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.
Lock Journey, 1, 2, 3, 4.... Drop Your Knowledge!
This summer I hit 7 yrs Sisterlocked. Previously, as many on this site know, I was 6 yrs Braid-locked (06-13).
I've learned alot. But here are some highlights:
Chill on the food products in your hair (ie. honey is ok but when combined with other products, honey can create a breeding ground for 'stuff and kill your locks, be careful...inbox for details).Rosewater or filtered water is better than aloe vera juice to moisturize locks.Less is best. Diluted shampoo, a dab of VitE and some water can bless your whole lock journey. Chill on products.Sisterlocks CAN be maintained DIY from day 1. I did it, experiment successful.Cover your hair when you can.My mature Sisterlocks are lighter, dont cause neck pain. My Braidlocks hurt my neck at that stage.My grey doesn't integrate well into my locks, all good though.The locking process is significantly different for different installation foundations. It's been quite a different journeyBanding really is important for SLs during the first 2-3 months.I cut locks to shoulder length for first 6 yrs....now, just letting them grow down my back again. My locks fit better in my bike helmet that way.
For me, life really is really more peaceful with locks and ....