I’m So Scared! To Get Box Braids!

Since winter I’ve been obsessed with box braids. If you looked at my Google search records, you’d probably find that my top three searches are “box braids,” “chunky box braids,” and “how long to keep box braids.”

I finally bit the bullet and made an appointment about three weeks ago. Tomorrow is the day. And I am scared out of my mind! You see, I have never had braids or any hair added to mine. There are all kinds of horror stories online about how they pull your hair out, how it takes hours to achieve them, and how painful they are.

I even thought of canceling my appointment today. For real! So why didn’t I? The 90-plus temperatures during the last week have made me lazy. I just don’t want to deal with it anymore.

I still have reservations, but I’m going to go through with it. Yes, I’m going to take about four Ibuprofen, pray, drove 40 minutes and get my hair braided. You only live once, right? Stay tuned tomorrow for pictures and full details about my experience.

The goal is to keep them in June 23 – July 14. Wish me luck readers and friends. Oh, and don’t worry, I’m not going for the Janet Jackson look.

Box braids then