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    Default My little braid

    I've been talking about my accent braid here and there, and I think it should have its own thread.

    This braid has been with me for the most part of my life; I did it for the first time when I was 15. Short sad story: Back then, I had very short hair: I cut it myself out of anger when my grandfather died (I loved him more than my parents. He loved my “princess hair”, and I couldn’t stand to continue having it without him to admire it), In my teens I maintained bob/pixie hair –was a rough time because of other reasons. So one day my best friend asked why I didn’t try to grow long, as she thought that it suited me better. I didn’t say anything, but she took a little strand of my hair and made a little braid. She said : “try to grow long it first, it’s just a start”. So, I started wearing that braid, always, as it was something funny and cute. My braid is from the very same strand that she took. My friend died some months after this scene, and was quite traumatic to me. So, the braid stopped being something “cute” and started being a promise. I started growing long then, for real this time, to the memory of my friend and my grandfather. And because it suits me better, they were right.

    It’s close to my hairline, on the left, but now that I don’t wear my hair parted in the middle it doesn’t start from it as did before; as said, it’s the very same strand.

    As I started growing it before than the rest of my hair, it has always being longer, and I always saved it from hairdressers (they wanted to kill it so badly). Only I cut it, when I don’t like the ends of I think that’s getting too long. Right now it’s 10cm longer than the rest of my hair, but it has been even 20cm longer!

    It’s a part of me, as I’ve have it for 17 years. I like how it looks, people compliment it as it usually caught attention despite being tiny, and help me to not forget how much I was loved.

    About its cares… I just unmade it 1 or 2 a month during a wash, as the hair grows, and remade it inmediately. I never wear it unmade. And it received the same oils etc than the rest of my hair

    Here are some pics from different times where you can see the braid a lot of them are pre-2016, so it shows my natural hair color and wave pattern (ATM I’m growing out henna and dyes)













    Those last ones are from summer 2017, the closest to this moment; in a weeding with my bf (just after my last henna, I heat styled my hair just this time in the whole year, looks way shorter than it is) and in a catwoman shoot for a friend.



    Some pics might look odd, since I’ve been painting model and sometimes required for photoshoots.

    I hope that you sorta liked the story. It’s a quite special thing for me, but I usually never ever talk about it. But, being a hair forum, I feel comfy sharing this tiny part of myself

    Remember: you might see it or not in my pics, but my braid is ALWAYS there!
    Last edited by Milady_DeWinter; March 18th, 2018 at 01:57 PM.


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    Default Re: My little braid

    Nice story and lovely hairstyles!
    Keep rocking!

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    Wow, you have gorgeous hair!

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    Thank you for sharing that story with us. That is a lovely braid and it is indeed eye catching detail. Your hair is so beautiful. I want you to always keep it long.

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    Beautiful ~ I love it ...and the motive behind it

    Thank you for sharing your story; I am sorry for your losses (((Hugs)))
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    It's a cute little plait/braid.
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    Thank you for sharing a part of your self. You have beautiful hair. Continue to celebrate the love that you shared and let your hair shine in symbolic memory of those now gone but not forgotten.

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    That's so lovely to read, I love the meaning behind it - and it suits you so well! It looks so pretty and distinctive when your hair is in other styles, I bet you do get a few comments on it I wonder how long it would be now if you'd never trimmed it at all!


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    You are extraordinarily photogenic! Very nice little braid, too; I love the story. I used to have a little wrapped braid but after a year or two (something like that) I lost interest in it. Without maintenance, the embroidery floss decayed away in a fairly short period of time, and that was the end of that.

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    You know... that is such a strong & beautiful story.

    I loved reading this!

    And your pictures are amazing!
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