Angela Simmons Shares Long Hair Secrets

Ever since the era of social media, celebrities have shared photos of their hair sans weaves first through Twitter and now via Instagram.  Angela Simmons’ hair share a few years ago quickly circulated the internet with women on blogs and hair boards alike in awe of how long and healthy her hair is.  Although there… [Continue Reading]

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Wash Day | Flexirods on Dry Hair

Arguably my favorite two styles of all times are roller and rod sets.  While relaxing my hair, I had gotten to the point where I was able to set my hair in 45 minutes or less and with my amazing dryer, would also dry in about the same amount of time.  I prefer not using… [Continue Reading]

Flexirods on 4C Natural Hair

All About Crochet Braids!

Crochet braids have had a HUGE resurgence in popularity over the past few months.  You may remember this look from the 90s, but a few updates to technique and hair used has given the style completely new life!  As a refresher from my original post on crochet braids, the style is created by braiding your hair… [Continue Reading]

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7 Scarf Hairstyles for Bad Hair Days

Despite the fact that I’ve been hiding my hair away through protective styles through most of my transition, I still have bad hair days.  Days where my edges and closure isn’t quite blended right, or when I don’t want to use heat to straighten them or when the waves and curls of my virgin hair… [Continue Reading]

Scarf Hairstyles

Atlanta Exes Star Torrei Hart Talks Hair, Locs & Family

Vh1′s new reality show, Atlanta Exes, is a spin-off of the Hollywood version and also features a group of women who were once married or engaged to famous entertainers.  Torrei Hart is one of the stars of the show and was once married to comedian superstar, Kevin Hart.  If you are a fan of Kevin’s comedy,… [Continue Reading]

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Wash Day Routine | Transitioning Hair & Relaxer Stretchers

Wash Day for Transitioning Hair

It took me a while to perfect my wash day routine over the course of my transition.  I started washing in sections fairly early on, but there are several other simple tweaks that help my wash days roll smoothly nowadays. Visualizations are usually better for "how-to" posts so I filmed my last wash day to demonstrate how to wash transitioning hair, and these tips work really well for relaxer stretching as well.  The video is filled with … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Won My First DietBet!

Won my first DietBet

Hey ladies!  This will be a very quick #FitnessFriday update (sorry for the absences from the blog)! I just wanted to share ater two lost games due to lack of focus and commitment, I finally won my first DietBet!  Honestly, I thought about the money I was essentially throwing down the drain plus my countdown to Jamaica is drawing nearer and nearer so I finally lost the 4% of my body weight required to WIN!   I joined the game for $30 and won … [Read more...]

Chic Protective Style Updo Tutorial

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I've been so lax in doing my hair while transitioning! It's just so much easier to leave it alone under wigs and weaves.  I'm not lacking in creativity or inspiration....just time and motivation to tackle the task! But this week, I shook off the funk of laziness and created a pretty bomb updo (if I do say so myself!) that is perfect not only for transitioners, but ladies with any hair type or texture!  I was inspired by the beautiful Janelle … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Ways to Add Extra Veggies to Your Diet

5 Easy Ways to Add Extra Veggies to Your Diet - Longing 4 Length (1)

Did you guys know the food pyramid we all grew up learning is know defunct?  Makes you feel old huh?  Well it was replaced with My Plate in 2011 which basically says half your plate should be vegetables and fruit, a quarter protein and a quarter healthy whole grains.  The one thing that remains the same is we should aim to consume 5-7 servings of vegetables per day, which is easier said than done.  So, with eating approximately three meals … [Read more...]

Hair Tip Tuesday | The 10 Transitioning Hair Commandments

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A bit of a humorous post, but with a lot of truth behind it!  If you have decided to grow out your relaxer (or routinely stretch for long periods of time) these 10 transitioning hair commandments will help guide you and keep your sanity through the process. Also, check out the newly released Science of Transitioning by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy for some amazing tips for transitioners and new naturals.  I haven't read it yet - but the … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Favorite Healthy Food Blogs

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Who needs to buy new cookbooks when you have the internet?  I used to be a cookbook, magazine buying junkie for new healthy meal inspiration - but now there are a plethora of healthy foodie bloggers sharing their recipes, techniques and tips.  Check out my five favorite healthy food blogs and I guarantee, you won't have to wonder what to make for dinner ever again! Clean and Delicious with Dani Spies:  I love this lady (she is after … [Read more...]

Wash Day | Jumbo Perm Rods (On Weave)

Jumbo Perm Rod Set

Finally, I'm back with a wash day post!  The last time my hair was washed, it was at the salon for my current sew-in weave so there was really nothing to report.  I washed my hair last week (click here for 'How to Wash & Condition Your Weave') using Good Hair in a Bottle products. Since I began working with this company, I've found my hair really does respond well to them (particularly the conditioner) so they have become my go-to … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Personal Jillian Michaels Challenge

Jillian Micheals 30 Day Shred Challenges - Longing 4 Length

My countdown for Destination Jamaica is officially on!  I've known about this trip for months and of course the first thing that popped into my head was "I wanna feel and look good on that beach!"  After all, isn't every woman's first thoughts when planning a vacation 1) what they are going to wear and 2) what they are going to do with their hair?  So, I immediately told myself I had to get back into shape.  However, work demands and let's be … [Read more...]