When I started my healthy hair journey, I became obsessed with the infamous "braid out." It was like love at first sight. With all the tamed voluminous waves flooding Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, I was bound to fall in love and long for what I did not have. I watched so many videos that I, eventually, convinced myself I was an expert - a braid out connoisseur to be exact. Keep in mind I was an expert with no experience whatsoever. When I finally attempted my first braid out, it turned out to be a MASSIVE FAILURE! As in, my waves were nonexistent clumps of hair. As in, my hair was weighed down and sticky. As in, my hair smelled like jollof rice as a result of all the different products I used.

After that pitiful attempt, I abandoned all hopes and dreams of rocking a braid out. About three years later, I am back and on a mission to perfect the braid out! While I am still a proud member of the #strugglebuddybraidoutcrew, I must say my skills have improved significantly. Check out this quick video to see how much I have improved – in short, you will see how I transformed thick blow-dried hair to cute waves