Meet Our December CurlFriend

1. What’s your name and where are you from?  I’m Alicia from Queens, NY   2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition? I’ve been natural again since 2011 (6 years). I was natural (no relaxer) for most of…

Black Panther Movie

I cannot wait to see the new Black Panther movie when it comes out on February 16, 2018! Marvel just released new movie posters. Enjoy! For more, go to @BlackPantherMovie on Instagram.  

Meet Our November CurlFriend

What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Chantal and I’m from Toronto, Canada. How long have you been natural? I have been natural my entire life but my hair hasn’t always been as healthy as it is now. As a child, my mother made it a priority to take care of…

RelleyBelly Handmade Knit and Crochet Accessories

Kinky curly hair is naturally dry, especially in the colder months of the year. Protective hair styles are a great way to combat hair breakage caused by weather exposure (see previous post “Protective Styles for Puffy Hair”). But, protective styling will not help with regards to the breakage caused by fabric friction. Hair breakage caused by…

Meet Our October CurlFriend

1. What’s your name and where are you from? Hey, y’all! My name is Shavela (Sha-vee-la), and I’m from Dallas, TX. 2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition? I’ve been fully natural for 2 years and began transitioning…

Fall 2017 Instagram Giveaway

✨🍂FALL GIVEAWAY 🍂🍁✨ It’s my favorite time of year 😩 Time for scarves and boots and fingerless gloves and 🗣SATIN-LINED ACCESSORIES!!! ✨💃🏾✨ ✨💜✨💜✨ To celebrate 🎉 I’m giving away custom satin-lined accessories to 2 winners 💕 The winners will each pick from the styles listed at http://www.RelleyBelly.Etsy.com, select a color and their size. ✨😍✨ Find…

Protective Styles for Puffy Hair

One of the most important keys to long healthy hair is to preserve the oldest parts of your hair shaft. The end of your hair shaft (farthest from the root) is the oldest and most fragile, so it is very important to protect it as your hair continues to grow. As much as I love…

2017 Natural Hair Journey Questions

A few weeks ago I was asked a couple of questions by Natural By GloryAma (IG @naturalbygloriama): 1. What would you say are three of the biggest mistakes you have made with your hair/lessons you have learned? 2. Do you believe everyone’s hair can grow or some people’s hair is bound to be shorter because…

The Puffy Girl’s Guide to Moisture

When my hair was in the TWA stage (Teeny Weeny Afro), I wore a wash-n-go most of the time and I had no problem keeping it moisturized. But, as my hair grew longer I noticed that it would become excessively dry and even break at times. This lack of moisture became an even bigger issue…

Wash Day with Puffy Hair

I know we all have seen those shampoo commercials where a woman is in the shower with a head full of soapy bubbles. She’s vigorously lathering up her hair, washing it without a care in the world. That is not the reality for a woman with kinky curly puffy hair. Detangling: My hair tangles very…

The Maintenance and Care of Puffy Hair

A Series My name is Cherrelle and I have puffy hair. If I had to give my hair a type I would say it is somewhere between 4b and 4c curls. I have been natural for about 5 years: I stopped perming my hair in July 2012 and decided to cut off my relaxed ends in…