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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.

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.

Sunday, 15 December 2013 00:00

Natural Hair Elasticity

We often hear our hair being referred to as having “elasticity” but what does this really mean and why is it important for natural hair?

Sunday, 15 December 2013 01:07

The War Against Natural Hair

We all know it's happening and we cannot be reminded too much that our natural hair is still being vilified in the mainstream world.

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