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Reply #30 posted 05/11/11 5:52pm

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HotGritz said:

I think braided hair is absolutely beautiful. There are so many techniques and it truly is a work of hair art. You've got your corn rolls, your goddess braids, your micro locks, your individual braids, your twists which aren't really braids but look like braids from afar. I just love it all.

Ya feel me??

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Beautiful braids. My sisters can braid hair in some beautiful, creative styles. I have to say though, many African hairdressers are the true artists of hair braiding.

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Reply #31 posted 05/11/11 5:57pm

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johnart said:

physco185 said:

they look great!!!!!

for a certain age.... over 40 shake ... i dont think they look good on older ppl

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I think on people of color (black, specifically) they are ageless.

The only time a white person looks good with braids is if they're in their 20's on an island vacation (though I always felt that to be a bit cheesy of them boxed) or on Bo Derek in THAT ONE MOVIE ONLY. So stop it with the braids white people...stop it. neutral

the island people heckle them to get there hair braided

and i guess its not common for white people to get their hair braided so they take the bait lol

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Reply #32 posted 05/11/11 6:01pm

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2elijah said:



Serious said:


johnart said:



I think on people of color (black, specifically) they are ageless.



The only time a white person looks good with braids is if they're in their 20's on an island vacation (though I always felt that to be a bit cheesy of them boxed) or on Bo Derek in THAT ONE MOVIE ONLY. So stop it with the braids white people...stop it. neutral



When I see white women in Trinidad having braids it usually looks pretty cheesy IMO. Like as if they are trying too hard and it does not matter if they are on vacation there or living there. In a way it is the same as when black people wear blonde weaves, most of the times it does not look good.

Many white female tourists do that all the time when they travel to the Caribbean. I don't think they're trying too hard. They do it for the fun of it obviously because they're on vacation. When I worked at the airport years ago in NYC, I used to see a lot of white females with their hair braided, returning from vacation with braids and beads in their hair. As far as Black women wearing their either dyed blond or wearing a blond wig or weave, well, that depends on their complexion, Black women do exist in many complexions, not just one. Blond hair on light-skinned black women does not look bad at all. My ex-mother in law, who happens to be a Black, light-skinned female, was born with blond hair.



Two of my sisters, were born with light brown hair with blond highlights, and it looked good on them, and it darkened as they got older, so you can't really judge all black women and say blond hair doesn't look good on all of them, since Black women appear in many complexions. So it depends on their complexions. I do find however, think darker hair looks better on darker-complected Black females though, because darker hair compliments their darker and medium brown complexions better in my opinon.

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It is true that there are some people where it looks nice in both cases (whites with braided hair and blacks with blonde hair). When it comes to blond hair IMO it does not look good on many whites either. Especially ones who have that southern European look, but dye it blond like Turkish people for example who should stick with their beautiful dark hair IMO. And IMO it also looks not good on people who are pale.
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Reply #33 posted 05/11/11 6:04pm

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Serious said:

2elijah said:

Many white female tourists do that all the time when they travel to the Caribbean. I don't think they're trying too hard. They do it for the fun of it obviously because they're on vacation. When I worked at the airport years ago in NYC, I used to see a lot of white females with their hair braided, returning from vacation with braids and beads in their hair. As far as Black women wearing their either dyed blond or wearing a blond wig or weave, well, that depends on their complexion, Black women do exist in many complexions, not just one. Blond hair on light-skinned black women does not look bad at all. My ex-mother in law, who happens to be a Black, light-skinned female, was born with blond hair.

Two of my sisters, were born with light brown hair with blond highlights, and it looked good on them, and it darkened as they got older, so you can't really judge all black women and say blond hair doesn't look good on all of them, since Black women appear in many complexions. So it depends on their complexions. I do find however, think darker hair looks better on darker-complected Black females though, because darker hair compliments their darker and medium brown complexions better in my opinon.

[Edited 5/11/11 17:51pm]

It is true that there are some people where it looks nice in both cases (whites with braided hair and blacks with blonde hair). When it comes to blond hair IMO it does not look good on many whites either. Especially ones who have that southern European look, but dye it blond like Turkish people for example who should stick with their beautiful dark hair IMO. And IMO it also looks not good on people who are pale.

imagine a ginger with braids lol

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Reply #34 posted 05/11/11 6:07pm

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johnart said:

I think on people of color (black, specifically) they are ageless.

The only time a white person looks good with braids is if they're in their 20's on an island vacation (though I always felt that to be a bit cheesy of them boxed) or on Bo Derek in THAT ONE MOVIE ONLY. So stop it with the braids white people...stop it. neutral

the island people heckle them to get there hair braided

and i guess its not common for white people to get their hair braided so they take the bait biggrin

Let me clear that up so it doesn't get taken another way. That is how many of the islanders make a living. No different than in many of the big cities within the U.S. where the street vendors heckle customers on the sidewalks, to stop and buy their products, and customers "take the bait".

