My Not-So-Big Chop! | The End of My Long Term Transition

Twist Out on 4c Natural Hair

Hey ladies!!!  I have so much to share, I don't even know where to start.  Let's see....last I blogged, I was preparing for my trip to Jamaica, right?  Well, it was amazing.  I had so much fun with my guy.  To my Jamaican readers, you have an amazingly beautiful country.  My guy and I plan to visit again and often!  I wore my hair in a curly weave by the Ten Minute Hollywood Sew-In; longtime readers know I'm a big fan of this company. … [Read more...]

Wash Day Routine 2015 | New Bee Mine Organics Review

Wash Day Routine, Natural Hair Regimen, Wash Day Routine Natural Hair, Wash Day Routine 4c Natural Hair - Longing4Length

For the past 4-6 weeks, I have used Bee Mine Products for every single wash day and they are definitely my go-to staples at the moment.  Not just the moisturizers, but the shampoo, the moisturizing conditioner, the curly butter, the juicy hair is absolutely LOVING them!  I used the Bee-U-ti-Ful Moisturizing Deep Conditioner when it was first introduced years ago and although I can't be certain, I believe the owner has tweaked and … [Read more...]

Crochet Braids | Best Tutorials on the Net!

Best Crochet Braid Styles - Longing 4 Length

I'm continuing my series on crochet braids by sharing my favorite styling tutorials.  There are tons of different looks you can create with this style, and of course it's NOT just for naturalistas!  Crochet braids are a great protective style for any hair type and texture.  In fact, its a great way for relaxed ladies to temporarily have the "natural look" while still having straight hair.  It also is a great style to help you transition to … [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...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday: Hairstyles for Transitioning Hair!

L4L Hair Tip Tuesday

Attempting to blend the your newly growing kinks and coils with your chemically straightened tresses is the bane of every woman who has ever grown out their relaxer!  There are two obvious options - wear your hair flat ironed all the time or hide it away in braids or a weave.  But for those who do not wish to do either, there are a few styles that work to camouflage the difference between your natural and relaxed hair textures without causing … [Read more...]

DIY Recipes for Natural Hair

DIY Recipes for Natural Hair -

There are so many different DIY recipes out there for natural hair! Many recipes are simple and require fairly inexpensive ingredients; making DIY recipes for natural hair fun and affordable! The key (however) to a successful DIY recipe for natural hair is researching the ingredients and the effects they may have on your natural hair. Below are few DIY recipes for natural hair that I’ve tried… Whipped Coconut Shea Butter Mix 2-3 … [Read more...]

Maintaining Straight Natural Hair in the Summer

Straight Natural Hair

If you've been with L4L for a little while or follow me on social media then you probably know that I had my hair straightened a few months ago. One of the things I was worried about the most was how to maintain my straight natural hair but it was super easy. I've been thinking about straightening it again but I know that there are a  few more concerns maintaining straight hair in the summer rather than cooler months so I wanted to share … [Read more...]

Senegalese Twists | My Summer Protective Style

Senegalese Twists - Longing 4 Length

For several weeks now, I planned to wear box braids as my summer protective style but at the last minute began to consider Senegalese twists instead.  I asked all L4L Facebook fans which style I should get and unanimously you all responded "TWISTS!" so that's what I went with.  You're so smart!!!  I absolutely love the look of my Senegalese twists and am happy I chose this style. Many of you have already had a look at this style from … [Read more...]