Could super long braids be the new in thing?

Could super long braids be the new in thing?

Dec 12, 2017, 09:58 AM

Ayanda Thabehte

We probably have a million questions about this new trend but since when has a ton of hair stopped a girl from living her best life?

Long box braids were a thing once upon a time but the box braids have had to move over to make way for their older sister The Super Long Braids. If you’re an impatient and irritable girl then this trend isn’t for you because it’s kind of a job on its own to maintain. From making sure it doesn’t get stepped on when you walk, rocking that super huge and heavy bun when you shower to sitting forever and a day when you’re platting it, it's clear that this trend isn’t for the faint-hearted.

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Ayanda Thabethe
Instagram/@Ayandathebethe/@ladyrhuu

We’ve seen Nicki Minaj and Khanyi Mbau rock the super long weaves but that wasn’t too much of a problem because we knew those were wigs. The problem arose when Nicki amongst many others rocked the super long braids that girls fell in love with. Yes, the braids are cheaper than the super long weave but they have a little more maintenance in comparison to the weave.

Nicki Minaj braids
Instagram/@NickiMinaj
Khanyi Mbau long weave
Instagram/@Mbaureloaded

With braids, you need to be sure that it’s what you really want because you’ll be sitting for a really long time.You need to have a strong neck because the bun is heavy and you need to take them with you every time you shower. The wig however is light and can be removed and adjusted at anytime.

Nomoozlie
Instagram/@Moozlie
Green braids
Instagram/@thebraidgang

Main Image Credit: Instagram/@Ayandathabethe_

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Marietta Zeferino

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