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Olivia Talks Hair with Ebony C. Princess!

One of the unexpected perks of attending the Think Like a Man Too screening courtesy of Motions Hair a few weeks ago was the opportunity to meet and interview R&B songstress and original Love & Hip Hop cast member Olivia!  Imagine my surprise as I listened to the  private chat with the men of the… [Continue Reading]

Olivia Longott with Ebony C Princess of Longing 4 Length

Black Girls Run! Preserve the Sexy Tour Presented by Dark and Lovely (recap)

I have been “gone” for a few weeks from blogging so I never had the chance to update you on my experience with Black Girls Run! Preserve the Sexy Tour presented by Dark and Lovely.  You may remember I attended their Philadelphia stop with Dark and Lovely.  I invited several of my little cousins to… [Continue Reading]

Black Girls Run! Preserve the Sexy Tour Presented By Dark and Lovely - Longing 4 Length

Senegalese Twists | My Summer Protective Style

For several weeks now, I planned to wear box braids as my summer protective style but at the last minute began to consider Senegalese twists instead.  I asked all L4L Facebook fans which style I should get and unanimously you all responded “TWISTS!” so that’s what I went with.  You’re so smart!!!  I absolutely love… [Continue Reading]

Senegalese Twists - Longing 4 Length

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]

Straightening Systems for Black Hair - Longing 4 Length

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

Side-Swept Vintage ‘Do + Rollersetters, where are ya?!

Yooo-hooo, are you ladies losing steam with the rollersetting challenge?  It seems like I've seen a decline in the posts for setting. Now, that could be you just not posting about wash days, it could be my lack of blog reading & commenting lately (sorry about that), or it could be the fact that February is shorter than January.  Not sure but I just don't want you to lose your motivation and momentum.  I have seen my hair make great strides … [Read more...]

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ECP’s Back!!!

Thank you so much for all of your kind, encouraging words!  Right after I wrote my last post, I felt better...it was like a purging of sorts.  Then, you wonderful ladies gave me the support I needed to completely overcome the negativity I was feeling.  I am so grateful to everyone who commented, you didn't treat me as if I were overreacting yet you helped me to realize that I can and will recover better than ever.  Even Traycee (from KISS) … [Read more...]

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Post “trim” rant & response

I'm still reeling over recent events with my hair.  I have to be completely honest and tell you that I am extremely unhappy with my hair.  It feels so short to me right now, my sides are barely shoulder length.  Its so disheartening to have setback after setback because of a STYLIST!  To answer a few comments:- I absolutely do NOT think 2-3" needed to be taken off.  This is ridiculous.- I don't think it looks good at all, but thank you for … [Read more...]

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2 inch “trim”

Well...I went into Master Cuts on Saturday evening.  Asked for a TRIM.  The stylist sat me in the chair and asked "How much do you want taken off?" I answered "Only about a half inch, not much at all.  And only around the perimeter do not go into the hair and do anything with the layers."  She said okay and pulled my hair down to begin.  Right away I got a little nervous.  I didn't do my normal "put the fear of God into this lady so she … [Read more...]

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Hot Rollers Tutorial

Finally I recorded my hot rollers tutorial!  The video is longer than I prefer because I do a bit of rambling, but it shows the size of my rollers, my sectioning and the way in which I roll to achieve this look. To prep, be sure to moisturize and seal your hair well - particularly if your rollers are flocked (fabric-feel) like mine.  My hair had been co-washed and airdried before creating this look.  Enjoy! Oh and in the video I reference a … [Read more...]

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Does your relationship status dictate your hair choices?

Happy Valentine's Day ladies!  A few weeks ago I read an article on MadamNoire entitled 9 Reason to be Happy to be Single or something like that.  One of the reasons was that as a single woman (Black woman in particular) you aren't scared to drastically change your hair and that perhaps with that major change you will find yourself attracting a different type of man.  So of course that sparked a response within me and is the inspiration … [Read more...]

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February 2012 Relaxer Update (pictorial)

I did not have time this weekend to record a live video.  Sure, sure, I could've done it during the Grammys but that is when I edited this video and my requested flexirod updo tutorial!  So I was making good use of that spare time, I promise!  lol.  Anywhooooo, here is a video of pictures explaining my processes and visual support.  As you know, I'm on team #nolengthcheck until June 21, the end of our 6 month challenge. Therefore I opted to … [Read more...]

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Flexirod Updo Tutorial

Flexirods on Natural Hair

I edited this flexirod updo tutorial while watching the Grammy's tonight and tweeting.  Man...why ya'll ain't tell me about Twitter sooner?!  I swear I felt like I typed and was on my phone all evening! At one point my mother called and I told her I couldn't talk right now and she asked why.  I said Mommy, I am watching the Grammy's, tweeting and editing a video all at once and I just don't have the mental capacity to carry a conversation … [Read more...]

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