Saturday, October 15, 2011

Box Braids, on teen/ tween

So i have been running out of inspriration when it came to doing my little cousins hair, and was doing the same thing over and over again, Frestyle french braids and twist in the back. She wasn't complaining and niether was my aunt so it went on for a while, But i rememered a post my friend Rae did over on her blog Tweeny Hair, and her not using square parts, when she braided. She has a plethora of hair styles and advice for learning to manage your natural curly / kinky haired chid's hair.

I couldn't quite remember what type of parts she did, but my inspriration still came from the post. Which i now know she did half moon parts.
I started off with this. Her was washed and deep conditioned, because she had twist in for over a month. Never again will i do that.. :o)
I detangled each section, and twisted it to keep it from becoming retangled

i'm sure you all have either heard of or experienced shrinkage. Children's and adults natural curly hair, just can't help but shrink. I do believe its one of the mysteries of life, lol.

I am unsure of her hair type but it is quite soft and spongie, and i think it is the perfect texture for Twist, and coils. we are still in search of the perfect product for her curly hair, if you have any suggestions please let us know.

Having rae's braids in mind, I was not concered about the parts i used and most say i love the way the fell into place. My secret for having my braids lay flat is to braid the oppsite way at the base. It may feel a little weird if you are not use to braiding in that direction but it does make a difference

I do not like braided braids all the way to the very end, because 9 times out of 10 i am the one who has to take them out also. and the small individual box braids look really unfinished at the ends.

to fix this problem i took sections of the  box braids, and added some cantu leave in conditioner and twisted and twrilled the hair aroun my fingers. In the picture you can see the curls forming at the end of the braids
once i was done with the twist I seperated them.

I'm not sure if you can tell the difference but in person it looks a lot more defined.

I was not able to get a complete picture because my batteries died, but i hope you enjoy as this sytle works for both boys and girls with natural curly hair and even straight hair


  1. I love the way the braids all fell. I wish Des' hair would keep at the ends like that, her hair tends to come undo really easily.

    Great job.

  2. I've never heard of that tip--braid the other way. It makes sense, now that I think about it. I don't braid individuals all the way to the end, either. I just don't have the patience and I love the way the curled up ends look, too!

  3. I love how the parts don't stand and and stare you in the face, it's way more subtle. And I NEVER thought to braid the other way! Boo to your camera, I wanna see the whole style, lol!

  4. Very good job, doll!! This is very nice!!! When I braid a persons real hair, I do an inverted braid at the base to keep it down, so I feel you on that... (we're probably talking about the same thing) haha...

    Looks really good.



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