Speaking Out: The Word Nappy!

There is something about this word that I DO NOT like! When I bring it up, about how much I dislike the word 'Nappy', some people say...well, that's how we describe our hair texture. Well, that is not true in my eyes. There are so many ways to describe our hair texture. I personally believe that the word nappy is brought somewhere out of hate. When someone thinks of the word nappy, they think of a kink, a mess, dry, nasty looking hair.

Our hair is NOT that!

The word Nappy is negative. I don't say it...and I don't say the work kinky either.

I prefer the word, Curly!!! Because that's actually what our hair is, Curly. Whether the curls are loose or tight. Those of African decent has curls. Another thing I will like to add. I no longer call 'em DREADlocks anymore. Simply because there is nothing Dreading about them. Locks are a beautiful form of styling your hair, and very unique. I call them locks now!!!

I read in a book called "Hair Story" that when Africans were brought over to America their combs were taken from them, because they knew how much we cherished our natural hair. Our hair started to LOCK up, being that we could not comb our hair. Soon, the Whites would say our hair looked Dreadful, and disgusting...That's where the name DREADlocks came from.

Therefore, I call them Locks! I advise all of my Natural Expression friends to read this book...there's sooooo much more to it, and it teaches you so much about our "Hair Story"!

By the way, WE HAVE CURLs!

How do you feel about the word 'NAPPY'?

Leave a comment below & Let me know!!!!