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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

Sew In Weave with Net and Hair Left Out (How To)

How to Do a Sew in Weave – Longing4Length.com (2)

While I was home in New Jersey, I did a lot of hair, including quite a few sew in weaves.  It was always for family, so we don't charge one another money, but my price is agreeing to be featured on L4L.  Taking pics - with smiles, sans attitudes - is non-negotiable!  My cousins didn't mind so much, especially since I gave everyone hair, but my mom always catches an attitude.  Whatever! No pics, no hairdo - the end! So, my mom is my model for … [Read more...]

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Eggplant Parmesan Recipe + Week 1 Vegan Thoughts

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Recipe - Longing 4 Length

I'm excited so many of you are interested in hearing about my experience following a vegan diet/lifestyle this month.  As with any major diet change, I believe planning and preparation are the keys to being successful.  Before shopping, I wrote out my menu for the month,  filling it mostly with vegan variations of foods I am already familiar with and like such as meatless chili and veggie tacos.  However, one recipe I've been dying to try for … [Read more...]

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Fitness Friday | Which Vegetables Produce the Most Juice? (video)

Which Vegetables Produce the Most Juice- - Longing 4 Length

Many readers requested a video on my juicing process when I first shared my thoughts and recipes on juicing, I apologize for taking so long to share but this was an impossible task for one person so I had to wait until I had assistance.  Luckily for us, my little cousin didn't mind being my videographer and we actually had fun juicing together, although he refused to taste any of my juices!  Here is a quick video introduction to my YouTube … [Read more...]

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Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Line | 1st Impression

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Review - Longing 4 Length

I received three products from the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage line back in May.  Now ladies, what's the first thing we do whenever we purchase, receive or even window shop for any new cosmetic item?  SMELL IT!!!!  You know I'm telling the truth!  Let me just say this line smells divine, the mango oil is definitely prominent. The Dark and Lovely Au Natural Anti-Shrinkage line is designed to hydrate your hair and elongate … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: Hairstyles for Transitioning Hair!

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

Attempting to blend the your newly growing kinks and coils with your chemically straightened tresses is the bane of every woman who has ever grown out their relaxer!  There are two obvious options - wear your hair flat ironed all the time or hide it away in braids or a weave.  But for those who do not wish to do either, there are a few styles that work to camouflage the difference between your natural and relaxed hair textures without causing … [Read more...]

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Olivia Talks Hair with Ebony C. Princess!

Olivia Longott with Ebony C Princess of Longing 4 Length

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 film when Olivia sails in and stands literally directly behind me!  I squelched my urge to let out a yelp of excitement and turned to … [Read more...]

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I’m Going Vegan For a Month

Going Vegan - Longing 4 Length

I never thought I'd see the day when I would even attempt a vegan lifestyle, if only for a month!  Quite honestly, like natural hair, going meatless is somewhat of a trend these days and not always a healthier choice.  Sometimes people can be vegan (not eating any animal products including meat, eggs and dairy) but may load up on carbs, starches and refined sugar - where's the healthiness in that?! Of course there are plenty of people who … [Read more...]

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

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

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 attend.  Most of the women in my family are overweight and along with the typical family history of hypertension and diabetes that affects most … [Read more...]

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