7 Scarf Hairstyles for Bad Hair Days

Scarf Hairstyles for Bad Hair Days, Bohemian Scarf Hairstyles, Scarf Hairstyles for Natural Hair, Scarf Hairstyles for Curly Hair - Longing 4 Length Ebony C Princess (2)

Despite the fact that I've been hiding my hair away through protective styles through most of my transition, I still have bad hair days.  Days where my edges and closure isn't quite blended right, or when I don't want to use heat to straighten them or when the waves and curls of my virgin hair need refreshing.  Scarf hairstyles are the perfect fix!  And they aren't specific to any hair type - relaxed, natural and transitioning - we ALL have … [Read more...]

Amazing Kinky Curly Weave by Eva Wigs

Kinky Curly Weave - Longing 4 Length

As my transition continues it is essential to my life that I choose protective styles that keep me excited.  Otherwise, not wearing my own hair for THIS long would be driving me positively insane.  So, weave and wigs of different textures, lengths and color keep it interesting while I keep my hair braided down beneath.  The latest hair craze in my life is this kinky curly weave from Eva Wigs.  It is a full lace wig that is sublimely … [Read more...]

How to Pin Curl Hair WITHOUT Dents!

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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!)

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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...]

Side Part Weave with Leave Out Tutorial (Including Braid Pattern)

Side Part Sew In Weave - Longing 4 Length

Back with another sew-in tutorial, this time I am featuring a side part weave with leave out.  Today's model is my little cousin, Kyndra, who asked me to do her hair for graduation.  Believe it or not, this was K's first time having a side part weave - she normally does a center part.  I think both are equally beautiful, but there is a sultriness to a side part (especially if it covers one eye!) that gives it an extra sexy factor.  Since K is … [Read more...]

Sew In Weave with Net and Hair Left Out (How To)

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While I was home in New Jersey, I did a lot of hair, including quite a few sew in weaves.  It was always for family, so we don't charge one another money, but my price is agreeing to be featured on L4L.  Taking pics - with smiles, sans attitudes - is non-negotiable!  My cousins didn't mind so much, especially since I gave everyone hair, but my mom always catches an attitude.  Whatever! No pics, no hairdo - the end! So, my mom is my model for … [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...]

How to Maintain Senegalese Twists | Moisturizing and Sealing

How to Maintain Senegalese Twists - Longing 4 Length

Many of you have already worn this style and may have additional tips on how to maintain Senegalese twists, this is just the method *I* follow for all my long-term protective styles (braids, twists and weaves).  The great thing about this style is it requires very little maintenance to keep looking nice.  All you need is a spray moisturizer, an oil to seal and a satin scarf.  An extra item would be the Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother (reviewed … [Read more...]