About Ebony C. Princess

EbonyCPrincess is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Longing 4 Length, whose mission is to serve as a resource for Black women to utilize on their quest to grow, achieve and maintain healthy hair. Longing 4 Length chronicles her personal towards growing long, healthy hair and shares tips and info for readers as well. Check out Longing4Length.com today!

Ebony C. Princess

About Ebony C. Princess

A self proclaimed hair enthusiast and healthy hair advocate, Ebony C, Princess is the chief editor of Longing 4 Length. She shares her personal journey towards growing long, healthy hair while providing hair care tips and information.

Summer Curls | Perm Rod Set

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Remember my epic fail at attempting a flexirod set earlier in my transition?  And what I didn't share is that I also attempted curlformers as well (I also tried them while fully relaxed also...still can't get it) and it too was an epic fail.  As great as I was at rod sets while fully relaxed, I truly struggled to find a good curly hair style for my transitioning hair.  I only wish I tried perm rods sooner!!!  The curls from this perm rod set … [Read more...]

HUGE Moving/Blog Sale!!!

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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...]