I fell in love with braids when I was little girl after reading “Little House” Series I sooo wanted long hair like “Half-Pint”… and we all know Laura wanted gold hair like Mary.
The pioneers were practical in their hairdos – didn’t have any beauty salons out there in the prairie. Not only that, braiding hair is an ancient art that can be traced back to early Egyptian times.
And braids are just like clothes, having gone in and out of fashion over the centuries. Today, you’ll see stylish braids sported by actresses on the red carpet; bu,t in the every day world, well, you just don’t see many women wearing them – unless maybe at a wedding or prom.
I don’t have time to cut my hair anymore (can’t sit still long enough for one!) and my long hair gets in the way of homestead life. Milkmaid braids are a practical and my favorite up do – easy and cool especially in summer.
I get so many compliments, from women, nonetheless. They say they don’t see braids much around this here tinsel town. For me, it’s about a quick and easy up do that doesn’t get in the way.
Now, some are claiming braids are “sexy.” Who knew? Ha! Perhaps, they should come an do some homestead chores…. get some dirt under those manicured nails. *grin*
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