That's what they call long braids in J-Ville. I broke down and let the ladies at the african shop braid my hair. It cost me 300 bucks but I think it was worth it. I got my hair braided during the middle or the end of April and I am currently taking them down(it's July 1). This is going to take 2 or 3 days to take down because I am lazy and have to work.