Me + Box Braids = Heaven
After long last, I’ve finally put my box braids back in. It drives me crazy to do them cause it just takes sooooo long for me to part them they way I want. I think the key to having a pleasing aesthetic is to have parts that allow them to lay so that you don’t have huge gaps. If you manage to get a brick laying pattern where each row of braids lay along the parts of the lower set of braids, you create at better illusion of fullness. Something that can be hard to do when you’re wearing your own hair and haven’t added extension hair in.
Freshly done box braids. These were done over the July 4th weekend and I finished up on Monday, July 5th so they’re now almost three weeks old.
Let’s face it, practically NO ONE’S hair is as thick as added extension hair makes it look. As a result, it can be very tough to wear our own hair sans extensions. And I know this first hand because I wore microbraids with added hair that fell down to the middle of my back for three years without a break and then intermittently for yet another year. Fortunately I’ve been weave free since about 2006 and have long since come to terms with my own hair’s possibilities as well as it’s limitations.
And the best part of all is that it’s all mine, all the time in all its nappy glory for the world to see. Fake hair need not apply here ever again