Freshening up Yarn Braids

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I've had yarn braids in since March. I left them in as long as I could because I was so overwhelmed at the prospect of having to take out an entire head of them AND redoing them. Life has been getting in the way, so I just haven't felt like I had that amount to time on my hands.

But not to worry, I came up with a solution. You want in? Ok, I'll tell you. The secret is to redo the braids bit by bit! While watching a movie, YT vids, reading your favourite blogs ; ).

I've found I start redoing maybe after 1.5 months. Every few days, I take out a handful (on weekends I can usually do a lot more) and redo those. At the 3 month mark or there abouts, I undid the top half or so (during a weekend) and redid all that. In the next 1 or 2 weeks I'll do the back half.

The front half undone.

It's not as overwhelming for me because I only spent a few hours on the process and still had a lot of my weekend to do other stuff.

Some people may be reading this and thinking, "I couldn't be bothered, Urban, I'd rather do it all in one go and get it over and done with it." More power to you. But for some reason, I don't have it in me to sit for so many hours doing my hair at the moment.

My edges on the other hand, are still redone every 3 weeks or so, by the way.


KayTee on September 7, 2011 at 7:26 AM said...

How did I miss this post? I'm in yarn braids/genie locs too.

Urban on September 9, 2011 at 4:30 AM said...

Hi KayTee,

Stopped by your blog too. Your yarn braids look great! How long are you going to keep them in?

KayTee on September 9, 2011 at 6:35 AM said...


I'm missing my hair like crazy so I'm probably gonna take them out next Saturday (that'll make a month). Plus, I've been taking Biotin religiously and my new growth is a lot more than what I expected it to be at this point. I don't want to stick it out for 2 months and just looks sloppy because of all the new growth.

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