Guess Who Got Their Box Braids!?

Adrienne May 2, 2012 13

Last week I shared with you all my longing for a much needed hair break. I had a strong interest in, traveling back in “hair time” to get some 1993 Poetic Justice-ish braids.

Well, It’s official! I’m all braided up, *does cabbage patch*, and I am LOVING IT!

So, how and where was this done? Well, on Sunday evening I stopped by the beauty supply store and, with the help of Lexi, (I wasn’t sure what colored I needed) picked up 6 packs of Kanekalon Synthetic Braiding Hair.

Determined not to pay an exorbitant amount of money to have my hair braided, I decided to go out on a limb and do it myself.

On Monday night I washed and conditioned my hair and them blew it out. To protect my mane from the heat, I used a generous amount of Optimum’s Heat Protectant Polisher

When I was done blow drying I parted my hair in 4 sections, secured 3 of those section and left one out to begin braiding. I parted about 1/2 inch sections for each braid and used a little under a half an inch of synthetic hair for each braid.

I started the braiding process around 7:00pm on Monday, April 30th and finished, with the top portion of my hair left to complete, around 2:00am on Tuesday, May 1st.

After about 4 hours of sleep I woke up and attempted to finish the top portion of my head before work but, I ran out of hair.

I’m sure you are wondering, “have you finished yet?” Well, not exactly. :)

I plan to purchase 2 additional packs of hair and finish tonight. I have been wearing a high bun to camouflage the uncompleted portion of hair.

All in all, I’m completely satisfied with my results and ecstatic to be enjoying my much needed hair break! If you have any questions about the braiding process or my braiding technique feel free to ask!

Stay tuned for updates on how I style my box braids each day.


  1. Socialite Dreams May 2, 2012 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    they look really great! i like them

  2. Chana May 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Very nice.

  3. Freda May 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    You did a great job and your hair looks beautiful. I like the braids down more than bun, but both styles looks great!!

    • Adrienne May 4, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Thanks Freda!

  4. Cannj1279 May 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Your braids look great! I wish that I could braid my own hair. I can work miracles braiding my daughters hair but when it comes to my own, it’s a lost cause. Thanks for sharing.

    • Adrienne May 4, 2012 at 10:26 am - Reply


  5. Anna December 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    I really like your braids. What is the best way to clean your scalp? How long can you keep the braids in? If they get wet, is it true you have to carefully dry them so they don’t smell musty? Or is that just for dreads? Thanks for you time!

  6. Christina March 28, 2013 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Your hair really looks great. I am looking forward to getting my box braids done. I love the length you have. What length hair did you buy? Thanks.

  7. chenoa May 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    i like these type of braids

  8. chenoa May 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm - Reply


  9. Lenn May 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    You Go Girl, I used to braid my hair and after seeing this, it makes me want to braid for the summer and save some money…THANKS!

  10. Melissa September 27, 2014 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Wow…talented. I have a question. I have looonnnggg real hair, but want to get box braids. Plus I don’t want to send more than 100 to get it done what are my options.

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