Since one of the main topics of my blog is natural hair, I thought it would be good to touch on the word "Nappy".
Here are some defintions of nappy that I found online:
- nap·py 1 (np)
adj. nap·pi·er, nap·pi·est
1. Having a nap; fuzzy: a nappy carpet
2. Often Offensive Tightly curled or coiled. Used of hair.
tightly coiled / curled unaltered hair. Coiled hair in its natural state as found on people of African descent who do not chemically alter their hair texture.
- Hair distinctive to some Africans and Americans of African descent. If taken care of properly, it is very beautiful, thick, and soft. And people actually DO wash natural, nappy hair.
- ones of African desent who has tightly coiled unkept hair; one with locks of hair that is tightly curled that is unwashed and uncombed
Do you think this word has a negative connotation or do you embrace it?