It is so rare that I find anything in Black Hollywood that I can stand behind and push BUT today is a new day. Several black female celebrities this summer ditched their signature lace front weaves, tracks, and wigs to braid it up in cornrows and box braids. If you know me well then you know that where hair is concerned that for me braids are it. So I was super excited to see some of our favorites like Beyonce, Solange, Brandy, Ciara, and Kelly Rowland give their scalps a break with braids.
I used to love Brandy in the 90s because on Moesha and in music videos she was the only black singer who constantly had hair that looked like mine though miles longer and much more polished. But as she got “edgier” she said good-bye to her long braided tresses and weaved it up. Glad to see she has returned to her signature look. Makes a girl wanna grow her hair out for some extensions I tell you. Major hair envy!!!
On 125th Street in Harlem the box braids start at $180 but make sure they don’t braid it really big in the middle and tiny on the sides. A dirty trick they like to play. But for my sisters here in Africa if you pay $50 for this hair do then you probably wanted to over pay.