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.

Crochet Braids | Best Tutorials on the Net!

Best Crochet Braid Styles - Longing 4 Length

I'm continuing my series on crochet braids by sharing my favorite styling tutorials.  There are tons of different looks you can create with this style, and of course it's NOT just for naturalistas!  Crochet braids are a great protective style for any hair type and texture.  In fact, its a great way for relaxed ladies to temporarily have the "natural look" while still having straight hair.  It also is a great style to help you transition to … [Read more...]

All About Crochet Braids!

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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 into a cornrowed base then loose hair is attached using a latch hook.  For more information on the basics, please check out that … [Read more...]

Transitioning Hairstyle Tutorial | Wash Day with Good Hair in a Bottle

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Despite being almost 1.5 years post-relaxer, I have not done a lot of transitioning hairstyles.  At one time, my hallmark was creativity with styling my hair every week, but early on in my stretch-turned-transition, I decided the best approach (to preserve my sanity) was to simply leave it alone.  So I've been mostly protective styling and relying on stylists to create fabulous updos or rocked straight styles whenever I wore my hair out.  I … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Nutribullet Review + Green Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothie Recipe for Weight Loss Nutribullet Review

You know those people who have tons of kitchen gadgets?  Their kitchen looks like something out of an infomercial?  Well that's me.  I currently own:  a full sized blender, George Foreman grill, waffle maker, rice maker, deep fryer/fondue combo, Jack LaLanne juicer....AND a magic bullet.  Some were gifts, some I purchased, but I can say most I use regularly.  I absolutely love my Magic Bullet blender, and have loved it ever since I first … [Read more...]

Venus Williams Rocks Natural Hair at Australian Open 2015

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I have been fortunate to be surrounded by truly phenomenal, virtuous women in my family to look to as role models so I have never had much more than distant admiration for celebrities.  However, there are a few exceptions and the Williams sisters definitely break the rule!  I have admired their athleticism, humility, poise under pressure and entrepreneurial spirits for about 15 years.  It doesn't hurt that I also began playing tennis around … [Read more...]

Updates | Hair, Blog + Fitness!

Blog Updates

Happy New Year! I pray everyone had a fantastic holiday season as I did.  I went home to New Jersey, ended up NOT doing my hair and just wearing my new favorite wig....and had an amazing time! Everyone just loves me in that unit, which brings me to the first update of 2015 - hair, of course! I'm approximately 70-ish weeks post relaxer and my rough estimation is that 75% of my hair is relaxer free.  My hair is extremely layered and I … [Read more...]

Holiday Haute Chignon with Motions Hair

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I'm in all my holiday happy glory right now!  Ya'll know how I feel about Christmastime, right?  LOVE IT!!!!  I must admit though, I have never had a year in which my shopping wasn't complete by now.  Truth be told, I've barely started!  But as you can tell from the lack of blog posts, a sistah has been busy!  So....I'll be out with the hoards of people doing all their last minute shopping the few days before Christmas.  But it still … [Read more...]

Long Term Transitioning Update | My New Hair Cut!

Ebony C Princess New Hair Cut Long Term Transition from Relaxed to Natural Hair with out the Big Chop Longing 4 Length

I told you last week, I'd be back to update you on my hair....and the reason I took so long is because I waited until after I had my hair appointment.  I didn't want to be talked out of cutting my hair all the way up to shoulder length.  Yep, I did it!  Snip, snip, snip!  As I told you, I will never have an official "big chop" or a final "fully natural" moment because I plan to simply cut my hair as I grow.  Parts of my hair are fully … [Read more...]