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**This post is sponsored by Strands of Beauty. All opinions and text are my own***

Ladies! The winter months are upon us and if you’re a Naturalista like myself then I’m sure that you’re always on the search for your next protective style. I was super excited to be introduced to Braid In Bundles by my favorite Braid/Natural Hair Shop, Strands of Beauty (SOB). SOB has been my go-to protective style shop for the last eleven years. I can’t think of a time that I haven’t been pleased actually the last eleven years have been FREAKING AMAZING!

Braid In Bundles

The last few years I have been going back and forth between doing random big chops and begging Ethena to create my signature Tree Braid look. I was pleasantly surprised at how much my hair had grown out once Ethena had given me a relaxing shampoo & condition followed by a blow dry to set my hair for the upcoming style. It’s a powerful feeling when your stylist can call and say that she wants to try a new braiding trend on your hair. Needless to say that I was game! The colder months are here and this is the perfect way to kick off the winter time. The experience was amazing and the process was not long at all. Everyone who knows me already knows that I’m not the girl who wants to sit in the shop all day long. Ethena doesn’t play any games and I was in and out within 2 hours tops! 


  1. Shampoo, Condition and Blow Out Hair (Natural, Textured or Relaxed)
  2. Cornrow hair in the direction that you want your hair to flow.
  3. Begin braiding in the hair. (See video below)


Braid In Bundles

Are you wondering what Braid In Bundles (BIB) are? BIB is a super innovative style that offers you a secure hold without the common usage of thread or glue. Although I am not opposed to a good sew-in I was extremely excited to see what this new BIB had to offer. So basically its a full head installation that can be completed in 1 super easy step. My stylist Ms. Ethena braided the bundles directly into my natural hair which eliminated the time consuming steps of braiding your hair. Its super easy to install! We used 10, 12 (not shown) & 14 inches of Peruvian Body Wave hair. If you need hair…no worry! Ethena has you covered! Just let her know once you make your appointment or select the option while booking your appointment.

Braid In Bundles

Braid In Bundles offer you a secure hold without the use of glue or thread. A full head installation can be completed in 1 easy step. The bundles are braided directly into your natural hair without the time consuming steps of braiding your own hair and then going back to install row by row of weft. The great thing is that you have the option of creating an amazing protective style with half of the styling time but with all of the benefits. It normally will take 2-3 bundles to complete a full head especially if you have thick coarse hair like I do. Trust me this style is so amazing, versatile and super easy to maintain. Did I mention that it literally took less than an hour and a half? Plus its perfect for an active yogi like myself.


  1. Your hair is fully protected for at least 6-8 weeks unless you leave out a small portion.
  2. The Braid in Bundles can be created with a plethora of hair catered specifically for this trend so you have options.
  3. You can continue to shampoo and condition your hair while in the protective style.
  4. The Braid in Bundles give you the versatility to wear your hair in a blow out, pressed or curly state. 
  5. The Braid in Bundles take the guess-work out of gym hair. This style is so versatile you can pull it up in a ponytail or bun while you workout, climb stone mountain, run the trail or practice yoga. 




I was so impressed with this style and I definitely see it in my future styles. Be sure to check out next protective style for your next protective style and be on the look out for my next protective style!

Braid In Bundles

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