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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

BLACK, BLUE AND AQUA OMBRE BOX BRAIDS

Tashika Bailey | Black, Blue and Aqua Ombre Box Braids
Okay, so it's been almost half a year now since I had my hair done. Not that I have a problem with my natural hair, I personally love it, it's grown so much but sometimes I need a change and c'mon it's Summer, I gotta be looking sexy. Originally I wanted to do weave for Summer, but my mum took it upon herself to sew my weave in.

Tashika Bailey | Black, Blue and Aqua Ombre Box BraidsTashika Bailey | Black, Blue and Aqua Ombre Box Braids
The next best thing I could think of. Braids. Well, the plan was to get twists, as I was so used to them, I just love twists and they really suit me. Before this hairstyle, I've never had braids and I was thinking when I do get them I want them to be black jumbo box braids, as they're the ones I see the most and they always look neat and formal. But that wasn't the case.

The hair I'm wearing is a hair I've never worn before and I bought it simply because I love the three-tone ombre effect of the black in the roots, dark blue in the middle and aqua at the end. I've never seen this unique style before in the common braiding hair which is the brand Xpression, so I was extremely surprised and happy when I found this one and I knew I had to buy it. Plus its two shades of my favorite color.

Before I even started doing my hair I decided that I wanted rope twists again... My hairdresser started rope twisting my hair, then we realized it didn't emphasize the ombre effect. She tried braids and to my surprise, this style has a more impact on emphasizing the ombre effect. By the end of the process, it took me 7 packs to achieve these medium sized box braids and I almost ran out!!! To be fair, one pack of this hair is like half an Xpression pack, so I would recommend getting 8 packs for this look.
Tashika Bailey | Black, Blue and Aqua Ombre Box BraidsTashika Bailey | Black, Blue and Aqua Ombre Box BraidsTashika Bailey | Black, Blue and Aqua Ombre Box BraidsTashika Bailey | Black, Blue and Aqua Ombre Box Braids
This hair is synthetic (and it actually does have that synthetic smell, which I'm not fond of), can be found in single color and many more ombre effect and it's 24" folded (48" unfolded) which reaches up to my bottom. It can also be used for many other hairstyles such as Faux Locs, Senegalese/rope twists, cornrows, dreads etc.

I bought mine from eBay but they can also be found on Amazon by the same company and Ali-Express.

I am extremely happy with the overall effect of these braids and I think they look unique and striking, they definitely express my creativity, especially with one side shaved off. I've already received lots of compliments and questions about them. What do you think of my new Summer hair do? Too bright and crazy or is it unique and different? Let me know in the comments below.
Tashika Bailey | Black, Blue and Aqua Ombre Box BraidsTashika Bailey | Black, Blue and Aqua Ombre Box Braids


8 comments :

  1. Amazing post dear!

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  2. Looove the colour of these! Looking great x

    http://heart-autumn.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. OH MY GOODNESS ! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT ! LIKE REALLY !
    Any hairdresser to recommend in London ?

    www.caetera-moda.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Awww thank you honey.
      My hair dressers Instagram is https://instagram.com/Anekas_HairAndBeauty/ xx

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    2. Your hair looks amazing! I'm thinking of doing the same thing, how many packs did you use?

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    3. Thank you so much sweetie and that's great, I used 7 packs xx

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