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

Relaxed at 11 weeks post

Happy Holidays!  I have to say that since I didn't post on Thanksgiving.  I actually typed out a pretty lengthy message on my phone but it kept failing to publish!  :-/ Go figure.  Anywhooo, I am home visiting the fam in NJ and loving it! As for my hair - as you know I had been wearing my u-part wig for the past couple of weeks, but I chose not to wear it home because I would have to put it in my suitcase on the way back.  So...I wore a … [Read more...]

Busy = Good or bad?

When I see bloggers post about how they've been too busy to really "care" about their hair, I always comment that busy can be VERY good.  Sometimes we do so much to our hair that when we aren't washing, co-washing, oiling, scalp massaging, prepooing, styling, planning, etc all week long, we feel like we are slacking.  Not true!  As long as you are moisturizing and sealing and wash and DC at LEAST every two weeks, you probably aren't doing any … [Read more...]

2011 Hair Reflections: Greats & Mistakes

2011 Greats and Mistakes:  Greats:Protective styled the first 6 months of the year.Stretched for 7 months.Learned not to stretch longer that 12 weeks - MAX!I only experimented with a few new productsMade my first 'u' part wig.Used up vast amount of my products.Mistakes:I stretched for 7 months (on both lists! lol)I stopped using ApHogee Keratin & Green Tea Leave In (love how it strengthens my hair without causing protein overload)I didn't trim … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winners: Me’Shell Nicole Jewelry & Hemp Seed Oil

Thank you all for your participation in my most recent giveaways.  I will have one more before the end of the year for the holidays then we will be giving it a break!  I realize it can become a little tedious to constantly see posts regarding giveaways...after a while its hard to keep up, right?!Anyway, again, thank you for your participation.  I have been using the giveaways as an opportunity to learn what you like and want to see more of. … [Read more...]

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...]