Welcome to the one stop shop for type 4 hair by black women owned brands. We know our hair! At Black Naps we are not interested in carrying each and every hair brand (there surely are a lot these days).

Brands in our shop are personally hand-picked and vetted for quality. All of the products in our shop are black woman owned, contain ingredients that will nourish your hair and have proven to deliver their curlfriends results.

Find your product match made in heaven here!


Since 2010 we have been educating women how to care for their natural tresses. We have a library full of free information to get you on the path to healthy hair today.



Founder, Ariane Williams
In 2010, I created Black Naps to blog about my natural hair journey and to share helpful tips with others. I became so in love with the community here that I pursued blogging full-time. I have successfully made my passion my paycheck and now I am educating others how they can too in the AriDeonne Insider Network. Black Naps is a leading provider of natural hair tips and style inspiration for women with kinky textured hair receiving well over 300,000 monthly pageviews! I am proud to offer representation for coily hair types, showing type 4 ladies that they can embrace their kinks with pride.
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  1. maria says:

    I’m sorry but I work in the corporate world and natural hair (as they call it) is just to darn expensive as well as time consuming to take care of. My hair texture is 3-b-c and I have yet to achieve a good wash n go. I’ve tried twist outs, braid outs and many times I ended up pulling my hair back (something I really detest) it always end up in a frizz bun.

    I really do not like natural hair. All the natural products out there and channels designed to use mixed girls who absolutely cannot relate to our hair to sell their product They have taken this movement in a whole negative direction. I must be honest the reason I do not like my hair is because I really don’t have the time like many you tubers to do failed braid outs . I’m a working women and I have always spent less time on my hair. I have been without chemicals in my hair for about 4 years now. And I must say it SUCKS! in the summer I have to deal with excessive heat in Texas and let me tell you the humidity is REAL!

    One summer I’ve worn my hair all pulled back in a wavy pony tail the entire summer. I won’t to be free with my hair, and I am having a difficult time excepting the frizzy , untamed hair. I take pride on what I look like from head to toe. For the most part I flat iron my hair (using heat protectant) once every other week. and amazingly I still managed to keep my curls. From time to time I try to rock a wash n go on the weekends when I do not have to work, I love the curls but the frizz is UNREAL. My hair is not almost mid back length. And I have tried the Beautiful textures and what can I say, it has made my hair stink literally. It did not alter my curls at all. I was not impressed with that either. I really want to be chemical free when it comes to my hair . But the use of many hair products have failed me tremendously. My only product that seems to work for a sleek bun is the Alikay Natrual Crème Brulee.. Beauticians charge way to much to style and treat virgin hair. any one have any suggestions I’m opened.

  2. i was thinking…. after cleansing my hair and using a t-shirt to get the heavy water out… to use aloe vera juice to re-wet my hair then add the clay mix… would that be too much of a ph balance shock for my 3c/4a low pros hair?

  3. Shamari says:

    So I followed your protein treatment and I left it on for an hour but it didn’t dry. Does that mean it didn’t work? I don’t have a dryer so i used a shower cap. So do I have to leave it on longer? Id appreciate the advice. Thanks.

  4. Danielle says:

    Hey..What product can I use to help with my hair being very tangled after wash?

    1. You can try a good leave in conditioner. This will help you to moisturize and improve your hairs manageability.

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