As you may've seen in my last few insta posts I decided to 'switch it up'. I got braids which I haven't had for a few years.
For those of you that know me well you'll vouch for me when I say that when I have an idea about hair I make my decision in 0.4 seconds and if I can't do it myself I ask my dear mother to assist and that's what I did. I saw these pictures on Instagram and decided to combine elements of them.
I wanted my partings to be a similar shape to this
with this size braid
I used synthetic hair by a brand called ' expressions' in colour 1 for the front of my hair which is black and colour BG as its the closest I could find to match my pinkish/burgundy hair at the back. Even though the braids are obviously not my real hair I'm very particular when it comes to extensions and colours so having it exact or as close as possible is important to me. I'm happy with the end result, what do you think?
Braids are currently trending as you've probably seen on Instagram or various other social networking sites. However for myself and many Afro Caribbean and African women this is how we've done our hair for centuries, we grew up with out mothers plaiting our hair in cute styles for school and even before school started it was a way of making our hair more manageable, a way to ensure our hair stayed neat for a few days or even weeks and it's a versatile protective style. There's much more to braids and canerows than just a trend and I only named a few.
What's your favourite braided style?