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Hi, I was thinking about getting my hair braided while on my cruise thru the Panama Canal. So when are you to old to braid your hair? My hair is long and straight. Going on shore excursions I fight tangles getting into the water and wind. I usually take a mirror, comb and my own beads. So whats your opinion? Carla

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I don't know how old you are but you're never too old to get your hair braided! I get mine done every single time I go and I love it! It makes it so much more manageable and it's just so fun! Go for it!

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I disagree.

If you don't have enough hair for a braid, or sport a comb-over - yer just too damn old.

Naw seriously - I don't think age has anything to do with it.

But some people can get away with braids and some can't.

If your kids are too embarassed to be seen with you - maybe it's not for you.

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Thanks for the opinions, I have lots of hair and I am in my 40's. My son is grown and gone. He won't be seen with me so I won't worry about that. I am going to Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco and Aruba. Do they all offer hair braiding? Thanks, Carla

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Oh please, you're on vacation! Relax and have fun.

The only time you're too old is when you're dead, unless you've made that stipulations in your will that that you're funeral arrangements are to include hair braiding!

Hair braiding is all over the place, I doubt you'll have any trouble finding someone to do it for you.. just add a little sun screen in between the rows so you're newly exposed scalp doesn't burn, or you'll like like an exotic zebra!

Have fun and enjoy.

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my wife had some braids put in her hair while on half moon key --the hal island-and she was 62-63 at the time -------she also went para sailing ---so you are only as old as you feel and its your vacation so braid if you want to

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[quote name='Speechless']

If your kids are too embarassed to be seen with you - maybe it's not for you.[/QUOTE]
I say if your kids are embarassed to be seen by you - its time to do it even more;)

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I'm the odd man out here because I think if you're asking if you're too old - you are. Something inside is already telling you you'll look foolish. Listen to your inner voice.

Beth

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I don't think you are ever too old as long as you have hair. On one cruise I even saw a man that had the hair on his check braided. It's just a fun thing!!!

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What does it usually cost for braids? We didn't do it in the past, but my daughter might want a few next time. (She'll probably want it all done, but at almost 5 can't sit that long.)

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For a good job - It cost around $35 - $40 -- It will take up to an hour and they will pull on your hair quite a bit - If your 5 year old will have trouble with this - go with just a few braids and it should cost much less.

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We were on a group cruise on Celebrity years ago, and one of the gentlemen with us was in his 60's. He just had a few strands left on top, and we talked him into getting them braided in Antigua. He was such a good sport, and the "braider" did a great job of getting those few strands into a small braid with some colorful beads. He was the hit of the dining room at formal dinner, and we had a formal group picture taken. We all had a great laugh, and so did he!

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This has been fun, I think I will get my hair braided. Years ago I had my hair braided while in Ocho Rios, It was the last port so I came home in braids and went to work. We were in state survey at the hospital I work at. No body seemed to mind. They all wanted to hear about my vacation. MLB I paid $ 40.00 in Jamaica for a so so job. I have paid $ 20.00 in Mexico for a good job. I then tipped. My hair is to my waist. It takes two people over a hour to do my hair. No one has ever pulled on my hair to the point that it hurt, but the little flower beads they used with the corn rolls were uncomfortable from the wires they used. Smooth sailing I would love to see a picture of your hair braided. [email]steck@neteze.com[/email]. Thanks again. Carla

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Just be careful to put sunscreen on your scalp. A sunburned scalp between the rows of braids is NOT fun! and when it starts peeling it's even worse. My daughter will be happy to tell you her horror stories. Also, she found the unbraiding much worse than the braiding. Her hair is down to her rear end and we had to lie her down in the pool and undo the braids while they were wet and underwater! With about a ton of creme rinse!


TinaLee

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You are never too old to have your hair braided, but there is a time frame when it should not be done. Below are my opinions on hairbraiding:

If you are between the ages of 6-18, then hairbraiding looks cute.

