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]

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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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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

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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...]

Updates | Hair, Blog + Fitness!

Blog Updates

Happy New Year! I pray everyone had a fantastic holiday season as I did.  I went home to New Jersey, ended up NOT doing my hair and just wearing my new favorite wig....and had an amazing time! Everyone just loves me in that unit, which brings me to the first update of 2015 - hair, of course! I'm approximately 70-ish weeks post relaxer and my rough estimation is that 75% of my hair is relaxer free.  My hair is extremely layered and I … [Read more...]

Holiday Haute Chignon with Motions Hair

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I'm in all my holiday happy glory right now!  Ya'll know how I feel about Christmastime, right?  LOVE IT!!!!  I must admit though, I have never had a year in which my shopping wasn't complete by now.  Truth be told, I've barely started!  But as you can tell from the lack of blog posts, a sistah has been busy!  So....I'll be out with the hoards of people doing all their last minute shopping the few days before Christmas.  But it still … [Read more...]

Long Term Transitioning Update | My New Hair Cut!

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I told you last week, I'd be back to update you on my hair....and the reason I took so long is because I waited until after I had my hair appointment.  I didn't want to be talked out of cutting my hair all the way up to shoulder length.  Yep, I did it!  Snip, snip, snip!  As I told you, I will never have an official "big chop" or a final "fully natural" moment because I plan to simply cut my hair as I grow.  Parts of my hair are fully … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | How to Avoid Weight Gain on a Business Trip!

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Heyyyyyyyyyyy ya'll!!!!  In the history of L4L I have never taken a hiatus from the blogosphere for longer than a week!  And without any notice to boot.  I ain't no type of good, I know....I know.  Thanks for hanging in there til my return, it wasn't a planned break or anything.  Work became super busy for me and before I could even blink, a month flew by without me sharing anything.  And rather than become stressed out about it, I knew … [Read more...]