Wash Day | How To Roller Set Weave (Sew-In)

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I stress time and time again how important *I* believe it is to invest in your hair extensions.  Great hair from a reputable company has so much versatility and more importantly longevity.  One way to straighten your virgin curly and wavy hair extensions is with a rollerset.  Learning how to roller set your weave versus constantly straightening and curling with hot tools will preserve the hair's natural texture, plus the style lasts so much … [Read more...]

Side Part Weave with Leave Out Tutorial (Including Braid Pattern)

Side Part Sew In Weave - Longing 4 Length

Back with another sew-in tutorial, this time I am featuring a side part weave with leave out.  Today's model is my little cousin, Kyndra, who asked me to do her hair for graduation.  Believe it or not, this was K's first time having a side part weave - she normally does a center part.  I think both are equally beautiful, but there is a sultriness to a side part (especially if it covers one eye!) that gives it an extra sexy factor.  Since K is … [Read more...]

Sew In Weave with Net and Hair Left Out (How To)

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While I was home in New Jersey, I did a lot of hair, including quite a few sew in weaves.  It was always for family, so we don't charge one another money, but my price is agreeing to be featured on L4L.  Taking pics - with smiles, sans attitudes - is non-negotiable!  My cousins didn't mind so much, especially since I gave everyone hair, but my mom always catches an attitude.  Whatever! No pics, no hairdo - the end! So, my mom is my model for … [Read more...]

6 Fastest Ways To Cause Damage Wearing Weave!

6 Ways to Cause Damage Wearing Weave - Longing 4 Length

Weaves can be amazing protective styles.  Aside from giving you a break from the daily maintenance of maintaining healthy hair, having your hair braided, protected and hidden from the environment is a great recipe for growth, provided you do (and not do) a few things.  These are six surefire ways to cause damage wearing weave... Not Washing.  Some ladies are determined not to wash their hair or extensions because they fear messing up the … [Read more...]

“Night Out” Hair & Makeup – Get Ready With Me

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It seems many of you are enjoying my "Get Ready With Me" video tutorials?  Thank you for your appreciation!  This week's look is PERFECT for a night out on the town...hence the reason I used MAC Girl About Town lipstick.  To be real, I'm a little scared of rocking a full out smokey eye look...sometimes they look like the person was punched in the eye! Instead I prefer a softer look that is well blended as the photos show. As for the hair, I … [Read more...]

VIP Luxury Hair Curly to Straight!

VIP Luxury Hair Review Curly to Straight - Longing 4 Length

Virgin hair is supposed to be able to be straightened...and revert back to its curls (provided you don't incur any heat damage).  As always, to give you a through review of the hair I'm currently wearing from VIP Luxury Hair, I decided to flat iron it.  Ya'll.  This. hair. is. gorge!  No product.  No serum.  No spray.  Just beautiful hair!   Check out how easily the waves straightened... httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIYxxX-sa74 So, … [Read more...]

VIP Luxury Hair: Install & Contest Info!

VIP Luxury Hair - Virgin Brazilian Wavy Hair - Longing 4 Length

You may remember my initial look of the beautiful VIP Luxury Hair several weeks ago.  I just had it installed, and the hair is more gorgeous than I expected!  I'm back on my workout grind to knock off these last pounds and I opted to have a full sew in with a closure to continue my stretch and avoid having to constantly "blend" any leave out, which would undoubtedly involve heat. The hair and install are gorgeous (is there another … [Read more...]

Avoiding Natural Hair Boredom

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As you all know I recently had box braids. They were in for almost two months and it was glorious. One of the things I love about natural hair is the versatility, this month is my four year curliversary and I’m loving every minute of it! But, it can be hard not to get bored with natural hair. It takes so much time JUST to wash and condition your hair that once you’re done with that often you have NO time (or desire) to experiment with your … [Read more...]