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.


2 minutes reading time (463 words)

Natural-Haired Job Applicants at a Disadvantage - New Study Shows


A new study conducted by Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, a management professor and a senior associate dean who conducted the research at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, has been released with not-so-shocking findings: Black women with natural afro hair are less likely to be offered job interviews. This study detected bias against Black women with natural hair by recruiting participants of different races and asked them to assume roles of recruiters screening job candidates.

Most of us with natural afro hair have experienced some form of unwanted attention in the workplace due to our hair and have experienced outright discrimination, pass-overs for promotions, suggestions to "change" our hair or "tidy" it up. Our workplace natural hair has been called unsuitable, unprofessional, immature and worse. We have been forced to wear wigs, extensions and perform any and all forms of coverups in the office to conform to the beauty standards set by people who don't look like us and even those who do.

"New research suggests Black women with natural hairstyles, such as curly afros, braids or twists, are often perceived as less professional than Black women with straightened hair, particularly in industries where norms dictate a more conservative appearance."

"Participants were given profiles of Black and white female job candidates and asked to rate them on professionalism, competence and other factors. Black women with natural hairstyles received lower scores on professionalism and competence and were not recommended as frequently for interviews compared with three other types of candidates: Black women with straightened hair and white women with curly or straight hair, the researchers found."

The study involved using photos of women of different ethnicities, with hair textures from straight to afro accompanying their job applications. They found Black candidates with natural afro hair who were applying for positions in more conservative industries such as consulting, were subjected to adverse discrimination and seen as less professional than their straight-haired counterparts.

Even when the SAME woman was rated her differently when she wore her hair in a natural styles versus straight. She was given higher scores when she wore her hair in a straightened style. 

Interestingly, for those applying for positions in more artistic and less conservative industries, the study found that hairstyles/hairtype was not a factor in determining their level of professionalism or suitability for the job.

Time and time again, these studies confirm what we always suspected: that although we have come a long way towards accepting ourselves wearing our natural hair, we still have a lot of work to do to bring our workplaces along with us in the acceptance of natural afro-textured hair.

We still have a long way to go.

You can read the study's introductory article directly from Duke University's website here:


Hey. Nice to meet you!
The Toxicity of Hair Shaming

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://nappturality.com/

Nappturality Shoe 300 faded

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..

