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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

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday | Protective Styling Essentials

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In order to reap the full rewards of protective styling long term with weaves, braids and twists, there are a few essential tools you need to keep it looking great and in in great health.  Your hair may be out of sight, however, it should never be out of mind Spray Moisturizer. You need to continue to moisturize your hair regularly, even while its hidden.  My favorite product at the moment is the Jane Carter Moisture Mist - check out my … [Read more...]

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Summer Style with Maxi Dresses

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Let me start by first introducing myself, my name is Shea and I am so happy to be the fashion contributor for L4L.  I am so excited to collaborate with Ebony and interact with all of the L4L readers.   For my first post, I decided to put together a summer style post featuring a few of my favorite maxi dress outfits to show just how fun and versatile they are. Maxi dresses are always at the top of my summer fashion list because they are comfy, … [Read more...]

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How to Wash Box Braids + Twists

How to Wash Box Braids Senegalese Twists - Longing 4 Length - Ebony C Princess

Although I actually have Senegalese twists installed, the process is the exact same as how to wash box braids, marley twists, kinky twists or any similar style.  I wash and deep condition my twists once per month and moisturize daily.  Despite how low maintenance these styles are, you do have to at least follow this basic regimen to keep your hair healthy while wearing box braids or twists.  You will need: a moisturizing shampoo, deep … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: How to Seal the Wefts of Hair Extensions

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Side Part Weave with Leave Out Tutorial (Including Braid Pattern)

Side Part Sew In Weave - Longing 4 Length

Back with another sew-in tutorial, this time I am featuring a side part weave with leave out.  Today's model is my little cousin, Kyndra, who asked me to do her hair for graduation.  Believe it or not, this was K's first time having a side part weave - she normally does a center part.  I think both are equally beautiful, but there is a sultriness to a side part (especially if it covers one eye!) that gives it an extra sexy factor.  Since K is … [Read more...]

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How to Deep Condition and Wash Your Wigs

How to Wash Your Wig in 10 Easy Steps - Longing 4 Length (1)

No matter where you made your purchase, the first thing you should do upon arrival is wash your wig!  This serves  to clean the hair, remove the factory and/or chemical smell, allow for re-styling to best suit your face, and.  Most lace wigs are packaged in a square box (which is perfect for storage) so the hair and lace cap will have funky bends and folds in them.  Washing your wig will also get rid of those so the unit will lay perfectly … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair

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So as you can see there are a lot of benefits of apple cider vinegar for hair.  I would recommend doing an ACV rinse (cleansing) no more than once per month to avoid over drying of your tresses.  Apple cider vinegar is also great for those following the Curly Girl Method. … [Read more...]

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Sew In Weave with Net and Hair Left Out (How To)

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While I was home in New Jersey, I did a lot of hair, including quite a few sew in weaves.  It was always for family, so we don't charge one another money, but my price is agreeing to be featured on L4L.  Taking pics - with smiles, sans attitudes - is non-negotiable!  My cousins didn't mind so much, especially since I gave everyone hair, but my mom always catches an attitude.  Whatever! No pics, no hairdo - the end! So, my mom is my model for … [Read more...]

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