New Hair, Who Dis?

Hey, thanks for joining me! How was your weekend going? Ours has been pretty damn good thank you – we have enjoyed our first long weekend of 2017.

What’s funny is I had been working so hard of late this long weekend kind of crept up on me – a wonderful surprise! We got to just chill – to lounge as a family and catch up on TV shows we don’t get to watch during the week. Thanks to YouTube, we spent some time watching TV shows like Generations – the Legacy, Date My Family, etc.

The TV shows were a welcome distraction, but one thing I could not get over was how everyone was immaculately dressed and the Afrocentric hairstyles everyone was rocking. I particularly loved the idea of having braids. Their braids looked so neat and perfect.

Let’s rewind for a second. When I got this new job, I talked myself into purchasing an expensive lace front wig. I thought that by buying the wig the morning routine would be faster for me with less time doing hair.

It has been three months of me rocking the lace front and I think I grossly underestimated the time it takes to make a lace front look somewhat realistic.

When you get it right it looks amazing and you have the confidence of the Roman army. Get it wrong and you spend most of the day paranoid that everyone knows it’s a wig and is looking and laughing at you. I have experienced both emotions and it’s an emotional rollercoaster.

I invested so much money in my lace front wig because I wanted to wear this relatively safe and low maintenance hair until I passed probation. I would normally change my hair once a month – so I don’t think I was being completely honest with myself -thinking I wasn’t going to get bored at some point.

To cut a long story short, after flirting with the idea of braiding my hair and umming and ahhing I decided to, as Nike says, Just Do it.

The braids were cheap at $10 for two packets. It costs between $AUD150 – 200 to have braids installed in your hair. Thank God for YouTube – braiding is a skill I learnt many years ago, so I don’t have to spend a dime. It took me 6 hours to do the hair – the only downside being that I had to braid my hair at ungodly hours so that I could finish it without interference from baby girl.

The truth is, I am very excited to be rocking these old school braids again. This is the hairstyle I used to rock in my teens – and I feel so young and carefree again!

Whats your fail safe hair style?


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  • Reply Aphro March 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Oh I love this hairstyle. I’m going back to the ones that worked for me when I was on my teens as well. They didn’t cause havoc to my hairline and were really quite gently. Mine would be Ma one one ne human hair – the straight bulky type. Loved loved loved those. I may have to look for the braids and get cracking in getting someone to do them for me.

    • Reply IamTinashe March 15, 2017 at 3:32 PM

      Yes – the old school styles are dope – cheap on the hit pocket. We need to ride this wave before everyone catches on and decided to go back to old school hair styles too. 🙂 #IAmDeterminedToKeepMyEdges

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