I thought box braids were...#dead for years! Lately, I've been seeing a lot of girls with Kim Kardashian inspired weaves, asymmetrical bob hair cuts, Nicki Minaj inspired blunt bangs with weave, and literally ALL of Rihanna's hairstyles [except for any with the Red hair]. But 2011 started not too long ago, and already an old trend is making a comeback...braids! Check out Solange Knowles and Brandy Norwood's braids so far this year. These braids remind me of Janet Jackson in her Poetic Justice movie. I love them, but I cant see myself with braids anymore...I've moved on to sew-in's now since I find that braids tend to make my ends thin out the longer my hair grows.
Braids are a great way to grow out your hair. It gives your real hair a chance to rest and thrive also while giving you a break from doing your hair every morning. Just wake up and go! But I do recommend washing your braids every 2 weeks, also conditioning them as well. Don't forget to moisturize and seal the braids to nourish your real hair underneath. Make sure that the perimeter of the hair line is not braided too tightly, or else it can lead to breakage at the hairline. These medium sized braids that Brandy and Solange are rocking are a great size if you don't want to spend hours taking them down when it's time to remove them. I think those long braids are chic and unique! The long lengths remind me of something "Boho-chic"..love it!