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Natural Hair Products I’ve Watched Come & Go

Natural Hair Product Fads - Longing 4 Length

The beginning of my natural hair journey was a bit overwhelming, as it is for most naturalistas. We are all on the hunt for the perfect products, miracle-working hair tools and the simplest most effective techniques to help manage our natural hair. And early on I was willing to try them all if necessary. But I’m so glad that I didn’t! Over the past 5 years or so, there have been so many natural hair products I’ve watched come and … [Read more...]

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Poll: Do You Still Go to the Beauty Salon?

While it is quite obvious that I am longing 4 length, more than long hair I want BEAUTIFUL hair!  Full, shiny, bouncy, polished hair that looks like it belongs on a hair advertisement.  Whenever one of my good friends and I discuss hair (I love having a friend who is also on a HHJ), we always agree that while we don't mind doing our own hair, especially to save time and money, nothing beats a fresh salon 'do!  I know it is quite popular for … [Read more...]

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The “Straight” Natural Hair Debate

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Last weekend I had my naturally curly hair professionally straightened using the Beautiful Textures Texture Manageability System. The reaction from family, friends and even strangers has been...interesting. To say the least. I've never lived for anyone else. Likewise I've never styled my hair for anyone else. But, from the reactions I've been receiving you would think I have. After seeing my hair straight for the first time a co-worker told me … [Read more...]

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Are There Enough Natural Hair Care Lines Already?

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This weekend I decided to delve into answering the emails I have allowed to pile up over the last few weeks.  I had more than a few requests for reviews from various new "natural" hair care lines.  I place quotations around the word natural for a few reasons:  First, as I've said so many times, the product does not know if your hair is relaxed or natural.  If it is a shampoo or co-wash product...will it not clean chemically treated hair? … [Read more...]

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Gabrielle Union Says to “Wear Weaves Responsibly” & Celebrities Show off Their Real Hair!

Angela Simmons Real Hair - Longing 4 Length

All my fellow Instagram addicts like me probably saw Ms. Gabrielle Union's photo yesterday - either on her on timeline or reposted to mine, but for those oblivious she posted the glorious photo of her thick, healthy natural hair above with the caption: "Ladies...you can achieve hair growth...With a weave!  This is allllll mine, no clips, no extensions, hadn't even been pressed...And it got this healthy thick length from responsibly wearing … [Read more...]

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A Love Hate Relationship With My Natural Hair

Love Hate Relationship With My Natural Hair - Longing 4 Length

I’ve been natural about 5 years now (including my transition) and I must say that I have had my share of highs and lows with my tresses. See I kinda have a love hate relationship with my natural hair. You may be wondering if that’s even possible but trust me it is.  My hair, just like with anything else in life when its good it’s good but when its bad oh man…it’s bad. And we all know how a bad hair day can affect everything else. … [Read more...]

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Are Weave Companies Ever Really Black Owned?

Are Hair Weave Companies Ever Really Black Owned - Longing 4 Length-2

One of my pet peeves is hearing excuses disguised as justifications for not supporting our businesses, even in hair and beauty related products.  If you notice, my favorite brands tend to be Black owned and operated:  Black Opal, Bee Mine, Obia Naturals, etc.  While all of my products are not from Black owned companies, I do make a concerted effort to support our community whenever possible.  I hate hearing things like  "I would buy Black … [Read more...]

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Going Natural: How to Help Friends Decide

Going Natural Helping Friends Decide (1) - Longing 4 Length

November 2013 was my four year Curliversary! I completely forgot to mention it on social media or somewhere…oh well. Happy Curliversary to Farrah! (That’s my hair’s name. Lol.) Going natural was one of the best decisions I've ever made. For me the decision wasn’t really for cosmetic reasons but more for health. After watching the movie Good Hair by Chris Rock I was determined to try the "natural thing" out of fear. Fear that the … [Read more...]

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