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Old March 29th, 2003, 10:39 PM
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Default Hair Braids

We are on VOS 4/20/03...my 15 yr old daughter wants hair braids, but I've read horror stories about head lice from braiding at the ports. Is braiding availablr onboard? How much? Thanks!
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Old March 30th, 2003, 10:17 AM
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We will be there also
My 12 yr old wants hers done
Not Meeeeeeeeee
See you on board
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Old March 30th, 2003, 10:26 AM
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My girls have their hair braided in Mexico and in Labadee. Just take your own comb!
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Old March 31st, 2003, 02:04 PM
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I think the horror stories are just that--urban legends. You can hear the same thing said about hair wrapping at travelling fairs. It's a fear-of-contamination thing. I agree with Peery that bringing your own comb might make you feel more confident, but I have no problem letting my daughter get her hair braided. Hope this helps!
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Old March 31st, 2003, 02:26 PM
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I got my hair braided in the Bahamas on a Carnival cruise last year, no problems with lice. I did use my own comb, but she did have her combs in some kind of liquid, hopefully a disinfectant. Don't worry, its fine..........
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Old April 1st, 2003, 08:21 PM
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Yes Umm, my 12 year old son wants his hair breaded too...... He likes to play with lice and things......
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Old April 5th, 2003, 09:04 PM
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braids are available on board, around $99 for a full head of braids. my daughter had her hair done in mexico ($30 for top half) and my son had three put in for $2 a braid. We noticed that the price that they quoted people kept on changing depending on how busy they were or their mood, or the change of the wind! it was had to make out.
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Old April 13th, 2003, 08:13 PM
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I had my hair braided twice in the Bahamas. Both times, the lady used her own comb, and nothing happened to me. I'll never have my hair braided again, though, because it's *SO* frizzy when you take the braids out. The price was $2.00 a braid, but you can haggle it down to about $1.50 a braid.

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Old April 18th, 2003, 06:50 PM
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Yeah, I want to get my hair braded too. I'll take Perry's advice and bring my own comb. But, what island would it be best to get it done on? I don't want them to be nagging me and trying to bribe me to let them braid my hair.
~thanks, ~Laura~
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Old April 19th, 2003, 05:50 AM
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See you on board Sun.
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Old April 19th, 2003, 07:07 AM
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see ya on board, Uncle RP!
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Old April 19th, 2003, 04:13 PM
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ya see ya on board!!
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Old April 21st, 2003, 03:58 PM
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My daughter got her hair braided while on Princess in 2000, and yes we did get lice. It can happen, just be careful!!! It is not fun to get rid of at all. We did not take our own combs, and they had their combs kept is a solution type, but we still came home with head lice. However with her hair in the braids, it was easy to spot them quickly, but not soon enough as they still laid many nits.

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Old April 26th, 2003, 10:26 PM
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You can get your child's hair braided from any respectable Salon's in the States like a Salon at the mall. I'm sure it's would be cheaper than $99
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Old April 27th, 2003, 07:20 AM
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Whatever you do, try to avoid LICE. I had it back in the 70's and it is not fun. Do not take the risk and get the braids no matter how much pressure the locals put on you.
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