Braid extensions are great for winter, definitely recommend them. They are not damaging if you do not get them done too tightly around the hairline and if you take care of them. (Spritz them, wash them, etc.) I'm an occasional extension wearer...wore braids this summer and will probably rock yarn twists in January. Good luck and let us know what you decide!
last relaxer 08/08/09
all natural since 7/30/10

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