10/25/11

Protective Style for Fall: Box Braids

Hello Beauties!

We all know the seasons are changing.  As the cold weather is coming in, I had been deciding what protective style I wanted for my natural hair.  I'm a big fan of two strand twists and wash & gos, but I felt that I wanted to let my hair relax for awhile.

I came across I Love Box Braids on Tumblr and from there I knew my protective style had to be...




Disregard my funny faces.  :)

I chose long box braids.  The braids go all the way down my back.  I am enjoying them a lot and as they loosen, I will create different styles for them.  I plan to keep them no more than 8 weeks and keep them moisturized with oils and braid spray.

Do you all have any protective styles in mind for the fall/winter?  Share your thoughts!  Be blessed!

12 comments:

  1. beautiful! they look great on you!

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  2. These are beautiful! I'm thinking about doing a set of yarn braids for a winter protective style.

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  3. I'm thinking about getting some two strand twists. How are your ends? Did they burn them?

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  4. Thanks ladies! I appreciate it. These braids are very easy to maintain.

    @MissAshDG My ends are straight. She braided almost down to the very end and she left the ends straight. They aren't burned. She dipped them in hot water to stay in place.

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  5. I love the braids but I must comment on the sweater and matching lippie, I need to see a full shot of that... loving the color!

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  6. @Mz More Thanks girl! I wish I had a full shot. I don't have one, but I can say it was a wrapped sweater from Old Navy and the lips were Sephora's Cream Lip Stain in Strawberry Kissed. It's one of my favorite colors!

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  7. OMG I want box braids!!! I've been loving box braids since Brandy :))) p. s. your earrings are goooorge too!!

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  8. Your braids look great! I haven't worn box braids in a long time, but I usually do wear a lot of protective styles in the fall.

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  9. I sooooo miss the box braids days. They are the ultimate protective style and you are so rocking 'em!

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  10. Could you let me know if your ends come out of not? I"m thinking about getting me some box briads. How long did it take to put your braids in?

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  11. @downtownchicagobarbie Hey lady! I am on Week 4 of my box braids and the ends have not come out at all. They are not even on the verge of unraveling. The lady who did them said the hot water sealed them when she dipped the ends in. Also, it only took her about 4 hours to do my braids. :)

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