Saturday, 29 September 2012

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your braids!

Let me break it down like this – I love am obsessed with braids. I began wearing braids since like, 1995 but actually began DIY- ing or should I say DIM – ing (do it myself :-) my braids circa 2003. Unluckily for me though, I didn’t inherit the ‘good’ hair genes in my family so I have been extra careful on my braids journey with my hair  and hair line so it doesn’t recede or totally disappear -  scary thot!  

I use a variety of hair care products mostly natural, such as shea butter (in its natural form), coconut/olive oil, aloe vera (the plant), and the Organics range for relaxing and treatments. There are a couple others, so I’ll share them subsequently. I like the thought of eggs but since I can’t stand the slimy feel or the smell even, I opt for avocado as a source of protein for my hair. Protein does wonders on the hair.
For my present braids I got three and a half packs of Darling braids which is equivalent to seven packs of Xpression hair pieces. Yeah, it’s really twice the size but I prefer using xpressions for micro braids. The texture, flow and feel work better for me on micro braids.
Here are the treatments I used pre and post braids, as well the hair piece.
shea butter

organics hair treatments

a mixture of olive oil and coconut oil

hair piece pack

However, since I’ve been sporting micro braids for a while, I decided to go jumbo albeit a tad smaller and here are my muses J


 Bubu Ogisi

 one of my favourite scenes from poetic justice(Janet jackson)
 another Bubu ogisi photo

cest moi
my pic above is my diy dim (do it myself) braids.

hope to post more pics of mine soon!
photo credits:


Myne Whitman said...

This must have taken days! But it look s great.

Onnari Kanayo said...

lol it did take two days. thanks for stopping by! :-)

Onnari Kanayo said...

lol it did take two days. thanks for stopping by! :-)

Anonymous said...

Straight to the point and well written! Why can't everyone else be like this?

jenny said...

Am a die hard fan of braids too lovely I must say nice work on the blog and keep it up.

Onnari Kanayo said...

Yeah, braids heaven for me :-)Thx a lot I will! Been having techie issues with my laptop but it's fixed now and I'l be posting tommorrow.thx fr stopping by jenny