Olivia Talks Hair with Ebony C. Princess!

One of the unexpected perks of attending the Think Like a Man Too screening courtesy of Motions Hair a few weeks ago was the opportunity to meet and interview R&B songstress and original Love & Hip Hop cast member Olivia!  Imagine my surprise as I listened to the  private chat with the men of the… [Continue Reading]

Olivia Longott with Ebony C Princess of Longing 4 Length

Black Girls Run! Preserve the Sexy Tour Presented by Dark and Lovely (recap)

I have been “gone” for a few weeks from blogging so I never had the chance to update you on my experience with Black Girls Run! Preserve the Sexy Tour presented by Dark and Lovely.  You may remember I attended their Philadelphia stop with Dark and Lovely.  I invited several of my little cousins to… [Continue Reading]

Black Girls Run! Preserve the Sexy Tour Presented By Dark and Lovely - Longing 4 Length

Senegalese Twists | My Summer Protective Style

For several weeks now, I planned to wear box braids as my summer protective style but at the last minute began to consider Senegalese twists instead.  I asked all L4L Facebook fans which style I should get and unanimously you all responded “TWISTS!” so that’s what I went with.  You’re so smart!!!  I absolutely love… [Continue Reading]

Senegalese Twists - Longing 4 Length

Straightening Systems for Black Hair

One of the newest phenomenons for Black hair, most often targeted for naturals, are the so-called “straightening systems” which are almost always keratin-based.  Keratin is a protein and when hydrolyzed (fragmented) easily deposits itself on to the hair shaft in the regions of porosity and damage.  Hydrolyzed keratin proteins are small enough to go beyond the cuticle… [Continue Reading]

Straightening Systems for Black Hair - Longing 4 Length

Inversion Method for Hair Growth – One Inch in One Week

No, that is not a typo in the title.  I’ve seen reports from ladies who claimed (many with photographic support) to have used the inversion method for hair growth to achieve as much as ONE INCH in one week.  Now you know, once I got beyond my initial thoughts of skepticism, I decided to investigate! … [Continue Reading]

Inversion Method for Hair Growth

Fitness Friday | Healthy Substitutions

Healthy Substitutions - Longing 4 Length

There are a few foods I've tried in place of higher calorie foods and sincerely ended up loving them just as much if not more than the "original."  I'll be the first to admit not all substitutions are winners - sometimes I'd rather go without than eat the healthier option (no fat free chocolate for me!) - but there are quite a few healthy substitutions that are here to stay in my life. Without further adieu - here are my favorite healthy … [Read more...]

Hair Product Empties!

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I'm so serious about cleaning out my hair products....I've given a TON of products away to friends and family, but it seems like I've barely made a dent in my stash!  There are so many great products on the market for healthy hair - things I'm curious about and buy to try and items that are sent to me for review consideration by brands.  I only have one head and am using less products than normal since I have mostly been hiding my hair. … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Twerkercise Review + My Fave “Twerk Songs”

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In a former life, I believe in my heart...I was a skrippa!!!  Even though I am now *whispering* in my thirties, I still love good ratchet music!!!  Songs like Soulja Boy declaring She Gotta Donk or Trina telling you to Look Back at It!  And nothing beats the good ol' throwbacks like I Wanna Rock Right Now (Luke) and You Can Do It (Ice Cube), right?!  And you know ish is real when you scrunch your face up, make duck lips and tooch your booty … [Read more...]

7 Scarf Hairstyles for Bad Hair Days

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Despite the fact that I've been hiding my hair away through protective styles through most of my transition, I still have bad hair days.  Days where my edges and closure isn't quite blended right, or when I don't want to use heat to straighten them or when the waves and curls of my virgin hair need refreshing.  Scarf hairstyles are the perfect fix!  And they aren't specific to any hair type - relaxed, natural and transitioning - we ALL have … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | First Time Hiking Tips From My Experience!

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Those who have followed my fitness journey over the past year have heard me declare how much I prefer outdoor exercise to traditional workouts, especially in a group setting.  It's more challenging (for me) and much more fun!  So when a girlfriend invited me to join her exercise group for an outdoor hike, my eyes lit up!  I wasn't sure what to expect since I  had never met any of the other group members, but she assured me it would not be too … [Read more...]

Hair Blog Sale! 60% Off Retail

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Hi ladies!  As much as I enjoy reviewing hair for you lovely ladies, the time has come for me to clean house!  I've already gifted hair and products to nearly all of my cousins (some multiple times) and my mother. Now that I'm ready to clear out again, I figured you should benefit!  I'm offering wigs and hair I have - some gently worn, some brand new - at deeply discounted prices to help you save a little money as you protect your … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Flexi Rods on Transitioning Hair? #Fail

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Now ya'll know I have been hiding my hair throughout the majority of my transition thus far.  Before this wash day, I actually had an appointment to have my hair braided down for my wigs...then decided to cancel so I could play in my hair a bit more.  What REALLY happened is I saw my hair friends Jeni of Just Grow Already and KLP of Saving Our Strands do amazing flexi rod sets on their hair at 60+ weeks post relaxer (I'm bowing down girls, … [Read more...]

Long Term Transitioning Tips + My 4c Natural Texture

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Everybody has a different reason for "going natural."  I've always been envious of the volume naturalistas are able to achieve with their styles, especially twist outs - but that wasn't enough reason for me to transition.  For some reason once my hair grew beyond 12"  inches long, my ends would thin and a very necessary cut would follow.  I got tired of the cat-and-mouse game I was playing chasing my final length goal.  So although I am long … [Read more...]