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23 Things That Are Way Too Real For Girls With Braids

No, my hair didn't grow this long overnight, but...thank you?

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1. When you book an early appointment for your braids, but your hairdresser's playing.

My hair appointment was at 10:00 and I have 0 braids in my head.

2. Spending the best part of an entire day at the salon.

Getting my hair braided aka so far I've read an entire book and watched 2 movies #blackgirlhairproblems at its finest

3. Because braids take a long-ass time.

There should be a "Movies To Watch While Installing Your Box Braids" list.

We're talking 4+ hours. This shit is a commitment.

4. Slyly feeling around in your head to see how much hair you have left to go.

I used to pretend to scratch so I could see how much hair was left πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚ #GrowingUpBlack

5. And always, ALWAYS, being wrong.

THE WORSTπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚"@_CRXXKLYN: When you think you have two plaits left to do and your hairdresser splits it into 104830028482 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

6. But feeling like a goddamn goddess when you eventually finish.

7. Until the tightness sets in.

how it feels when you're braids are too tight

8. And you can't even put your hair up because your scalp is too sore.

Fresh braids and tryna put ya hair up to take a shower... 😐😣

9. Dealing with people that are suddenly very curious about your hair.

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10. And responding in the only way you see fit.

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11. Wishing there was a headscarf that could cover your entire head of newly braided hair.

The revolution is coming ladies πŸ‘πŸΏ

12. Constantly flicking your hair to ensure it doesn't get trapped in anything.

Your zip. A door. They can get trapped anywhere.

13. Losing a soldier in the struggle.


14. And devising a totally plausible reason for the loss of a beloved braid.

If one of ya braids fall off just say it's a horcrux

15. Having some trouble manoeuvring when your braids are too damn heavy.

I think my braids weigh more than me. How is this ok? 😒😒😒 #BlackGirlHairProblems #LetMySistersGo #ThereMustBeAnotherWay #IWantToShaveItAll

16. And resisting the urge to itch your scalp in a ploy to preserve its neatness.

when your braids are fresh af and your scalp is itching like hell but you don't want to fuck up your parts..

17. Getting complimented on your hair and feeling like that decade you spent in the salon was totally worth it.

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18. Until you have to find the time to take them out.

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Urghhhh, who can be bothered?

19. But, of course, once you do take them out, you immediately miss them.

Took my braids out, now I miss them😭

23. (Just keep an eye on those edges.)

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