Even though I'm still struggling with whether I should go back to growing my hair or whether I should cut it again I went ahead and got some braids put in. Yup! I've purple twists in now. And they're sort of amazing. I'd been meaning to get the style and colour for the longest time but between procrastination and feeling constantly busy (even though I hardly ever do anything) it would be about a eight weeks before I eventually sat down for about FIVE HOURS. This certainly reminded me why I only got very short -- so short they were a bit of a crime -- box braids, a bob and a straight back in 2013. Getting braids is so much admin. And if I hear "you just have too much hair" one more time...
Anyway. To the hair... It was my first time using X-pression extensions. They're just so expensive and have always looked too few in a pack for "too much" hair to justify the splurge. As in they looked as though I'd need about eight packets to do a basic style. But let me tell you, expression extensions are the definition of lush. I bought five packs because with ebony, which I usually use, I need five to five and a half packs to get shoulder blade length box braids of medium thickness. I used two packs and two thirds this time around. Each pack was cut into three parts (as opposed to just two parts with ebony) and I used two packs and two thirds.
|Look at the length even though the fibre was cut so much. ^_^|
I actually got it into my head that I wanted royal blue braids only to be thawed by not finding the extensions anywhere so I settled for purple even though it looked a bit demure than what I was going for. However, I'm extremely happy with the colour now. Sadly it doesn't read well in photographs. I'm already planning my next style with the remaining packs. I will certainly be buying this X-pression extensions in future.
Have you used X-pression extension/hair piece/fibre before? How did you find it? What's your preferred hair for box braids?
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