Selena So Blessed Mckibben KaTina Smith Walker Naiesha Howell Princess First'Lady Briggs2 Richeau Breland Miz Jones Daniella Cardoza2 Princess First'Lady Briggs4 Angela Watkins Ednasia Green Candace Montgomery KaRen JackSon Natanya Jones3 Maya Mj James2 Solange Campos Sylvia Randi Carroll Maya Mj James Monica Evans4 Akeisha Leslie Blakely3 Troya Sowell Cheryl Freemon Watts2 Talishia Robins HairbyJuanibless Bryanna Knight Jay Roge3 Melinda IzsoDivine Eiimariiee Rosee Lynn Tammie Elkerson Mcgill Carolyn Parker Jaunene Jones Ayesha La Vonia Boyd Nicki Wade Lakishia Brown Sarah Moore Antoinette Jeaninne Monica Evans3 Chenay N. Bryant Regina Ellis Livingston Hairbyjuanibless4 Tonyelle Bennett Irena Shipley Jay Roge Jariel Deanna1 Jariel Deanna3 Bella Negra1 Angela Watkins3 Shannon Bell Heeyy Jessie2 Tracy Gary Adrienne Lifeisgolden Skinner2 Jillijoy Holloway Khady Didi Sow Karmen B. Jones Samantha Jordan Bokua Adwoa Bray 2 Kennedra Tucker Heeyy Jessie Abigail Boyce Marilyn E Lowe MrsNohaterallowed Taylor Leslie Blakely8 Notm Pressed Leah Prater Kathy Terrell 4 Raven Nacole Madison Tammy Mariano Adaleia Coultman3 Trina Smith 2 Leslie Blakely7 Jacqueline Parker Adaleia Coultman2 Angie Knight2 Monica Evans2 Jewel Grant Shadi Shukuma Maepa Natanya Jones2 Yasmeen Cookngd Ali Brown Mysteek NaturalHair Sophonie Bien Aime Keia Parker Hairbyjuanibless2 Chelsea Patterson Sanders Divinity Starr Sonjia Murphy LaShawn Queena Beenblessed Williams2 Tammie Braggs Gloria Obruche 1 Kim Lewis Adaleia Coultman4 Rhonda Littles Tamara Hinkle Moore Nikki Poole KaRen Saundrea Arila Mendez Bokua Adwoa Bray Natanya Jones Frankie Monroe 2 Lysa Davis Leslie Blakely6 Msincognito Shades Leslie Blakely5 Jagged Edge3 Adaleia Coultman Chara Harris Vicky Hightower Lekeytha Dukes Shaw Sasha Stoute2 Alnita Reaves Vaught Courtney Davis Dominique Truthfairy Williams Watt Adrienne Lifeisgolden Skinner Star Bullard Nadia Newton Denise Billings Gloria Obruche 2 Monique Colon2 Tiffany Smith Sharea Twymon Summers Andrea Cantrell 2 Ann Brown J LaKayle Jones2 Brandi Murphy Kayla Bush Kathy Terrell 3 Queena Beenblessed Williams Katrina Stallworth Iman Whitmore Nikki Poole 2 Andrea Cantrell Gilly Dee Heila Da She Serumula 2 Monica Evans Jennifer Bass J LaKayle Jones3 Trina Smith 3 Jay Roge6 Jagged Edge Ashley Erica Holmes Hale Jariel Deanna2 Michelle Hudson Michele Washington Vanessa Agee Daniella Cardoza Sarah Moore 2 KaRen JackSon Jagged Edge2 Adrienne Lifeisgolden Skinner3 Urecha Dunn Jazmine J. Boss Hairbyjuanibless3 KaTina Smith Walker3 Curley N Cynthia Simpson Raticka Scruggs Emmanuelle Key Dickerson Urecha Dunn2 Hairbyjuanibless5 MrsNohaterallowed Taylor2 Emmanuelle Key Dickerson2 Sheila Da She Serumula Shekera Combs Princess First'Lady Briggs Sasha Stoute Latanya Coverson Mary Wells Andrea Cantrell 3 Marenda Eison Nikki Poole Frankie Monroe Monique Colon Toma Thornhill Kathy Terrell 2 Diamond Mull Nyree' Allen KaRen JackSon2 Shalari Drakes Kathy Terrell Lisa Amos Wilson Sheila Da She Serumula3 Frankie Monroe 1 Princess First'Lady Briggs3 Leslie Blakely2 LaCharla Figgs Leslie Blakely4 Jillijoy Holloway3 Juanita Simmons Destiny Hawkins Cheryl Freemon Watts EJ Thompson Debra Chatman Leslie Blakely Kenita Mitchell Trina Smith Angie Knight Kaleta Battle Jay Roge4 Gema Ebanks Tiara Shinae Angela Watkins2 Chasity Williams J LaKayle Jones Cynthiakim2 Da OC Solange Campos 1 Kaynisha Renee Martin Talishia Robins2 Daphanie Brooks Monique Colon Linda Brown Campbell Lorraine Gray Raticka Scruggs2 Leslie Blakely9 Bella Zambezie Iman Whitmore 2 Raticka Scruggs Sonya Makeba Sheila Da She Serumula Monique Wilson Adey's Natural Hair Tips Lauren Foster Walls Jillijoy Holloway2 Gilly Dee Essie Dodson Sheila Da She Serumula2 Cynthiakim1 Jariel Deanna Betty Alexander McGriff Mary Wells LaJoia Hamilton Amanda Flowers Peterson Kimberly Montague Mysteek NaturalHair2 Melody Dark Notm Pressed3 KaTina Smith Walker2 ShaRon Hicks2