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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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19 August 2019
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It seems to me that the essence of going natural is being transformed into not so much of a journey of self-discovery but a journey to see how many hair products one can use on their heads to make the...
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...
27 July 2019
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The best thing you can do for your natural hair is to keep it moisturized. Understanding how well your hair holds moisture and how it treats products is the key to making sure your hair stays soft and...
02 July 2019
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 Making color POP! Let's talk color. Darkening, lightening, enhancing colors. Ombre, block color, stripes and grey coverage. If you're going to do it, do it as healthily as possible. Virgin ...
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...

The week between the injury and the surgery I wasn't concerned about my hair - the pain was the concern and I simply wore a puff, pulled tightly by putting a knot in one end and placing that end into a drawer, closing the drawer then pulling the other end with my good arm until it was taut.

It was only after the surgery that I started worrying about my hair. As I have been doing the no-comb challenge for months, I was going to write a blog about how to do natural hair in no-comb with one hand but soon after the surgery I was confronted with this reality. There is no easy way to do natural hair with one hand while you are in injury recovery. Period. That's it.  Just get braids, a weave, a wig, concentrate on recovery and be done with it. 

Now I'm not saying to give up. There is another reason why I say this. The effect general anaesthetic can have on your hair. It can be devastating, as it has been with me. After surgeryAbout 2 weeks after the surgery, and continuing through today, 6 weeks after that - I have experienced extreme shedding, texture annhiliation and excessive dryness. My hair became unruly and has become something unfamiliar to me. It's like someone removed the hair I know and transplanted an entirely different head of hair up there. Now I am learning to work with what I am left with. I have lost several inches in length, a bit of density and a lot of my texture has changed. Most of my hair is above my shoulders again after being mid back stretched.

Personally I considered a wig or a weave, braids or something but decided to just reduce my styling, wear a scarf often and remove as much as the shedded hair as gently as possible, as often as possible. It's going to come out anyway so why delay the process. Braids or weave would put more pressure on my hair and I never could stand wearing wigs. Besides I still have so much hair that a wig would probably sit too high to look natural anyway.

My hair is "not just hair" to me. This experience has confirmed that. You are never too old to learn something new about yourself. After 13 years of being napptural I am still learning what a role my hair plays in my self-image and exploring why.

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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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