Bunning it With Loose Hair
With my mom’s 80th birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, and family due in town to celebrate and to take a family picture, I decided it was time to come out of my box braids. Took down approximately 30 of those bad boys. Seems to be I started around 7:30 p.m. and got done at about 11.
My hair has been in box braids forever it seems. I’m trying to think when I finally put them back in. Maybe three or four months ago. And to tell you the truth, if it wasn’t for the fact that we’re taking this family pic, I’d just touch these bad boys up and call it a day. Me and loose hair don’t get along so well. I’m not a fan of constant manipulation and the easy of care and styling of box braids with my length of hair suites me just fine.
Anyhoo, I also decided that dark roots and lighter brown hair ain’t a very attractive look so the other reason this hair had to come down is because I’m scheduled to get my roots touched up with color today. I haven’t had that done in about four months. I know. I’m soooo pitiful when it comes to maintaining that I’m tempted to just leave it be and let it grow out.
The good news is that my ends seem to be holding their own, although I think they could be healthier, maybe even thicker, they don’t really seem to be any worse for the wear. So I’m definitely retaining length, with my hair once again BSL length.
I love this length. Other than periodic trims, I’m done with major cuts. BSL (now I’d take longer any day) seems to be the perfect length for me. If I weren’t getting my hair done so soon, I’d rock this simple bun for a couple of days. All I did after taking down my braids was to wrap it around a hair stick which I then stuck into my hair. Then I tied it up, my hair up with the same scarf you see around my neck and called it a night.
This morning, it was the perfect get up and go do. Here are some additional views.