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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HUGE Moving/Blog Sale!!!

Hair & Beauty Blog Sale

Wigs - most unworn, hair bundles, clip in extensions, favorite hair products, and more are ALL ON SALE!!!! Yep....time to declutter and what better way than to pass on the savings to you!  I have so many products.  Makeup.  Hair tools.  Most of which I love.  But I really have to clean it out.  Ya'll really have no idea how close to being a hoarder I am.  I don't want to move 8 boxes of hair and beauty items alone!!!  You may have … [Read more...]

My Transitioning Story | 2 Years, No Big Chop

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Before doing any research, the first question every woman who considers transitioning asks is "Do you have to cut your hair to go natural?"  Whether they are familiar with the term 'big chop' or not, most ladies fear being forced into cutting their hair into a short afro.  Adjusting to rocking non-straight hair can be difficult enough but to add being uncomfortable in a short cut....its enough to make many abandon the idea of going … [Read more...]

Wash Day Routine 2015 | New Bee Mine Organics Review

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For the past 4-6 weeks, I have used Bee Mine Products for every single wash day and they are definitely my go-to staples at the moment.  Not just the moisturizers, but the shampoo, the moisturizing conditioner, the curly butter, the juicy spritz...my hair is absolutely LOVING them!  I used the Bee-U-ti-Ful Moisturizing Deep Conditioner when it was first introduced years ago and although I can't be certain, I believe the owner has tweaked and … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday | Twist Out vs Braid Out

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Welcome back Hair Tip Tuesday!  Today's post is on arguably two of the most popular style techniques in the hair community, the twist out versus braid out.  Personally, I have always preferred braid outs on relaxed hair and twist outs on natural hair (for both myself and other ladies).  Something about the natural curls and coils of textured hair seems to "set" better when twisted and straight hair seems to intertwine with three strands … [Read more...]

Fail Proof Twist Out Tutorial | 4C Transitioning Hair

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I nailed it! I got it down!!!!  I have discovered my fail proof twist out combo!  Products, techniques, styling...I'm so super, extra excited not only for me, but to share it with you guys!  As I shared on Instagram (follow me @EbonyCPrincess), I've been experimenting with a few different techniques over the past week or so and I knew based on trial and error plus some amazing feedback from Blutiful Blaq and other wonderful ladies that my next … [Read more...]

Heat Training Versus Heat Damage

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Now that I am nearly natural (relaxer-free) I have started applying heat more frequently to my hair.  When I used chemicals to relax my kinks and coils, I could air dry and style - buns, braid/twist outs and updos.  If I wanted a sleek, straight look with bounce and body, roller sets were my friend!  However, with my texture being so tightly coiled, I find that blow drying is the quickest and best way to stretch my natural hair. I will … [Read more...]

Amla Legend 10-in-1 Blow Out Elixir Review

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Well, Optimum Care has done it again with an amazing heat protecting product in the Amla Legend Blow Out Elixir, which was sent to me for review purposes.  Long time L4L readers probably remember how much I loved the "red" Optimum Care Salon Collection line, the no-lye relaxer was my staple!  Another favorite was the heat polisher, which protected my hair and left it silky and shiny.  So I knew Optimum Care makes some great products and lovely … [Read more...]

How to Blow Dry Transitioning Hair

Kiss Handle-Less Blow Dryer Tutorial & Review

While relaxed, I was able to work with air dried and roller-set hair but since transitioning, I prefer styling stretched, semi-straightened hair.  I know it's highly controversial to apply heat regularly, but I only wear my loose only every 2-3 months (between weave/wig installations) so I'm not using heat extremely frequently.  Although it is easier to style blow dried hair, the process itself can be fairly tedious!  I learned to work in … [Read more...]