Meet Our June CurlFriend

1. What’s your name and where are you from? Chantia Singleton (now, Olusoga) and I’m from Newark, NJ. 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 went “natural” in my early-mid twenties. I transitioned from significant heat and…

Meet Our June FiberFriend

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Natalia McHayle, however, family and friends all know me as Talia. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I’m a 95% self taught crocheter.  I’ve been crocheting since 2014, however I thought I…

Mocha Books

1. What is your name and where are you from?  Shionka McGlory residing in Oklahoma. 2. What is your preferred art form? And when did you start?  I love crafting and doing DIY projects but this last year or so I’ve grown closer to reading and writing. I’ve penned and won a few pieces in…

Meet Our January FiberFriend: Tiffany Banks

1. What is your name and where are you from? Hey there! My Name is Tiffany Banks I am the owner and creator of Wood Antler & Bloom.  I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD where I still reside.    2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did…

Meet Our December CurlFriend: Amanda Alcime

1. What’s your name and where are you from? Hi I’m Amanda, close friends and family call me Meme and I’m from the Greater Hartford area of Connecticut.     2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition?  …

Meet Our November FiberFriend: Angela Mayhoe

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Angela Mayhoe and I’m based in Los Feliz, CA. 2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn? I’m a knitter!  I started knitting 10 years ago after a friend invited me to attend one…

Meet Our September CurlFriend SashaTania

1. What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Sasha. I’m originally from Bronx, New York. 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 have “officially” been natural for eight years now. I guess you…

Meet Our August CurlFriend ToBNatural

1. What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Toia B. and I’m from Brooklyn, NY by way of Barbados, W. I.   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 began my natural hair…

Trim Those Ends

I have been natural for about five years now and for a majority of that time I’ve trimmed my own hair. I watched a couple of YouTube videos and figured I had a good idea of how to do it myself. When I needed more than an inch trimmed (like an actual hair cut) my…

Puffy Protective Styles and Preventing Breakage

The Recap As the summer months approach, remember that protective styles are not just a fall/winter thing. The following was originally posted in August 2017.  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)…

Puffy Hair Care

The Recap These posts were originally uploaded in August 2017.  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…