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Reply #35 posted 05/11/11 6:07pm

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formallypickles said:



Serious said:


2elijah said:


Many white female tourists do that all the time when they travel to the Caribbean. I don't think they're trying too hard. They do it for the fun of it obviously because they're on vacation. When I worked at the airport years ago in NYC, I used to see a lot of white females with their hair braided, returning from vacation with braids and beads in their hair. As far as Black women wearing their either dyed blond or wearing a blond wig or weave, well, that depends on their complexion, Black women do exist in many complexions, not just one. Blond hair on light-skinned black women does not look bad at all. My ex-mother in law, who happens to be a Black, light-skinned female, was born with blond hair.



Two of my sisters, were born with light brown hair with blond highlights, and it looked good on them, and it darkened as they got older, so you can't really judge all black women and say blond hair doesn't look good on all of them, since Black women appear in many complexions. So it depends on their complexions. I do find however, think darker hair looks better on darker-complected Black females though, because darker hair compliments their darker and medium brown complexions better in my opinon.


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It is true that there are some people where it looks nice in both cases (whites with braided hair and blacks with blonde hair). When it comes to blond hair IMO it does not look good on many whites either. Especially ones who have that southern European look, but dye it blond like Turkish people for example who should stick with their beautiful dark hair IMO. And IMO it also looks not good on people who are pale.

imagine a ginger with braids lol



I am not naturally red, but I dye my hair red and my hair colour is only one of the reasons why I will never go for braided hair no matter how much time I spend on a caribbean island wink lol.
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Reply #36 posted 05/11/11 6:13pm

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Serious said:

2elijah said:

Many white female tourists do that all the time when they travel to the Caribbean. I don't think they're trying too hard. They do it for the fun of it obviously because they're on vacation. When I worked at the airport years ago in NYC, I used to see a lot of white females with their hair braided, returning from vacation with braids and beads in their hair. As far as Black women wearing their either dyed blond or wearing a blond wig or weave, well, that depends on their complexion, Black women do exist in many complexions, not just one. Blond hair on light-skinned black women does not look bad at all. My ex-mother in law, who happens to be a Black, light-skinned female, was born with blond hair.

Two of my sisters, were born with light brown hair with blond highlights, and it looked good on them, and it darkened as they got older, so you can't really judge all black women and say blond hair doesn't look good on all of them, since Black women appear in many complexions. So it depends on their complexions. I do find however, think darker hair looks better on darker-complected Black females though, because darker hair compliments their darker and medium brown complexions better in my opinon.

[Edited 5/11/11 17:51pm]

It is true that there are some people where it looks nice in both cases (whites with braided hair and blacks with blonde hair). When it comes to blond hair IMO it does not look good on many whites either. Especially ones who have that southern European look, but dye it blond like Turkish people for example who should stick with their beautiful dark hair IMO. And IMO it also looks not good on people who are pale.

I've seen it happen, why not? Like I said, it depends on the complexion, and I think the facial features has a lot to do with it as well. I actually thought the braids looked pretty on Bo Derek when she wore it. Some may not agree, but she did look pretty with the braids. I do agree blond hair may not look good on all white females, as it may not look good on all black women as well, as I mentioned in my previous post, it depends on the complexion, and also the facial features as well.

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Reply #37 posted 05/11/11 6:19pm

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2elijah said:



Serious said:


2elijah said:


Many white female tourists do that all the time when they travel to the Caribbean. I don't think they're trying too hard. They do it for the fun of it obviously because they're on vacation. When I worked at the airport years ago in NYC, I used to see a lot of white females with their hair braided, returning from vacation with braids and beads in their hair. As far as Black women wearing their either dyed blond or wearing a blond wig or weave, well, that depends on their complexion, Black women do exist in many complexions, not just one. Blond hair on light-skinned black women does not look bad at all. My ex-mother in law, who happens to be a Black, light-skinned female, was born with blond hair.



Two of my sisters, were born with light brown hair with blond highlights, and it looked good on them, and it darkened as they got older, so you can't really judge all black women and say blond hair doesn't look good on all of them, since Black women appear in many complexions. So it depends on their complexions. I do find however, think darker hair looks better on darker-complected Black females though, because darker hair compliments their darker and medium brown complexions better in my opinon.


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It is true that there are some people where it looks nice in both cases (whites with braided hair and blacks with blonde hair). When it comes to blond hair IMO it does not look good on many whites either. Especially ones who have that southern European look, but dye it blond like Turkish people for example who should stick with their beautiful dark hair IMO. And IMO it also looks not good on people who are pale.

I've seen it happen, why not? Like I said, it depends on the complexion, and I think the facial features has a lot to do with it as well. I actually thought the braids looked pretty on Bo Derek when she wore it. Some may not agree, but she did look pretty with the braids. I do agree blond hair may not look good on all white females, as it may not look good on all black women as well, as I mentioned in my previous post, it depends on the complexion, and also the facial features as well.



