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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.

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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