My Box Braids are Back!
Well after a 10 day hiatus, I’m back in box braids. I kept my press n curl as long as I could but it was starting to look bad. I had sweated out my sides while sleeping and by Sunday evening they were starting to look matted. I also had sweated out my roots. When my hair is like this, kinky roots and straight hair, although it’s pressed, it’s like dealing with a relaxer that needs a touch up.
The old me would have just whipped out my pressing comb and touched my hair right up. Not healthy…right? Well the new me said forget it. It is what it is. So when I could no longer stand the two textures, I knew it was time. So last night, I whipped out my little spray bottle, filled it with water. Got out my moisturizer and put my hair back in box braids.
It took four painstaking hours, but by midnight, think I started around 8 p.m., it was a done deal.
But I think they’re too small. I’m not sure how many I have, but I should have stuck with 21 plaits. I’ll never want to touch these up. So the next time I get a chance, I’m going to make these bigger. No matter how many I have though, I’m pretty committed to sticking out the six-month box braid challenge on NP.
That means I’ll have these box braids til June 1, and I’m really hoping that this will be the key to me retaining HEALTY length this time around.
Wish me luck!