I recently got my hair braided after years of not braiding. The high school, college day Ayanda can testify to how I always did braids (box braids in particular) the kind inspired by Solange Knowles during the ‘Lovers in a parking lot’ period. After getting them done after such a long time I’ve found it hard to maintain the look (if that makes sense) I haven’t done them in so long that I forgot what I looked like in braids, what they felt like and just how to style them honestly.
A day after doing them I went on Pinterest to remind myself how to wash them, to also take care of my natural hair underneath and to just keep them in place. A month later and they’re untidy (because who doesn’t like messy braids) and I’m here thinking I look like Zoe Kravitz when in actual fact I look like T-pain during his dreads days. Yes I have to get them undone but I wanted to share some braid inspiration that have inspired me to resonate back to confidently doing braids as often as before. Check them out:
These are just inspirational images I keep on file from social media platforms including Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Who What Wear. I do not own any of these images.