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Eden Body Works
EDEN BodyWorksTM was founded to address the consumer demand for all natural products that really work! Unlike most products that are purely cosmetic in nature, our products actually deliver on their promise; guaranteed. Our products contain No Alcohol, No Petroleum, No Beeswax, No Mineral Oils and No Sodium Sulfates. Your hair and skin shouldn’t just look healthy; it should be healthy!
Nappturality.com is your resource for the style and beauty of Natural Black Hair. We are dedicated to all the women in the diaspora who proudly wear their highly textured hair naturally.
Nappturality.com is the place to find photographs, Black natural hair journals, websites, forums, information and links about the care, maintenance and politics of natural hair. Natural napptural hair.
Here you will find photos of all natural styles, comb coils, two-strand twists, afro puffs, afros dredlocks (dreadlocks), locs and many other natural styles. Styled by napptural-haired women on their own hair. Join the community and meet some new friends!
There is no greater beauty than the real you
What is Nappturality?
Nappturality is all about embracing your NAPPtural, natural hair. Many, many thousands of African American women and women of African descent all over the world have stopped relaxing their hair and are wearing their natural hair proudly. All have different reasons for doing it — damage, scalp problems, illness, hair loss, finances, curiosity or maybe simply being tired of wasting all day Saturday waiting in a salon. Others saw someone on the train wearing a fierce set of locs, coils or twists and started to rethink their choices.
We’re in many of phases of nappturality. We’re transitioning, or wearing braids or weaves and thinking about transitioning — and some of us have just cut off the relaxer and are beginning to learn how to care for napptural hair in the real world. But regardless of how we got here, all of us have these 3 things in common:
- We want to have healthy, beautiful, natural hair.
- We want to see pictures of other women’s natural hair.
- We want the transition to natural hair to be as painless as possible.
With all this in mind and more, Nappturality.com was created.
Why is the site limited to tightly coiled, highly textured Black hair?
The reason it is limited to this hairtype is because we have found that it is the hairtype most feared and vilified in our community. It’s the only hairtype we can’t stay natural with for long with if we “fear the ‘fro” (thanks to Taritac & LBellatrix for that term). Napptural hair is the type labeled “bad”, nappy hair that needs to be “fixed.”
This perception needs to change. We need to stop being afraid of our hair. We need to learn about our natural hair. We need to see natural hair worn on women who have embraced it. And the only way we can do that is to showcase our natural hair on its own merit without seeing it compared with other hairtypes.
- Nappturality is all about acceptance of our hairtype and not carrying false expectations of what it can or can’t be or do.
- It’s not about taking the easy road and conforming.
- It’s not about destroying your hair through continual straightening.
- It’s about accepting yourself and your hair as it was intended to be.
That’s what NAPPTURALITY is.
If you are still relaxing your hair you are welcome here, however…We don’t debate the wonders of relaxing and we don’t talk about the benefits of relaxing on Nappturality because frankly, there aren’t any benefits to using that chemical. But we all had to start our journeys somewhere. Glad you chose Nappturality as a place to start to learn.
That said, if you are still relaxing and thinking of transitioning out of the relaxer, you are welcome to ask questions and ask for help and advice. Make sure you tell us your hair is relaxed, don’t be afraid to say so. We need to know this to help you.
Just be aware that those of us here who are napptural are committed to being napptural and spreading the word of nappturality. We don’t like relaxers. And we don’t sugarcoat that fact.
We hope you learn something beneficial from us.
Kemi Laboratories, a Columbia, Maryland based company, has been in existence for nearly two decades specializing in manufacturing all-natural hair and skin care products. With more than forty years of experience, the knowledge and expertise shared within the company covers every facet of the beauty industry – including salon ownership, beauty product sales, educators, and salon management.