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Fitness Friday: How to Pack a Salad in a Jar

I have been seeing lots of ladies sharing their prettily packed salad in a jar recipes on Instagram for months now.  I honestly thought it was a trendy fad to use mason jars rather than plain ol’ ziploc bags or plastic containers until recently when I decided to research it a bit.  I was surprised… [Continue Reading]

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Straightening Systems for Black Hair

One of the newest phenomenons for Black hair, most often targeted for naturals, are the so-called “straightening systems” which are almost always keratin-based.  Keratin is a protein and when hydrolyzed (fragmented) easily deposits itself on to the hair shaft in the regions of porosity and damage.  Hydrolyzed keratin proteins are small enough to go beyond the cuticle… [Continue Reading]

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Pedicure Must Haves for Perfect Toes

Hallelujah its officially springtime!  I can’t speak for readers in other countries but here in the US we had a horrific winter.  We had record breaking low temperatures, tons of snow and ice storms and overall just an awful season.  I already hate winter (except for the holidays) and the fact that the cold just… [Continue Reading]

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Inversion Method for Hair Growth – One Inch in One Week

No, that is not a typo in the title.  I’ve seen reports from ladies who claimed (many with photographic support) to have used the inversion method for hair growth to achieve as much as ONE INCH in one week.  Now you know, once I got beyond my initial thoughts of skepticism, I decided to investigate! … [Continue Reading]

Inversion Method for Hair Growth

Benefits of Amla Oil for Hair

With the release of Soft Sheen Carson’s new product line, Amla Legend, several of you have asked my opinion and the benefits of amla oil for hair.  Before using any new product(s) I like to do my research, and I learned a great deal about how amla oil promotes healthy hair which I would like… [Continue Reading]

Benefits of Amla Oil for Hair

Yesterday’s Wash Day – Deluxe Treatment

I have been swimming a lot lately (as you know) and my hair has taken its fair share of wear and tear these last few weeks.  I'd already planned to stay in last night and give my hair the ultimate royal spa treatment along with a Charmed marathon (courtesy of Netflix).  So after my exercise in the pool I washed with a new Swimmer's shampoo that I plan to use a few more times before reviewing.  I've been giving my hair plenty of moisture lately … [Read more...]

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21 Questions & A Hair Feature!

I planned on responding to this tag via video...but who knows how long that would take me?  Here is a cute hair tag started by My Healthy Hair Journey.Why did you start taking better care of your hair? Honestly, I’ve always taken good care of my hair.  I went from stocking caps to silk scarves, sponge rollers to circle wrapping my hair (to avoid direct heat), braids to weaves for protective styling, and have always been … [Read more...]

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Saturday’s Hair: Start to Finish

This post is ALL about the hair, with a little bit of vacation details thrown in.  First thing Saturday morning it was time for the beach.  I sprayed my hair with either Aussie Leave-In or S-curl (I can't remember which) and sealed my ends and edges with castor oil.After being out in the sun for a few hours, my hair felt dry - not unmoisturized, but just HOT from the sun.  So I took it down, poured some bottled water into my hands and dampened … [Read more...]

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Florida Fashion: Party Night!

Ok, so I gotta warn you that my next few posts are going to be about my Florida trip.  I have a lot to share!!!  I'm back home and I swear it was one of the most rejuvenating vacations of my life.  This particular post is going to be about the night my friend and I decided to go out to party.  My catch phrase ALLLLLLL weekend was "Whoooo-hooooo, we're in FLORIDA!"  Mainly because I felt so incredibly blessed to be there and I really … [Read more...]

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Florida Fun in the Sun!

I have been incredibly blessed to have a fam medicine physician-mentor through my church who actually graduated from the medical school I attend.  How awesome is that?!  Anywhoooo, she invited my friend and I down to Florida for the weekend, just because she has a giving spirit and was led to provide us with a "get-away."  I am normally so not a spontaneous person (this was such a last minute thing)...but what can I say, I made a gametime … [Read more...]

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Hair Lingo & New Hair Term (NLV)

Okay, we all know that the online hair world has its own language.  In fact, my good friend, Mrs. along with some other "real life" friends who've began to follow me *hi there* ask me regularly to explain or define something they read here at L4L (Longing4Length).  There are so many terms, acronyms, and definitions it is easy to become confused.  To that end, I added a tab at the top of the blog which lists some commonly used abbreviations and … [Read more...]

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Water Aerobics & My Hair

A friend of mine invited me to attend free water aerobics class offered through her employer. Its every weekday at 5 pm.  My current schedule allows for me to participate so I plan to take full advantage.  I've always thought of water aerobics as being for seniors and those who are physically incapable of "regular" exercise, i.e. those with injuries or pregnant women.   But, honey-chile-sugah-plum, lemme tell you......it is NO joke!  It is … [Read more...]

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Motivation: Avg Growth, Avg Retention + Consistency = Above Average Results!

I was just taking a look at some old hair pictures to keep myself motivated....and it worked!    It seems like it is taking me forever and a day to reach BSL and it can be a little disheartening when there are people who make the trek from APL to BSL in about 6 months.  I've realized I am definitely an average grower, with average retention...but looking back at my pictures I also realize with time and consistency it produces above average … [Read more...]

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