[Protective Style] Bobx Braids

Nope, it’s not a typo. It’s my new ‘do – a combination of bob box braids. I have wanted to rock this ‘do since forever, so I am totally excited for it. I had it done at a salon in town and it took 3.5 hours, which is not bad at all. I have once sat over 10 hours getting my hair braided!

Here is how I prepped my hair for the protective style:

  • Prepoo: Coconut oil, finger detangled my hair and sat for 30 minutes under my heating cap
  • Shampoo: ORS Creamy Aloe
  • Deep Conditioner: Carebeau Beer and Egg Yolk Hair Treatment Wax, left it on overnight  and steamed my hair in the morning before rinsing out the conditioner
  • Leave-Ins: Motions CPR Triple Action and Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Conditioner
  • Moisture and Sealing: AfroBotanics Conditioning Moisturiser and Olive Oil

I made sure that my hair was properly detangled, I did not want to leave that to the stylist, so I stretched my new growth by blow drying it using the tension method with cool hair.

Bob box braids

How I am going to take care of my hair:

  • Daily: Moisturise with my DIY hair spritz
  • 3 times a week: Massage my scalp with my JBCO mix
  • Every 2 to 3 weeks: Shampoo and Deep Condition

Sidenote: I am joining the Hairlista Castor Oil Challenge which started on the 19th of September, there is still time to join. Over at the South African Hairlista Group, we are also running a contest along with the castor oil challenge and there will be prizes for the most improved…talk about motivation!

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  • Reply Emprezz Abena

    It’s so gorgeous, it got me wanting to do it too.

    September 15, 2015 at 23:58
    • Reply Lungi

      Thanks Abena

      September 16, 2015 at 22:49
  • Reply Becca

    lol i actually thought it was a typo. nice i like the look! is your hair shorter than the length of these braids?

    September 17, 2015 at 07:05
    • Reply Lungi

      Thanks Becca. yeah, my hair is longer. I didnt braid the back of my hair. the braids start about a 1/3 of a way from the back of my head. The braids at the top cover this unbraided section.

      I hope I am making sense 🙂

      September 18, 2015 at 10:42
  • Reply Becca

    Ohhh I see! That makes sense!

    September 18, 2015 at 15:29
  • Reply Lydz

    Looks very nice! Did they burn the ends to seal them? Not a fan of that method coz when i got them done years back my sweaters got ruined by the burnt ends being caught up in them:(

    September 19, 2015 at 02:04
    • Reply Lungi

      Thanks Lydz, yeah the ends were burnt. That’s the one downside of this style.

      September 22, 2015 at 19:00
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