One Year of Nappy Dos
When I first embarked on my loose-haired napptural journey about 14 months ago, I didn’t have a clue about what to do with my nappy hair. It’s not like I was a stranger to doing nappy since, as a teenager, I used to braid hair around the neighborhood for extra money. Fast forward to 2003, after I moved back to my hometown, my sister frequently looked to me to style her daughter’s hair. Problem was, I couldn’t quite translate that ability into being able to do my own hair. Once I asked my sister to do my hair. She can’t part to save her life, but she can do some great flat twists. So we did this marathon hair session with me parting and her twisting, and after that she would never do it again…always had some excuse why she couldn’t or didn’t want to do it. That’s when I realized that if I wanted to wear my hair natural, I was just going to have to learn how to do it myself.
So, I started frequenting Nappturality and other online hair sites, and thanks to other napptural ladies’ willingness to share their hair care and styling tips on the forum and via their hair albums, I became inspired to learn how to do my own hair. I have to say that my early attempts were, well interesting. But I was committed to learning how to do my own hair, and that involved learning how to do some of the most basic styling techniques… like flat twists.
I persevered. I think I’ve managed to come up with the cutest styles that suit me to a T. So a couple of days ago, I put them all in a slideshow, partly to show them off cause I think they’re soo cute, and also to give folks a look-see at how versatile nappy hair is when it comes to styling.
So here they are, one year of my favorite nappy dos. Please enjoy!