Cornrow hairstyles is a typical hairstyles followed in western Africa. Both men and women choose to go with cornrow hair style as they are easy to maintain, lasts longer and involves cheap cost for maintaining the hairstyle.
This is a vertical braiding of hair into numerous rows close to the scalp, where partitioning the hair into three sections and then placing them one over the other till the end of braid in each row. This needs a lot of patience and practice to closely braid the hair and make it look neat and to style it in desired fashion without any pain and to give it the best look.
How to braid a cornrows styles?
Braiding a cornrow hairstyles can consume much of time and can be difficult for beginners, for it takes a lot of patience to style it and technique to do it in a proper way. Cornrow braiding can be tedious for beginners and if you are planning to do it at home then make a plan like how you want it to be, first start with simple sections maybe a 6 partitions of hair from front to back, later spray some water and make the hair slightly damp and comb thoroughly to avoid tangles and start where you want your cornrow to begin. Make sure you don’t pull your hair much to avoid pain and permanent hair loss, if it pains redo from first.
Then divide the small partitions further into three parts and start to plait one over the other and after three knots, start taking the hair below the plait little by little and add to the middle strand and make it as one when you plait it. Continue this till the end of the hair by adding little hair left behind each time you braid the stitch. By doing so till the end you get a beautiful cornrow hairstyle.
Care your cornrows:
Always make sure to moisturize your hair with oil or moisturizing braiding spray; everyday to avoid dryness, if left without care dandruff may start to accumulate in the scalp.
Remember to tie a scarf or any cloth around the braids to protect it from getting frizzy or tangled during sleep.
Washing the braid once in a week is needed as you can use mild shampoo and you can wear a stocking cap over the braids before washing them and then gently wash under direct water to clear the lather thoroughly.
Braids beyond 6 weeks will damage the hair, and hence carefully remove them and then later you may again style after a week’s gap. Having a style for longer time will result in damage.