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.

Fitness Friday | Eggplant Parmesan with Zoodles

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Remember last year when I followed a vegan diet for a month?  I had no intentions of trying to become vegan, or even vegetarian full time, but certain habits were life changing for me.  One of the biggest changes was my shift in thinking - beforehand whenever I would plan meals, I always started with the meat first then tried to think about what "sides" would go with it.  Now, I place just as much - if not more - emphasis on the vegetable … [Read more...]

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...]