I have had my fair share of ruts when it comes to adapting my hairstyle. I seem to be one of these people with a head full of lushest thick hair, but with no idea what to do with it. I get rather frustrated when it doesn't hang right when down (dependant on my current cut) or with prolonged periods of styling, so a messy knot style or pony-tail has been my overly used, official 'do' for far too long. That's where the mini braid comes in. I know, I know... it is not new. It has hit various runways here and there for years. From memory, it dates back to around 2006, heavily featured by Rochas' for the summer collection. What can I say, I am a super late adopter. If I keep going at this rate and they hit the runways next season, I might be referred to as an early adopter. Let us see what next season holds.
It is an absolute bonus that braids can be done in 5 minutes once you get the gist of things, they can add a little umpf to tired looking locks and are able to be used to camouflage styles in the midst of growing out. This is often my case as I procrastinate over my next hair style.
A little tip, if you think braids are a little too pretty for you, try a slightly dishevelled braid. Who needs to look like they have just stepped out of a salon after all. There is something appealing about imperfection.