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...]

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...]

Natural Hair Subscription Services Overview

NATURAL HAIR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES - LONGING 4 LENGTH (2)

Monthly subscription boxes have taken over the beauty industry, offering everything from makeup, nail polish and of course hair products targeted for naturals. although ANYONE of any hair type or texture can benefit!  Anyway, a few years ago only a few natural hair subscription services existed but after their popularity soared through the roof, new companies offering hair and beauty products began to spring up. What are natural hair … [Read more...]

Washing Hair for Elderly & Disabled Loved Ones

washing hair for elderly disabled - longing 4 length

As a member of a huge family, there comes a time when caring for a loved one is absolutely necessary.  Whether it is an older family member who is bedridden, someone in a nursing home or even a young person who has just had surgery and cannot jump into the shower, many of us are or will be caregivers at some point.  Washing their hair may seem like an unimportant task when there are so many other health care issues to be concerned with … [Read more...]

Ampro Protein Free Styling Products | Demo + Giveaway

Ampro Protein Free Styling Product

If you are a subscriber to my YouTube Channel (EbonyCPrincess) then you may remember my mention of these products in my recent huge hair haul video.  I was lucky enough to receive the new full line of Ampro protein free styling products to not only try but also host a giveaway for L4L readers, there will be three winners!  Provided was the Clear Ice® Coconut Oil Styling Gel, Foaming Wrap Lotion, Oil-Free Gloss Spray, Shining Serum and Thermal … [Read more...]

Hair Straightening Treatments | Which Is Best for You?

brazilian-keratin-hair-treatment-longing-4-length

I recently shared a bit of information about some of the new hair straightening treatments that are quickly becoming all the rage.  Often presented as safer alternative to relaxers, there is quite a bit of intrigue and even skepticism surrounding these systems.  I would venture to say, most are concerned that the promises to temporarily loosen curl patterns for weeks at a time is are false.  I cannot blame you, after all whenever there is … [Read more...]

Straightening Systems for Black Hair

Straightening Systems for Black Hair - Longing 4 Length

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 and penetrate the hair shaft due to its low molecular weight therefore, … [Read more...]