We are still hearing about not washing your hair to make it grow faster. Whether your hair is locked, twisted, free or rowed, there is a degree of basic hygiene that you need to maintain in order to nurture a healthy head of hair and scalp.
Back in the early days of the natural movement, the most over-used phrase was “curl definition”. Every second post on the forum was about somebody trying to get that “curl definition” and “curlpop” and “3b” and the “holy grail product” or routine that would give the"4's" "3b" hair. Out of this quest came multi-stage curl product layering, 3 hour styling sessions using stiffening creams, rubber bands and bonnet dryer sessions.
For generations, Black people in the diaspora have been taught to dislike Black features. We spend $billions every year to minimize or cover up our natural features - mostly our natural hair. The majority of us won’t admit it because it is so deep and ingrained we don't even realize it. It has become a normal part of our fibre. As a group, we overwhelmingly, systematically, knowingly chemically straighten, cover, hide and reject our hair texture and simplify the reasoning as a "styling choice".
It’s not what you think. It’s not White people. And it’s not Black people either. I’m not going to talk about direct heat because you already know the dangers of that. This blog is not that deep. I’m talking about every day unsuspecting things I have encountered around me that you need to know are not friends of your natural hair.
Nappturality was created back in 2002 by one woman with a goal to create a safe haven of knowledge and support for natural haired women everywhere. With hard work and dedication, Nappturality has been crowned the Queen of the Natural Hair Revolution. I thank all of you for your wonderful love and participation in the cause over the years.
This is a quick an easy recipe I have tried and successfully deepened my black hair after it had lightened up over summer. it's a 100% natural hair coloring and great to try if you don't want to use henna.
The words “clumpy” and “chunky” brings some not-so-pretty things to mind, except in the world of natural hair, where the words are viewed as a neat thing our natural hair does. I have heard the terms “chunky puff”, “chunky ‘fro” and “chunky wash-and-go” used separately but all relating to the same general look.