Special Note 2/8/2010:
I decided to write some words of clarification in response to various conversations on hair boards (Blackhairmedia.com Media, Naturallycurly.com just to name a few) around the Internet that give misinformation about what cNapp hair is and whether or not it exists.
Please know that those of us with cNapp hair largely identify ourselves as 4B (or a combination of 4A/4B) on the Andre Walker scale, which goes from 1 (straight) to 4A (tightly curled/wavy/coily naps that show definition) and 4B (kinks but no clumping VISIABLE curls, waves or coils). Lately, I’ve been seeing references to a NEW CATEGORY/hair type called 4C, which is not a part of Andre’s scale. As far as I can tell, there’s no consistent definition or well thought out list of characteristics of this hair type and is only serving to confuse the hair typing issue even more.
What is cNapp hair, and what does the letter C stand for?
cNapp is just a nickname we came up with on Nappturality.com several years ago, to identify ourselves to one another without having to describe all the characteristics of our hair. So if you tell someone you’re a cNapp, we automatically know you have hair that, when clean, product free and unstyled, has no visible curl, wave or coil pattern that shows itself off. It’s just one big and puffy Cloudy, Cottony mass of hair. Hence the letter c in cNapp. It should not be confused with the newly made up 4C texture that is suddenly floating around the Internet hairboard community.
See the examples pictures below for more examples of 4B/cNapp hair.
Ladies with super tight unpatterned hair texture come find your hair twin! Link to original thread on Nappturality.com that gave birth to cNapps. More albums in this thread that aren’t list below.
I am soooo excited. I have finally found my extended nappy family. Ok…let me explain. Our naps aren’t shiney, wavey or curly. And they don’t shrink up into clumps that show off well-defined coils of naps. Nope, instead when wet and product free, our naps all take a different route and coil and zig-zag individually. The result? Our hair, in it’s shrunken state just looks like a fuzzy, wuzzy cottony cloud of undefined naps…or thick wool…take your pick!
A new forum just for cNapps.
Are You a cNapp? Do take care of someone’s cNapp Hair? Need a single source of good reliable information about taking care of, styling and embracing your cNapp hair? Wanna see a bunch of cNapps in one place? Yea? Then you’ll want to check out cNappymeNow…a brand new hair forum devoted to women with cNapp texture hair. Click Join cNappymeNow for more information! Related Link: About cNappymeNow.
This page is devoted to all of us. The CNaps. If you’re a CNap leave a message below with the following information, and I’ll add it to the list.
- Your online name
- A link to your album
- Number of years nappy
As you’re looking through my site and come across pics of my freshly washed hair, please know that I would never let my hair (presently 11-13 inches…more or less) have its way and shrink to the max like you see in the pics above. Quite frankly, I would have to pay hell to detangle, and I just ain’t goin’ there! That’s why I band during the shampoo process…to prevent maximum shrinkage and make my hair easier to manage.
CNap Album Links
Also check out CNapp profiles in this thread Calling All Cnapps! Vital Hair Stats and Routine…Please Check In! If you’re a cNapp and you haven’t done it yet, please visit this thread and do a check in. Also, if you’re just visiting this page, I’m certain there are additional cNapps in Vital Stats thread that haven’t listed their albums here so feel free to go check it out too!
Dewdrop pw: cherry
Golden Afro Child (Golden)
Ketchup (pw coily)
Nappyme (Come check me out y’all!)
Queen of Coils
Scarcity21 (pw ann)
Taniseka (pw lyerpantsonfire)