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!
Celebs in Stylish Braids 1 of 15
Heidi Klum 2 of 15
Heidi Klum showing off her Bahama mama braids while on vacation!
Adele 3 of 15
Adele at the UJA-Federation Of New York, Music Visionary Of The Year Award Luncheon last month.
Kim Kardashian 4 of 15
Kim Kardashian heads out solo after grabbing lunch with Kanye West at 9021PHO restaurant in Los Angeles.
Christina Milian 5 of 15
Christina Milian heads back to her hotel after shaping up with a run on the beach in Miami.
Amanada Seyfried 6 of 15
Amanda Seyfried walks the red carpet for the premiere of the highly anticipated Les Miserables, held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.
Victoria Beckham 7 of 15
Fashionable Victoria Beckham gets ready for New York Fashion Week as she steps out for "Fashion Night Out."
Kendall Jenner 8 of 15
Kendall Jenner arrives at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles for a signing of her RAINE magazine.
Lea Michele 9 of 15
Lea Michele sits pretty on a park bench in Washington while filming for Glee in New York City.
Solange Knowles 10 of 15
Solange Knowles wears a colorful dress while out and about in New York City.
Blake Lively 11 of 15
Blake Lively stuns in a plunging yellow dress paired with turquoise earrings and a fishtail braid at the New York premiere of Savages.
January Jones 12 of 15
Redheaded January Jones leaves a Los Angeles Pilates studio after her morning workout.
Whitney Port 13 of 15
Whitney Port arrives at the Vans Custom Culture Final Event 2012 at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
Snooki 14 of 15
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi is seen leaving her Jersey City residence ahead of another day of filming Snooki and JWoww.
Beyonce 15 of 15
A pregnant Beyonce celebrates the launch of her new fragrance, 'Pulse', wearing a sequined- blue blazer at the Dream Hotel in New York City.
Photos via PacificCoastNews.com
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