Thursday, May 26, 2011
A Story of Prorective Styling: Yarn Braids/ Genie Locs
Lately I've been bored with my hair. Even though I big chopped to about 6 inches, I miss my previous length. My heat damaged hair was a mess, but it still hung below my shoulders.
I thought if I added some highlights, I could get over my pity party. Being the punk that I am, I only used 20 volume developer, so my highlights are pretty non-existent (and not worthy of a photo).
Earlier this month, I had the bright idea of getting yarn braids. A good friend of mine is growing locs and she wears yarn braids to simulate the look while her hair grows. I THOUGHT they would look great on me and decided to give them a try. She did an amazing job, but I have now concluded that I need both length and volume. So I'm forced to wear them in limited styles which didn't help with my current dilemma.
Although the yarn braids didn't cure my hair boredom, they are definitely protecting my hair and most importantly, keeping me out of it. Stay tuned, I have a feeling I will do something drastic when I remove them.