If you are 60 years or older, then hairbraiding looks cute.

If you are male, then a braid here and there is kinda cute.

If you are a female, then a few braids are kinda cute.

If you are a female between 18-59, full hairbraiding will never ever look as cute as Bo Derek. Frankly, it will look more like Bo Diddley!

Coka

(For the record, I have seen a few women in the 18-59 category where it looked good).

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[quote name='TahoeBob']I say if your kids are embarassed to be seen by you - its time to do it even more;)[/QUOTE]
hmmmm...that just gave me some great ideas to embarass me daughter. Maybe I ought to break out my thong, braid my hair, and sing Britney Spears while were on deck next month. I will fit in beautifully:D

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[quote name='csteck']This has been fun, I think I will get my hair braided. Years ago I had my hair braided while in Ocho Rios, It was the last port so I came home in braids and went to work. We were in state survey at the hospital I work at. No body seemed to mind. They all wanted to hear about my vacation. MLB I paid $ 40.00 in Jamaica for a so so job. I have paid $ 20.00 in Mexico for a good job. I then tipped. My hair is to my waist. It takes two people over a hour to do my hair. No one has ever pulled on my hair to the point that it hurt, but the little flower beads they used with the corn rolls were uncomfortable from the wires they used. Smooth sailing I would love to see a picture of your hair braided. [email="steck@neteze.com"]steck@neteze.com[/email]. Thanks again. Carla[/QUOTE]Just dont forget to sunscreen those new parts! I did and I got real sunburned and then peeled, it was a mess ! eeeks!

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My husband and I were in the Western Carib in March and all the your girls were getting their hair braided. When I saw someone older (okay 50-ish) getting her hair done, I thought you go girl. Later on the ship, it looked great. One week after that cruise I went to the doctor for an annual check up. The doctor's assistant had braids. When I asked her about them, she said she had a 4-day weekend in the Bahamas -- two weeks prior. They did not look good. So, I suggest you get them. Then when they stop looking great, take them out. They don't last forever.

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I don't think they do it in Aruba, I was there for 12 days on my honeymoon and never saw anywhere that did it.
Have fun your on vacation, just don't do it in a hurry. If you have moderately long here it will take an hour or so. I have waist long hair and it takes several hours to do mine
Have fun.

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You are too old when you realize how many strange heads of hair that comb as been in before yours. Scary.
mcboo

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Unless you are dead, [i][b][u]you are never too old[/u][/b][/i] to have your hair braided. I agree with most of the opinions on this thread. I have had my hair (fine, thin and long) braided several times. You are on VACATION! Do what you want and have fun. Imagine that you DO look at great as Bo Derek and that your body looks as good as hers did prancing on the beach! You have fun!:D

I admit that the last time I did it in Cabo in March that it hurt while sleeping - you may wish to convey that you dont want to have it so tight. Sunscreen is a good idea. You will save time not having to blow it dry, curl or tease or hairspray it! Formal night may be another thing, but you [u]can[/u] have fun with it! I may suggest that you do only the sides and back or so that you can pull it up and swirl it around - for under a hat or to fiddle around and try to do some elaborate up-do on formal night. Maybe just get the beads in one color - to match the formal gown(s) you have brought. You may want to pre-purchase beads that are the color that you want - or just go for the gusto and have fun with it. In Cabo you can pay $15 or more and the kids WILL sit still and do it - I have seen them. Pay the gal at the last island to take them out or wear to work like I did - its great for an ice-breaker when people at work want to find out all the fun you had on your trip - when in Rome...who gives a rats....[color=red]HAVE FUN[/color]!!!!!

