Early on in my natural hair journey I started trying styles that I could do at night. I was finally understanding that my hair would thrive if I could just stay away from the flat iron every morning. Little did I know that there would be a lot of trial and error. The braid-out style has always kept me guessing because I could never get it quite right. Either I chose the wrong products, separated the sections too much or it simply wasn’t dry in time.
I’ve come to realize that every braid-out I do is different depending on so many different factors. So instead of cringing at the first sign of poof, I’m learning to just go with it. In the end, the technique is altering my tight, curly fro and stretching my hair. This helps with tangles and those nasty little single strand knots. While I am pleased when the style results in lots of definition and curl, I’m also learning to accept the big fluffy look I sometimes
get. Most importantly, I rock it in public so that others can see that big hair is beautiful and it’s here to stay.