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.


Patricia Gaines

Natural Hair Outside the Mainstream

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 their natural hair into something more acceptable. More like that lady they saw on TV. Wait, they SAW ON TV?Not too long ago, and I mean within the last ...
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Patricia Gaines

Skincare for Women of Color Series

Vitamin C Serums I was never a big fan of facial serums. To me they were always sticky and made claims that were ridiculous and unbelievable. But entering my 40s, my skin started to lose its glow and did not hold moisture when I used my regular day and night creams. And dark pigmentation started to happen around my jawline that wouldn't go away. So...
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Patricia Gaines

Locking in Moisture - Natural Hair

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 hydrated all day. We outline the best moisturizing tips for all hair textures. To find the best regimen for your hair, you must work out your hair's ...
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Patricia Gaines

Just. Stop. with the Natural Hair Insults

Stop Insulting Natural Hair
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 unhappiness known by tweeting an insult about her natural hair, which he called "ridiculous" and "comical." Let me say off the bat, that although this ma...
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Patricia Gaines

California, New York Legislate Natural Hair

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 cover our natural hair in public, we have been victims of discrimination. Although The New York City Commission on Human Rights already had laws on the ...
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Patricia Gaines

Coloring Natural Hair

Color can make your coils POP
 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 hair is natural hair at its healthiest and strongest. Changing your hair's color to something that requires lightening is a 2-step process that is goi...
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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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