My name is Ebony, better known online as EbonyCPrincess, and I am the author of a hair blog, Longing 4 Length. I definitely am an advocate for healthy hair, no matter which chemicals if any you choose to use (color, relaxer, texturizer, or none at all!). I once tweeted #teamrelaxed and it just didn’t feel authentic because quite frankly that isn’t true. I’m definitely all in for #teamhealthyhair!
When did you start your hair journey? My journey began in May of 2009. I had technically already gotten started but a birthday visit to the salon for a touch up left me with scalp burns, overprocessed hair and a horrible chin/neck length hair cut. The funny thing is, even among all the beautiful natural heads of hair and with so many ladies transitioning, I never blamed the relaxer – only the stylist. I knew my relaxed hair could, and would with my care, be healthy.
What is the current state of your hair? Relaxed, BSB
What are your hair goals? My overall length goal is to be MBL, but definitely with thick, healthy hair. Last year I had a setback where I’d finally reached bra strap length but the last three inches were see through, thin and scraggly. I was upset to let the length go, but I can honestly fully attest to the adage “health before length” because even though I’ve technically been at the same length for about 10 months due to trimming, now that my ends are thick and full I feel 200% better about my hair. So although I do have a length goal, as long as my hair continues to remain healthy, I’m happy.
What is your favorite go to hairstyle? Rollersetting is my new love, I recently hosted a six month challenge on my blog. Rollers and flexirods were my main weapon to keeping my ends thick and healthy as I cut away the thinness. Currently, I am wearing a few u-part (3/4) wigs just to change up my look for the summer. I definitely am one who enjoys doing my hair and wearing it different ways so I don’t have any restrictions when it comes to styling other than avoiding direct heat as much as possible.
What is your brief hair regimen?
Daily: Moisturize and Seal and cover hair with satin at night to sleep.