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[quote name='takeabreath3']you are never too old!

no bunny, you stole my quote!

hope to sea you all soon, judy[/QUOTE]
I freely admit to stealing it, but it wasn't from you. Obviously you have very good taste. :D

Beth

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[quote name='CaptData']How about 150 years old. By then you won't want to do it.[/QUOTE]If I live to 150 then they can braid my hair (IF THERE IS ANY LEFT) and I will wear it that way until I die! --I disagree, IMO its never too late and you never want to stop doing it - after living thru the 80s and poofing my hair for all these years...not having to do it is LUXURIOUS - having braids is [i]empowering[/i] - no hairspray or gel or curling iron.....yeah baby - take me [u]there[/u]!

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If any hairdressers are reading this, I was thinking about getting braids but have naturally curly hair. I know it will make my hair wavy but was concerend about losing my curl. At 30, I'm already going gray so I am trying to save whatever I have left for as long as I can!

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[quote name='csteck']Hi, I was thinking about getting my hair braided while on my cruise thru the Panama Canal. So when are you to old to braid your hair? My hair is long and straight. Going on shore excursions I fight tangles getting into the water and wind. I usually take a mirror, comb and my own beads. So whats your opinion? Carla[/QUOTE]

When are you too old? Once you're dead.

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I think the braiding looks cute on younger women (like under thirty). I've only seen one older woman with braided hair and it wasn't very attractive. So do it if you must, but just realize that it might not make you look like Bo Derek.

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I say your never too old! If you want to do it, then do it! You only live once! :)

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Hi everyone, I'm back, I had a great time and I had my hair braided. Thanks for all the great replies. We did the Panama Canal on the Legend of the Seas. We had stops in Cabo San Lucus, Acapulco, Huatulco and Aruba. I saw hair braiding in Cabo and Aruba. It was very hot in Cabo, 104* F so I passed here and waited until Aruba to have my hair done. I brought 2 combs, beads, rubber bands and a mirror. I found a lady named Marie to do my hair. She did a excellent job. But, I learned alot.
Price; She quoted me 60, I walked away, she came down to 20 and I agreed. After she started, so did the complaining. " You have so much hair, it will take so longgggg , She kept trying to get the price up. She didn't want to do as many braides as I wanted. She did different than what I asked. My husband was there and we both watched and complained about the style. She wanted to do 6 braides total, starting in the front and working back. My husband did not like it. He said so and wanted me to leave, then. We negoiated and settled on a style and price. She undid the two braids and started over. She did 6 braides on the top, going back and several long braids in the back. This style looks good on me. I was happy and we paid her the agreed 30 with a $5.00 tip. It still looked good after 1 1/2 weeks, but I finally took it out yesterday to go back to work. Thanks again and good luck. Carla

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aloha Carla - glad you got the braids - its alot of fun and at least you got to try it - I can see what you are talking about - but I dont have a lot of hair and it is very thin - but this be a word to the wise - negotiate up front - like a taxi - ask for what you want - define all the variables = get what you want for the price you want


be careful and have fun - pay at the end when work is complete

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I'm with NoSnoBunny (yet again!!!) I think as in most anything, if you have to ask, you already know the answer.

I suppose while you are in the islands, the braids would be okay, but once you are back home, you might look pretty unusual. (That's not the word I really wanted to use, but all the others sounded mean, and that wasn't my intent!)

This reminds me of the Friends episode when Monica was in Barbados (?) and got her hair braided. Once home, she was in the bathroom flinging her hair around and the braids got stuck on the rings of the shower curtain...Guess you had to see it....

Since you are already back...glad to hear you did what YOU wanted!! I'm a big advocate for that. But for anyone else considering this... BRING YOUR OWN COMB!! Ewwwww......don't know if it's urban myth or not, but I've heard of many lice infestations from getting the braids done.

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[b][font=Comic Sans MS][color=darkred]If you looke Bo Derek in "10", you are never too old...[/color][/font][/b] :D :D :D

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aloha everyone - I STILL say that you dont have to worry aboat age - do what you want and have fun!


[center][size=4][color=purple][b]GO FOR IT![/b][/color][/size][/center]
:D

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