Flat Twist/Twist with Bangs

    This is one of my earliest attempts at styling my natural hair after I learned how to do flat twists earlier this year like maybe January or February of 2006. This started off as one style that I got tired of and morphed into another. Originally, my hair was done in all flat … Continue reading

Kim’s Book Cover Photo

Kim’s one of my best friends. She’s been nappy for for over 16 years. I took this pic of her a couple of days ago. She’s a national best selling romance writer and now writes for Harliquin Romance. She recently signed a four book deal with another publisher as well. So, she needed a promotional … Continue reading

Bun Accessory

Accessories I’ve been wearing this Flat Twist Half Bun all summer long. Gosh I love this style. All I do is restyle the top to give a different look. This past Sunday, I took the front down, brushed it real good to get rid of shed hair and then retwisted with all the parts originating from … Continue reading

Allegra Bennett

Meet Allegra Bennet, the Renovating Woman. As such, she made her debut with 90-second weekly home repair commentaries on radio in Baltimore. It served as the title of her first home repair book, Renovating Woman: A Guide to Home Repair, Maintenance and Real Men, published by Simon &Schuster in 1997 and now out of print. She went on … Continue reading

My Guest Book

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Nappturology 101. Please sign my Guest Book, and let me know that you were here. Thank so much for stopping by! NappyMe

Dalia Phillips

Who is Dahlia Phillips? She’s the Notable Nappy from Akeela and the Bee that’s who. You know, the critically aclaimed movie that hit the theaters this past April about a little black girl from the hood who goes on to win the national spelling bee. I saw this movie with my nappy friend Margaret, who was … Continue reading


This is an excellent time to give a shout out to Patricia Gains, aka DeeCoily, the founder of Nappturality.com. What I really like about this lady is her steadfast, unwaivering conviction and take-no-prisoners attitude when it comes to her no-nonsence approach to educating black women on how to appreciate and care for their natural hair. … Continue reading

Yvette Smalls

Yvette Smalls is the director of the video, Hair Stories (a series of candid, funny, and poignant interviews with Sonia Sanchez, Erykah Badu, and Joe Lewis among others, which chronicles the historical and cultural issues of beauty and “good hair/bad hair” standards in the African-American community). Ms. Smalls is also a lecturer, folk artist, and … Continue reading

My Best Friend Kim

Here’s my friend Kim. She’s a national best selling romance author and she’s been napptural for over 15 years. One day, she did the big chop and ended up with about four inches of hair. Said her mother would hardly speak to her for awhile. She got over it though…LOL.The biggest picture is of Kim … Continue reading

My Friend Margaret

Y’all, check out my friend Margaret! Isn’t she simply gorgeous sporting her TWA! When I emailed my friends telling them to check out my Hair Journal, I found out she had joined the naptural journey as well. Here’s her initial response to my journal: “Did I tell you I went natural back in 2004? I … Continue reading

Flat Twist French Roll (front/top)

Februrary 15, 2006 I absolutely love this style. My own invention, thank you very much! Not sure how I came up with it though. I also love this because I finally have about 1/2 inch of new growth where my hair was broken off around the edges. The first couple of times I wore this … Continue reading

Flat Twist French Roll (Top/right side)

  If anyone wants instructions on how to do this, I’ll try to give step-by-step instructions below. If you need clarification, you can contact me at NappyMeHappyMe@aol.com. The quickie steps are as follows: 1) Part hair from ear to ear across the top of the head. 2) Secure the hair in the back out of … Continue reading

Flat Twist French Roll (Left side/back)

  This part is kind of hard to explain. 5) In the back, part your hair behind both ears running down the back and across the kitchen ares. Make about four shallow DSFTs on each side and one or shallows ones right at the bottom of your kitchen (don’t know what else to call it.) … Continue reading

Still Hangin’ Out

Rain and humidity. It’s soooooo humid. According to Weather Bug on my computer it was in the 80s with 66% humidity. We got back from the Farmer’s Market just in time. As soon as we got everything from the car onto the porch…the skies opened up and poured down rain…a nappies best friend. I kept … Continue reading

Twists Comparison

Ok. The pic on the left was taken a couple hours after I did this do the Sunday before July 4th. Since then, I’ve done one full head retwist. The pic on the right was taken today. Having been out in the rain and sitting on the porch for a good deal of the day … Continue reading