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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.

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:00

Dry Hair? You Can Fix That

By far, the most common problem naturals are faced with is dry hair. I don’t mean “not wet” dry hair. I mean dry like the Sahara dry. If you are having this problem, there is one thing you must do before anything else.

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:00

Chemicals in "Natural" Products

Going natural after years of relaxing your hair can be a difficult time. Not only are you confronted with a brand new texture of hair you are not used to, you are also entering a brand new world of hair care products.

Friday, 05 September 2014 00:00

Feed Your Body. Feed Your Hair.

The most important thing I am going to say to you is this, so let me get it over with now. A healthy body grows healthy hair.

Friday, 15 August 2014 00:00

Natural Hair and The Military

It wasn't long ago that wearing natural hair other than in a short afro, was prohibited in the US military. Times are changing, slowly.

Monday, 11 August 2014 00:00

Fearing the 'Fro

Can you wear you afro without adornment? WIthout a headband / scarf or hair combs? After years of using chemical relaxers, can you really enjoy every part of the process of going natural?  If you can't, you're not alone. Let's examine why.

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