I’m Struggling with Winter Dryness

How to Fight Hair Dryness During Winter - Longing 4 Length

This winter has been absolutely BRUTAL!!!  I remember having a few crazy snowstorms last year, but this year it has just seemed abnormally long.  And it's giving me the blues...I think I'm experiencing slight seasonal affective disorder.  Or I'm just being a bit dramatic! :-)  Anyway my body is responding by simply drying completely out!  Ragged cuticles, chapped lips, flaky face, rough heels and DRY HAIR!  I swear I think my body has less … [Read more...]

Dandruff Versus Seborrheic Dermatitis | Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Review

Dandruff Versus Seborrheic Dermatitis Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Review

Before I jump into the review let me cover a few basics:  Dandruff versus seborrheic dermatitis.  Skin naturally has microorganisms living on it, including our scalp.  One such microbe is Malassezia globosa and in those with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, this fungus produces an enzyme (lipase) that breaks down the naturally occurring oil on the scalp (sebum).  This process releases an irritant known as oleic acid (free fatty acid). … [Read more...]

Itchy Scalp Solutions for Weaves & Protective Styles

Itchy Scalp Treatment

As I continue protective styling with weaves and wigs throughout my transition, I've been dealing with the dreaded itchy scalp weave syndrome!  You know the one where a chick is randomly hitting herself in the head with an open palm?  Yeah...that idiotic move...I refuse to let it be me!  I don't have any specific scalp conditions like eczema (atopic dermatitis), dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis but since I have returned to working out and … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday | 2 Ways to Preserve Curls at Night

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Keeping our hair in tact at night is a challenge every black woman has dealt with since childhood.  From the stocking caps to the scarves and finally the bonnet and satin pillowcases, we've all used a plethora of tools and techniques.  Now, years later I have two methods that work REALLY well for me to preserve curls at night: pin curling and pineappling.  Best of all neither of these techniques require any direct heat, which makes them both … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: What is Causing Hair Breakage?

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday | Protective Styling Essentials

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In order to reap the full rewards of protective styling long term with weaves, braids and twists, there are a few essential tools you need to keep it looking great and in in great health.  Your hair may be out of sight, however, it should never be out of mind Spray Moisturizer. You need to continue to moisturize your hair regularly, even while its hidden.  My favorite product at the moment is the Jane Carter Moisture Mist - check out my … [Read more...]

How to Wash Box Braids + Twists

How to Wash Box Braids Senegalese Twists - Longing 4 Length - Ebony C Princess

Although I actually have Senegalese twists installed, the process is the exact same as how to wash box braids, marley twists, kinky twists or any similar style.  I wash and deep condition my twists once per month and moisturize daily.  Despite how low maintenance these styles are, you do have to at least follow this basic regimen to keep your hair healthy while wearing box braids or twists.  You will need: a moisturizing shampoo, deep … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: Hair Porosity

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

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