Does this look like…
an old lady do to you?
Alrighty then. I love my box braids, really I do. Compared to twists, they’re the ultimate low maintenance style. That’s why I ended up wearing micro extensions for almost four years because they were so incredibly convenient. Well, so are my 21 medium-sized box braids, and I’m tellin’ you…it don’t get much better than this.
I’ve worn them now since the latter part of November. It’s funny cause it was never my intent to wear them for a long time. At first it was a transition style after I’d washed my hair and was not in the mood to do a marathon styling session by putting my twists back in.
So I put in some big fat braids to let them dry. Then the next day I made them a little smaller. I liked ’em so I decided to wear them to work. Did that for a week, reworked the parts in the back a little and wallah, I came up the parting that I wore for about a month. Then someone on NP started a six-month box braid challenge. Well being that I’d already had mine in for a month, I decided to join for the next five months. And boy does time fly cause I’m now going into my third month.
During this time, I’ve come up with various ways to wear them to keep it all interesting. I’ve pin curled them. I’ve roller set them. I’ve worn them up and I’ve worn them down, and I’ve used a variety of hair accessories to dress ’em up and keep me from being bored. Today, I envisioned a low braided chignon offset to one side. I’ve seen these in pictures, and they always seem so elegant to me, so I decided to give it a try.
Well this is my version, and I thought it looked really cute. Until now, I’ve always let the one braid in the top hang down the side of my face to soften the style a bit and not look so severe. Truth be told though, it gets on my last nerve cause it’s rigid, and it sticks out like pippy long stocking. I’ve tried to curl it, but it doesn’t hold. I’ve put it under the temples of my glasses, but when it lays against my face it itches. Eh… I made it work even though it really gets on my last nerve. But today, I decided to see what my style would look like if I pulled it back with the rest of the braids.
Hmmm… I thought it was cute. Yeah, really cute so I decided to take some pictures. But as I looked at the pics, I decided I looked like an old lady, and now I don’t like it so well. Maybe I’m just being to critical. Maybe I just didn’t capture me at any good angles. Ok…ok…too much doubt. So now I need some different opinions. What do y’all think? Is this cute, or should I ditch this as a do and kick it out of my bag-o-styles and never wear it again?
Well? Wadduya think?