I had it done days before my birthday (last April 29).
And lemme tell you the stuff I had to go through:
Finding someone that's reputable with this craft..
Solving the dilemma of extensions by using YARN instead of fake/real hair (Buying tons of yarn)..
Travelling from South to North to get this done..
Enduring 7hrs of the painful process..
Getting shit from relatives and strangers..
Not being able to sleep properly for 5 days due to scalp pain (yes, it IS that painful)..
VERY HARD TO CHANGE OUTFITS, or try on clothes when shopping (on the first week).. Not being able to properly wash my hair.. The dandruff problem..
And, the scream-worthy massive hair loss upon removal of braids.
But even so I felt awesome, confident, satisfied, powerful woman and more intouch with my creative side. It is more than what I could ever asked for. What I could ever pay for. It proves what I'm willing to do to get what I want (ok, maybe that's too dramatic!!)
And I have found new respect to everyone who rocks box braids or micro braids because shit ain't easy!!!! Hirari Ikeda's hair is totally more than just what it looks, and I will never look at her pics the same way again!
PS RANT: Also have to deal with idiots insisting that this is dreadlocks! The word box braids or micro braids is truly non-existent in their world.. I know I'm mean but the scalp pain also made me a very short tempered person haha.. I try to explain patiently but there are just those ppl who will not accept and shove their belief down on me and inside my head I'm like "between u and me who do you think did more research about this?!??"ugh i just can't!! Anyway, rant over lol~!!