I have braids!!! Or perhaps....dreds!!! But really, they're twists. On a whim I decided to do my hair last week. I started around 7 pm and it took me about 5.5 hours to finish. I used the Model Model braid "Marley" synthetic braiding hair and I used 7 (gasp!) packs of hair. Yes folks - I did say seven!!! It took so much because I myself have so much hair. The braids do allthe way down to my butt and rather than burn the ends, I left them slightly raggedy. I actually like that because it has a kind of earthy, organic look and feel to it. I was initially going for Janet Jackson in "Poetic Justice" braids, or even 90's reggae rapper Patra - FAIL!!!! As you can see, I ended up w/ newly-married-and-just-returned-from Africa-with-stepdaughter-in-tow-Denise Huxtable Kendall, which was my least favorite look that Lisa Bonet rocked on Cosby Show. Little did I know.....
Btw: Don't let the "dreds" fool you - the RED EYES (in the above pic) are solely due to a lack of sleep and no makeup.
I'm on the fence with this hairstyle, I gotta be honest. I wake up with a sore neck because it's hard to sleep with these thick, heavy "ropes". I may keep them in another 1-2 weeks, and then I think I'll be visiting my girl HADNEY the Haitian Hair Artist Extraordinaire (http://www.iamthatchica.blogspot.com/2012/12/757s-best-kept-secret.html) for my annual blowout and trim.
* What do you think, ladies - is this style a DO or a DON'T? Let me know. I can take it. :)