Winter’s in full swing, and apart from being reluctant to spend a fortune on getting my hair braided, I’ve been a bit lazy so doing it myself was also kinda not an option this time. Although I know I’m perfectly able to, I just wasn’t sure I’d be able to squeeze the time in over the weekend or not. So it’s LOOONG overdue, but I’ve finally put my hair away again for a little bit. And even LONGER overdue…I got my hair trimmed!! 😀 After just over a year, I’ve finally gotten my first trim. I’ve been so scared that whoever did it would chop off too much hair or they’d do it uneven…or even secretly slap on some relaxer on it. Seriously, I had a dream about that recently. So it was well overdue and I think I should make a habit of doing it maybe twice a year or so. It definitely needs to be part of my routine.
So Nthasi from work was sooo sweet and was finally able to help me out but it was during the week…after work…over two days! I was so knackered by the end of it (actually even during, I fell asleep whilst she continued braiding). But yeah, here are the results:
I’m happy with them, but they’re very thick until the bottom. I can’t actually tie them all up like how I usually do my chunky twists so I’ve had to be a lil creative with how I style them cos wearing them down isn’t really an option right now. And they’re a hit at work. I think I look so much younger with braids. But hey, that doesn’t bother me anymore. So hopefully, these will protect my hair from the bitter cold for a few weeks…not sure what I’ll do next yet but I’m already relieved I don’t have to stress about my hair breaking etc. for a lil while. I don’t know what it is but I’ve fallen in love again with braids. Every time I’m admiring a chick’s hair these past few weeks, she’s wearing braids. I just hate how long they take. I’m actually contemplating getting smaller ones that will last me 2 months but the thought of sitting for anything more than 4 hours kills me! Sighhh…I think the way to go is get a weave then have braids in the front like how I usually do. Lord knows I have a whole basket of hair that I need to use.