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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

High End Hair Haul

High End Hair Haul (2)

I talk a lot.  To my family. To my friends. And when I haven't spoken to someone in a long time, they know they are guaranteed to have a long conversation with me as we catch up.  Well, ya'll are my hair friends and since I've been working so much I feel like we need a serious catch up session!  I haven't had a chance to tell you - in detail - about my latest protective style (10 Minute Hollywood Sew In) or share my latest hair purchases!!! … [Read more...]

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#L4L Hair Tip Tuesday | Save Versus Splurge Hair Products

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Wash Day | How To Roller Set Weave (Sew-In)

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I stress time and time again how important *I* believe it is to invest in your hair extensions.  Great hair from a reputable company has so much versatility and more importantly longevity.  One way to straighten your virgin curly and wavy hair extensions is with a rollerset.  Learning how to roller set your weave versus constantly straightening and curling with hot tools will preserve the hair's natural texture, plus the style lasts so much … [Read more...]

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Transitioning Hair Essentials | #L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

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As I've noted time and time again, there really is not much difference between stretching your relaxers and being on a long term transition to natural hair.  In both cases, maintaining both your natural new growth and relaxed length is a delicate line you constantly have to work to balance.  After nearly a year, the below items are what I've learned are absolute MUST have items for my transitioning hair. For more information regarding … [Read more...]

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Wash Day | Transitioning Hairstyle Updo (Great for Relaxer Stretchers Too!)

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I have no intentions of wearing my hair "loose" too often as I grow out my relaxer, but every now and again between long-term protective styles I get the urge to get a little creative and play in my hair.  I have to make sure its properly conditioned and of course create some cute transitioning hairstyles along the way! This week, I followed my normal wash day routine for transitioning hair:  1) prepoo with EVCO and Dark & Lovely Knot … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: What is Causing Hair Breakage?

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Wash Day | Transitioning Hair (43 Weeks Post) with Dark and Lovely

How to Wash Transitioning Hair - Longing 4 Length

Since starting a new job, I haven't had as much time to chat hair with you ladies and its been months since I caught up on my favorite hair blogs.  Thank goodness for the Senegalese twists I wore for the past several weeks; I thoroughly enjoyed how little maintenance they required.  Hopefully you enjoyed all that I shared regarding my twists (wash regimen, styles, how to moisturize, etc).  I took them down after about 7.5 weeks and my hair … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday | Protective Styling Essentials

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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...]

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