Thank you to Virtue for sending me a ton of products to try out and demo for you guys!

It’s probably been about four years since I have worn my hair in braids. As a curly girl, I’m always open to protective styles to help with hair growth and a way to switch up my hair. I usually go to a stylist to braid my hair, but I wanted to share experience of me doing my own braids at home!

I know how it can be to go to a stylist these days and the prices tend to be outrageous. So I figured that I can do them myself, it shouldn’t be too hard. After watching a few YouTube videos — I decided to go for it. Having two days off from work was very helpful as well so I could have time to complete the look. I’m going to link the video I watched here.



A protective style defeats the point if you’re not protecting your natural hair. When prepping my hair for braiding, I made sure to thoroughly wash and deep condition my hair to ensure that my hair is clean and moisturized. After washing and deep conditioning, I took my time to detangle and add a leave in conditioner. Lastly, to make sure my hair is moisturized, I added a curl cream and Moroccan oil to seal my hair.

To wash and condition my hair, I decided to use the Virtue  Full Shampoo & Conditioner. I felt this was the best option to ensure that my hair will be cleansed throughly and hydrated.

For added moisture, I used the Virtue Purifying Leave in Conditioner to combat the frizz, add moisture, and leaves my hair smooth.


It took about 8 hours (including breaks) to complete this look. I will say, if you do not have 8 hours of free time, do not get started on a project like this. I sat in front of the tv, turned on Hulu, and watched a season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta (LOL). For the type of hair I used, I used 8 packs of the kanekalon hair. After braiding the hair, to seal the ends I dipped the hair in boiling hot water. To help with the frizz, I used mousse and edge control to make my edges nice and sleek.

Virtue Volumizing Mousse to tone down the frizz.

After finishing, I was shocked to see how they turned out. I was excited to see that I saved $200 just by doing it myself at home. I can see myself doing them more often in the future.

Thanks again to Virtue for sending me a ton of products to try out! I cannot wait to share more of my favorite hair styles in the future!





  1. Dianne Kelly
    February 20, 2020 / 12:36 pm

    I’m gonna find 8 hours and give it a try!

  2. February 20, 2020 / 9:33 pm

    I am impressed that you did the braids yourself! It has been quite a while since I’ve had braids in too. I don’t even really remember what it feels like. Love yours, so cute!

  3. February 21, 2020 / 2:14 pm

    Wow this is so impressive. I don’t have the patience for this. Beauty is pain right? Looks great on you!

  4. February 21, 2020 / 2:39 pm

    your braids are so gorgeous! I can only imagine the level of patience it takes to do this yourself, it’s amazing!

  5. Nataly
    February 22, 2020 / 11:37 am

    Your hair looks so gorgeous with braids! I am so impressed that you did this yourself. Talk about patience!

  6. Stephanie
    February 22, 2020 / 5:29 pm

    Ummm BABE ALERT. Your hair looks absolutely stunning! Those braids are phenomenal on you, and watching the video was so fun. It’s awesome seeing the process in action. I seriously can’t get over what patience you have – and strength too. My arms might fall off if I had to do my hair for that long!

  7. February 27, 2020 / 7:40 am

    Your braids are absolutely stunning! I love to see the process!

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