Sunday, September 25, 2022

Micro Braids in 1984


I fell in love with Harlem 

I spent my Summers in Harlem, from 1980-83. It was love at first sight. Summer water fights, concerts, broadways plays and shopping!  My parents were separated and me and my sisters spent Summers, with my dad. I fell in love with Harlem, so much so, that when my parents decided to reconcile, I was a little sad. I was on my way to college, so I got over it quickly. My summers in NYC were over by then, now it is time for adulthood. 

During one of our summer trips to the big apple, my sister was shown the fake hair that people use to extend the length of their own hair.  It was love, at first sight, because now I can have long hair.  See, I always had very short hair. My hair that summer was around 5 inches long. That was longer than normal, for me. It was only that long due to the wonderful Jheri curl that I had. My sister put some cornrows in my hair using the hair extensions. I do not know how she knew how to add the fake hair in, but I'm glad she did. This started my journey of braid extensions.

God has blessed me to grow my own hair really long. So, I rarely add in fake hair these days. I want you to grow your own blessed hair. Here is the regimen, that grew my hair to waist length. Get waist length hair  It will also work for you! 

Miss Young Gifted & Black pageant of 1984

I did my own micro braids and I also did the winners hair in micro braids. The winner is in the middle. This was so much fun and a wonderful experience! I am on the left.