Tag Archives: yarn braids

We know girls love Beyonce, but do men hate braids?

6 Aug

Hi Beauties!

First off please excuse the title of my post, I am  obsessed with that damn Drake song!  Anyway, a few weeks ago a really good guy friend and I were talking and the subject of hair came up, specifically braids. I was telling him how I was going to keep my hair braided for the summer and much to my surprise he told me and I quote,  “Men don’t like braids, they tolerate them but they don’t like them. Only women like braids.” He told me if I was to put my hair back into braids he would start a campaign to, “Free Lola” printed t-shirts and all. I simply laughed it off as the banter of a man who wears sunglasses at night in the darkness of  nightclubs (inside joke) but the following week a male co-worker also said something along those same lines and I couldn’t help but start to wonder, “Do men really hate braids?” Now I know not everything is for everyone and perhaps I should just chalk it up to that but still I kind of wonder if any of you ladies have heard anything like this too? I always thought braids were sexy, hell didn’t LL, “want a girl with extension in her hair”  Let me know what you think!


Did I Mention I Got Yarn Braids?

9 Nov

If you  follow me on Instagram (chichappenz) you probably have already seen these pictures but if you don’t here are a couple of pictures of my new yarn braids/genie locs. At first I wasn’t too crazy about them but they are growing on me. I purchased the yarn from my local Walmart it is the  Red Heart brand in the super saver size.  A friend braided my hair so I can’t offer a tutorial but I know there are a ton of tutorials on YouTube under yarn braids or genie locs. I will care for my yarn braids using the same products and methods that I used on my box braids. From what I have read yarn braids/genie locs are really good at keeping your hair well moisturized. I am planning to keep them in for 6 weeks but knowing me it will be more like 4 weeks.

Are you wearing protective styles this winter?