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Patricia Gaines

Patricia Gaines

Patricia Gaines aka Deecoily is the founder and creator of Nappturality in 2002, the beginning of the natural hair movement. Since 2000 she has been blogging on all things natural hair, Black culture and politics.

Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:24

Natural Hair - Maximum Length Simplified

We all have natural hair goals, and right up there at the top of what I hear from naturals is that they want LONG HAIR. Let's talk about that because it's important. Long hair should not be your goal because instead, maximum length should be, even though that may not be what you consider "long hair."

Friday, 26 July 2019 14:10

Locking in Moisture for Natural Hair

The best thing you can do for your natural hair is to keep it moisturized. Understanding how well your hair holds moisture and how it treats products is the key to making sure your hair stays soft and hydrated all day. We outline the best moisturizing tips for all hair textures.

Oh remember the outcry when JK Rowling cast Black actress Noma Dumezweni as Hermione in “The Cursed Child” and she famously and accurately said “Idiots gonna idiot” when asked about the backlash against her? Well it seems to have happened again with the casting of Halle Bailey as The Little Mermaid. And it's ridiculous.

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 14:19

Protecting Natural Hair from UV Damage

Summer sunshine makes us all want to get outside and play. We are told to wear hats, sunscreen and protect our skin from UV, but what about our hair and scalp? I have a personal issue with UV, because I am a Black woman who got skin cancer.

If we are blessed with a long life, it will happen eventually. You will may allow it to show, you may not. It may come early, or it may come late. But it’s coming. So, let’s get into how to grow out beautifully and care for it.

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