I took out my box braids Thursday night. I shampooed and deep conditioned Friday night. I ordered a demi-permanent color from eSalon and received it on Saturday. Saturday, I colored my hair and twisted it up. I am so over the henna and I like the consistent coverage the demi-permanent gave me. I blow dried my hair today and going to the stylist in a few hours to get lemondate braids (whatever those are) installed. I hope to keep them for 3 to 4 weeks but we shall see. The box braids were too much; too much hair; too hot; too long; too heavy.