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Cinna-bun and Other Natural Hair Styles

By January 27th, 202136 Comments
Keish10 answered the call for ‘lazy’ styles… styles you can do when you don’t feel like starting over…styles that last!

When left with a twist-out that no longer hangs the way it used to, Keish10 pulls off a curly frohawk or updo like the ones below. Bobby pins are a natural gal’s bestfriend!

Cinna-bun and Other Natural Hair Styles
Cinna-bun and Other Natural Hair Styles

For an ultra chic and low maintenance protective style, she rocks the Motorcityroxie Cinna-bun!

I think this style rocks because it adds volume and umph to the typical bun… even making shorter haired curlies look like they have TONS more!

Cinna-bun and Other Natural Hair Styles

***To get the look, check out the following tutorials. After you watch, comment below on how you feel about the ‘N’ word…nappy. ***

Weigh in divas… is nappy a term of endearment, something we should embrace? Or do you feel offended when family and friends refer to your natural frock as nappy?


  • bedsheets says:

    i see the word on you tube alot and I have been wondering why people call their hair nappy. As well I also wonder by black folks in the US call themselves niggers. Hmmm!!! I wonder if other blacks in other diasporas use these negative terminologies. We are a beautiful people and should walk proudly regardless of hair textures. Finally, to the american black brothers and sisters, if you have travelled extensively you will see how much you have influenced other societies with your creativity. Keep on keepin on.

  • Camila Maria Evans says:

    Yea I don't like it. I've never heard it meant to be positive except for some naturals trying to flip the term around, but for all my life it's always been an insult. I accept my natural hair how it is. But I dont accept the word nappy. I dont accept the N word either. I dont buy the endearing crap and the different ending. Some ppl do, I dont. That's them, this is me.

  • Andiee says:

    I have not had my hair called nappy to my face. I think that word is used depending on your location. I do agree with some that the association with the term "Nappy" is a negative one indeed. I mean think about it. Why is OUR hair an issue in it's natural state? I understand that if someone had messy hair no matter what texture then in my opinion you could call someone out on the messiness of their hair. But why is it that unless OUR hair has been chemically altered it is not ready, or done, or presentable? We need to change that mentality within our communities first. We need to stop chemically altering our daughters hair,our own hair etc. I have been shocked to see the amount of young girls these days whose hair is relaxed. For me growing up most girls had their hair natural. And choosing to do relaxer was something that happened in highschool on your own accord. Nowadays it seems that natural hair is not good enough? Why? Calling your hair curly or kinky is ok I guess if you must describe your hair to someone.. But nappy has this at least for me a negative connotation as if you can not manage your hair and you are automatically unkept. Natural works best for me as that is something most peoples around the world can do. Where their hair natural.

  • Spiceling says:

    Slavery began in the MIND of the bound man – of course assisted by his captors, but even a bound man has the POWER to CHOOSE to keep himself free where it really counts – on the inside, or to give in to depression and despair…for Freedom is not physical, freedom IS Spiritual.
    As long as we KNOW who we ARE; KNOW that regardless of the junk people have been taught and consequently go on to speak and spread around – that in spite of that, ALL mankind is INATELY EQUAL – equally beautiful, worthwhile, , if we KNOWWWWW this… NO WORDS, abuse, can cause a man to stumble with self-resentment on account of his physical self. People, we must KNOW who we are and let no dark intention harnessing the power of words cause us to stumble, cause us NOT to give Thanks to our Creator who made us wonderfully, and even he made us reverently. Oh, HE truly does knows who we are, and he loves what he sees on the outside of EVERYONE of the human race.
    Yes, Love the Creator all powerful (Jehovah)and LOVE yourself black people… ALL PEOPLE…be kind to self and others, and learn to love you, it is the only house you will have in this lifetime.

  • Unknown says:

    nap (n) Middle Dutch/English in origin meaning a hairy or downy surface. Because some hair curls and patterns like lambs wool the texture/kink was called naps. I love my naps. I don't have straight, slightly kinky, or unkempt hair. I have hair that very much resembles that of lamb.

    People react so harshly to it because they've taken on other people's negative view of their hair. NAP IS NOT A NEGATIVE WORD, people feel negatively about it. Think about how society would have us feel about being dark skinned…Black cats = bad luck…blackmail…bad guys were black…need i go on? So because someone thinks that black is such a horrendous thing I shouldn't want to be identified that way? Right…

    Naps are what you make of them…someone could call you girl and it be akin to someone calling you nigga. Someone can make your name into a curse, does that truly make it so? I would think not.

