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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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...]

Fitness Friday | Healthy Substitutions

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There are a few foods I've tried in place of higher calorie foods and sincerely ended up loving them just as much if not more than the "original."  I'll be the first to admit not all substitutions are winners - sometimes I'd rather go without than eat the healthier option (no fat free chocolate for me!) - but there are quite a few healthy substitutions that are here to stay in my life. Without further adieu - here are my favorite healthy … [Read more...]

Hair Product Empties!

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I'm so serious about cleaning out my hair products....I've given a TON of products away to friends and family, but it seems like I've barely made a dent in my stash!  There are so many great products on the market for healthy hair - things I'm curious about and buy to try and items that are sent to me for review consideration by brands.  I only have one head and am using less products than normal since I have mostly been hiding my hair. … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | Twerkercise Review + My Fave “Twerk Songs”

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In a former life, I believe in my heart...I was a skrippa!!!  Even though I am now *whispering* in my thirties, I still love good ratchet music!!!  Songs like Soulja Boy declaring She Gotta Donk or Trina telling you to Look Back at It!  And nothing beats the good ol' throwbacks like I Wanna Rock Right Now (Luke) and You Can Do It (Ice Cube), right?!  And you know ish is real when you scrunch your face up, make duck lips and tooch your booty … [Read more...]

7 Scarf Hairstyles for Bad Hair Days

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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 need refreshing.  Scarf hairstyles are the perfect fix!  And they aren't specific to any hair type - relaxed, natural and transitioning - we ALL have … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday | First Time Hiking Tips From My Experience!

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Those who have followed my fitness journey over the past year have heard me declare how much I prefer outdoor exercise to traditional workouts, especially in a group setting.  It's more challenging (for me) and much more fun!  So when a girlfriend invited me to join her exercise group for an outdoor hike, my eyes lit up!  I wasn't sure what to expect since I  had never met any of the other group members, but she assured me it would not be too … [Read more...]