The tightness disappeared after only one night, but I'm really having an EXTREMELY hard time dealing with the bulk and heaviness. Nothing hurts, but it's very uncomfortable. I'm also not happy with how I can't put them up in a bun or anything.
The roots have already settled some and things look less wiggy. They're just so heavy, though.
But it's okay. I know what can be improved upon--my sister was right in that the parts were made too small. Unfortunately, she couldn't come with me when I got them done. I know NOTHING about extensions/weave/braids/etc...I'm so clueless that it never occurred to me to mention the size of the parts. It would've been a lot better if she could've gone with me.
Anyway, I'm giving myself 2 weeks to get used to the bulk. If not, I'm definitely taking them out.
I want to try another set in the future, but not until I talk to the stylist about reducing the amount of extensions needed to do the style (I had to use 16 packs of hair!!!) She's a nice lady and does excellent work, and I know she'll be able to think of something.
This girl had the exact same problem:
I'm just a soul whose intentions are good...: Summer Protective Style #1: The Box Braids Are BACK!
It's definitely the size of the parts. She was able to go from 15 packs of hair in her first set of box braids, to only 5 the second time around. I hope I can do the same.
Thanks for your responses!