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#1
Houston, Texas
1,180 Posts
Joined May 2002
Kinda started talking about this on another thread. Those god-awful braids that seem to be a requirement on cruises. I don't get it - I have yet to see a caucasian that they look good on. I wouldn't walk around like that if somebody gave me $100. Something that I was wondering, it is probably easy to catch lice having that done - Do they use combs when braiding? How many heads have those combs come in contact with? Also lice can probably live under the fingernails of the people doing the braiding, and be transferred onto someone's head. I am confused. I just don't get the concept.

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#3
Naples Fl. USA
758 Posts
Joined Aug 2001
....and some people look like a pear on a peach tree.

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#4
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Joined Aug 2001
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#5
Kentucky
154 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
I've read on the Bahamas Port of Call thread that you should bring your own comb just because of that issue.... I have to agree with you on the braid part, I wouldn't be caught dead with a whole head done in braids... but hey one or two under your hair wouldn't be that bad, but yah a whole head is a bit much for me.

I'm curious are there any good stories out there with people having to get just mean with the braiders because they won't take no for an answer... I've read a few on the other thread, they are quite entertaining...

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~~Dolly

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#6
Poquoson,Virginia
272 Posts
Joined Apr 2001
"have yet to see a caucasian that they look good on."... guess you don't remember Bo Derek!!

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#8
Houston, Texas
1,180 Posts
Joined May 2002
Yeah probably not, I was 5 when than movie came out!!! hee hee hee.
Hey a French Braid always looks nice, or a couple braids here and there, but yeah, seeing the little fair skinned kids running around with the corn-row style braids is so goofy looking. I have never been bombarded by hair braiding ladies before- maybe that's why people end up doing it! Might be a good excuse to get a short hair cut.

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#9
Long Island, NY
377 Posts
Joined Nov 2003
Because of the sanitary reasons as posted above, I am taking my girls to a salon in Clearwater Beach prior to our cruise. They both want the crowns of their heads done with a couple of beads on each one. They had this done about three years ago and looked great on them. I personally wouldn't have it done as an adult, but on the kids,, I think its nice. As for adults, to each her own, who am I to judge! LOL!
Also, another benefit of having them done before we set sail, is that no one will be bothering us on the islands because they will see its already been done!


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#11
Houston, Texas
1,180 Posts
Joined May 2002
That's smart. I look back at the cruise I took when I was 7 and if I had had the braids in I wouldn't have had the big wad of gum fall out of my mouth into my long hair, which then caused my sister to grab my Mom's scissors and cut a big chunk of hair out of the front!!!! I might have looked goofy in corn-rows on the cruise, but I wouldn't have had to get a rice-bowl haircut once I got back!!!!

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#12
253 Posts
Joined Apr 2002
We did my then 3 yo dd last year in St. Martin. Whole head. I didn't know how long it was going to take, it took hours. Big scam... they charge you per braid $1.00, so they make the braids as small as possible. My daughter loved it and she looked adorable, but I will never do that again. They tried to get me to pay $136 when it was done. I told them they were crazy and we wound up settling for $80. I still think I got ripped, but what can you do at the point? I would suggest negotiating a price beforehand. THat way they can't overcharge and you will probably get it done a lot faster!




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#13
Houston, Texas
1,180 Posts
Joined May 2002
$80??!! Oh my goodness. I can get a foil highlight at a good salon for that!

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#14
Kentucky
154 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Littlegoo75:
$80??!! Oh my goodness. I can get a foil highlight at a good salon for that! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL... isn't that the truth!!

~~Dolly

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#15
McDonough, Ga
6,418 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
I guess I'll be different, I love the braids - although not my whole head. I always get a few on a cruise or even a land vacation in the Caribbean. Usually mine are in the back or side where you don't really see them unless I pull my hair up. I never thought about the head lice thing, but also have never had a problem. Maybe I've just been lucky, but I always let my hair grow out some before vacations just so I can get some braids!

Terri

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#16
Long Island, NY
377 Posts
Joined Nov 2003
Good for you! I don't think you are being different at all. Like I said, I have my girls hair done with braids. (Half head) and I think they look cute with them. Whats more...they LOVE them and they are happy! I say go for it!
People have different opinions, thats all.


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#17
NC
112 Posts
Joined May 2002
Well, I am an adult too, and am looking forward to getting a couple of braids on each side, near my face. I've done it before and it kept my hair from blowing in my face so much and was, well, just fun. Maybe a little silly, but fun anyway.

Donna
#18
Naples Fl. USA
758 Posts
Joined Aug 2001
Some of the people who have it done (Bo wannabes) look so comical with their hair all done up.

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#20
Virginia
2,618 Posts
Joined Aug 2002
I don't think it is an issue of being caucasion or not, but rather an issue of hair texture.I am a black woman with very light skin. I wear my braids proudly when cruising, because I can wash them easily without having to bring curling iron..blow dryer, etc. on vacation. Because of the more coarser texture of my hair, they stay neatly in place. If you have a more softer hair texture, the hair tends to separate from the braid pattern more easily, making the hair not appear as freshly done by the next day, or same day if swimming. If braids are done, be sure to have them start softly at the roots, but tighter for the length of the strand. Also, when taking them out, wet your hair and coat with a good hair conditioner, and they will come out easily. Do this in the shower so you can keep it drenched with water and conditioner. I always do this, and it works for me. Please bring your own comb if you are considering it. There are not ways to clean the combs as much as if you were in a salon. I personally have mine done at home just before I leave. I don't think it is any more crazier to get braids as a symbol of your vacation, than baking your skin for a quick vacation tan. Braids don't cause skin cancer.

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