Thursday, December 2, 2010

I am the proud owner of a sexy set of yarn braids! YES I said YARN!!!!

As most of you know I am an avid knitter and a certified neighborhood hooker! So when I heard of yarn braids I was taken...I needed to learn more... I saw this protective natural hair style a few months ago I knew I had to try least once...

 This was my birthday present to my self …Yup, as of Monday November 30 I’m an older and wiser woman….oh yea, with a set of flyyy Nubian yarn braids!!!! check me out !!!!

 I wondered, could I rock this? Hmmmmm? Confident that after spending time learning about my hair, watching natural videos on You tube and basic trial and error I am a lot smarter about my natural hair…But yarn braids girl? really ? really? really?

yes 4-REALLY !

I figured, Hey I’m already good with yarn crafting so what could the harm really be? I met a few women online who made me feel more comfortable and brave to try this style on my own, with my very own hands! No dipping into the wallet for this ….(smiles)

You see, to get synthetic hair braids done at a salon we are talking $120 and up … Numbers like that can turn you into a D.I.Y ( do -it- yourself) girl real quick !
Now, I have NEVER tried to "install" my own braids in my hair. I’ve always gone and paid the big bucks…. I braved this hairdo all alone… The whole process took many days because this was my first time, I have 4 children and I stopped here and there for eating, sleeping and bathroom breaks.
I started Saturday around 2 a.m. and put the last braids in about Tuesday 2 a.m. LOL. These will have to stay in for about 6 weeks! I love them so much I don’t think that will be a problem.
I will upload a pictorial with step by step pics… for now, this will suffice…
If you are thinking about this style I say “go 'head sister!”

This comes close to having lox without the commitment! It will save me sanity, time and get me out the door quicker …I am already thinking up ways to style my new medium length “hair”…
I may have TOO MUCH fun with this …

My yarn was under 5$ ….My hair moisturizer was 7$....Take out for the family 23$ (because I wasn’t trying to braid and cook too!)
All in all I am very impressed with my self, I love the look and I will do this again!!! I have taken my natural hair care to the next level!!!! I am probably the only girl in my whole city rocking yarn braids right now…probably not for very long! But for now , it feels good to be D.I.Y different and naturally unique !!!!!!

Go me, go me, and go me!!!!


  1. I Love your Hair!! So Beautiful! Great Entry!!

  2. You're looking good!!! Oh I'm loving it. I already have locs but, I've long though about using yarn to 'supplement' and help the locs tighten up more. I will be looking forward to your tutorial!

  3. You did an AWESOME job! They look so beautiful!
    I hear you about saving that paper! I braided my DD's hair (she's a young teen). She is also in that in btwn stage as we transition her out of the relaxer. It saves so much time. I used to pay the big bucks as well, but NEVA again! My fave part about DIY is no PAIN! I don't braid too tightly! Also of course, saving $.
    & I know what you mean about the takeout LOL b/c I was almost MAD when I braided my hair a couple of years ago. It actually took me like 2 weeks. LOL Get it girl! & thanks so much for sharing. Looking 4wd to your step x step post.

  4. I just love this post. You brought a smile to my face and you have an awesome sense of humor!

    You go girl!!'

    Your braids are gorgeuous. The good thing is you did not have to worry about someone else putting the braids in too tight.

  5. Great job! Once it loosens up a bit, can't wait to see the different styles you create with them.

  6. awww, thank you ladies ! Im super satisfied with this set ! stay tuned for styling !!!!

  7. Beautiful!!! They look like locs! I love them!!!

  8. Your yarn braids look amazing! Great protective style! Thanks for the comment on my blog! To answer your question, the lipstick is by Laura Mercier in "Seduction." I had lined my lips with my favorite lip liner that I can't find (and it made the lipstick a little darker). Either way, it's a great color!

  9. I don't wear braids usually but I adore braids on others. You are indeed a talented lady. I only know how to wash and go. lol;-)


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