I have long, thick hair and I count myself both blessed and cursed by it. On the one hand, I am the envy Braid Inspiration
I have long, thick hair and I count myself both blessed and cursed by it. On the one hand, I am the envy of most women when it comes to my hair but closer to home, figuring out what to do with my long locks is a huge pain. Often, I throw my hair up in ponytails or a side braid. I’ll wear a bun if I’m feeling like getting all the librarian and teach jokes that day. But my go to styles are getting boring. You would think that with all my long hair, I would have learned how to braid and style it in fun and different ways. The truth is, I never bothered to learn.
Sure, I practiced the Princess Leia braided look Carrier Fisher rocked in The Empire Strikes Back while in my youth and got pretty good at it. And when Ms. Fisher passed away at the end of 2016, I paid homage to her in my own way by reattempting my former Leia braids. That’s when I realized; I’m no good at braiding my hair. But rather than give up, I looked around and found an excellent guide to 30 styles I could easily learn. The ebook is called 30 Braids in 30 Days, and I’ve attempted almost every one of them.
It’s refreshing to finally learn how to get the look I always wanted with my hair and with just a few minutes, minimal pins and products; I can recreate some fabulous looks. I think my favorite part of this guide is that the braids are loose so if I don’t do it quite perfectly, you can’t really tell at all. My whole life, I wanted to learn how to fishtail braid my hair. I thought the look was unquiet and delicate. And now, thanks to 30 Braids in 30 Days, I’m turning heads.