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...]

Fall Style | Hair, Makeup, Fashion with Motions Hair!

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You may remember the bomb results I got when I rollerset my protective style a few weeks back.  I realized then how amazing Motions Hair Foaming Wrap Lotion is!  There are a lot of setting lotions and products on the market, but this one is really nice because of the medium hold it gives curls without making the hair hard, crunchy or dry. Surprisingly enough, it even gives shine to the hair, probably because of the panthenol it contains … [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...]

Joico K-Pak Review: Intense Hydrator & Reconstructor

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I purchased both the Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator and Reconstructor in trial (travel) sizes from Ulta a few months ago to test on my hair before taking the plunge to buy the full sizes, something I highly recommend.  I noticed as I continued to stretch my relaxer that I was suffering breakage - particularly in my crown area.  Many readers suggested giving my hair a protein treatment to combat the issue and you were right, that is exactly what … [Read more...]

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Line | 1st Impression

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Review - Longing 4 Length

I received three products from the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage line back in May.  Now ladies, what's the first thing we do whenever we purchase, receive or even window shop for any new cosmetic item?  SMELL IT!!!!  You know I'm telling the truth!  Let me just say this line smells divine, the mango oil is definitely prominent. The Dark and Lovely Au Natural Anti-Shrinkage line is designed to hydrate your hair and elongate … [Read more...]