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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Dandruff Versus Seborrheic Dermatitis | Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Review

Dandruff Versus Seborrheic Dermatitis Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Review

Before I jump into the review let me cover a few basics:  Dandruff versus seborrheic dermatitis.  Skin naturally has microorganisms living on it, including our scalp.  One such microbe is Malassezia globosa and in those with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, this fungus produces an enzyme (lipase) that breaks down the naturally occurring oil on the scalp (sebum).  This process releases an irritant known as oleic acid (free fatty acid). … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Glider Discs Review

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I haven't been this excited about anything exercise related since I started playing tennis again a couple of years ago.  One of the ladies who links up regularly for Fitness Friday, has an amazing fitness centered blog - Femme Fitale Fit Club.  Originally, I started reading the posts she shared on Fridays but quickly added her to my Feedly reader and subscribed to her YouTube channel of the same name.  Last week she did a video about must … [Read more...]

Staples & Want to Try Product Lists

Wish List & Staple Hair Products for Natural Hair - Longing 4 Length (1)

I realized over the past few days of reading so many ladies' wash day posts (courtesy of the Wash Day Experience link up via Saving our Strands & Just Grow Already) that there are a lot of products I've heard nothing but great things about, but never actually tried for myself.  There are so many amazing products available, both locally and online, that it is nearly impossible to use them all.  Plus, I have staples in nearly EVERY category … [Read more...]

Crochet Braids | Best Tutorials on the Net!

Best Crochet Braid Styles - Longing 4 Length

I'm continuing my series on crochet braids by sharing my favorite styling tutorials.  There are tons of different looks you can create with this style, and of course it's NOT just for naturalistas!  Crochet braids are a great protective style for any hair type and texture.  In fact, its a great way for relaxed ladies to temporarily have the "natural look" while still having straight hair.  It also is a great style to help you transition to … [Read more...]

All About Crochet Braids!

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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 into a cornrowed base then loose hair is attached using a latch hook.  For more information on the basics, please check out that … [Read more...]

Transitioning Hairstyle Tutorial | Wash Day with Good Hair in a Bottle

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Despite being almost 1.5 years post-relaxer, I have not done a lot of transitioning hairstyles.  At one time, my hallmark was creativity with styling my hair every week, but early on in my stretch-turned-transition, I decided the best approach (to preserve my sanity) was to simply leave it alone.  So I've been mostly protective styling and relying on stylists to create fabulous updos or rocked straight styles whenever I wore my hair out.  I … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Nutribullet Review + Green Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothie Recipe for Weight Loss Nutribullet Review

You know those people who have tons of kitchen gadgets?  Their kitchen looks like something out of an infomercial?  Well that's me.  I currently own:  a full sized blender, George Foreman grill, waffle maker, rice maker, deep fryer/fondue combo, Jack LaLanne juicer....AND a magic bullet.  Some were gifts, some I purchased, but I can say most I use regularly.  I absolutely love my Magic Bullet blender, and have loved it ever since I first … [Read more...]

Venus Williams Rocks Natural Hair at Australian Open 2015

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I have been fortunate to be surrounded by truly phenomenal, virtuous women in my family to look to as role models so I have never had much more than distant admiration for celebrities.  However, there are a few exceptions and the Williams sisters definitely break the rule!  I have admired their athleticism, humility, poise under pressure and entrepreneurial spirits for about 15 years.  It doesn't hurt that I also began playing tennis around … [Read more...]