I am just trying to understand my hair, to learn what works and what doesn't, to experiment, make mistakes, and to embrace my hair in it's entirety..... because Roots Don't Lie

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Protective Style..Yarn Braids

Hey Guys,

I decided to take a break from my hair and I put them in yarn braids. It took me about 30 hours to do!!! (whew) Just thinking about how long and how much my butt hurts from sitting ... yeah. Anyway I picked up 2 packs of Red heart Yarn from Walmart for about $5. I braided on freshly washed, stretched out hair. I moisturized with Oyin Handmade Sugar Berry Pomade.
I was inspired by Yagazie over at hungryabagal also check out some of her pictures on her tumblr account!!!He hair is just gorgeous!!


Bella Joya


  1. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show some blog luv! def enjoyed this post! lovin the pix


  2. Thanks a lot ms.composure.. I appreciate the support

  3. hunny! I will be trying this.....yarn is a lil bit pricier in the Caribbean where I live (Grenada!) but when i do find some, i gotta try this out!

    1. Hey cocoalove007 thanks for stopping by and commenting and please when you do try this style feel free to send me a picture at rootsdontlie.blogspot.com

  4. I love the way you rock your natural hair. I'm planning to go natural, just cut my hair today. Your pics are an inspiration. But how much yarn do i need to for braids? Kinda intrigued but scared to try it due to extreme hot weather in Jamaica

    1. Congratulations on your high chop!!! That's wonderful. I think I used about 1 bundle of the yarn.. But mine ended up super heavy and hurt my neck.. I recommend going either bigger section and maybe longer length, or smaller sections and shorter lengh. YouTube will have a lot of tutorials, you can also look into yarn wraps and Havana twists