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?



  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.

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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

  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.

  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 :( .


What are your thoughts?