I get asked a lot of the same questions over and over again on my blog I LOVE Box Braids. So here is our FAQ(frequently asked questions) =]
What to do to the ends of my braids? There are many options but the most popular (&what I do) is to dip the ends in boiling hot water. You could put them in curlers or leave them straight.
How much hair do I need for the super long thick waist length Janet Jackson/Poetic Justice/Solange inspired/Patra braids? At least TEN packs & do not cut the hair in half
What styles to do with my hair?/ How do I do one of those buns? I will automatically direct you to click our "Videos" tab http://iloveboxbraids.tumblr.com/tagged/video Most of the videos I've posted are tutorials of different styles as well as helpful tips.
Do you know any good places in (your city here) to get braids? NO I do not. Sorry. I live in Brooklyn, NY and I go to one place in Bed-Stuy called Nene's hair Braiding. If you're in the NYC area I suggest you go there because the prices are cheaper than anywhere else I've checked. Also I hear that places in Harlem are good. Other than that, I cannot help you. Try yelp.com, that site has reviews of businesses/shops and what not.
What are good prices for braids? It all depends on where you go. If you want long Janet Jackson braids they'll probably cost $150+. The place I go to doesn't even do them large but for the length would be $120. I paid $100 for my hairstyle now. To get a good price call multiple places and tell them exactly what you want and ask there prices for anything. See if you can haggle. Also ask friends/colleagues/ or any random person you see with a hairstyle you want.
Which style is better/last longer? In my opinion Braids last longer but twists are more classy there are a lot of styles to choose from. Click our "Specific Styles" tab then click the link to photos of the style you want to see. Make sure you look at all the photos just to see if you really like the style and if it's what you really want.
How do I take care of my hair? I always say Oil your scalp daily and wrap your hair every night. When your edges/new growth start to grow in brush them up each morning. Also use hairspray. I recommend olive oil. Another tip is to use a silk scarf/head wrap. Cotton bandannas adsorb the moisture and dry out your hair. Also wear a shower cap in the shower. again, check our videos tab :).
Did you get my submission? YES I get all submissions and add them all to the queue if you do not see them right away, wait.. Do NOT submit the same photo twice. Click the "Submissions" tab to see all submissions.
What are other hair blogs you follow/like? My faves are
and http://fuckyeahdreadlocks.tumblr.com/ :)