Braided Beauty- a protective natural style

Well I decided to braid my hair up. I haven’t done my own braids in a minute. I will admit that I wasn’t looking forward to it, but it turned out pretty good.  I sat down this past Tuesday night, put on the movies, and started braiding. I didn’t want large or long braids (although now I wish I would have done it a little longer), so it didn’t take long. I’ll never wear it down, so they didn’t need to be dense.  My hair is thinner than I ever remember, so I’ll needed to take extra care not to pull too tight.  I would like a hairline when it’s all over…

Here are the results:

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I watched a few videos on YouTube for some style inspiration. Next time, I’ll do them a little longer for a larger knot.  I am satisfied and my hair is out of sight, out of mind for now.  I think I’ll wear braids until July of 2013.  We’ll see.

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Box braids

I have found my new hairstyle which is an old style from the 90’s. Box braids. I’m going to start on them tonight. I’ll take pictures and upload them tonight.

I’m excited about it because of my recent natural hair dilemma. I straightened it today and I’ll clip my ends later. Then on to my 1994 side occupation of braiding my own hair tonight as I watch Tv.

I believe this style is making a come back. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.  For now, here are some shots of some styles I like that are braided styles:

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