Actually my braids are two weeks old, but I just got the chance to post and add pictures. This time around I did notice a little more growth, but of course I kept the braids in for three months. I don't think I will attempt that again because they took forever to take down.
I also noticed that my ends felt dryer than last time. I really didn't take care of them though, so this time I'll be sure to moisturize them more in-between washes and after each wash.
Take a look at the new growth I had
I had to be extremely careful taking them out because they were very tangled - with old sheded hair- especially closer to my scalp. When I got tired and found myself rushing I stopped and continued the next day.
Braids out = Wild hair
But, there's always that one missed braid
My new larger box braids
My ends felt a little crunchy so I dusted them after braiding
52 little curly ends (yep I counted them :o)
Of course, I only wore them down for a few hours then went right back to my typical bun - I don't know why I can't let go of that tired bun. I am really going to do two-stand twists for my next protective style. I plan on keeping these in for about one month.
Peace and Blessings
I decided to put in bigger box braids.