Before we left for vacation, I shampooed my daughter’s hair with Cara B Naturally products as usual. I then deep conditioned it using a plastic cap and Shea Moisture’s Deep Treatment Masque (I still owe you all a review of this product). I also added coconut oil.
I proceeded to do a set of box braids, slightly smaller than the last set that I posted (see them here Curled Box Braids). Here are the results:
I wanted to practice my cornrow technique, so I did five cornrows in the front of her hair, parting them at an angle. I then box braided the rest of her hair. After completing the individual box braids, I decided to cornrow the braids together in sections. I did not do this as a style, I did this to add a crinkly effect to the braids.
When we left for our road trip, I decided to leave the cornrows in until we arrived at our destination, Oceanside California, three days later.
I call this a 2 in 1 braid style because when I un-cornrowed the braids, I was left with this beautiful crinkle effect (no rollers or curlformers needed). We received a lot of compliments on this style.
Here is the top of the style. I gathered the five cornrowed braids together and added an accessory to change up the look a bit.
At night, before bed, I lightly spritzed her braids and re-cornrowed them together to keep the crinkly look for the next day.
I also made sure to tie her hair up every night with a satin scarf to preserve the style.
Overall, I was very pleased and will definitely revisit this style (or a similar one) again.
During our time at the beach or at the pool, I re-cornrowed her braids together to keep them neat and ready for styling the next day.
By the way, this was her first time at the beach and I must say that she had a great time! I miss Cali already, but I look forward to visiting as often as I can.