I agree about Bo Derek, it looked god on her and yes it is about the complexion and the facial features. Some people have the complexion and facial features that they look good with pretty much every hair colour or cut and others like me have to choose carefully pout.
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Reply #38 posted 05/11/11 6:26pm

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Serious said:

2elijah said:

I've seen it happen, why not? Like I said, it depends on the complexion, and I think the facial features has a lot to do with it as well. I actually thought the braids looked pretty on Bo Derek when she wore it. Some may not agree, but she did look pretty with the braids. I do agree blond hair may not look good on all white females, as it may not look good on all black women as well, as I mentioned in my previous post, it depends on the complexion, and also the facial features as well.

I agree about Bo Derek, it looked god on her and yes it is about the complexion and the facial features. Some people have the complexion and facial features that they look good with pretty much every hair colour or cut and others like me have to choose carefully :out:.

Yes, complexion and facial features, are a plus when it comes to the right hair color. Like in ths pic, this lady in this pic that HotGritz posted, has a beautiful complexion, high cheek bones and nice facial features, and the right hair color to match.

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Reply #39 posted 05/11/11 6:55pm

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For me complexion and hair color is never an issue concerning braids.. but a play on hair texture. What I love about braids is that it sorta highlights hair texture and brings out the shine in the nap of the hair. If the hair lacks a curly enough nap the braid loses its structure and frizz happens when the hair unravels from the braid.

The sheen on the braids is best seen with a good nap to the hair.... you can achieve a good sheen to a twist with stray hair, but the look is always temporary since the straightness of well, straight hair will porcupine out and the twist loses its sheen.

I hate hair frizz! mad

You really get to see how shiny nappy hair is when its braided... its so pretty and fine. I love nappy hair when its braided or twisted into lovely locs. The light bounces off the hair and its natural nappy state can be appreciated fully.

When nappy hair is loose on the head it absords the light too much and doesn't reflect the light like straighter hair does.... giving it a dry and dull appearance. Its the total opposite of straight hair, when nappy hair is clean and healthy it has a dull and dry appearance when loose, but if you braid it up you see the sheen pop! No product overload needed to reflect light then. nod It shines on its own.

I love braiding my little grand niece's hair and when I am done she loves it, the hair is so shiny once braided. love

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Reply #40 posted 05/11/11 8:54pm

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I'll just say it.

More black women make fabulous blonds than white women look fabulous with a head full of braids.

There's nothing wrong with that.

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Reply #41 posted 05/11/11 9:18pm

lavender1983

woot! braids lol

Its about that time again...so I just got done with the 9 and a half hour session it takes to get them done. Sometimes I wonder how I do it. I never get used to how long it takes. But beauty is pain and they are swinging past my ass just like I like 'em. It's gonna be a couple of days till I feel my facial muscles though..I think I'm getting loosened a little tomorrow because Traction Alopecia is no joke.

Ala Susan L. Taylor, Editor in Chief of Essence Magaine...She's been rocking cornrows forever. Beautiful but her poor edges are all gone sad.

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Reply #42 posted 05/11/11 10:16pm

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When I was a little girl my mom used to braid my hair with French braids

for special occasions, like Easter Sunday. The braids never stayed in more

than one day at a time.

It looked almost exactly like this little girl only my hair was somewhat lighter.

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Reply #43 posted 05/12/11 9:57am

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^ french braids on little girls are so adorable. mushy

^^ Yo lavender....I"ve always wondered if Susan's hairline was a result of wearing braids too long or if that was just her natural hair line. Shouldn't her stylist encourage her to take a break from the braids or at least rotate among different designs to protect her hair?

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Reply #44 posted 05/12/11 10:24am

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^ french braids on little girls are so adorable. mushy

^^ Yo lavender....I"ve always wondered if Susan's hairline was a result of wearing braids too long or if that was just her natural hair line. Shouldn't her stylist encourage her to take a break from the braids or at least rotate among different designs to protect her hair?

It most definately has to be. For as long as i've known her she's been in cornrows...and they are always snatched TIGHT... lol....After a while yes your edges are bound to snap off. Same thing with Brandy...She always rocked cute braids but I dont think she has much of a hairline today....and did you see this picture of Naomi...when a gust of wind revealed what years of tight braiding for weaves have done to her hairline....not cute.

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Reply #45 posted 05/12/11 10:24am

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Reply #46 posted 05/12/11 10:29am

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^ Yes. That is terribly sad. Whoever did her hair was just yanking it from the root. shake

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Reply #47 posted 05/12/11 10:30am

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HotGritz said:

^ Yes. That is terribly sad. Whoever did her hair was just yanking it from the root. shake

No wonder she is so angry!

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Reply #48 posted 05/12/11 10:34am

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^ Yes. That is terribly sad. Whoever did her hair was just yanking it from the root. shake

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If you aren't lucky enough to have a hairstylist that has been working with you for years and knows your hair...it's tough out there....

Some of these random hairstylists dont care. I have to yell at them to not pull on my hair too tightly constantly...you have to be on them like white on rice cause if you leave your hair in their hands....this is what can happen.

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