Jamaican Black Castor Oil Review

Jamaican Black Castor Oil Review - Longing 4 Length (1)

Are you a hardcore healthy hair journeyer?  If so, then you are already familiar with Jamaican Black Castor Oil also known as JBCO for short.  But for those who have the casual interest in caring for their hair and learning new styles, you probably are not familiar with the amazing results hundreds (yes hundreds - no exaggeration!) of ladies have gotten from incorporating JBCO into their hair regimen.  Therefore, before jumping into the … [Read more...]

Dandruff Versus Seborrheic Dermatitis | Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Review

Dandruff Versus Seborrheic Dermatitis Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Review

Before I jump into the review let me cover a few basics:  Dandruff versus seborrheic dermatitis.  Skin naturally has microorganisms living on it, including our scalp.  One such microbe is Malassezia globosa and in those with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, this fungus produces an enzyme (lipase) that breaks down the naturally occurring oil on the scalp (sebum).  This process releases an irritant known as oleic acid (free fatty acid). … [Read more...]

Staples & Want to Try Product Lists

Wish List & Staple Hair Products for Natural Hair - Longing 4 Length (1)

I realized over the past few days of reading so many ladies' wash day posts (courtesy of the Wash Day Experience link up via Saving our Strands & Just Grow Already) that there are a lot of products I've heard nothing but great things about, but never actually tried for myself.  There are so many amazing products available, both locally and online, that it is nearly impossible to use them all.  Plus, I have staples in nearly EVERY category … [Read more...]

Hair Product Empties!

Product empties

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...]

#DoYou Fearless Style Lounge with Motions Hair

Essence Motions Fearless Style Lounge NYC

These past few months I've loved the hairstyles created by ​Ebony with the Motions Hair line as well as other popular ​vloggers.​ So, when I heard Motions and Essence were bringing the Fearless Style Lounge and ​#DoYou​ movement to NYC along with Ursula Stephen I quickly RSVPd "yes". On September 10th the Fearless Style Lounge in NYC was held at Salon SCK in Midtown Manhattan, a swanky, modern salon. The space was filled with … [Read more...]

Roller Set on Transitioning Hair | Good Hair in a Bottle Review

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After removing my weave, I realized I wanted to WEAR my hair.  Yes, the struggle of all these different textures and lengths (as I've cut away breakage and relaxed hair) makes it difficult to maintain my transitioning hair while working out, but sometimes that struggle is completely worth it to just enjoy my hair! Even if it is just for a few days.  Since I was sent a set of products from Good Hair in a Bottle, including setting foam, I decided … [Read more...]

Amazing Kinky Curly Weave by Eva Wigs

Kinky Curly Weave - Longing 4 Length

As my transition continues it is essential to my life that I choose protective styles that keep me excited.  Otherwise, not wearing my own hair for THIS long would be driving me positively insane.  So, weave and wigs of different textures, lengths and color keep it interesting while I keep my hair braided down beneath.  The latest hair craze in my life is this kinky curly weave from Eva Wigs.  It is a full lace wig that is sublimely … [Read more...]

Liquid vs. Cream Leave-In Conditioners

Liquid versus Cream Leave In Conditioner Longing 4 Length

Over the years of my hair journey, I have tried many a leave-in conditioner.  I have never found just one or two staple products - there are so many good ones out there!  But I have realized my preference is often a liquid, mainly due to my reliance on rollersets to style my hair.  However, I have used and loved quite a few creamy products as well.  Is one superior?  Is there any major difference between liquid versus cream leave-in … [Read more...]