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

Thinking about making a U-Part wig? Read this first

So I've only been working on making a "U-Part" wig for like 3 weeks.  I finally finished this weekend.  The issue is I've been so incredibly busy that I could only do a little at a time.  Plus, I was sewing very slowly!  I will have full details and pictures this weekend but here are my opinions and advice regarding my experience.I loved Tommie's wig (of Hair de la Creme).  She was the inspiration for me to make one.  Hers is STUNNING and … [Read more...]

My Daddy Commented on my BHM article!

Quickie mobile post, as I only have a minute.  Whenever anyone comments either here or on my posts on Black Hair Media, I receive an email notification to my phone.  I mentioned in my last post that I have a few write-ups on BHM and sent the info to my family.  Well, I just received notice about my most recent post and noticed it was from my father! His comment is on the article about weather ruining your hair (sorry I can't link easily from … [Read more...]

Prepping for my relaxer

I have been slacking on my pre-relaxer wash day full treatment for my last couple of touch ups.  And...I know you are probably exhausted from hearing me talk about my ends. Their thinness, their dryness, their improvement or not improvement.  And I'm sorry for that.  I'm obsessed with documenting my bounce-back because that is the dark side to a HHJ that is often unpublicized.  Not that there is a conspiracy theory regarding hair growing, … [Read more...]

I’ve decided to self relax

Okay, let me tell you - at this time of the year money is ALWAYS tight for me.  Yes, the holidays and gift buying is a factor like it is for many of us, but its more than just that.  Truth be told, this year is one of the cheapest years for me in terms of gifts because I'm hand-making mostly everything (post forthcoming).  The expense comes in because 1) its the end of the semester 2) I go home for the holidays and 3) I want to catch up with … [Read more...]

HautePinkHeels: Porosity Control 101

HautePinkHeels: Porosity Control 101This is SUCH a great post about porosity. I've never done one because there are so many quality articles online that explain porosity so no need to beat a dead horse. However, some followers of my blog are new to the hair world and may not be familiar with some of the concepts that are old hat to us "vets"! lol. And in the same vein, those of us who've been on our HHJ for some time can always learn … [Read more...]

Guest Blog: Tips for Airdrying Relaxed Hair

Sorry I'm behind on letting you know when my articles over Black Hair Information post.  I just write them all at once and submit and the creator of the site approves them, so I tend to forget!!! Here are five tips for how to get smooth, straight hair when airdrying.  I know it is time consuming but for the sake of your hair it is worth it!!!Airdrying is one of the healthiest hair practices adopted by many hair journeyers.  Regardless of … [Read more...]

Wash Day with KERAPRO Restorative Intensive Treatment

I didn't post about a wash day last week...did ya notice?  I don't always give the deets of every single wash but...last week I didn't because I didn't wash.  *gasp*  Even after the spraying of hairspray for the bow bun style, I didn't wash!  Can you believe it?!  I was just busy and tired...and tired and busy.  So I cowashed the hairspray away and wore a halfwig all week and that was it!  My hair felt moisturized most of the week but by … [Read more...]

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...]