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25 August 2019
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When I first went natural, I was really on a tight budget. And I had no idea about styling natural hair let alone what products to use. There weren't any products for natural hair anyway because it wa...
30 May 2020
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Curl definition really isn't the right term for use with actual afro hair. Afro hair is more tightly coiled that curly. Curls are a loose pattern. Afro coils are a tight pattern. So, I am go...
02 July 2019
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Yes, we are still fighting the fight against discrimination of us. Our hair has always been a focus of hair discrimination in American society. Since having to obey laws which forced Black women to co...
17 August 2020
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You know, people have ALWAYS been up in Black women's business when it comes to our bodies, our hair. Too skinny, too fat, short, too nappy, too whatever. And you know what? Leave us alone. There is a...
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...
Patricia Gaines

Patricia Gaines

Patricia Gaines aka Deecoily is the founder and creator of Nappturality in 2002, the beginning of the natural hair movement. Since 2000 she has been blogging on all things natural hair, Black culture and politics.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 09:57

Baking Soda & Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifier

If you have been using lots of leave-ins, oils and butters in your hair for a long period, you may notice that your hair is not “acting right.” Maybe your styles aren’t lasting, you aren’t getting a healthy sheen on your hair, it feels dull and your products aren’t doing the same job anymore. Instead of trying new products, do a clarifying treatment first.

Saturday, 07 September 2019 05:20

5 Quick Fixes for Natural Hair Pampering

There is nothing wrong with taking time out for yourself, to recharge your batteries and give life to those parts of you that have been put to the side or neglected. Be it something to do with your health, your diet, your body, your emotional needs, every part of us needs nurturing at some time or another. Every Superwoman needs to recharge.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 11:43

Suave Naturals - Know Your Ingredients

As relaxer sales drop because more women are going natural, the multinationals are coming at us and launching their own 'NATURAL HAIR' product lines. They're beautifully packaged, sleek and available at drugstores and supermarkets across the country. But what's in them? You should really check out what you're putting on your hair.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 23:06

Petrolatum. What They Don't Tell You

I have long advised my readers that petrolatum is generally bad for hair and skin. It is a byproduct of the petroleum industry and is not tightly regulated in the United States like it is in the EU for cosmetic use.  Here's why you should reconsider product containing petrolatum.

For newbies on the natural journey, here’s the deal. There is a lot of misinformation around about natural hair care, what products to use and what it does and doesn’t do. Whether you are thinking about going natural or just starting your transition, it's important to learn all you can about your hair. I'm dropping some knowledge on a few points.

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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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