Wash Day | Flexi Rod Set On My Natural Hair

flexirod set on 4c natural hair

I felt like hitting the dougie, the quan, the whip and the dern nae nae with this week's wash day results!!!  Do ya'll remember the horrific wash day that left me in tears and fighting the temptation to just chop my hair off?  Or the many flexirod fails I had during my transition?  I honestly thought that flexi rod sets (as much as I love them) were a thing of the past once I decided to stop relaxing my hair.  Yes, I know other naturals do … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Faithful Twist Out

Twist out type 4 natural hair, how to twist out hair, how to do a good twist out longing 4 length ebonycprincess bee mine organics, bee mine products, african pride styling cus - Copy

For years, I've always wanted to perfect the twist out. I love all heat-free textured styles but I found that braid outs worked better while my hair was relaxed yet as a newly naturalista, I'm loving the twistout!  I have so many styles I want to experiment with, but honestly my twist out is pretty fail-proof and I'm usually short on time so I just go for what I know, and the twist out....I know! (sorry for the picture quality...all cell phone … [Read more...]

Fail Proof Twist Out Tutorial | 4C Transitioning Hair

Fail Proof Twist Out Tutorial 4c Transitioning Hair Bee Mine Organics Review - Longing 4 Length

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...]

How to Pin Curl Hair WITHOUT Dents!


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...]

Wash Day | Transitioning Hairstyle Updo (Great for Relaxer Stretchers Too!)

Transitioning Hairstyle Updo (Featured Image)

I have no intentions of wearing my hair "loose" too often as I grow out my relaxer, but every now and again between long-term protective styles I get the urge to get a little creative and play in my hair.  I have to make sure its properly conditioned and of course create some cute transitioning hairstyles along the way! This week, I followed my normal wash day routine for transitioning hair:  1) prepoo with EVCO and Dark & Lovely Knot … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: Hairstyles for Transitioning Hair!

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

Attempting to blend the your newly growing kinks and coils with your chemically straightened tresses is the bane of every woman who has ever grown out their relaxer!  There are two obvious options - wear your hair flat ironed all the time or hide it away in braids or a weave.  But for those who do not wish to do either, there are a few styles that work to camouflage the difference between your natural and relaxed hair textures without causing … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: 5 Heat Free Curly Hairstyles

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

  For more details check out these tutorials: Flexirod Set Bantu Knot Out & Bantu Knot Out for Shorter Hair Caruso Rollers Rollerset … [Read more...]

Wash Day: Bantu Knots for Heat Free Curls

Bantu Knots On Relaxed Hair - Longing 4 Length 008

I did my hair!  Like forreal did it, not just tended to it.  I followed my regular wash day routine: (1) Prepoo'd with warm EVCO (2) Washed twice with Bee Mine Botanical Shampoo (3) Deep conditioned with Kerastase Nutri Thermique (this is my 5th use) (4) Sat under my Pebco hooded dryer for about 10 minutes which left my hair nearly dry, then air-dried the rest.  Next, I twisted my hair into 10 bantu knots using a small amount of Jane … [Read more...]