    I have so much more to say but I hope folks get the point. Naps are not a bad thing! If I didn't have them my afro would be a no-fro.

  • Anonymous says:

    I dont care one way or another about the word, its more how it is said and what the person is trying to say. I love my natural transitioning hair and will rock my naps, naptural look, my fro, etc forever!!!! thats true beauty!

  • curlygem says:

    LOL @ classicbeautyn "They just mad they don't have my swag. I know you're right. People used the word "nappy" in a negative manner to try and make me feel bad about going natural. This is my 3rd (and last) time "going natural". I plan to STAY a happily nappy person from now on. When you feel beautiful, you look and behave beautifully too.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think "nappy" is one of those words that can go either way. Some people use it as a description, a compliment, or as an insult.

    Whatever the usage, I always keep in mind that it only matters what I think of myself. And I feel bad for those who use it as an insult. They wouldn't have to insult me if they felt good about themselves.

    They just mad they don't have my swag :P

  • LuckyGirl says:

    If I'm having one of those serious girl-talk conversations, I don't mind the word.

    When ignorant ppl like Don Imus use it, I become outraged.

  • Moni says:

    I don't have a problem with the word nappy in the objective sense. I love my kinky, coily, NAPPY, beautiful hair! I am offended when people use it in an obviously derogatory manner towards someone else, but I'm most offended when people use it to describe their own non-nappy hair when it doesn't look good (ie a wavy haired girl saying her hair is nappy because its messy or tangled). My (natural hair loving bf) will point out another "nappy" to me on the street or on tv, which is our shorthand for beautiful natural hair of any and all textures.

    I agree with the previous commenter that says that getting rid of the word won't change the attitude behind it. I've never had anyone call my hair nappy in a derogatory fashion, but I've certainly had people use other words to imply that my hair wasn't "good" enough for them. I've had family members ask me if I was gonna texturize my hair or say that they didn't want to stop texting their own hair because they wanted it to be curly. They managed to share plenty of negative energy without using that word!

    According to my dictionary, nappy means kinky, tightly curled or coiled. That's exactly what I have, so I guess my hair is nappy after all. I love my nappy hair and will never let anyone else make me feel that nappy is not beautiful!

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  • Anonymous says:

    i personally don't care if someone want to refer to their own hair as nappy, its their hair. i at times jokingly refer to my own as such when its is well past time to wash and restyle, but i wouldn't be offended if someone else tried to call my hair nappy because it obviously isn't by any means, my curls could only be mistaken for "naps" if i intentionally made them appear that way. i would never dare call someones hair nappy, because its just not the most civilized way to interact with another person, and i would never refer to my own as such in public or in front of anyone other than my husband because they may find it to be condescending!!

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  • Angie says:

    Nappy to me means kinky/tightly coiled or curled hair, I don't acknowledge the negative implications of the word.

  • He's faithful says:

    I don't like it and don't use it. Too much baggage.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think that nappy is just as ugly as the other "n" word that is used to describe ethnic people. I don't like it…..

  • Anonymous says:

    I do not like the word. However, I do feel I may be overly sensitive about it. The N words is so often associated with something negative, we have no choice than to respond in the same manner. Nappy is a frame of mind, not a fact.

  • Anonymous says:

    It doesn't bother me. This guy thought he was insulting me by saying my hair was nappy. I said "Thanks! That's the look I was going for". It shut him down, and took the sting out of what he thought was an insult. His wife liked my hair so much that she's gone natural too and he's acknowledged that she looks so much better. There are things that insult me like the other N word, but Nappy isn't one of those things.

  • Anonymous says:

    I absolutely adore's probably my favorite style for curly/kinky hair, but I am unable to achieve that look because I do not have enough texture to do it. :/

    As for the N word.. I don't like any N-words- period.

  • Deandra says:

    It depends. When my mother plays in my hair and proudly tells everyone how she loves my nappy hair, then it is a good word.

    When my grandmother tells me it is nappy and clearly implies I best get a perm, yesterday– not so much.

    I think the real problem is not the word, but the baggage. As a general rule, nappy is pejorative and meant to be insulting or something to be taken care of.

    We can get rid of the word nappy, but people will just coily or curly or any word we use to call natural hair as an insult. It is not the word that is so bad; it is the prevailing cultural attitudes that stink.

  • Nicole says:

    There are other ways to describe hair, I prefer thick and or bushy, but not nappy. I hate it when my MOM calls my daughter's hair nappy. It bugs me to pieces.

