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Olivia Talks Hair with Ebony C. Princess!

One of the unexpected perks of attending the Think Like a Man Too screening courtesy of Motions Hair a few weeks ago was the opportunity to meet and interview R&B songstress and original Love & Hip Hop cast member Olivia!  Imagine my surprise as I listened to the  private chat with the men of the… [Continue Reading]

Olivia Longott with Ebony C Princess of Longing 4 Length

Black Girls Run! Preserve the Sexy Tour Presented by Dark and Lovely (recap)

I have been “gone” for a few weeks from blogging so I never had the chance to update you on my experience with Black Girls Run! Preserve the Sexy Tour presented by Dark and Lovely.  You may remember I attended their Philadelphia stop with Dark and Lovely.  I invited several of my little cousins to… [Continue Reading]

Black Girls Run! Preserve the Sexy Tour Presented By Dark and Lovely - Longing 4 Length

Senegalese Twists | My Summer Protective Style

For several weeks now, I planned to wear box braids as my summer protective style but at the last minute began to consider Senegalese twists instead.  I asked all L4L Facebook fans which style I should get and unanimously you all responded “TWISTS!” so that’s what I went with.  You’re so smart!!!  I absolutely love… [Continue Reading]

Senegalese Twists - Longing 4 Length

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]

Straightening Systems for Black Hair - Longing 4 Length

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

Christmas with ECP: Handmade Gifts

Due to my limited finances, I have to get creative with my gift giving ideas which actually has ended up being a positive thing because when backed into a corner its amazing what I prove myself capable of!  Last year I made a couple of knitted items and they were a huge hit.  So huge in fact that people started making requests. :-/  I promptly informed them that I am not a factory and unless they are going to pay me, to just sit back and … [Read more...]

Jeimy Inspired Fashion – OOTD

Animal print is super hot right now and loved by most fashionistas and from some of my previous posts, you know that I am no exception!!!  I saw this post a few days ago from one of my fav fashion bloggers, Jeimy, and immediately was inspired to put this outfit together.  I wish I owned a "real" cheetah or leopard print jacket rather than just a brown and black patterned one (there are no flecks of gold tones in this jacket)...but ah well - … [Read more...]

My new spritz/leave-in

Remember a few posts back, I was praising my modified Kimmaytube leave-in?  Do you also remember me telling you how much I dislike mixing hair products?  Well...after two weeks of making "new" leave-in, I was over it.  But I noticed that the consistency was very liquidy as my base is Bee Mine Deja's Hair Milk which isn't a very thick product when used alone, so combined with aloe vera juice and oils it was even more liquid-like.  That gave … [Read more...]

Black Owned Beauty Supply Store Reveals the Struggles to Stay in Business

Black Owned Beauty Supply Store Reveals the Struggles to Stay in BusinessI found the above interview to be informative and upsetting.  I do not know how much of the information is valid - for example, I am pretty sure the Sally Beauty Supply chain is not owned by a Korean, but that some of the franchise stores (just like any other business) may be.  That does not mean that it is a Korean owned BSS.  Also, on one hand, I respect Koreans for … [Read more...]

Hemp Seed Oil Giveaway!!!

Thank you all for being followers!  As you know, I have been loving the incorporation of ceramides into my hair regimen.  Whether it is an ingredient in a product or if I add my beloved hemp seed oil to a product or directly to my hair, I definitely think my hair has been reaping the benefits.  If you are new to L4L and curious about what ceramides are, check out my previous post on it here.  Anyway, I realize the oils that contain ceramides … [Read more...]

Fashion: Church Chic

Found this brand spanking new Ann Taylor LOFT blazer from my local thrift store for $12!  All the fashion bloggers have been finding amazing blazers while thrifting...so I thought I'd join in the fun.  I really was looking for some fun solid colored ones, but I am always drawn to classic, feminine pieces like this blazer.  Plus...the LOFT is one of my favorite stores - although I only shop their clearance section at any given time of the … [Read more...]

How to Make a Hair Bow Bun (Tutorial & Video)

I had 3 day old braidout hair that should've been washed either Friday or Saturday night but wasn't...and I had to go to church today!  I was thinking of throwing on a halfwig (which also would've been a great option) but decided to go with this look instead.  Glad I did...I LOVE the result.  Surprisingly, I didn't find any good tutorials on YouTube for this look...or maybe the good ones just were buried in the search results.  So I came up … [Read more...]

Hair Trim Ramble

My good friend Carmelita (you may remember her from this post) recently texted me some update hair pictures (she lived in TX now *tear*) of her straightened hair:As I oohed and aaahed over her progress, I responded thru text "WOW, ur hair looks healthy and long!"  And I wasn't just saying that to be flattering, I really love her length!  As I stared at it...I realized she is about the same length I was back in May, just below APL.  And I still … [Read more...]