Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Braids Again

On 21.8.14, I did something that I haven't done in a very long time, years in fact. I paid for someone else to braid my hair. I was desperate for a change and did not have the time or patience to do it myself, so I went to my sisters hairdresser. This was an interesting experience and was a reminder of why I started doing hair myself.

I asked for my braids to be BSL, but they were more tailbone length. The amount of hair used per plait was too much as it is almost impossible for me to grip all the hair with one hand to style it. And it is super heavy. BUT... she did to a great job. My hair was neat and wasn't braided too tight at all. The other benefit is that it only took 4 hours. I arrived at 5pm and left at 9pm. Which I was very pleased about.  Had I done it myself it would definitely have taken 12 hours.  Definitely. However, this is because I had 2 people doing my hair at any one time. I bought 4 packs of expression hair. But didn't use it all.

So it's been in for about 6 weeks now. I wash them once a week with a mild shampoo and condition with the red HE conditioner. I spray it with braid spray every day and oil my scalp from time to time.

I really should take them out, but I'm going to try and hold on to it a bit longer and just re-braid the front and edges. I'm going to see how long I can keep it up. Braids are so low maintenance, and I love that.


  1. I really like the pop of aburn color in your braids! Do you think that you'll go back to the stylist to get the edges redone or will you DIY?

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

    1. I've just re done the front myself. It just seemed like a lot less hassle. It looks okay so should last me another couple of weeks.

  2. I really love how neat your braids are. I should probably stop resisting and just go to a hairdresser to get my braids done too >.<

    1. I say do it Janelle, if your hair responds well to braids, get them done. You won't regret it!


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