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I am a napptural i.e non user of chemical hair relaxers, mum of triplets. I love to knit, crochet, make jewellery and bake.

Nappturalistas

This page is to highlight those Nappturalistas out there, both celebrities and the everyday Joe, who embrace their Nappturalness to the fullest.

This Nappturalista is probably more known in the African continent. I came across her buy accident and absolutely love her style.

Asa

Born Bukola Elemide, in Paris, but grew up in Lagos Nigeria.


Her first, self titled album was released in 2007. The second Beautiful Imperfection in 2010



I make take this hair style



True individuality





Previous Nappturalistas


This Nappturalista is probably not on the napptural radar as much as others, especially as she's such a great actress.

Sophie Okenedo OBE

The daughter of a Nigerian and Ashkenazi Jew, who received an OBE in the Queens 2010 Birthday Honours



This look is very sultry and sophisticated, who said natural hair isn't suitable for
formal occasions



Soft and playful



On the film Hotel Rwanda







So simple but still good





For the first Nappturalista I thought I would highlight someone that I didn't even know was natural until about a month ago.

Solange Knowles





Unsurprisingly she got some negative comments when she did her BC, here are some of them.

“She is trying to copy the newest black icon Amber Rose..I think she looks terrible”

“The motive is still unclear but considering how gorgeous her mane was, it’s not a great style choice”

“bat shit insane”


This was her response:
(this portion was taken from Alice in Nappyland's blog who, text in bold are those she wanted to emphasise)

listen. if. i. wanted. to. make. a. statement. i. would. have. twitpic’d. photo shoot. ect. i. was. simply. taking. my. son. to. school.stupid. paps. took. pic. ive. had. my. hair. cut. like. this. for. two. weeks. i. was. NOT. inspired. by anyone. but. my. self.i. have. done. this. twice. in. my. life. i. was 16. i was 18. did. not care about your opinion. then. dont. care. now.dont. need. your. attention. or. your. co-sign. i am #3. trending topic. before. IRAN. &. some of you cant even locate it on a map. its sad.

dont. need. your. attention. or. your. co-sign. i am #3. trending topic. before. IRAN. &. some of you cant even locate it on a map. its sad.dont. want. a. edge. up. or a perm. because. im not trying. to make this “a style” or a statement.i. just. wanted. to. be. free. from. the. bondage. that. black. women sometimes. put. on. themselves. with. hair.this. phase. of. my. life. i. want to spend . the time. the energy. and the money. on something else. not in the hair salon.im. not. mad. at . all of you. that have made your opinions known. and have sent negative. energy. my way. i expected this of you.you. have. the right to have. an opinion.so. do. i.ONLY reason i responded to this i have is because i was disappointed to see my name more talked about then #iranelectionwe. gotta. do. better. people


Looks like braids may be in this season



Big blow out. This shows what you can achieve when
you give your hair what it needs

I can't wait to see what her hair will be like in 5 years time, I hope she is still natural then and I'm sure she would have wowed us with some fabulous styles. Maybe some of the people who tweeted negative comments will also have been inspired.





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