The Box Braids are back – RED this time!


My Solange inspired box braids are back! As usual I get them done every January in Lagos as I never have time to do the braids myself lately. I love that its done really quickly – these took 3 and a bit hours! Absolutely remarkable! It takes me a whole day at least to finish mine!

I decided to go a with some red this time to brighten up my face. I didn’t go too red though as that wouldn’t suit my skin tone! What do you think about the colour?


I love how versatile braids are and they are excellent for helping to retain hair length! I had my last set of braids in for 5 months (with proper care – washing, conditioning etc) and they helped me grow out my hair long enough to be confident to cut off my heat damaged ends last year.

I loved those braids! My current ones are shorter and not as full as my old ones as you can see below.



I talk more about the hair in my youtube video below. Im warming to these new set of braids a lot more… what do you think? xoxo

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  1. January 18, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    lovely! they look aboslutely gorg on you :)

    • January 18, 2013 / 11:40 pm

      Thanks Ashi, you look stunning! x

  2. January 19, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    Love your braids! Where did you get them done in London?

    Just discovered your blog! I’m also a lawyer in the making! Following you :)
    Black and Vanilla

    • January 23, 2013 / 12:26 am

      Hi Ire, love your name! I got the braids done in lagos so not London unfortunately. Your blog looks sweet! Im also following :-)

  3. January 19, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    Hey! Just came across your blog. Love this post! The braids look gooood :)

    Mo xx

  4. January 24, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    I want to braid my hair again soon, and when I saw these I just fell in love with them!

    PS: What kind of red/or hair did you use

    • January 25, 2013 / 12:22 am

      Thank you! I used expressions hair and it was a colour 2 mixed with 30 or 33 I believe

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