Best Braids to Wear for Summer

Long over due but here it is! Summer is the ideal time for protective styles. In the US its normally winter, but in the caribbean the variety of braids come out.

Finding a style is the first hunt. My Pinterest boards has a few 2017 styles that you can browse. There are few factors to consider when getting protective styles, maintenance, installation time, technician and fit for your lifestyle.

For summer 2017 the trend for protective styles were faux locs, goddess locs, long boxed braids and long cornrow braids. These style were worn by Beyonce, Meagan Good and bloggers like Donedo and Jessica Pettiway. Trending colours fir braid extensiond reds, mixed blondes and the very hip purple.

The Skinny on the various types of Braids

Now remember they are cute and functional but it takes hours to do them…..hours!! The longer the braids the heavier they are, the shorter braids arent very versatile. The jumbo braids makes it a little harder to snatch back and can make your head look big….humph

Coloured braids are fun but keep in mind your job, outfit choices and makeup you might for the the next few weeks be avoiding certain looks.

Boxed braids last longer than cornrow braids, about a 2-4 weeks longer depending on care. Rope twist are better when they are small, like micro small but they take forever to do though.

Maintaining Your Braids

Maintaining your braids is essential to your scalp and hair. Its very simple though, all I use is the Cantu Edge Control and the Aunt Jackie’s Frizz Rebel, the Coconut and Sweet Almond Blend. I have YouTube video you can see here.

Recommended Salons

There are few places you can get braids done in Kingston:

  • Sassy’s Hair Salon – Sally
  • Faux Locs JA
  • Extensions JA
  • Bebe’s Hair Salon

All of which can be found on Instagram.

Hair Deets:

  • Hair – Expression super long in #4, #30, #27 and #360 (blondest blonde)
  • Installation time was 5 hours including breakfast and lunch breaks
  • Aunt Jackie’s Frizz Rebel
  • Cantu Edge Control

Hope this helps guys. Happy braiding!

Kickers and Plaid

It is as hawt as a chicken heat…. or an elephant hide…. you know what I mean it’s HOT gosh darn it. Linen is really cool and its a lot cooler when it’s a teenie shorts.

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10 Bad Experiences On My Natural Hair Journey

Just like every other aspect of your life when you decide to make a change you have a plethora of people telling what to do and what not do. Once you start wearing your natural hair people with and without natural here will start to give “sound” advice. Continue reading “10 Bad Experiences On My Natural Hair Journey”

Reve Wellness Festival 2015 | Natural Hair Talks

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With the end of the very hot and humid summer nearing the mood was pre set for Reve Wellness Festival on Saturday August 8, 2015 on the beautiful lawns of Devon House in Kingston Jamaica. The event was in full swing on arrival at about 1pm, the Natural Hair Meet up was a little behind schedule but no worries there was much to see.

Along the lawns you could see different vendors showing there wears and some very much appealed to the Naturalista in me. Handmade Bags, clothes and jewellery was essentially the theme, I must gloat that we Jamaicans are by far a very talented artistic bunch.

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The natural hair meet, up sad to say, was not well attended at all but those that came out made the best of the event and gathered from it all we could. We spoke on our own unique natural hair journey and we were educated on the methods and myths with taking care of our natural hair; and I must say there were a lot of myths.

One of the take away from to the event was the personal hair consultation to determine hair type, porosity and any challenges each individual may have in order to advise on a course of action to take care their own natural tresses.

The talented and enthusiastic ladies made the afternoon a day of chit chatting on the wows and woes of our journey and ongoing experience with natural hair, the acceptance in todays society and the awe factor from other races.

I would have liked to have seen more Natural hair bloggers and followers alike and the organiser  should have piggy backed on us to push this meet up to our followers and since the Meet up was in conjunction with the vendors there could have been slotted spots for different hair enthusiast to speak on different topic. It was a great even but