Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hair: Protective Style, Box Braids

Remember this? This is a look from my favorite movie Poetic Justice. I rocked the long box braids in the 8th grade, they were purple and black (yes I was all about colors then) and I loved them. Well it looks like the long box braids are back, Solange has made them popular again.

You may have seen the YT vids about the "Solange inspired" box braids. Ladies have been revisiting this look since Bey's "Party" video where Solange can be seen rocking her box braids out.

Whether you call them Poetic Justice, Patra or Solange inspired, they make a great protective style and I have been wanting to put some in my hair for a while. I have been going back and fourth and I've gotten mixed feelings in regards, but Im not a trend follower I just need to give my hair a break and this is such an easy way to do it. My deciding factor was a beautiful Tumblr page called I LOVE Box Braids. It is a tumblr page featuring some of the best photos of this style, be sure to check it out.

I will keep you posted on my box braids installment and such on my actual natural hair blog Love 4 Natural. So be looking out.

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