What’s my next protective style? Braids vs. Weave

 

October 28, I am getting my hair done…the problem is I cannot decide what I want. I haven’t had either in ages! Weave or some box braids?? I’m going to try and make a pros and cons list…here we go!
WEAVE
Pros: 
  • Very stylish
  • Versatile since there are many types of hair and styles you can do as if it was your own
  • A lot faster to put in and take out 
  • Potentially less heavy than braids
Cons:
  • Could mess up the edges
  • Lots of maintenance, you have to treat the weave like it is your own hair, so it isn’t really a break 
  • Could get a bad batch of hair and it would be all tangly and what not (hey, you never know)
  • Hair and closures are expensive! 
  • Apparently getting the braids wet and not drying them thoroughly will cause a mildew like smell…ew
BRAIDS:
Pros:
  • Last quite awhile
  • Kind of versatile in styling, offers many colour options
  • Easy access to scalp
  • Bare maintenance needed
  • Cheaper to get hair
  • Potentially cheaper to get done, especially in college where the girls who can braid will hook you up for a lower price than a shop
Cons:
  • Could also potentially mess up edges
  • Could be too heavy
  • Takes forever to take in and take out
 

What do you suggest, curlies?

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks! It's helped already. I washed them last night and spritzed them this morning–It's a nice mini-refresher.

    Thanks for the tip!

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