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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

Can Your Man Tell You to Lose Weight? | His vs. Her Side

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This is a different type of #FitnessFriday post.  I'd like to discuss the idea of your man suggesting that you lose weight.  How's that for pillow talk?!  Below you'll read my side and his side.  I'd love to hear YOUR side too! My Side: Recently during a conversation about my father's approach to "helping" me control my weight, I complained that his tactics were harsh, unnecessary and unhelpful.  I lamented on and on about how he … [Read more...]

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Joico K-Pak Review: Intense Hydrator & Reconstructor

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I purchased both the Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator and Reconstructor in trial (travel) sizes from Ulta a few months ago to test on my hair before taking the plunge to buy the full sizes, something I highly recommend.  I noticed as I continued to stretch my relaxer that I was suffering breakage - particularly in my crown area.  Many readers suggested giving my hair a protein treatment to combat the issue and you were right, that is exactly what … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday | 2 Ways to Preserve Curls at Night

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Keeping our hair in tact at night is a challenge every black woman has dealt with since childhood.  From the stocking caps to the scarves and finally the bonnet and satin pillowcases, we've all used a plethora of tools and techniques.  Now, years later I have two methods that work REALLY well for me to preserve curls at night: pin curling and pineappling.  Best of all neither of these techniques require any direct heat, which makes them both … [Read more...]

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How to Pin Curl Hair WITHOUT Dents!

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For a bit of change from the naturally wavy/curly look, lately I've been rollersetting my weave (10 Minute Hollywood Sew In) and rocking the resulting loose curls.  One of the advantages to rollersetting is the lasting power of the style,and I find that pin curling allows me to rock sleek curls for 1-2 weeks before they begin to look old.  Many ladies shy away from pin curling because they are never able to get the same smooth day 1 results. … [Read more...]

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#FitnessFriday | My Month as a Vegan

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This new job situation is seriously cramping my blogging style!  Man, after the first week or so, I just didn't take the time to snap photos or be as creative with my meals but I pretty much followed my originally drawn out vegan meal plan (planning was SO vital).  I had a couple of cheats - yes, I'll be honest, I ate meat twice.  But only twice, which I think is pretty dern good!  Rather than to drone on and on about random thoughts I've had … [Read more...]

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High End Hair Haul

High End Hair Haul (2)

I talk a lot.  To my family. To my friends. And when I haven't spoken to someone in a long time, they know they are guaranteed to have a long conversation with me as we catch up.  Well, ya'll are my hair friends and since I've been working so much I feel like we need a serious catch up session!  I haven't had a chance to tell you - in detail - about my latest protective style (10 Minute Hollywood Sew In) or share my latest hair purchases!!! … [Read more...]

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#L4L Hair Tip Tuesday | Save Versus Splurge Hair Products

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Wash Day | How To Roller Set Weave (Sew-In)

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I stress time and time again how important *I* believe it is to invest in your hair extensions.  Great hair from a reputable company has so much versatility and more importantly longevity.  One way to straighten your virgin curly and wavy hair extensions is with a rollerset.  Learning how to roller set your weave versus constantly straightening and curling with hot tools will preserve the hair's natural texture, plus the style lasts so much … [Read more...]

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