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.

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.

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