It’s hard to find information about how to maintain and style box braids in natural, Caucasian hair. Here’s my perspective and experience.
As a sailor, my hair is always in my face! So for the past couple months, I have sported box braids. There were 35 in January, and this month, there are 62! I spent a few weeks doing research, and found that there were few resources on how to put box braids in Caucasian hair, and how to maintain them. So I wanted to share my findings and perspective with you, as someone with fine hair, who also lives this active lifestyle.
Box braids are relatively easy to do! Unlike French braids or cornrows, they are simply three strands of hair braided together. If you can braid three strings together, you can do box braids.
I’ve put together two videos: one covers basic questions about box braids, and the other gives a closer look at hairstyles options, beading and removal of box braids.
Caucasian Box Braid Basics
Caucasian Box Braids: Q&A
You can also check these videos out on Emily & Clark’s Tiny Adventure YouTube channel.
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While cruising and living aboard, we avoid laundromats as much as possible, due to cost, effort and energy.
Here’s how we get clothes clean, save water and reduce drying time while doing laundry by hand on the boat. Wringers can be expensive and tricky to find, but we highly recommend them for serious cruisers who want to save money and reduce their reliance on shore amenities. Note: with our aluminum dinghy, we can also collect rainwater for laundry, which adds up to even more savings.
Here is a video about how we do laundry:
Here is the wringer we have aboard, which costs about $150. https://www.dultmeier.com/products/0.48.2324/630
A summary of where we are, what we’re up to, and the best and worst things about this month of sailing, January 2018 to Key West.
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We ventured in to shore at Key West today to check out the sights and sounds of Mallory Square,. Every night at sunset, hundreds of people gather to watch musicians, magicians, jugglers, street buskers, food vendors, and artists, and enjoy the sunset and local food and drink. A couple of the regular entertainers include Mr. juice the Calypso Tumbler and Dominique the Cat Man. Here’s a list of some of the other Mallory Street performers.