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]


Rollersetting Challenge: Spiral Set – VOTE NOW!!!

Rollersetting Challenge update!!! Just so you know, as I write this...I am hanging my head in shame!  I know many of you may be giving me the supreme side-eye because I didn't post MARCH'S mini challenge participants!  I didn't forget.  And I won't make any excuses.  But if you know the deal, you get busy!  If you don't blog, you still know the deal because you probably say you are too busy too blog! lol!!!  Well...I searched … [Read more...]

Simmering Sundays: Freezing Soups & Stews

This isn't really a recipe post per se...I intended for it to be, but as I was cooking, I just kept throwing more stuff into the pot and tasting and mixing, then throwing something else in! So, I can't even give you enough details for you to call this a recipe.  But to give you the basic idea:I sauteed diced onions, peppers and minced garlic in a bit of grapeseed oil then browned some ground turkey in the mixture.  Drained oil and seasoned meat … [Read more...]

My HUGE gripe with the Style Bloggers of Color Awards

I follow so many blogs, some of which I visit all the time and others more sporadically.  Everything from fitness, fashion, weight loss and nails.  I always see awards, conferences, gatherings, meet-ups, etc. being organized for fashion bloggers and naturals.  It's never bothered me in the least because if you started blogging to get recognition or fame...then you probably should direct those efforts elsewhere.  Sign up for a reality show … [Read more...]

Covering the Basics

Longing 4 Length is my personal account of my journey to growing long, healthy hair and I often assume that all of my visitors and followers are deep into the “hair game” and are members of and regular visitors to popular hair networks and forums.  I realize from recent emails and questions from my “offline” friends that this is far from the truth.  So let me first apologize for often talking in hair terms, or mentioning techniques … [Read more...]

March – May Hairstyle Gallery

Rollersetting is so versatile! Homeward stretch of the challenge....finish strong and grow long ladies! … [Read more...]

Congrats Graduates! New Look, Lovely Blog Award

Thanks everyone for your compliments on the new look of the blog!  I've been wanting to do it forever and a day and planned on having it completed by my one year Blogiversary.  I was only a week late, so I think I did pretty dern good!  Man, the internet is full of how to's and interesting information.  And while dabbling in HTML and web design may be fun for some people - it was sheer torture for me!  I'm still working to tweak some things … [Read more...]

Differences Between Hair Rinses Vs. Glazes

As most of you know, I do clear rinses on my hair about once per month (see benefits of clear rinses).  When I spoke about this addition to my hair regimen, I explained that there were quite a few different brands and types available and promised to return with more information and I’m making good on that promise!All glazes, glosses and rinses are ammonia, peroxide and alcohol free, making them non-damaging for the hair and safe to use … [Read more...]

Simmering Sundays: Lime Chicken Tacos

Still Bangin & Swangin ladies??? This recipe is from one of my absolute all time favorite cookbooks:  Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook.  I love this cookbook because it has breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes along with dessert and snacks.  Each recipe provides all of the nutritional info and since it is a diet cookbook, they are usually less than 300 calories.  And they are easy to follow, have pictures, and include all kinds of cook … [Read more...]