Days with temperatures at 21 degrees  increase the problems only people with long 

hair understand.  I did box braids in my hair to avoid having to manage it every day.  It is a low maintenance, long wearing hairstyle. Normally, I stick to shoulder length braids for a lockdown.  This time, I decided to get adventurous and go full length.  Who said channeling Beyoncé was easy?

With the extra hair, styling should be one, two, perfect bun, right?  No. I discovered that when it gets

twisted, long hair peels away and you have to go on this tucking spree!  (Since I do not expect to pass any stress tests, I did not add pins).  What this does is leave you doing several messy buns until you get it right.  

After the first messy buns fell out, I decided leaving it down was okay.  This was until it fell in food, water and made trying on clothes a chore.  Also, explain why I have to keep getting new hair ties?  They either break or stretch out by the second day.

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I Decided to Delay My Prediction For An Opening Date In Ontario.  

Here is the list I got from a month of long box braids:  

  • I get headaches if I wear my hair in low buns.¬†
  • Tight high buns take years off your age.¬†
  • Messy buns are sexy when they are not wild.¬†

You deserve to sashay about when you  have  slayed the problems only people with long hair understand.

By Paula Barker, Silkie Locks Hair Design