So I want braids but I don't want to get them at a salon...I start to consider doing them myself since I've braided Khethiwe's hair twice in the last two years, so I should be able to braid my own hair right? But the thought of the hours it will take and how will I get to the back of my head and, and...
I'm not sure what I'm going to do but I decide to go out and buy the things I'll need anyway. I want X-pression hair colors 1 & 2, I like that combination because my hair is the color in between. I start at my 'go-to' hair place called New Looks Cosmetics in Maynard Mall but they are out of stock. Perhaps this is a sign? I leave it for a few days but find myself walking the streets of Mowbray later that week, searching again. This time I find the hair but they don't have color 2 so the lady in the shop persuades me to try color 4, it's also a brown but not as dark as color 2.
I use X-Pressions colors 1 & 4
The lady in the store asks me if I have someone to braid my hair because she says she can braid my hair for me, she shows me her salon next door and it's very quiet so she says she can braid me then and there and be done within 3 hours. I'm really tempted, until I see her facial expression when I tell her my hair is natural; Her face drops and there is a look of doubt.
It's settled, I'll braid my own hair!
It took me 2 nights (10 hours) in total. After putting the kids to bed I'd put on a series on TV and watch while braiding and before I know it this was all I had left (above)
Final look with a middle part
or to the side
What I loved the most was that there was NO PAIN on the first night when I went to bed because I did not make them tight. We were away for a couple of weeks so I enjoyed the fact that I didn't have to worry about my hair, it was all worth it!!
I just made sure to spray my hair and scalp often. I was very proud of my new look:-)
My next project was creating a look for khethiwe and since I had already spent so much time doing my hair I wanted something quick yet cute.
I decided to try the outward 3 strand braid which I mentioned in my last post http://nonimash.blogspot.co.za/2016/06/40-and-fabulous.html
but this time I added hair fibre to add a bit of length to the look.
I still need some more practice with this look but Khethiwe loved it:-)
I continue to learn, and love our hair.
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