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My beginning black hair care

I dont know anything of good hair care . And know where to begin . Can you get me to know what I am doing all the time and why ? And to be extremely good at it. And all I want , if yes, tell me all I need to know.
Original author: mnopstuv5000
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Hard water buildup after holiday

It seems like my post before didn't post (It's not visible on my account). So, I'll try one more time. I'm sorry if it posts two times now :/

Hi everyone :) I'm new here and couldn't find a discussion that fits my question, so I hope it's okay that I'm starting a new one.
So, for the holidays I've stayed in Turkey with my family and while everything was great, the water unfortunately wasn't. I started noticing the lack of definition and shine after the first wash already. My hair is normally 2c-3a, but they look 2b now and are really dry. There weren't a lot of curly hair products, so stuck with the ogx clarifying shampoo. I had to leave that in Turkey, so I gave it to my cousin who also has curly hair. Back in Germany, I did an ACV rinse, but it didn't seem to work too much, but I definitely see some improvement. Some strands are even almost back to normal. Should I just keep on doing the rinse, or should I buy a clarifying shampoo? I was thinking the Joico K-Pak Clarifying Shampoo is good. Or do you recommend anything else? I'm on a budget and I never really had to deal with hard Water, so I'm kinda freaking out.
Original author: JessicaJulie
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Afrogeek is back...

Still nappy!(:-)
Original author: afrogeek
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Hi!Need advice on length of time having a style

Would it be okay for me to have this style in from Sept 16 until Dec 25th when I'll get a different set of braids for Christmas?I just have concerns about edge loss or traction alopecia happening.I asked this question first on yahoo answers and someone said it's not advisable because it will mean BO lol, any advice on that as well?I'm gonna be using this Cantu root relief stuff as well for scalp cleansing and to alleviate itching.

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Original author: IcePink
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Cutting your own hair (low) how to questions

Hello everybody!

Man it's been ages since I posted on here. I have popped in a couple of times per year over the years... Good to see that this board is still going :)

As per - I need some advice and this is the best place to get it!

My life are now 9 years old (!!!) And tailbone length. I've been thinking about cutting them off for a few years but (1) I need to lose weight first. I'm too self conscious to show this face in its current state without some framing and (2) at my young 20 years of age I retorted to my dad that I would keep them for 10 years in defiance and I can't lose face :D

I'm looking for a barber in London who can give me one of these AMAZING low cuts I drool over on Instagram but am having no luck :( In addition, I'm really worried about developing hyper keloidalis nuchae (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acne_keloidalis_nuchae). My cousin suffers from it very badly - he has massive keloids all over his head. Today I've discovered that my brother is developing it too, although a relatively mild case. In an attempt to try and prevent this, I'm looking into learning how to cut my own hair. I remember iluvkanye (?) had a video on her YouTube which I've found but was wondering if anyone else had some tutorials/tips/guidance/advice on how to do this, what tools I should get etc.

TIA!

(Btw on my phone so if links/emojis don't work, my bad)
Original author: GorgeousKinkz
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"Private" forums

Hi there. I've been a member for a while, but have been MIA for a minute. I used to be able to read all of the forums, now many are listed as private. Is this because I've been gone a while, or are there new parameters to reading the whole forum?
Original author: Amberlocs
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Hello to all

Hello everyone, Glad to be back.
Original author: OliviaGeorge
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Gathering EPIC Posts

Hey all, I've got a new initiative happening to showcase posts that may have happened years ago or maybe recently, that are so good they deserve a special place. I have been looking through threads with the most pages and comments and have found some amazing advice that needs to be brought back out and preserved.

You will find these posts on the front page of the website and in their home here:
https://www.nappturality.com/product...from-the-vault

These posts will be re-posted with the original author as the author of the blog, with a link back to the original post here on the forum. So if you are re-posted and your email is current, you may receive a notification.

I think this is a great way to bring out some of the best advice on natural hair we have ever had, so it doesn't get lost in the millions of posts here.

If you find an amazing post that you think should be showcased on the front page, post the link here in this thread so I can keep track, and thank you for helping out.

Luv yall! :))

~Dee~
Original author: deecoily
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Hello Everyone

So good to see the Nappturality crew and DeeCoily still on the interwebs.:D I started loc'ing on July 9, 2005 and now am on my third iteration of locs. Used to go by the handle "TwistedXn," but no longer in the "Christian" part. It's a long, long story.

Anyways, I'll be lurking to and fro and chiming in here and there.

Nappy Trails!
Original author: Medusausi
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Stylists and Salons 2019

Please list here for inclusion in new information section. Include your contact details and any images you want to use.
Original author: deecoily
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Time for my periodical Natural Hair Reckoning

When a self-proclaimed "influenster" who is barely older than my domain name, who still chemically relaxes her thinning hair, comes at me to critique me and my advice, trying to say she knows more than I do about natural hair because she is a "licensed cosmetologist" --- you know I am going to heat up off the back foot.

It's a free society and I fully support women of the world being free to make their own choices. You are free to criticize me, and I am free to call out the BS.

On that note, I am not here to convince anyone that they have to do what I do. I am here to provide factual, independent, non-paid information about going natural, to advise those who are considering it, are doing it, have done it and who may need help continuing it. There are millions of women who have breezed through Nappturality to get help and support. And it continues today because honest advice never gets old.

