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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

Wash Day…Finally! But it was a GREAT one!

I had an amazing wash day experience!  And I was SO long overdue; I had been working with my flat ironed hair for about a week and a half.  But it felt like FOREVER.  My hair was dirty, my scalp was itchy, my hair was flat!  I was partially busy, partially lazy.  What got me moving besides the fact that the skin on my scalp was creating picket signs in preparation to go on strike was my excitement to use my new rollers.  I followed my … [Read more...]

March Goals

A few of you lovely ladies inspired me to do a monthly goals post.  I haven't been doing them because each month its been much of the same, but I got a few good ideas from your blogs.  So here we go!Use up 2 productsOrganize hair products, tools and accessoriesExercise 5 days per weekApply growth aid 5-7 days per weekNo direct heatI've started on my organization.  I need to go through and really knock it out.  Every time I get started I look … [Read more...]

HOTD: Southern Tease Bun

With using my growth aid everyday - I'm not always able to wear my hair out and down (can you say oil slick?!).  Which is just fine by me, protective styling can be fun and cute too!  If you are unfamiliar with the original Southern Tease Bun video tutorial, this style was created by someone with the moniker ManeandChic.   The great thing about this look is that it can be done on virtually any length - short, medium or long.  My version is … [Read more...]

Consistency with my Growth Aid

I've always been kind of sporadic and irregular with applying my growth aid save for one month - in which I got an inch of growth.  Well, since my trim/cut, I've applied my GA (growth aid) every single night except for the weekend I went out of town.  I'm motivated one, to grow my hair back as quickly as possible and two, to surpass the growth I've gotten every other year of my HHJ.  I've seen ladies grow from APL to BSL in as little as 6 … [Read more...]

Weight Loss: Supreme 90 Day

February 1st I began a workout program called Supreme 90 Day - which is a muscle confusion program (think P90x, Insanity but much cheaper).  I'm doing it along with a group of fabulous women, plus my male suitor is doing Insanity along with my 90 days!  Its really nice that he and I are working out "together" considering he doesn't live in my city.  I'm not sure where our courtship will stand in 3 months but in the meantime he's a nice support … [Read more...]

Hair Glaze, Rinse, Cellophane – What’s the Difference?

Not long ago, I posted about the benefits of clear rinses for your hair.  Please check out the original post for more info.  At the time, I mentioned that there are a few different forms of clear hair treatments - rinse, glaze and cellophane but that I was unclear on the differences between them, if any but that I would try to find out and report back.  I also promised to try some of the ones available on the market for a comparative review. … [Read more...]

HOTD: Ponytail Pompadour

Pardon the picture heavy post...I was feeling myself just a bit with this look! lol!I set my previously flat ironed hair on two 'Wrap Snap & Go' rollers overnight expecting to get something completely different.  So I decided to pull half of it up, which seems to make most styles look better to me...then I  pulled the back into a low, loose ponytail.  I rarely wear this headband because it doesn't always sit flush against my hair, but I … [Read more...]

Rollersetter Spotlight: Buildable Beauty

I am so pleased to be able to bring you March's Rollersetter Spotlight - the one and only Buildable Beauty aka Lady Elle aka Blenderellaaaaa!  Whom from this point on I will just call Elle; I've never been too into all of the 'also known as' nicknames! lol.  Elle didn't have a chance to send me any pictures but I have one better - a compilation video showing her rollerset hair along the first two years of her hair journey!!!  Oooh, I just love … [Read more...]