Patricia "Deecoily" Gaines

Patricia "Deecoily" 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.

Monday, 08 January 2018 02:47

Viola Davis' Fro Slayed Us All

If you had been anywhere within earshot of me when I saw Viola Davis make her entrance at the Golden Globes, you would have thought someone had won the $500 Million Powerball. That was my reaction - no lie. Viola Davis brought her natural royalty to the Golden Globes.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 20:19

Revlon: Cancelled

We speak with our dollars. And I will not knowingly spend my hard-earned money with a company that donates money to sexual assaulters. None of us should. When it comes to the #GrabYourWallet movement, there is always room for one more.

Monday, 11 December 2017 13:18

Simplify Your Hair Routine

Are you a product junkie but don't want to be? Are you frustrated using all these different products and none of them work for you? Step back and take a look at your routine.

Thursday, 07 December 2017 00:00

Meghan and Harry: Black Hype Overload

The engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is being heralded in some Black circles as giving “hope” to Black women. Are we looking to a royal wedding to give us "hope" for our own lives?

Saturday, 25 November 2017 06:10

Relaxer Sales Down

Black consumers prefer, and expect, haircare products made for their texture, haircare issues, and styling choices. As a result, Black-targeted and mainstream haircare companies are vying for consideration.

Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:54

Hair Dye and Breast Cancer

A recently published study published on June 9, 2017 in Carcinogenesis, Volume 38, Issue 9, 1 September 2017 has discovered a link between hair dye usage and diseases including breast cancer. This is a red flag for us all to re-examine our use of chemicals.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 06:55

Relaxing Your Hairline is NOT Natural

I am reclaiming my napptural time. Subject: If your hair is natural and you relax your hairline are you still natural? My inbox blew up the other day. It seems there is some kerfuffle going on about natural hair bloggers on social media relaxing their edges, advising you to do it and now many folks out there want to know what I think (thank you for that).

If the Kaepernick vs flag fiasco has taught us anything, is that a certain element will turn anything pro-Black or any injustice Black people protest into an anti-American, anti-White narrative in order to suit their divisive agendas.

Monday, 09 October 2017 00:00

Keeping Natural Hair Moisturized

A look at some of the most common reasons your hair is always dry or you just can't seem to keep it moisturized. We explore the possibilities from your the water you wash your hair with to your shampoo or your leave-in, it may not be what you think.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 00:00

Transitioning Problems - Causes & Solutions

Transitioning starts out easy, but it gets harder and harder both physically and mentally. Growing out your natural hair, especially if you have been using relaxers for a long time will present many challenges.

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