i love me some mini braids. they are versatile and they last a long time. the last time A had mini braids, they lasted 5 weeks and 4 days! her growth was amazing! i never thought they'd look right on me or they wouldn't hold up in my hair. last tuesday i knew i had to do something with my hair. it's getting to the point where it's too long for me to just wrap it and night and go in the mornings, it's a matted mess in the crown of my head. i loved the first twist style that i did and i REALLY loved the 2nd twist style i did, but i NEED to be able to wash my hair during the week. i have the itchiest scalp EVER and walking around with flakes everywhere is NOT cute. lol i was in the bathroom attempting another twist style and it was an epic fail. my hair is too thin and too short and i was getting frustrated fast. i grabbed a small section of hair in the front of my head and braided it and guess what? it stayed! i decided that i'd have my whole head braided before time to pick up A from school. i sat on the couch and watched couples retreat and got to braiding.
i LOVE the. i've had them for a week now and i've washed my hair twice and they are still holding up great! another great thing, in the mornings all i have to do is get up and go. no prepping my hair, getting knots out, no nothing!
i had crazy shrinkage each time after i've washed them but it's not really bothering me. i'm just enjoying letting my hair and scalp have a rest!