A few years ago (and before kids) I went on a two-week vacation to Thailand with my husband and decided to get my hair braided by the locals while there. I figured it would be easy to keep my hair in braids a la vacation mode, and I wouldn’t have to fuss with a blow-dryer and getting it styled everyday. It was great, I relaxed and I didn’t have to worry about my hair frizzing out each time I stepped out of the pool.
Everything was peachy of course until I arrived back home and started the daunting process of taking the braids out, one by one. While it took a few good hours to do so (I have thick hair), what horrified me was the fact that my hair was completely damaged for keeping it in braids for such a long time! My hair looked both fried and processed and it took a very long time (and a whole lot of conditioner) to nurse it back to healthy. Needless to say, that was my first and last “braids while on vacation” hair experiment, LOL.
Now, I’m still a fan of braids and love to wear my hair in a stylish fishtail braid just because it looks like I spent a lot of time doing it – when in actuality it only takes me a couple of minutes. It’s stylish, it’s fun, and of course, very easy to do. But would I ever wear my hair in braids for two weeks again? Absolutely not! Check out our photo gallery of celebrities wearing the most stylish braids this year and tell us, which look do you prefer? I’m really digging the Heidi braids worn by Adele and Amanda Seyfriend, and am also digging the half-braided look by Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. Let us know your thoughts!
Photos via PacificCoastNews.com
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