Black Naps’ Natural Hair Forum Has Launched!

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Hello there! Just wanted to let you know that we have launched Black Naps’ natural hair care forum. The new forum address is forum.blacknaps.org! To get started on the new forum please agree to the terms of use and register here.  

TWA Chronicles: Andrea

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What’s your TWA story? I moved to Australia a few years ago and there were no hair salons that could do my hair. (There were only a hand full of black people). This was frustrating because I was use to going to the salon to get my relaxer. I had no clue what to do […]

Reader Question: Is My Afro Puff Costing Me Length

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For the past five months I’ve been wearing my 6 inch natural hair in a puff mostly because it’s cheaper than getting braid extensions and braids don’t last for me ( after two weeks they look really old). My question is, am I hampering length retention by constantly wearing the puff? Every night I have […]

Just A Reminder: Take Care of You First (Morning Ritual)

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You get up and immediately you are frustrated that you have to move from the bed. Rushing around to take off for work, you barely have time to even feed yourself, let alone bring something for lunch time. Bogged in traffic, surrounded in a sea of cars and school buses that just so happen to be […]

Meteorologist Fired for Defending Her Natural Hair

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Meterologist Rhonda Lee, was fired in 2012 after responding to an insulting Facebook comment from a viewer, and now she is finally speaking up about it. The viewer said that “the black lady” needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair because she looked like a “cancer patient” and he didn’t think that it was […]

TWA Chronicles: Yarisbeth

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What’s your TWA story? I decided not to perm my hair anymore and just went for it. I don’t really have a story. Lol I always had long hair but I didn’t mind adjusting and starting over with my natural hair. How do you typically maintain your TWA on a daily basis? Well I don’t […]

Dove’s #LoveYourCurls Campaign

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Dove’s #LoveYourCurls campaign aims to tell young girls that who they are is beautiful. In Dove’s recent study their findings were, “Girls as young as 5, are six times more likely to have an aversion to their hair if it’s curly. And they’re nine times more likely to believe that if they had straighter hair they would […]

Natural Spotlight: Lauren

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How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural since 2008 technically (grew out relaxer in 2007) but really began taking care of my hair in 2010. Long story short 5 years lol. Why did you decide to go natural? My journey is different from most because by the time I began really caring for […]

Just A Reminder: Stop Competing and Just Be You

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Have you ever felt as though you had to compete with someone else in order to succeed, be recognized, noticed, or loved? It’s amazing the intense amount of pressure we put on or allow to be put on ourselves in regards to surpassing others in our professional and personal lives. Believe it or not, when […]

TWA Chronicles: Stafania B

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What’s your TWA story? I have big chopped about 3 times since first big chopping in 2010. I use to wear my hair straight but I did my final big chop so I could rock my natural tresses and I love it! How do you typically maintain your TWA on a daily basis? I typically […]

About That Bun Life

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We all know how necessary protective styling is for the next few months, as we patiently await the pretty weather. However, protective styling can be rather boring, especially when wearing styles that are installed for months at a time. Here’s one of my favorites! I call it “the bun life” AKA Using kanekalon to create […]