Too old for braids?

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Registered: 02-19-2009
Too old for braids?
Fri, 10-14-2011 - 12:29pm

I see that braided hair styles are all the rage. What age is too old for braids? I feel a little silly putting braids in my hair at thirty-something, but maybe I'm just being too self conscious?

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Sun, 10-16-2011 - 1:51am


I don't think it is ever an age that is too old for braids.

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Registered: 09-20-2009
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 4:38pm
I don't think there's any age limit on braids. I love the little french braid that starts at the front and works to the side. A friend of mine showed me a photo of a girl with the waterfall braid, and it looks really pretty too.
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Registered: 04-18-2001
Mon, 10-24-2011 - 2:32pm
I agree! It totally depends on the braid. One braid low on each side of the head like Anne of Green Gables probably wouldn't suit past the teens (although you can always try LOL) but French braids can be done at many different ages. I also like to do a small braid from the top of the head and leave the rest of the hair down. And when I attempt a bun, braiding the hair from a ponytail is the only way I can make my straight hair agree to stay in the bun shape. ;)

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Registered: 11-08-2011
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 10:12am

I think it all depends on what type of braid you have because little kids about the age of 5 and stuff wear there hair in braids but it is ment for there age, but as of older people is usuallt big nasty looking braids so you are never to old for braids.

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Registered: 08-24-2011
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 3:13pm

That stars are doing it at older ages. I think the braid in the front on updo's is especially cute on anyone!

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Registered: 02-26-2012
Sun, 02-26-2012 - 1:00pm
i would not worry about the age so much as i would make sure that the braids are well done by and expert stylist---once you decide on the style, "own it" and i'm sure you'll be fabulous! go for it!