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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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Blogs and stories written by Nappturality and Friends
Patricia Gaines

"Coating" Your Natural Hair

Can a coating of Shea butter be as beneficial to hair as for skin? It sure can!  Coating your natural hair with product gets too much of a bad wrap. The truth is, natural afro type hair is not the same a caucasian hair, which gets weighed down and oily when too much of a rich product like shea butter are used...
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Patricia Gaines

Chebe Butters & Oils

Variety of nuts for grinding
There are lots of nuts that you can grind to create healthy oils and butters, from walnuts to shea nuts to apricot kernels. Nappturality has tried and recommends this rich, all around hair nut butter/oil for hair growth retention and protection: Chebe. I was having so much trouble with dry, thinning hair due to medication and hyperthyroid issues (p...
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Patricia Gaines

Changing Names of Ingredients

Do you check the ingredients when you are looking for hair products? You should. I have already written several articles about the dangers of certain chemicals and ingredients used in creating Black hair care products and which to avoid. You can find one here and another one here.  Always check the ingredients Watch out, some companies ar...
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Patricia Gaines

Sisterlocks on SCOTUS -- Representation Matters

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson swears Oath at Senate Confirmation Hearings
First, I got goosebumps first, then the tears came. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has made history. Her induction to the highest court in the United States brings with it the aspirations and dreams of Black women throughout the country. Not only from those of us who aspire to achieve greatness in the legal professions, but all of us. From the young w...
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Shaded Tree Organics

Learning to love my hair

From being a child with kinky hair I used to feel unpretty. Both siblings had the "good hair" that everyone wanted to have. The water and grease hair! I was given my first "just for me" perm at 4! at my pre k graduation. I spent every month and a half getting a perm. fast forward now I'm completely natural. It took so many years to feel beauti...
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Patricia Gaines

Musty Loc Syndrome- Freshen up your Scalp

Funky sour musty danky sticky loc scalp. You best get onto that before it gets out of hand. Not enough thorough cleansing of your scalp is going to cause this problem â€“but it's a mistake that can be fixed yourself, if you catch it early enough. I know I have written about scalp issues a lot. Like here, and here. But it's im...
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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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