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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

Itchy Scalp Solutions for Weaves & Protective Styles

Itchy Scalp Treatment

As I continue protective styling with weaves and wigs throughout my transition, I've been dealing with the dreaded itchy scalp weave syndrome!  You know the one where a chick is randomly hitting herself in the head with an open palm?  Yeah...that idiotic move...I refuse to let it be me!  I don't have any specific scalp conditions like eczema (atopic dermatitis), dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis but since I have returned to working out and … [Read more...]

Major Hair Protein & Humectant Ingredients | #L4LHair Tip Tuesday

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The one thing that has made the biggest impact on the health of my hair since beginning my healthy hair journey (HHJ) is understanding the ingredients found in my hair products.  Prior to my HHJ, I relied mostly on the product description and label so I was constantly - mostly erroneously - guessing at what worked for my hair and why.  Once I learned the importance of providing my hair with the proper balance of moisture and protein combined … [Read more...]

Fall Style | Hair, Makeup, Fashion with Motions Hair!

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You may remember the bomb results I got when I rollerset my protective style a few weeks back.  I realized then how amazing Motions Hair Foaming Wrap Lotion is!  There are a lot of setting lotions and products on the market, but this one is really nice because of the medium hold it gives curls without making the hair hard, crunchy or dry. Surprisingly enough, it even gives shine to the hair, probably because of the panthenol it contains … [Read more...]

Liquid vs. Cream Leave-In Conditioners

Liquid versus Cream Leave In Conditioner Longing 4 Length

Over the years of my hair journey, I have tried many a leave-in conditioner.  I have never found just one or two staple products - there are so many good ones out there!  But I have realized my preference is often a liquid, mainly due to my reliance on rollersets to style my hair.  However, I have used and loved quite a few creamy products as well.  Is one superior?  Is there any major difference between liquid versus cream leave-in … [Read more...]

Bomb Ombre Color! Lace Wig by Uniwigs Review

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Finally after talking about blonde, ombre and highlighting for what seems like YEARS I've found the perfect look to get a lil funky with my hair color but still wearable.  This unit is courtesy of Uniwigs, a wig company I have worked with previously.  However, since my last  Uniwigs review they have added glueless cap units to their inventory.  Previously, I had to add my own clips and elastic to the wig since I absolutely NEVER glue down … [Read more...]

How I Give Myself a Pedicure at Home

It is still summer so I'm still rocking sandals and cute feet!!!  I normally do my own pedicure at home for a few reasons: it saves money, I'm able to do it while multitasking (usually deep conditioning my hair) and most importantly I avoid the risk of infection from not-so-sanitary salons.  I know you have looked at your manicurist with a raised brow when they simply "washed" the foot basin with only water and invited you to stick your feet … [Read more...]

Can Your Man Tell You to Lose Weight? | His vs. Her Side

Can He Tell You to Lose Weight

This is a different type of #FitnessFriday post.  I'd like to discuss the idea of your man suggesting that you lose weight.  How's that for pillow talk?!  Below you'll read my side and his side.  I'd love to hear YOUR side too! My Side: Recently during a conversation about my father's approach to "helping" me control my weight, I complained that his tactics were harsh, unnecessary and unhelpful.  I lamented on and on about how he … [Read more...]

Joico K-Pak Review: Intense Hydrator & Reconstructor

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I purchased both the Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator and Reconstructor in trial (travel) sizes from Ulta a few months ago to test on my hair before taking the plunge to buy the full sizes, something I highly recommend.  I noticed as I continued to stretch my relaxer that I was suffering breakage - particularly in my crown area.  Many readers suggested giving my hair a protein treatment to combat the issue and you were right, that is exactly what … [Read more...]