Yarn braids blew up on the Internet for a lotta African Instagram chics and even a few daring white girls some time ago. Me, I decided not to be left out oo. A week before Valentine’s (as I foresaw no date that would require long ‘Brazilian’ weave ni), I went to make my own.
I used 19 balls or wraps of yarn (wool as my Nigerian sisters will call it). 16 black and 3 gold ones, (that was as far as daring for me would go). I called a faithful hair stylist. On a fine Saturday morning, we began work.
- It was very affordable: That’s code for freaking cheap! I got a pack of 16 balls from Tradefair, Badagry for 800 Naira. The 3 singles were a hundred Naira each. All in all, less than BIS money.
- The installation was by a loyal stylist as I mentioned earlier. She made the hair (inside my room and in all sorts of comfortable moods) for just 2000 Naira and a bottle of coke that had her name on it. (I had to go asearching for that wan!). Still less than Internet subscription money though.
- The yarn can be fit to almost any length you want. Mine was as long as 20 inches.
- I wore it for 7 weeks! Okay, more like 6 weeks plus.
- It was gorgeous. People told me they loved my hair right up until the day I took it off.
- Installments took the entire day. I did nothing else. After the entire thing, I just wanted to show my hair off and sleep for another day. Both at the same time.
- Darn heavy. It gradually became lighter though. I think it shrinks or something.
- I lost some of my front hair. (Dear missing edges. *tears* So much for protective hairstyling)
Pardon me for the unprofessional pictures. The iPhone6 camera was just exciting me. Photo credit: Otu Esther 🙂
P.S. I should do a tutorial sort of thing for these makeup looks. What do you think?
Jer 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you. Plans of good and not evil. To prosper you and give you hope and an expected end.