Angela Simmons Shares Long Hair Secrets

Ever since the era of social media, celebrities have shared photos of their hair sans weaves first through Twitter and now via Instagram.  Angela Simmons’ hair share a few years ago quickly circulated the internet with women on blogs and hair boards alike in awe of how long and healthy her hair is.  Although there… [Continue Reading]

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Wash Day | Flexirods on Dry Hair

Arguably my favorite two styles of all times are roller and rod sets.  While relaxing my hair, I had gotten to the point where I was able to set my hair in 45 minutes or less and with my amazing dryer, would also dry in about the same amount of time.  I prefer not using… [Continue Reading]

Flexirods on 4C Natural Hair

All About Crochet Braids!

Crochet braids have had a HUGE resurgence in popularity over the past few months.  You may remember this look from the 90s, but a few updates to technique and hair used has given the style completely new life!  As a refresher from my original post on crochet braids, the style is created by braiding your hair… [Continue Reading]

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7 Scarf Hairstyles for Bad Hair Days

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… [Continue Reading]

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Atlanta Exes Star Torrei Hart Talks Hair, Locs & Family

Vh1′s new reality show, Atlanta Exes, is a spin-off of the Hollywood version and also features a group of women who were once married or engaged to famous entertainers.  Torrei Hart is one of the stars of the show and was once married to comedian superstar, Kevin Hart.  If you are a fan of Kevin’s comedy,… [Continue Reading]

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Crochet Braids for Maturing Naturals

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Crochet braids are an incredible protective style for a few reasons:  none of your hair is left out making it very low maintenance and healthy for your hair, they look best using synthetic (bulk) hair which makes it a very inexpensive style, and it is super simple to install and remove.  For all of these reasons, my mom decided to take the plunge with the trend, but as she is a "maturing natural" - she did NOT want a voluminous, full look with … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Meal Prep with Salad in a Jar Recipes

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You and I both know preparation is everything.  We are well aware that success - in any form, not just with fitness and weight loss - comes to those who properly prepare themselves.  I have personally experienced the huge difference taking the time to prep and plan my meals makes.  So why I don't do it consistently is beyond me!!!  Well, that is water under the bridge because this week, I returned to meal prepping HARD.  And as a result (of … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Ski Trip + Still Loving My Spiralizer

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Hey ladies!  Are you following me on Instagram?  If not, please do @EbonyCPrincess; I actually intended to get this post up last week but weather delays kept me in Jersey longer than planned so I'm a week late sharing.  I seem to always assume that everyone is up to date on things from my IG account....which is totally unfair.  Anywhoo - those who are following probably caught some of my pictures from a couple of weeks ago when I went on a … [Read more...]

Revive Your Hair | Heat Free Styling

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Back with a second installment in the Revive Your Hair series!  The topic of discussion today centers around heat free hairstyles.  Why do the majority of ladies focusing on healthy hair avoid frequent use of heat?  Because hair is comprised of protein and heat denatures (breaks down) protein.  Any scientist will tell you that proteins denatured (the technical term for 'broken apart') through high levels of heat are able to reaneal (fix or … [Read more...]

Revive Your Hair | Baggying & Greenhouse Effect

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Happy Monday Ladies!  I've decided to start a new series, called Revive Your Hair, focusing on some basic techniques and information that will help your hair thrive.  There are so many great new products and emphasis on creating fabulous styles that we can easily drift away from caring for our hair.  Sometimes we just have to go back to the basics, revisit the oldies but goodies, and give your hair some extra TLC!  So the first topic is … [Read more...]

Jamaican Black Castor Oil Review

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Are you a hardcore healthy hair journeyer?  If so, then you are already familiar with Jamaican Black Castor Oil also known as JBCO for short.  But for those who have the casual interest in caring for their hair and learning new styles, you probably are not familiar with the amazing results hundreds (yes hundreds - no exaggeration!) of ladies have gotten from incorporating JBCO into their hair regimen.  Therefore, before jumping into the … [Read more...]

I’m Struggling with Winter Dryness

How to Fight Hair Dryness During Winter - Longing 4 Length

This winter has been absolutely BRUTAL!!!  I remember having a few crazy snowstorms last year, but this year it has just seemed abnormally long.  And it's giving me the blues...I think I'm experiencing slight seasonal affective disorder.  Or I'm just being a bit dramatic! :-)  Anyway my body is responding by simply drying completely out!  Ragged cuticles, chapped lips, flaky face, rough heels and DRY HAIR!  I swear I think my body has less … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Spiralizer Recipe & Review

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Happy Fitness Friday ladies!  I'm super excited about this week's post, where I'll be giving a demonstration and sharing an easy spiralizer recipe!  I had only seen this nifty little kitchen gadget in the "As Seen on TV" section of retail stores, so I was highly doubtful that it would work.  However, since trying (and loving) spaghetti squash last year, I have all but eliminated pasta for a healthier and honestly tastier option.  So, I … [Read more...]