing excess dandruff and irritation. Dandruff can also be caused by allergies, scalp imbalances, damage, oily scalp or can be mistaken for exema or psoriasis. If you think you may have something other than simple excess dandruff, please see a dermatologist. For the purposes of this article I am going to discuss simple dandruff.


Castile Soap – the only soap to use in natural homemade shampoos. VERY CONCENTRATED.
Jojoba Oil – a wax ester great for balancing the scalp and regulating sebum production.
Wheatgerm Oil – blending, neutral base
Kukui Oil - a small amount in a base will soothe and heal scalp conditions
Shea Butter – natural, unrefined shea butter on the scalp is an effective moisturizer.
Tea Tree – soothing, anti inflammatory and anti bacterial
Apple Cider Vinegar – balancing, cooling, astringent.
Pine Tar Bar Soap – can be effective for dandruff and psoriasis
Aloe Vera – cooling and soothing, moisturizing properties

Rosemary EO – can be used as a scalp tincture, then rinsed out. Never leave in or use when pregnant.
Lavender EO – soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory. Used in conjunction with Jojoba Oil it can make a big difference in your scalp immediately.
Peppermint EO – cooling and soothes itchies. Can be left on in tiny amounts.
Eucalyptus EO – same general properties as TeaTree EO, but not as strong acting.
Clove EO – long acting, helps balance the scalp. Always rinse off, same restrictions as Rosemary EO.

Chamomile / Lavender / Calendula / Rosemary / White Willow Bark / Thyme / Cedarwood / Horsetail / Marshmallow Root / Comfrey Leaf

Chlorine and minerals in your water can cause excess dryness and itchiness. A water filter can significantly improve the health of your hair and scalp.

Let us know how and what works for you!

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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..

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