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


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


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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5 Signs You Need to Trim Your Ends!

Signs to Trim Your Ends - Longing 4 Length

When you are focused on growing your hair long it is often difficult to trim your ends.  There is the fear of losing more length then necessary - especially at the hands of someone else - and not making any length progress.  We have to get over these fears ladies!  Fresh, clean ends lead to healthier hair.  Using myself as an example, when I had see-through, thin ends a few years ago it made all of my hair look bad (left two photos).  After … [Read more...]

Why Being a Product Junking May Hurt Your Hair

Being a Product Junkie May Hurt Your Hair - Longing 4 Length

This post in not designed to shame anyone - I by far am one of the biggest product junkies known to man!  It didn't begin with my hair journey either, I've been loving hair and beauty products my entire fact once as a teenager my dad threatened to toss all my items if I didn't get them under control!  So, I completely empathize with all the product junkies out there! Having a bunch of products in your stash may actually hurt … [Read more...]