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New Hair Alert: Feeling Regal with My New Box Braids

Alright guys, you know I love to switch up my look so I decided I wanted to get some braids. It’s been over a year since I rocked box braids so it was time to pay my old friend a visit. I wanted braids but I wanted to add a little personality so I decided to get long burgundy braids that matched my last weave. At first I wasn’t sure about how I would feel about the color because it seemed so bright but after she was done I was absolutely in love. These braids make me feel like a queen! I don’t know what is it about braids but it makes me love playing in bold lipsticks even more.

Box Braids

This past Saturday was my first time going out all week, I hadn’t been feeling well so it felt it good to get out the house for a moment. As soon as my friends saw me they started telling me how much they loved my hair. I’m loving it as well! It’s funny how a new color can change things.
Box Braids

I added MAC’s Haute Couture lipstick and you couldn’t’ tell me nothing. Just wait until I wear these babies long and down my back! hahahaha!
Box BraidsThe above pictures don’t have a filter it was the lighting in the room so this is what they actually look likeSo what do you think? Are you feeling my new braids and color? See the full look in my next outfit post.

Box Braids

It feels good to give my real hair a rest, I usually wear a weave with a leave out which can sometimes be damaging so I wanted something that was not only cute but also allows me to take care of my scalp. I’m sure my scalp and hair will thank me later, I can’t lie it feels good to actually be able to touch my scalp…lol

Next Post, I will tell you what products I use to maintain them!

About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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