Got Me Some Box Braids

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Also known as Sheneneh Braids (I think I’m the only one that calls them this…lol), Patra braids, Solange braids, big braids, dookie braids and Poetic Justice  A long list of names for sure!

I think Patra  or Sheneneh braids better suits mine.

I ADORE them! Some people don’t like big braids but I sure do!!!! I prefer them over small braids.


Sheneneh pictured below in her all her ratchet glory.

I was tryna look like Brandy! I LOVE her twists and how she styled them!!!! She is so pretty<3

Word in the streets is that Jamaican  dancehall singer Patra is the originator of these big braids. She  allegedly started sporting them in the 90s first.

Now time for some more braids inspiration from Angela Simmons, Queen Bey, Brandy, Keri Hilson, The Okpo Sisters, Solange, Janet Jackson, Eva Marcille and Jhene Aiko. I got these pics via  Google image search and I went absolutely

I am just gonna rock box braids all summer. Not so my hair can grow but because I don’t feel like doing my hair. It’s either rock braids or shave all my hair off…lol I don’t feel like dealing with my hair.


My hairstylist Darlynda did these braids. She is based in Bowie, MD. Please view her detailed service list here. Below is her Style Seat page and Instagram.

Style Seat


Her telephone number is on her Style Seat page. Text her to book an appointment or email her at


How are you rocking your hair this summer? Do I look like Sheneneh or NAH?

Let me know in the comments and thanks for reading 🙂


I just saw this pic below on Brandy’s Instagram <3 If that ain’t Moesha/Never Say Never/ Almost Does’t Count/1998!!

Brandy don’t age!!!

brandydontage1998 Never Say Never album promo pics

~Amma Mama

  • An Afrikan Butterfly
    June 24, 2014

    Hey Shenehneh!! Looking good! 🙂

  • My Fashion S/ash Life
    June 24, 2014

    Lovely braids hon! The first stars I saw rock these braids were Brandy and Patra…amazing memories! Now i cant help but wonder whether the braids pull on the sides of the head due to their weight….Wow! look at Ms Eve, never seen her with braids before this image, really suits her!

    • ammamama
      June 26, 2014

      Thanks Biki!:-) Yes Eva the Diva looks stunning in her braids. Brandy and Patra are def veterans in the braid game.

  • Sandra
    July 1, 2014

    Hi. Would it be possible to get your sister in law contact information. I’m traveling towards the end of the month and I would like to get a protective before I do so.


  • torinev
    July 9, 2014

    How do you maintain your hairline with the braids? I’ve literally given up on braiding my hair for now cause my hairline is just not feeling it I guess.

    • ammamama
      July 10, 2014

      I try not to put them up a lot, especially in those high buns OR tight styles that pull them too much. I mostly wear them in the style in the third to last picture {the pic of me in the pink necklace}. But I twist or braid it to the side very loosely. However, my hairline isn’t as strong as it used to be due to really tight weaves and braids.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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