Before hacking off most of my hair last year, this girl was an honorary member of the Brady Bunch, ha ha love a bad pun. Once I wore braids for just about 8 months in a row except for those days when I took out the last style, washed, conditioned then braided up again.
Yarn locs are a great alternative to permanent ones minus the commitment and growing time. They're light, inexpensive and apparently the styling options are immense.
I happily spent most of Valentines day on my bum while a good friend installed them for me. It's pretty simple. If you can install box braids you can install yarn braids. Unfortunately, I can't do the box braid thing. Forever Rikk has a pretty good video up, if you can't stand lengthy videos, check that tutorial out. The only downside is that they're ridiculously time consuming to install. Mine took around 13 hours. Eeek! Surprisingly these yarn locs don't put much stress on my hair line. These edges though! The box braids really did a number, I'm using a delicious mix castor oil, almond oil and vitamin E to help repair damage from those braids.