Updo Protective Style

I decided to cut my hair in 2013 after about 7 months of growing out my relaxer. At the time, my hair had healthy thick roots, but thinning weak ends. The decision to go natural did not come easy to me; it required much thought and preparation. In the beginning of my natural hair journey,…

Styles Using the PuffCuff

The PuffCuff is a clamp designed for thick curly textured hair. I love this clamp because I can wear it all day and will not damage my hair. To top it off, the PuffCuff doesn’t cause tension headaches normally associated with elastic bands. When short on time, you want to be able to style and…

Let’s Talk About Moisture

Do you have trouble keeping your natural hair moisturized? Click the link below to watch my latest video where I discuss what I’ve learned over the years. Make a comment to join the discussion and share a helpful tip you’ve learned.    

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…

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)…

Meet Our April CurlFriend

1. What is your name and where are you from? My name is Ke’Asia and I’m from Long Island, New York.     2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chip or Transition? I’ve been natural for a little over 4…

Meet Our February CurlFriend

1. What is your name and where are you from? My Insta-Name is curlygallal, as everyone calls me Lal. But my real name is Leal Amy Chelsea Alexander. I am originally from Cardiff in Wales but live in Bath/Bristol UK. 2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural…

Meet Our January CurlFriend

1. What’s your name and where are you from? My name is Kimberley Tuller. I was born in Kingston, Jamaica and currently live in Drexel Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. 2. How long have you been natural? Why did you decide to begin your natural hair journey? And did you Big Chop or Transition?…

My Favorite Natural Hair Product Line 2017

In 2017, I tried a bunch of natural hair product lines. But, my favorite line of the year is Mielle Pomegranite and Honey. It smells amazing and my hair loved it immediately. On day one, my braid out was defined yet soft. As the week went on, my hair only got bigger…the volume was perfect.I…

Shea Moisture is Back in the News

Shea Moisture Has Been Acquired Shea Moisture is back in the news y’all. Unilever, the maker of Dove soap (and a number of other major brands) announced yesterday, November 27, 2017 that it will be acquiring Sundial. Sundial, one of the largest producers of hair and skincare products for African American women, according to Essence.com,…

Straightening Puffy Hair

First Things First: I love straightening my puffy hair occassionally, but before I touch any blow dyers or flat irons, there are a few things that I make sure to do: First, I thoroughly wash and detangle. It is better to start this process on clean hair. This will remove all dirt, old product, and…

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…