I’m back at it again with box braids, but this time they are JUMBO! I used a total of eight packs of hair. I had two 3in1 packs with jumbo braiding hair in the color 4, which equals six packs of hair. I had another pack of hair in the color 4 and one pack and a half in the color 27 (aka the blonde hair). My hair has fifteen braids in total and they are very lightweight.
My hair took about three to five hours to do and my mom actually did them for me. It was her first time doing box braids and I was willing to be guinea pig because I couldn’t stand to do my hair everyday until I got it done again. We did the “rubber band method,” where we divided my hair into sections first and rubber band each. Than to prevent any tangles, my mom twisted my hair. The “rubber band method” is meant to remove tension from the scalp when the hair is braided and decrease the likelihood of hairaches (hair headaches).
After my hair was parted into sections, I separated the hair we bought into fifteen different pieces to guarantee that we had hair and that they were all the same size. I did not put the blonde in all the braids because I just wanted my hair to pop and not look like I went crazy with the hair dye. I loved how this turned out and I hope to someday do this on my own when my braiding skills get better. The jumbo braids were so easy and quick that I’ll definitely do this style more often in the future.
Verse of the Day: Matthew 27:46