A DIY halo braid, you can reuse

So I’m typing this while wearing the halo braid in question, but the look itself is completely by accident. My Beauty blogger friend, Miriam Malauna has been inspiring me to try new things with my hair and with my new hair length I need all the inspiration I can get. I saw her do a halo braid on her Instagram and wanted to try it out, unfortunately my hair length and my hair styling skills were not up to it…

Instead I came up with this afro and messy braid look, with a halo braid hair head band you can use and reuse, a hair band that cost me less than R10 by the way…

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Tips for DIY box braids

So I tried my hand at DIY box braids and have been really proud of the results. You know how you are compelled to tell people when your skirt or dress has pockets? That’s been me with this hair…”Eleanor I like your hair” …thank you, they are DIY box braids and I DIY’d it myself , Jip I DIM’d it.

I’ve had my hair braided a lot over the year’s and I’ve always liked the look,I actually wanted braids at my wedding but people always think natural hair is some political statement so ended up no doing it. Anyway I was in the mood for a protective style again after years (pre mom days) and my own mom was not keen to do it this time so I googled diy box braids and like I said , I’m pleased at punch with the results.

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