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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

April Goals: I’m Getting Serious with A Plan!

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Confession: I didn't do so great with my March goals.  But, the plus side is for the past two months I have improved and dropped just a few more pounds.  So while I didn't exactly fail miserably, I can't report that I stuck to anything 100% either.  Now that April is here, the weather has warmed up and swimsuit season is drawing near - I am really getting serious.  I really tried to sit and think about which goals I truly needed to set for … [Read more...]

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Pedicure Must Haves for Perfect Toes

Pefect Pedicure Must Haves - Longing 4 Length (2)

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 kept dragging on and on made it worse.  Now that April is here - its time to break out my pedicure must haves, these keep my toes … [Read more...]

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My Protective Style Maintenance | Moisturize & Seal

Jane Carter Solution Hydrate Moisture Mist Quench Seal & Shine

I've had my flexirod updo for about a week and although it took forever and a day to achieve, this protective style is super easy to maintain even through working out!  I noticed with my last sew-in that my hair seemed drier than usual despite consistent spraying with two moisturizing products:  ApHogee Curlific Moisture Rich Leave-In Conditioner (review forthcoming) and Bee Mine Juicy Spritz.  Normally my hair feels soft, moisturized and … [Read more...]

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Fitness Friday: Best Exercises for Flat Abs

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One of my all time favorite exercises for flat abs is the "plank."  Nothing works all the major muscle groups in my abdominal area quite like this move and there are a number of effective variations to the traditional plank that will help you get that six pack!  I found a number of awesome workouts via Pinterest (follow @Longing4Length) for great tummy toning workouts I'd like to share with you.  All you need is a stability ball and space; Add … [Read more...]

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ECP Goes Blonde! Eva Wigs Full Lace Unit

Eva Wigs Full Lace Wig - Longing 4 Length

Hola ladies!  With the huge popularity of the blonde bob, I've been teasing about possibly going blonde for the summer for months.  Well...here is my chance.  After seeing this full lace unit from Eva Wigs and immediately envisioned myself recreating Ashanti's Braveheart promotional look she's been rocking lately or Ciara's edgy bob from 2013.  Either way, I first wanted to try the unit on, get a feel for which way I wanted to go and of … [Read more...]

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Spring Cleaning Your Natural Hair

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Spring is finally here! And despite Mother Nature’s unwillingness to let go of the cold, I’m excited and ready for the warmer months ahead…but I’m not so sure I can say the same for my natural hair. The winter weather (and all that comes with it) can sometimes wreak havoc on your tresses. And with the warmer temps literally right around the corner, it’s time to get those curls poppin’ and ready! I've created a "Spring Cleaning Your … [Read more...]

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#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: 5 Moisture-Protein Balanced Conditioners

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

  For more information, check out The Moisture-Protein Balance. … [Read more...]

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Wash Day | Flexirod Updo at 6 Months Post Relaxer

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I went home to New Jersey for a weekend and as I always do whenever I'm home, I visited my trusted stylists!  Let me tell you, the lion mane that is my new growth was in full force and all but roared when I unleashed it from beneath my full lace wig! A bit of history about my hair journey, I was natural until I was 14 and again at 18.  So I am very familiar with my natural texture, unlike some ladies who only have a vague idea of their … [Read more...]

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