Box Braids On Kids 

How are you ? Hoping that you are Blessed and looking Fabulous!  Over the weekend I installed box braids on my 5 year old daughter as a protective style. I used 3 packs of the Remi kankelon braid hair. I think I could had used 2 but my son that’s 3 started playing around and messed up the hair. 

I made them large, because she’s only five and I wanted to make sure that she didn’t end up with a head of heavy braids , and look too grown for her age. Trust me , I know better. Lol. 

Here’s a bit of advice for you if you have a child who cried when you just part their hair or comb it. It will be so much easier for you if you spray the section with water and then finger deranged the section.  

It took me about four hours to do her hair because she kept taking breaks , but it should had only been a two hour job at the most. 

I didn’t burn her ends, I decided to dip them in hot water and rod her ends. She’s so happy with her ” big girl braids” as she calls them, and I’m happy too because I don’t have to comb her hair for two weeks. Lmao. Hope this helps some moms out there that’s not sure if large box braids is appropriate for a child. She keeps them in a ponytail or two , so we are all good. Thanks for reading ! 

                                        Love , Free 

Imma Protect You with These Styles (Protective Hair Styles)



First off a lot of people wonder what is the whole important deal with a protective hairstyle is. Any natural long haired curly you see promises that that’s how she got her hair hanging almost down to her behind. Saying that keeping the ends tucked and moisturized out of sight helped them maintain the length that’s so hard to keep. The ends are the oldest and most fragile part of the hair, so they need to be really protected, ok?

Now, protective styles are ones that don’t consist of most, if not all, of the hair being worn loose. Popular protective styles include but are not limited to braids, twists, bantu knots, and shrunken afros.

So honey child, let me be straight up honest with you because someone might be telling you wrong. Protective styles don’t make your hair grow!! What they do is keep your ends “protected.”  Ha! Protective hairstyles, get it?!

Which brings me to me and Free (my hair)?  I started last week keeping her in a protective hairstyle in which I will do until my 1 year mark in December. I’m going to talk about the two styles that I will most likely wear and explain how they are protective styles, and how to maintain them.


Box Braids

You can braid your natural hair use braid extensions. Whether your braids are all yours or created with enhancements, you still need to care for your hair and scalp while you’re wearing them. How? You can still wash your hair just be gentle and don’t rub too hard. Also, use a moisturizer every day like you would normally do. Pick one that works best for you. Some people will tell you to use Motions Pink Lotion or Olive Oil Moisturizing Lotion, but I don’t. Free will be using a moisturizing spritz that I made using Maniac Moisture Conditioner. This spritz keeps your hair moisturized up to three days if wrapped up properly. Also, rubbing a conditioner down the braids will keep them shiny and prevent frizz.

Weaves/ Quick Weaves/Lace Front Wigs

Now every time you see a woman she claims that she wears sew ins and her hair grows like wild-fire? If you properly take care of your weave then it is an excellent protective style. Make sure your hair is braided completely beneath it so can’t any sun to sun, wind, rain or other weather. For maximum hair growth, however, it’s still important to care for the hair beneath the weave.

Free is currently in box braids, and I’m loving this style. I will be posting pics and dos and don’ts that I’m experiencing with my protective hair styling journeys in the days to come. I hope that when you pick your protective style its one that’s easy for you to care for, and can fit into your schedule. Why? The whole point in the protective styling is to get them buttas baby! So make sure you do all you can to make that hair grow!  Until next time,


                                                                     Curliegyrl Free


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(New Growth from only 1 month!)            (Deep Conditioning Before Braiding)

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   (PonyTail, and clipping ends)                    (Styled- Fishtail Braid to side)


       Box Braids By CurlieFree