Crochet Braids Senegalese Twists Tutorial

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I've been working with my little cousin to help repair her broken hair (see previous tutorial here), she has beautiful natural 3c/4a hair but damaged it after removing her last set of individual box braids.  The result was areas of her hair that extremely short.  I considered giving her a tapered cut or even and "undercut" look, but decided either may be a bit too adult for her age and personality.  So we decided to do crochet braids since it … [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...]

All About Crochet Braids!

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Crochet braids have had a HUGE resurgence in popularity over the past few months.  You may remember this look from the 90s, but a few updates to technique and hair used has given the style completely new life!  As a refresher from my original post on crochet braids, the style is created by braiding your hair into a cornrowed base then loose hair is attached using a latch hook.  For more information on the basics, please check out that … [Read more...]

Transitioning Hairstyle Tutorial | Wash Day with Good Hair in a Bottle

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Despite being almost 1.5 years post-relaxer, I have not done a lot of transitioning hairstyles.  At one time, my hallmark was creativity with styling my hair every week, but early on in my stretch-turned-transition, I decided the best approach (to preserve my sanity) was to simply leave it alone.  So I've been mostly protective styling and relying on stylists to create fabulous updos or rocked straight styles whenever I wore my hair out.  I … [Read more...]

#L4LHair Tip Tuesday | Protective Styling Essentials

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In order to reap the full rewards of protective styling long term with weaves, braids and twists, there are a few essential tools you need to keep it looking great and in in great health.  Your hair may be out of sight, however, it should never be out of mind Spray Moisturizer. You need to continue to moisturize your hair regularly, even while its hidden.  My favorite product at the moment is the Jane Carter Moisture Mist - check out my … [Read more...]

How to Maintain Senegalese Twists | Moisturizing and Sealing

How to Maintain Senegalese Twists - Longing 4 Length

Many of you have already worn this style and may have additional tips on how to maintain Senegalese twists, this is just the method *I* follow for all my long-term protective styles (braids, twists and weaves).  The great thing about this style is it requires very little maintenance to keep looking nice.  All you need is a spray moisturizer, an oil to seal and a satin scarf.  An extra item would be the Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother (reviewed … [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...]

Wash Day | Lazy, Curly & Cute!

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I still have the braids from my flexirod updo but they are fuzzy and not really presentable for the world.  I was going to redo them, but truth be told, I'm lazy about my hair right now.  I've always said lazy can be good provided you are doing the bare minimum of moisturizing, washing and conditioning your hair, which I am, otherwise leaving it alone is actually a great thing. My hair is currently 28 weeks (7 months) post relaxer and … [Read more...]