Box Braid Update
About a month after I started wearing box braids, Blessings02 on Nappturality.com (NP) started a six month box braid challenge thread. Well, since I was thinking about keeping mine in long-term, I decided to join up. I’ll keep mine in till about end of May or so.
So far, I’m loving it. The ease of maintaining box braids is like no other style, except perhaps cornrows. Right now, I can’t imagine wearing my hair any other way to get me through the winter months with little to no manipulation. So yesterday, I’m on NP and see that someone has updated the challenge thread. I start reading, and I run across an update from NaturalSoul who asks
Anyone getting fro withdrawal yet?? I am completely. I need to learn to leave my hair alone!
I’m like are you kidding me?
Heck to the absolute N-A-W! I’m having way to much fun doing practically nothing with my hair except trying to decide how I’m going to dress up my ponytail to go with my outfit the next morning.
So that prompted me to do a little photo shoot to have a litte fun with it all
See my top braid? My hair in the top and crown is now just below shoulder length. As much as I’d love to get rid of my last really prominent layer, I dang sure ain’t chopping off three inches to make that so. Maybe if my top ever gets to BSL, I’d consider chopping my lower layers up to meet it. I mean, that means my top would be pretty dang long. But from what I can tell, I’d have to gain another six inches or more in the top and if I could actually do that, it would take a least a year.