Today’s throwback Thursday photo is your’s truly. It’s from my photo archives, circa the 1990’s or whenever Janet Jackson first rocked those box braids in the movie ” Poetic Justice“. I just had to get those box braid hair extensions! My trying to be a “round the way girl” lasted all of one week. Here’s why: my own hair was cut really short at the time so adding all those long braid extensions at once made my hair so heavy that my scalp hurt from the weight of all that extra hair pulling on my scalp. And each time I turned my head normally it felt like it was too quickly because it hurt my neck. I think I almost gave myself whiplash. With all of that pain and not being able to sleep with the torture those box braids I couldn’t take it anymore. One night in the middle of the night I just woke up got a pair of scissors and cut the braids out. I had my Janet Jackson box braids for one whole week. Needless to say, after that painful experience that was the first and probably the last time I’ll ever have braid extensions done.