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

Karaoke with a Black Cowboy!

 I went out last evening after work to celebrate the birthday of my friend Mesha of Me'Shell Nicole Jewelry.  I've talked about her fabulous line of jewelry before and even sponsored a giveaway, which I plan to do again soon.  Anyway first was sushi, which I missed but then we met at a local lounge spot for karaoke.  I've been bunning my hair since Sunday but because I knew I would be going out, I straightened a small section of hair and wore … [Read more...]

Bangin & Swangin (Body and Hair) Challenge!!!

YASSSSSS!!!!  I'm starting up another challenge and as you see, its called the Bangin' & Swangin' Challenge...its all about getting a banging body and swanging hair!!!  I realize with the rollersetting challenge that I am super committed when hosting a challenge and have seen that many of us have similar goals of either losing weight and/or toning up.  I realize that I need an extra kick in the pants because right now I am up and down on this … [Read more...]

Rollersetter Spotlight: Bebezazueta

Bebezazueta (her LHCF username) is one of the heads of relaxed hair that I always drool over when browsing LHCF. When I began to consider doing rollersets weekly, I looked through the 2010 & 2011 Rollersetting Challenge threads for information. TopNotch2010 and Bebezazueta were two consistent setters whose hair I always admired and who obviously benefit greatly from regular rollersets. I saw her progress (going from SL to MBL in under two … [Read more...]

Wash Day: Cheating on my rollerset

This is only the second wash since the start of our challenge that I have not done a rollerset - either wet or dry.  For whatever reason, I was  really missing texture in my hair!  To begin, I first had to detangle and remove as much shed hair from my super flexirod set; I do have a video post on this process for those interested.  After all my hair was twisted (see pic), I added a bit more oil to my hair and double bagged to … [Read more...]

7 Whole Nights & Its Just About Thru!

*Yes, my title is an ode to Toni Braxton...I'm obsessed with The Braxton Family Values! lol*Many of you lovely ladies requested I share how my flexirod set held up and how I maintain(ed) it.  And of course, I'm all too happy to comply!  I consider Day 1 to be the day I did the set & removed the flexirods (Saturday) therefore Sunday is Day 2 and so forth.  Truthfully, the first night I covered the curls with a netted bonnet (see picture to the … [Read more...]

Is there a regimen for that?

A few weeks ago at bible study my awesome, amazing pastor made a statement that made my nod my head madly in agreement.  He said "There are so many regimen seeking Christians."  He went on to explain that our spirituality cannot be accomplished the way many other things in our lives can.  We can't create a bullet point list of rules, create a schedule of what to do and when and expect following those things will make us good Christians.  Our … [Read more...]

Hair Reflection

While I feel like I'm constantly reeling about my setbacks, cut, not reaching BSL...blah blah blah...I had an awesome hair epiphany while admiring my awesome flexirod set.  I realized that my hair is as full and long as my favorite half-wig (Model Model Cocktail Bay "Breeze").My real hair is the center photo, the left and right are my half wig.  Now that's encouraging...this is why I always say taking pictures are so important on your HHJ!I'm … [Read more...]

March Goals Recap

I had stopped doing monthly goals because the months just seem to fly by too quickly!  Seems like I would just post the previous month and then boom its time to post another!  But, sometimes they really help and this month I was super on point!  Let's see how I did:Use up 2 products.  Absolute success!!!  I surpassed the original goal and finished five products - Giovanni Vitapro Fusion Leave-In, Kerapro shampoo, PM Super Skinny Serum, Vo5 … [Read more...]