I have been through the wars with natural hair and the people around it. Bad intentions hover like flies around a birthday cake and during the natural hair enlightenment period of the early 2000's we all were fending off a lot of angry and defensive women. I am still fending off the occasional misguided soul.

Nappturality was the FIRST website formed exclusively for Black women with AFRO (nappy) type hair to congregate and learn about our hair and I am so proud of that. We were attacked for our mission to focus exclusively on our own hair type. We were called Nappy Nazis, mean, unwelcoming to curly heads and all other kinds of offensive names because we took a stand against hair discrimination towards AFRO hair and fought for respect in a sea of chemical relaxers with multinational hair care companies telling us how bad and unmanageable our natural hair was so we NEEDED to buy their toxic poison that burned our scalps, dissolved the hair off our heads and caused cancers, scalp de-fatting and all kinds of nasties to our bodies because if we didn't, we wouldn't be accepted in their civilized society.

Nappturality is the big bang of the Natural Hair Revolution. It is a testimony to what can be done when Black women come together in their own place of power to help each other and themselves.

Don't confuse my passion with anger.
Don't confuse my determination with hate.
Don't confuse my temperance with fear.

Everything I do, I do because I love and believe in the Black community I am a part of.

So if you must criticize something,

Criticize the multinationals putting toxic chemicals into Black hair products.
Criticize the marketing companies lying to us on behalf of these companies.
Criticize the people who force their women to use these deadly products because they prefer straight hair.
Criticize the hair companies lying about what they are putting into the products aimed at Black people.
Criticize the government for easing regulations on the use of known carcinogens in cosmetic products.

And help other women to stop using chemicals too.
Original author: deecoily
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New Article on Moisture

Keeping moisture in your hair so it stays soft and supple can be a challenge but learn the basics and you will be surprised at how easy it is once you know about certain ingredients and what they do to your hair. For instance, did you know products with a glycerine as the main ingredient will dry your hair and make it stiff? Or that putting oil on dry hair does NOTHING for your hair? Or that you should know your strand size may be the reason why your hair will not act like that girl's hair on YouTube tho she has the same hair type?

There's more. Check out my new article. https://www.nappturality.com/product...e-natural-hair

     
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Original author: deecoily
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New Here - need help

Hello,

i was really excited to find this forum. I transitioned for 2 years after having my hair relaxed for many many years. My hairdresser cut off the last of my straightened hair in July. The 2 years were long and I wore buns or braids most of that time. Now that i only have natural hair, i have found some products that work for a wash and go. i like wearing my hair out now that it is finally finished transitioning. i was so tired of wearing it up all of the time. My hair is in some places a few inches below my shoulder and in others around chin level. I wash or co-wash once a week or less (10 days sometimes), sometimes deep condition, put product in my hair, pineapple it at night, sleep on a satin pillowcase and then just take it down in the morning. THis wash and go lasts for the week or 10 days staying moisturized. i sometimes refresh product around my edges. My problem - a TON of my hair comes out every time i wash. in fact, the amount of hair looks like a small black rodent. i have heard that you have to lose a lot of hair before you will notice that it is getting thinner and i would just as soon not wait for that. I don't notice a difference in the apparent thickness of my hair (other than my temples are much thinner than they ever were when i was relaxing my hair, but that may be due to age and hormones). I never lost this much hair when i was relaxing it. Any suggestions? SORRY for the long post. Thank you for reading!
Original author: CurlyJac
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Trying to grow your hair? **Article

New article on tips to growing out your natural hair. Are you using the right products? Minimizing breakage is not that difficult once you learn how. Be sure to read my latest article on hair growth and growing your hair to its maximum length.

Natural Hair - Maximum Length Simplified


Let me know what you think and if you have any tips to add!

~Dee~
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Original author: deecoily
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Hi Everybody

Hi I’m new to Nappturality and I’ve been on my hair journey for 2 1/2 years I’m looking forward to learning more about my type 4 curly coils hair ❤️
Original author: CurlybabeJ30
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Hi Everybody

Hi there! I have been on my journey myself for roughly the same time and I found this website, probably like you! Lots of info, tons of feedback!
Original author: Lashlady
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Trying to grow your hair?

New article on tips to growing out your natural hair. Are you using the right products? Minimizing breakage is not that difficult once you learn how. Be sure to read my latest article on hair growth and growing your hair to its maximum length.
https://www.nappturality.com/natural...gth-simplified
Original author: deecoily
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Saying hi

Hi all,
My name is Angela. I just stumbled upon this blog. The locs section is SUPER useful.
Hope I can learn a lot more from this board and meet new people!
Original author: Lashlady
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Random Nappy Thoughts Summer 2019

Today I started taking a collagen supplement supposed to help with hair and nails! If I see a difference I will let you know - my temple area was a victim of thyroid medication overdose.
Original author: deecoily
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Who remembers integration and bussing?

As a result of the integration policies of the 60s, 70s

Trying to start a conversation here about something not often spoken about but brought back into the spotlight by Kamala Harris. A lot of us are over 40 now and may have some experiences to share about integration and bussing.

Personally I wasn't bussed but I remember when others were.

I'm interested in hearing your stories.
Original author: deecoily
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