Feels like I haven’t posted in ages!
Does anyone feel like it’s a Monday? For my non-Kenyan readers, yesterday was our independence day! What were you up to? Anyone went for Erykah Badu’s concert? I didn’t :-(. If you did, feel free to comment on your experience at the concert.
Moving on, I took out my braids yesterday. Right now I am in Bantu knot-outs before I braid again on Saturday. Most of you may wonder why but I’m doing this because I’ll be super busy the next couple of weeks (Hint: the blog is moving!) so I may not post as much as I would like to. Anyway, I have been wanting to do this post for ages-while I was still in braids-but I’m a little biased. Sometimes I only want to post about my OOTDs! I’ll show you how I’ve been styling my braids for the past weeks…
STYLE 1: The Half Bun-Half Down
I just randomly thought I would call this style that!
I create this look by dividing the braids into 2 parts: 1 at the top and at the bottom. I usually wrap the top half of the section into a bun and leave the rest of the braids to hang down. Somehow this style makes me feel pretty! Don’t ask why.
STYLE 2: Simple Bun
You may notice that my buns are not very neat but I’ve been making sure to practise! Another reason is that I’m trying to avoid tying them too tight ’cause I’m taking care of those edges. Traction alopecia is real people!
STYLE 3: My very own creation! 🙂
This one was a look I created for a wedding I attended a couple of weeks ago. I wanted the braids to make a statement of their own. I was so happy with the result! To create this look, I first section the front part of my braids along the forehead and plaited them into 1 large braid. Then, my girl Loretta helped me by tying my braids in a bun. After that we secured the braid near the bun with a couple of bobby pins to hold it in place. Loved the result!
STYLE 4: I don’t really know what to call this one.
I saw this style in a YouTube tutorial and it looked simple and easy to do so I decided to try it out. It involves taking a section of your braids at the top of your head (I made a side parting before I did this) and plaiting this into one large braid. I did the same for the side of my head (where the parting falls) and also plaited it into a braid. I then took the 2 braided parts and joined them at the back and secured them with a bobby pin. I also loved this result! It was a little out of my comfort zone because I hate having braids hang down my neck but I didn’t mind this particular one! My boyfriend said I looked Ghanaian. What do you think? Oh and forgive the tired look on my face! 🙂
How do you style your braids? Hope you’re all having a great week! xx