About cNappymeNow, A Forum for cNapps!
What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
How it all began…
After I started frequenting hair boards about a year ago, I noticed something that was rather disheartening. I didn’t seem to be able to find a lot of nappies with hair like mine. You see, I consider myself to be one of the nappiest of the nappies — not wavy nappy and certainly not curly nappy. Wet or or product free, it looks the same…like plain ‘ole nappy, nappy hair. You know, the kind of hair that NOBODY wants. Shhh…don’t tell nobody y’all, but I have what’s known to most folks as “bad hair.”
Then something wonderful happened, thanks to the women on Nappturality.com, I truely began to love my naps. While I never hated my nappy hair (at least I didn’t think so), I surely had never embraced it on this level before. I had actually learned to love my hair unconditionally for everything it is, while forgiving it for everything it’s not. And for a while, it didn’t seem to matter that I couldn’t find very many people with a texture like mine. After all, I certainly could and did learn a lot from women with a variety of nappy textures on NP. But in the back of my mind, I was always on the look out for someone, anyone whom I could consider a hair twin. Someone whose hair would more than likely repond to the same products, or look the same in various styles as mine. In addition, my hair twin would also be better able to relate to MY nappy hair experiences both positive and negative.
What is a cNapp?
Then it happened. Someone started a wonderful “hair twin” thread on NP. Basically, it was an All Call to anyone whose product-free hair has no defined nap pattern. Instead, whether wet or dry, our loose strands each take their own separate route to give the appearance of a fluffy, cottony, cloud of naps. So we nicknamed ourselves cNapps. The response was tremendous. Seems like we came out of the woodworks to post in this thread. Who the heck knew that so many of us would find hair twins in that thread? Well I’ll tell ya, it was like finding long-lost family members up in there!
To make sure our albums would always be easy to find, I created a cNapp page on Nappturology 101, which serves as a cNapp Directory. This page also shows examples of nappies with cNapp hair texture. In just over 30 days, cNapp albums collectively received over 300 hits. Wow! The directory was definitely a success!
As time went on, it became apparent to me that there was a definite need for a new hair forum…one that caters just to folks with OUR nappy hair texture. It would be a forum where everyone’s hair resembled cNapp hair and members could truely learn to love and appreciate their nappier than nappy texture. It would be a place where we could see tons of pictures of people with naps like ours because unfortunately, it’s rare to find our texture to be used as the standard of beauty anywhere on the Internet and certainly not in magazines on TV or anywhere out in the real world.
Well, the next thing I know my vision was in the works, and on Feb. 11, 2007 cNappymeNow — CNN for short — was opened up to membership via private invitation and now has a very small, but committed membership. Now that I’m certain the interest is there, I’m opening the forum up for general membership.
Soooo, are you a cNapp or do you know someone with cNapp hair? Would you like a place where you’re sure to get the specialized attention you need to help you grow, increase your knowledge and take your confidence about your naps to whole ‘nother level. If so, cNappymeNow is just the place to be. So come on? What are you waiting for?
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