  • modest-goddess says:

    Nappy is an N word to me. I can say it about myself (in trusted company) but others cannot say it about me.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think it depends how the word is used. The other day my sister, who is not natural, said to me "Ok I like your hair like that. You can rock the nappy look". She meant it as a compliment so that's how I took it. I’m happy to be nappy! Words don't have power unless you give them power.

  • Unknown says:

    I've never had anyone call my hair "nappy" to my face, but I know that people *think it.* I've been called some other not-so-nice things. Some people are slick and subtle with it, e.g. "You should try a blowout! Look, I clipped out this newspaper article about it for you…" Others say it to their friends while you are in earshot. And sometimes it just shows on their faces.

    These types of things used to really hurt me, but — thank You, Father! — it doesn't both me that much anymore. Why? I think the more mature you become (notice I didn't say "older"), the less other people's opinions matter. And more importantly, I believe what He says about me. Everything else is bunk, trite, and sometimes just plain evil. My people, when it happens to you (there's no "if," just "when") I encourage you to throw it in your mental garbage disposal, flush it, incinerate it — do whatever you have to do to not internalize that thing — and forgive that person… immediately! We add WAY too much value to people's personal preferences!

    My hair is natural. This is the way God intended for it to come out of my head. You can call it kinky, curly, coily, or whatever you want, but the plain and simple fact is this texture is natural. It's mine. I take care of it. I like it. It's fun! My husband likes it (i was natural when we met, and yes, I think that makes a difference). It's here to stay.

  • Anonymous says:

    From Houston……

    I truly don't like the word nappy, almost always used as at put down here in my neck of the woods…. in fact my 14 year old daughter do not know the meaning of the word, Some girl were teasing here saying "I am so glad i do not have bee dee bees!" She was like what are they talking about? My daughter have just starting going natural and she keeps here hair braided in the front and back going up until it produced a afro in the center, She is the only natural in while school. PERIOD. So of course her feelings were hurt. I told her her hair is just healthy, curly and wavy and some girls are not used to seeing that, I told here when I went natural 7 years ago people told me" I don't see why you even put a perm in your hair, it was good anyway" But I knew my hair was unhealthly and a mess, and I am so glad I am natural!

  • CocoDreamee says:

    I don't care for the nappy word. I mean it certainly wont throw me into a tizzy, or make my day turn sour but….it's like someone is trying to dis my hair or call it unruly or untameable. Now that I've gotten to know my hair and fall in love with it, I know it's natural, not nappy, and far from unruly.

  • Anonymous says:

    I dont like the word. I use the term kinky or curly. Black hair is simply tightly coiled hair. The term nappy is an oppressive word that encourages self hatred. I will admit when a natural refers to their hair as nappy I dont mind it. For the record nappy should be replaced with curly. When I looked up the word it was listed as an offensive way to describe tighly coiled hair. I say we ban the word Nappy amongst naturals and stick to CURLY. :=) Love yourselves people!

  • ChiChi says:

    I think it depends. It's almost like the whole "N-word" debate. I call my hair nappy sometimes, even though I do have curls. At face value, anybody else would just see a fro, unless I use a gel or something. I'm cool with the word if you mean it in an endearing way.

  • Anonymous says:

    Depends on how it's used. I know my natural hair is beautiful so I don't take offense easily to the WORDS people toss around. I've referred to my own hair as nappy but definitely didn't mean it in a derogatory way. Now obviously if someone uses it as an insult, I'm going to be pissed. Mad moreso at their intent than the actual word.

  • predestined010 says:

    I dont like IT PERIOD!

  • Unknown says:

    I don't like the term. It has almost always been used to depict hair that is not "good hair."

  • Unknown says:

    I get SO peeved when a transitioner says: "I can't do a BC because my hair is NAPPY! I'd do it if I had good hair!" I always counter with: "There is no good or bad hair, just healthy and unhealthy hair." Then they look at me funny. I love my hair whether it is doing what I want it to that day or not. I know it is reacting to the weather or the products and is not something to be beaten into submission. I don't use the word. It's just like the other N word. If we use it, other people are bound to use it as they see fit, which won't sit well with some of us.

  • Anonymous says:

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  • Anonymous says:

    i agree…it depends on how its used but overall i cant stand the word. it depicts someone that is unkept in my opinion and i dont believe being natural means ur unkept..

  • Jae Manolo says:

    It depends on how the term is used; I don't like when non-naturals use it, 'cause it usually isn't a compliment.

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