Sunday, November 6, 2011

Box Braids

Since I haven't been physically well lately, I haven't been up to spending much (or any) time doing hair. As a result, Syd's hair has been in a twists-twist out-repeat cycle. Today I was finally feeling a little better, so I decided to end that cycle.



We opted to do some box braids, which I'm hoping will last until my health is back at 100%. The braids are also a good choice for right now because the weather here is supposed to be colder, rainy, and windy for a while. Box braids hold up better than most other styles in weather like that.

I started by moisturizing her hair with Curls Creme Brule and then banding it with ouchless bands overnight. Yes, the parts are crazy, but I only used my fingers since I knew the bands were coming out in the morning.

When the bands came down in the morning, we had to leave for church so I put her hair into one big braid. And then I forgot to take a picture of it. Sigh.

When it came time to start the box braids, I started at the back and made my usual crescent shaped parts for her braids. You can click here to see a post that explains this parting method.

When I got to the top, I added a slightly angled side part. This disrupts the uniform crescent shaped parts, but I'm never worried about that. They braids lay nicely enough to hide the awkward parts.

Since I didn't want to spend all day on this style, I made the braids a little bigger than I normally do. When we were finished, there were 68 braids and it took right around 4 hours with a couple very short breaks to stretch our legs. Once the braids were finished, I added a little Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer to the ends, which will also curl up more once they get wet. Here was the final result.
 

14 comments:

  1. This makes me what to do box braids on D...well it makes me want her to have box braids...not that I necessarily want to so them. These looks great, i love how you part for them.

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  2. Wow, I have really gotta try those crescent parts one of these days... and I like the side part too :)

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  3. Her braids look great. My little lady wanted twists. I haven't posted a pic of her hair in awhile on my fb page so I might do it tomorrow.

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  4. This looks so pretty. I hope you're feeling better soon!

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  5. I love the way that you part her hair. I also love the thickness of her hair. I love how her hair looks all the time.

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  6. Absolutely amazing!! I love her hair!! Beautiful job!!!

    Char~

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  7. i always love her hair in box braids!

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  8. Glad you are feeling better. :) These box braids are beautiful.

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  9. Her hair looks great! Bless your tired fingers lol

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  10. Very beautiful.. Feel better soon!
    Jackie

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