Anyone remember these (Janet J)?? Well, long chunky box braids are definitely the new trend at the mo. Now frankly, I don't care for trends or fashion - wear what you wanna wear regardless of what's in, but I do love this look. Here are a few pics to inspire.
Third time's a charm...
Brandy (from cocoandcreme.com)
Jada - with a great updo.
A model with extra chunky braids
Solange again...with a lovely bun....
- You don't have to use really expensive hair - I found that the cheap synthetic hair worked fine. Obviously, if you can afford human hair, then it's better for your hair so go for it. ( I have my personal qualms about the whole human hair thing actually, but that's another post)
- Don't do them too tight - tight braids damage the hairline and cause traction alopecia.
- Moisturise daily with a spritz - water, glycerin, essential oils, conditioner.
- Keep them chunky...it's better for your hair.
Disclaimer: Although I do post certain celebrities for their hairstyles please note I am by no means endorsing their music, lifestyle etc...it's just that getting permission to post pics from 'normal' people is a lot less easy.
Peace, Love and Hair grease folks!! xxx