They are an extremely low manipulation style
So as I’ve probably mentioned once (or maybe two or three) times , mini braids are an excellent low manipulation hairstyle. Mini braids are a very get up and go hairstyle.
Just wake up, fluff, maybe add a hair accessory and keep it moving. And as many of us know, this comes in handy during busy mornings or days that you just want to chill in the house and not have to work up early to remove braids or bantu knots for an out style.
It can take forever to install them
So one of the biggest cons when it comes to mini braids is that they can take forever to put in. Personally for me because I do them so often, they take me no more than 5 hours to install. But this can highly vary on your hair density, heir length, and how small you make your braids.
I have heard the time that it takes to install these babies range from 3 hours to 12 hours (Jeesh!). With this said, if you are not a patient person or do not like to spend no more than 2 hours doing your hair then mini braids may not be the hairstyle for you.
Can take forever to remove them
So if you have experienced the joys of putting in mini braids then you must have had a bounty full of joy when taking them out. NOT! I will be the first to say that mini braids are an absolute pain to take out. AN. ABSOLUTE. PAIN.
While I do love them, you will definitely need a movie and some snacks. I’ve heard many women say that taking them out can take just as long as putting them in, sometimes even longer.
This is no lie but I do have to say that the benefits that you can get from rocking mini braids can out weigh the taking down process.
There is no volume to be found
Last but not least, if you like rocking big hair mini braids may not be the style for you. Unlike styles such as mini twists, there is no volume.. at all, unless you happen to be blessed with super dense hair.
This is due to the minimal shrinkage that mini braids have. Basically the less shrinkage a style has, the more volume your hair loses. UNLESS you are rocking a nice blow out, then things are entirely different!
Would you ever try mini braids?