Box Braid Challenge: Month Four
Are y’all bored with my braids yet? I’m not. Accessories help keep it interesting!
Well last night, I finally finished up my hair. Sick with bronchitis for the better part of three weeks now, I’ve been getting a little better everyday and on Wednesday I washed my hair. And, I’ve been redoing my braids a few everyday in anticipation that I’ll be feeling well enough to go back to work on Monday. I used the same parts but moved my side pony from the left to the right. Ooooohhhh big deal right? LOL! It’s a small change, but it does give me a slightly different look.
So, on April 1, I’ll be four months into this challenge. You’d think I’d be bored with my hair but I’m not. While I miss styling my twists, the ease of braid care more than makes up for the fact that they give me somewhat limited styling options. But I’m OK with that cause I’ve actually never been one who really switched up my hair styles all that much. Shoot, when I had a perm, I wore a bob hair cut forever…like three years straight.
On the other hand, it’s not like my permed hair was anywhere near as versatile as my natural hair. Even when my hair was doing well, relaxers left my hair very thin, limp and very fragile. No body. So wearing a bob was really the best option for my hair.
With natural hair, however, the styling possibilities seem to be endless and most of us are only limited by our imagination. OK, well and our styling abilities. Fortunately, that’s not an issue for me. So I think the only reason I’ve worn my hair in soooo many different styles is just because I can.
Nevertheless, while I’m not bored, the novelty of my braids have somewhat worn off. So as I go through month four of this challenge, I’m not sure that I’ll be looking for other ways to style my braids other than to find accessories to dress up my pony.
Speaking of accessories, I dug out this old claw clip today to dress up my side pony. It’s so cute and I think it gives my pony a really finished and polished look. I don’t tend to wear it (or the black one I have) cause it’s kind of bulky and if I wear my pony centered low back, it’s very uncomfortable when I drive. But since my pony is on the side, my head rest doesn’t cause it to dig into my scalp. So I think I’ll wear it to work tomorrow and the next couple of days.
Ah, while it’s on my mind, I wanna introduce y’all to the cutest accessories that I found yesterday. Called Hair Ringz, they’re ponytail accessories innovatively designed to fit over and clip into the hair band to hide it. I’m not sure who the original maker is, but I’ve found them being sold on quite a few sites including ebay.
The one pictured left for me is a must have. Just gotta find it at a reasonable price and a site I can trust and this is baby is mine. It’s so elegant, I love it!
In fact, I think this is it for me. I’m definitely gonna stock up on a bunch of these to dress up my ponytails. They look like they’ll keep forever.