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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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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...

I straightened my hair (or had it straightened for me) for as long as I can remember prior to 1999. Also for as long as I can remember and prior to going natural, not one person, classmate, stranger or friend – looked at my hair with curious amazement and asked if they could touch it or reached out to touch it (schoolyard boys pulling my ponytails excepted). Long or short, curled or braided, my hair was just ordinary, everyday run of the mill pressed/straightened/relaxed hair like every other Black girl I knew had.

Healthy, vibrant natural hair is a glory to behold. It shimmers within its tight twists and coils, creating what can either look like a soft, light cushion of cotton candy or a fine, tightly wound crown of coils which spring back effortlessly when pulled.

But these reasons alone are not the only things that make people want to reach out and touch.

No matter how may naturals we interact with online, or see around in our daily lives, we are not the status quo. We are not the majority – we are a small minority. We are still talked about within our own circles as doing “that natural look” or “the natural trend” and most insultingly, a “fad” because we dare to diverge from the Eurocentric cookie cutter hair that fills our news cycles, music airwaves, our media and all the way up to the top of the corporate latter - even to the highest office in the land.

We are the ONLY people who systematically and majority-wise make a conscious decision to completely eradicate, by chemical processing, burning or covering up, our natural hair’s real texture as soon as possible, as often as possible and for as long as possible. For this reason, our hair is an UNcommon UNseen and therefore UNusual and a whole lot of other UNs which - UNfortunately - in the 21st centure still make it a curiosity. People will stare at something out of the ordinary and when that out of the ordinary thing has a texture that begs to be reached out to and touched, well here we are and personal space be damned.

I have not felt negatives when people ask about my hair. It’s more of a fascination with amazement coupled with verbal Oooos and Aaaahs if I allow someone to touch it. Still, I do not allow strangers to touch my hair – I find something about that UNsettling.

All that said, it will be a great day when natural hair is no longer something to be curious about and question, but something more like the sunrise. A beautiful sight but a natural thing you see everyday sight, no matter where you are in the world.

Any thoughts on when that may be?

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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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