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16 January 2020
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This natural hair revolution has meant different things to different women. For some it changed their lives by giving them a reason to stop destroying their hair. For others it didn't play a big part ...
12 July 2019
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A tweet by a self-proclaimed "progressive "man – who says he is running for Mayor of San Francisco - on Twitter – unhappy with the appointment of Zerlina Maxwell to a new senior position, made his unh...
02 July 2019
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 Making color POP! Let's talk color. Darkening, lightening, enhancing colors. Ombre, block color, stripes and grey coverage. If you're going to do it, do it as healthily as possible. Virgin ...
05 August 2019
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Vitamin C Serums I was never a big fan of facial serums. To me they were always sticky and made claims that were ridiculous and unbelievable. But entering my 40s, my skin started to lose its glow and ...
25 August 2021
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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 –but it'...

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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.

It’s inevitable. The last frontier of a head of healthy, natural hair – the process of going grey.  We all have to face it. It will happen. All of us who are heading for a “mature” age, and even some of our younger women who have that early-graying gene, or the stress-caused change have to face it, though earlier than the rest of us.

Monday, 28 April 2014 00:00

Natural Hair & Children

We are always hearing about how the media, friends and colleagues change the way we see ourselves and determine our beauty standard whether it is around our natural curly, kinky hair or dark skin. Self-esteem building begins at an early age.

Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:00

Kinky Marley Twist No-Braid Method

I have never liked the look of braids at the base of kinky twist extensions. I have tried several alternative methods of putting Marley twists in and this is the only method that did not result in the extensions either falling out or getting tangled or knotted at the base.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 00:00

Why I Love Lupita Nyong’o

 

As if I needed another reason to love Lupita Nyong’o. Before she won her Oscar, while she was still a nominee, she made a speech that speaks volumes to the type of remarkable woman she is.

Sunday, 02 March 2014 22:00

Danger: Natural Hair Expectations

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.

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