Thursday, 19 June 2014

Summer Time Fine!

A big part of most girls' summer, whether on a hair journey or not, is getting a "protective style" to allow them to be a little more carefree during this time. This style usually takes the form of braids or twists incorporating extensions. And for good reason too. There are a great many benefits of a long term braided/ twisted style:
 
  • Gives the hair a break
  • Promotes length retention
  • Saves time
  • Ease of styling
  • Breaks up the monotony
  • Aids with stretching
 
I have been half-way fiending for one of those styles for a few weeks now but can't decide on which one. I have been stalking youtube vids trying to decipher which is actually more beautiful, but your girl is stuck. I have narrowed it down to 2: "Patra", "poetic justice", or large box braids (whichever you like) vs. "Havana" or "Marley" twists. I really am in love with both. And these girls are making it harder to decide:

Marley Twists
 
 
 
 
Box Braids
 
 
 
 
Kerry Hilson
 
 
Another decision I am struggling with is whether to get it done professionally or tackle it myself. I have been feeding on enough tutorials to kinda know how to do it myself.

I am thinking of getting them installed next week and so I've got to make a decision quick.
 
 
 
 
Help me decide, Havana twists or large box braids?
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

11 comments :

  1. Havana twists!! I love those, I would love to get some twist myself but I'm trying to use up as much products as possible by the end of the year.

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  2. I'm installing one of these styles at the end of the month. Like you I have been stalking YouTube for tutorials. Can't wait to see what you decide!

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  3. Havanna twists am sold! Going to do them this weekend!!!

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    1. Cant wait to see them Yvonne. Are you installing yourself?

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  4. ohhh great minds think alike! it's about that time for me too. With 5 months of NG and no plans to touch up till my Bday in Ocober I need long term PStyles to help with this mega stretch.

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  5. I'm all for Havana Twists! I'm sure they'll look fab on you. Can't wait to see what you choose girlie :-D

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  6. I really like the large Patra braids. I want some for summer too but I am having a hard time finding someone to install them. I tried to watch the YouTube tutorials but I just can't get it.

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  7. Abby, go for the box braids. I would like to do them myself but unfortunately they weigh down on my hair and especially my edges. and despite how much I try to keep them on, they never last more than 2 weeks :( .

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