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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The Transitioner FAQ Repository

Because I have been notoriously bad about checking the Transitioners forum, I decided to post answers to the questions that seem to pop up the most. If you have missed a question or you would like to add an additional suggestion/comment, then by all means please do.How often can I wash my hair?As often as you would like. Sometimes I washed my hair ...
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Patricia Gaines

Does Going Natural Stop with Just Hair?

For those of you who have been chemical free for years (or your entire lives), did at some point you transition to a more natural lifestyle like maybe switching to organic products or being vegetarian? Transitioners and newly naturals, do you plan on striving for a more natural lifestyle? I was just thinking about this today as I was washing my hai...
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Patricia Gaines

Transitioning the Natural Hair Product Market

9 years ago, (I know, time flies) we discussed how big hair companies (Revlon, Pantene etc) were jumping on the new Black natural hair bandwagon. Back then we were concerned that they were deceiving us by adding shea butter or coconut oil and rebranding the same products by putting someone with an afro on the packaging and calling it "Natural." And...
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Getting Rid of Loc Build-up and Keeping it Out

Juices & Berries
Build-up in locs is something all loc wearers will have to deal with eventually. Did you know that the products you use to remove build-up may make the problem worse? In this article we deal with breaking down the dos and don'ts of loc maintenance and build-up. It's information you need to know to get it out and keep it out. 3 Signs you have build-...
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Patricia Gaines

What NOT to do With Natural Hair

This is an EPIC thread with almost 4000 replies where real women with natural hair tell you their mistakes and give you their best tips on what NOT to do. You can't get any better advice than this https://www.nappturality.com/forums/threads/80061-The-what-Not-To-Do-Thread
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Processes & Patience - The Journey: User Results WILL vary

 Fortunately for me, I got to hang out with a few fellow nappturals (LilShortRib, LBoogie, AfroGoddess, Akademics, Beaka) and our aspiring napptural Juellz (I probably spelled hers wrong, LOL). We shared hair stories about making the decision to go natural and/or loc in our efforts to coerce our aspiring nappy over the edge to a life of no mor...
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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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