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Fitness Friday: How to Pack a Salad in a Jar

I have been seeing lots of ladies sharing their prettily packed salad in a jar recipes on Instagram for months now.  I honestly thought it was a trendy fad to use mason jars rather than plain ol’ ziploc bags or plastic containers until recently when I decided to research it a bit.  I was surprised… [Continue Reading]

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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]

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Pedicure Must Haves for Perfect Toes

Hallelujah its officially springtime!  I can’t speak for readers in other countries but here in the US we had a horrific winter.  We had record breaking low temperatures, tons of snow and ice storms and overall just an awful season.  I already hate winter (except for the holidays) and the fact that the cold just… [Continue Reading]

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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

Benefits of Amla Oil for Hair

With the release of Soft Sheen Carson’s new product line, Amla Legend, several of you have asked my opinion and the benefits of amla oil for hair.  Before using any new product(s) I like to do my research, and I learned a great deal about how amla oil promotes healthy hair which I would like… [Continue Reading]

Benefits of Amla Oil for Hair

Relaxer Stretching Tips | Divachyk of Relaxed Thairapy

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Most healthy hair journeyers have heard, read or been told stretching is a must to have healthy relaxed hair. For those unfamiliar, relaxer stretching refers to the practice of extending the amount of time between your retouches; Therefore instead of relaxing your new growth at the customary 6-8 week intervals you continue to "stretch" until 10+ weeks.   The purpose to relaxer stretching is to avoid overlapping previously relaxed hair and … [Read more...]

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Wash Day | Lazy, Curly & Cute!

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I still have the braids from my flexirod updo but they are fuzzy and not really presentable for the world.  I was going to redo them, but truth be told, I'm lazy about my hair right now.  I've always said lazy can be good provided you are doing the bare minimum of moisturizing, washing and conditioning your hair, which I am, otherwise leaving it alone is actually a great thing. My hair is currently 28 weeks (7 months) post relaxer and … [Read more...]

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Salad in a Jar Recipe | Southwestern Salad with Chicken

Salad in a Jar Recipe Southwestern Salad with Chicken - Longing 4 Length

One of my all time favorite type of salads is southwestern and this week, I cannot wait to share you this delish salad in a jar recipe, Southwestern Salad with (or without) Chicken.  Last week, I shared how to make a salad in a jar and promised to return with recipes.  If the "salad in a jar" concept is new to you, check out that post for more information and see how this technique can be adapted for any salad in a jar recipe you want to try. … [Read more...]

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Skincare Routine and Update

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Thank you to everyone who has noticed and complimented me on the improvement of my acne.  You know that I actively work on making it the best it can be so receiving your confirmation that my current routine is making a difference is music to my ears!  I've largely been following the same skincare routine as always, but its a bit more simplified that it was last year this time - I don't do the "extras" as often as I once was, for time sake. … [Read more...]

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Grow Hair Faster with Nism FAST Shampoo & Conditioner (Sponsored)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nisim International. All opinions are 100% mine. Nism International offers three hair care lines for different needs, but sinc e we’re on Longing 4 Length, a blog about growing healthy long hair it only makes sense to focus on the line focused on how to grow hair faster!  Nism’s FAST hair care line is based on amino-acid technology.  In fact, FAST stands for fortified amino scalp … [Read more...]

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Review | Jane Carter Solution Moisture Mist

Jane Carter Solution Moisture Mist Review - Longing 4 Length

Being from New Jersey, I've been familiar with and a fan of Jane Carter Solution (which is based in NJ) since their very beginning.  I've yet to try a JC product I didn't love so when I realized my previous spray moisturizer, Bee Mine Juicy Spritz, wasn't working as well to keep my hair moisturized during the winter months I planned to return to Jane Carter's Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner, which I've recommended many times here on L4L. … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: How To Silk Wrap Your Hair

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

  For a video tutorial, check out How to Rollerwrap Your Hair. … [Read more...]

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Hair Straightening Treatments | Which Is Best for You?

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I recently shared a bit of information about some of the new hair straightening treatments that are quickly becoming all the rage.  Often presented as safer alternative to relaxers, there is quite a bit of intrigue and even skepticism surrounding these systems.  I would venture to say, most are concerned that the promises to temporarily loosen curl patterns for weeks at a time is are false.  I cannot blame you, after all whenever there is … [Read more...]

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