What my hair is doing today: Box Braids!!!

By . - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Nearly one week ago as I was walking through Clicks Sandton City shopping for nappies, I walked through the "ethnic hair care aisle" (someone shoot me in the eye!) and got this uncontrollable urge to install box braids. Most of you know that I braid my own hair and have for years, but where I was going to find the time to do this with a full schedule and a 7 month pregnant belly was beyond me. Being one that never backs down from a challenge, I went ahead and bought 4 packs of braiding hair.

I proceeded to braid my hair over the course of 2 days because I got it like that, but before I started braiding, I had to prepare my hair for what was to come.

I washed my hair twice with Design Essentials Natural Curl Cleanser and followed up with the Design Essentials Stimulations Super Moisturising Conditioner.

I moisturized my hair with Design Essentials Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion and used Design Essentials Natural Honey Curl Forming Custard with Honey & Chamomile for hold while braiding.

Here are my results. Please excuse the pics that aren't so clear. I really haven't had time for selfies, but I promise to post clearer pics that show the full length. They are really long.

I plan to leave these in for a month and possibly go into a sew-in kinky weave right before I give birth to baby. Basically, my hair will be covered for the next 3 to 4 months and I'm keen since I haven't done a protective style since sometime in 2014. I've really been enjoying my hair. Stay tuned for more updates and clearer pictures soon.

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  1. im impressed; your lines look really straight! That's the only thing that I struggle with - straight lines. How did you do it Kavuli? your arms must have been sore too...

    I also want to do my own hair some time soon. I'm thinking Faux locs.

    exciting times with baby on the way!

    1. I don't know! Practice makes perfect and I really don't like anyone touching my hair. I'm definitely a DIYer.

      So excited about baby <3

  2. Hi, I just want to ask what and where specific store you bought that hair extension? I am searching for hair markets in Johannesburg selling assorted kind of hair extension. Luckily, I will stay in Park Inn Hotel which is located in Sandton. Hope to get your reply.


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