Major Hair Protein & Humectant Ingredients | #L4LHair Tip Tuesday

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The one thing that has made the biggest impact on the health of my hair since beginning my healthy hair journey (HHJ) is understanding the ingredients found in my hair products.  Prior to my HHJ, I relied mostly on the product description and label so I was constantly - mostly erroneously - guessing at what worked for my hair and why.  Once I learned the importance of providing my hair with the proper balance of moisture and protein combined … [Read more...]

Liquid vs. Cream Leave-In Conditioners

Liquid versus Cream Leave In Conditioner Longing 4 Length

Over the years of my hair journey, I have tried many a leave-in conditioner.  I have never found just one or two staple products - there are so many good ones out there!  But I have realized my preference is often a liquid, mainly due to my reliance on rollersets to style my hair.  However, I have used and loved quite a few creamy products as well.  Is one superior?  Is there any major difference between liquid versus cream leave-in … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Transitioning Hair (43 Weeks Post) with Dark and Lovely

How to Wash Transitioning Hair - Longing 4 Length

Since starting a new job, I haven't had as much time to chat hair with you ladies and its been months since I caught up on my favorite hair blogs.  Thank goodness for the Senegalese twists I wore for the past several weeks; I thoroughly enjoyed how little maintenance they required.  Hopefully you enjoyed all that I shared regarding my twists (wash regimen, styles, how to moisturize, etc).  I took them down after about 7.5 weeks and my hair … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: Ceramides for Hair


Ceramides for Hair For more information check out How Ceramides Benefit Hair. … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: 5 Moisture-Protein Balanced Conditioners

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

  For more information, check out The Moisture-Protein Balance. … [Read more...]

Indian Herbs for Hair | Benefits & Common Uses

Indian Herbs for Hair - Ayurvedic Herbs for Hair - Longing 4 Length

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine native to India based on Hinduism that stresses use of plant-based medicine and treatments.  Previously I posted a full article on the benefits of amla, but there are many additional Indian herbs for hair and overall health benefits.  This post will give a quick overview of some of the five most common Indian herbs and their benefits for hair listed alphabetically. Amla (Emblica … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: A Better Way to Deep Condition

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

  Combine this method with a hair steamer and your hair will feel like silk! … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: 5 Protein-Free Conditioners

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

  For more info, check out Conditioning 102: Moisture-Protein Balance for Your Hair. … [Read more...]