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, 03 March 2014 00:00

Does Dirty Natural Hair Grow Faster?

We are still hearing about not washing your hair to make it grow faster. Whether your hair is locked, twisted, free or rowed, there is a degree of basic hygiene that you need to maintain in order to nurture a healthy head of hair and scalp.

Friday, 21 February 2014 00:00

Natural Hair: Pretty Girl

For generations, Black people in the diaspora have been taught to dislike Black features. We spend $billions every year to minimize or cover up our natural features - mostly our natural hair. The majority of us won’t admit it because it is so deep and ingrained we don't even realize it. It has become a normal part of our fibre. As a group, we overwhelmingly, systematically, knowingly chemically straighten, cover, hide and reject our hair texture and simplify the reasoning as a "styling choice".

Monday, 17 February 2014 14:04

Natural Hair's Worst Enemies

It’s not what you think. It’s not White people. And it’s not Black people either. I’m not going to talk about direct heat because you already know the dangers of that. This blog is not that deep. I’m talking about every day unsuspecting things I have encountered around me that you need to know are not friends of your natural hair.

Friday, 20 December 2013 00:00

Mythbusting Natural Hair

If you have thought about going natural, you have probably heard some of the things people claim that will make transitioning easier or going natural instantaneous. Most of these things are myths.

Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:34

Black Walnut Hair Dye

This is a quick an easy homemade hair product recipe I have tried and successfully deepened my black hair after it had lightened up over summer. it's a 100% natural hair coloring and great to try if you don't want to use henna. Great for a gentle change to natural hair.

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