I have hair that’s down below my waist. Braiding it at night is a must. If I don’t I’ll wake up the next day with a rat’s nest on my head. Combing it out causes a lot of breakage and makes it all frizzy.
Every night before I go to sleep I sit and braid my hair. Those of you with long hair will surely understand what a strain that can be on the shoulders. I used to braid the minimum possible to get it over my shoulder and then do the rest that way. It often caused a kink at that point, but I had to get my arms down before the pain got too much.
What I noticed the other night was that I did the whole braid without pain! I never brought it over my shoulder, instead I kept going right over the top of my head. It wasn’t even messy! I was incredibly happy. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’ve been doing it every day, or if it’s my healing meditations kicking in or maybe both. Either way, I’m happy about it. Not being in pain is always a good thing.
I still have one problem though. Sometimes I either can’t braid my hair or don’t want to, so I ask Eric to do it. He has a lot of trouble, complaining that my hair is “too silky” to work with. I keep saying it’s just a matter of practice. Maybe there’s something else? Ladies do you have any tips for someone learning to braid another’s hair? Maybe something that will help him learn to handle the hair and keep it tame while he practices? Luckily, he is willing. [smiles]