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Washing Hair for Elderly & Disabled Loved Ones

washing hair for elderly disabled - longing 4 length

As a member of a huge family, there comes a time when caring for a loved one is absolutely necessary.  Whether it is an older family member who is bedridden, someone in a nursing home or even a young person who has just had surgery and cannot jump into the shower, many of us are or will be caregivers at some point.  Washing their hair may seem like an unimportant task when there are so many other health care issues to be concerned with … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: Clays for Hair

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

  For more information check out the full post: Benefits of Clay for Hair. … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: Shampoo Bars

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

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Shampoo Bars v. Liquid Shampoo

Shampoo Bar versus Liquid Shampoo - Longing 4 Length

If you’re like me then you’ve tried pretty much every product or type of product on the market. I have been natural since November 2009 so I enjoy experimenting but I don’t enjoy how time consuming and expensive it can be sometimes. But one of my new favorites are shampoo bars. Shampoo Bars are a relatively new concept and they're becoming more popular as more companies (especially small businesses) make them. My first Shampoo Bar was … [Read more...]

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Ways To Clean Your Scalp While Protective Styling

Curls-and-Mo-Box-Braids-Hairstyle

My last few posts have focused on prepping for protective styling natural hair and hairstyle inspiration for the winter months. I am happy to say my protective (box braids) style is STILL going strong seven weeks after installation. I was planning to take them out this past weekend but they look great and I still receive compliments.  I have cleansed my scalp while they were in so I haven’t had any irritation and my scalp is in good … [Read more...]

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Clays for Hair: Benefits & Types

clays for hair

There has been a lot of hype surrounding various clays for hair - bentonite, rhassoul, kaolin, etc - mostly in the natural hair community, but as always these practices can be applied to any hair type and texture.  Clays (also called mud washes) are used as natural alternatives to shampoo for cleansing your hair and may be used on natural, relaxed or transitioning hair, you just have to determine what works best for YOUR hair.  The purpose of … [Read more...]

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How Often Is Too Often? Things to Consider Before Washing Your Hair

How often should you wash your hair

With shampoos getting such a bad rep lately, a common question ladies ask is how often should you wash your hair?  If you are natural, your main concern is probably the best way to retain moisture. One of the main culprits of dry hair is over washing. Many naturals only co-wash either with conditioner or a co-wash to try to retain moisture during the cleansing process. (See “The Co-Wash Queen: Choosing the Right Conditioners for You”) … [Read more...]

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Weaveology: How to Wash Your Weave

How to Wash Your Weave

How to wash your weave is the most highly requested post from ladies regarding maintaining your hair in a sew-in and understandably so – for those who are new to weave wearing or even those who’ve worn them but previously neglected their real hair, figuring how to wash your weave while keeping the style looking fresh can be puzzling. Well, when I go to the salon, the stylist washes the weave the same way he/she would my real hair only … [Read more...]

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