Amla Legend 10-in-1 Blow Out Elixir Review

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Well, Optimum Care has done it again with an amazing heat protecting product in the Amla Legend Blow Out Elixir, which was sent to me for review purposes.  Long time L4L readers probably remember how much I loved the "red" Optimum Care Salon Collection line, the no-lye relaxer was my staple!  Another favorite was the heat polisher, which protected my hair and left it silky and shiny.  So I knew Optimum Care makes some great products and lovely … [Read more...]

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!

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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...]

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...]

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...]