Are you looking for a protective hairstyle for natural hair that will turn heads in admiration? If the answer is yes, then you need cornrow braids in your life.
Dating back to ancient Africa, cornrow styles are widely used and adapted by modern-day stylists all over the world. We can’t wait to share with you about how to do cornrows in 5 steps for beginner
1.What are the cornrows hairstyles?
Cornrows are a traditional style of braids in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to make a continuous, raised row. Cornrows are often done in simple, straight lines, as the term implies, but they can also be styled in elaborate geometric or curvilinear designs.
2. How to do cornrows for beginners
Prepare the tools
- Rubber band
5 steps to do cornrows
Step 1 Preparing
Wash your hair properly and remember to apply deep conditioner after that to make the hair look smooth and silky. Detangle any knots and brush the hair to make it stay on alignment.
Step 2 Divide Hair Section
Make a hairline at the middle of the scalp and divide each side into a half of the whole number of sections. Make sure all sections have the same amount of hair so that the rows of cornrow will have similar size. Secure the section one by one. At the hairline, divide the first section of hair into three equal parts as you would to begin any braid.
Step 3 Braid the cornrows
One hand holds a side strand (for instance the left strand) while the other hand holds the other two hair strands (the middle and the right strands). Start putting the left strands under the middle strand then the right strand under the middle one.
Step 4 Continue to braid and secure
Continue to braid the hair, Each time you pick up one of the three pieces of hair to braid, gently pull hair from the parted off section and add it in as you braid. gradually add a small amount of hair from the row underneath to each side strand when you put it under the middle strand. Make sure that the amount of adding hair is identical as well. Keep on adding and braiding until the end of nape. A braid turns into a cornrow, and this is what attaches the braid to the scalp. Complete the first section and tie the root of the row ends by rubber band to prevent cornrow ends from unraveling.
Step 5 Continue Braiding
Repeat the braiding process all the way around the head by the same technique with other sections of hair, making sure to part sections the same size for balance. The parts are straight and the size is uniform. When all the cornrow strands are done, spray on the rows to make them fixed and more stand out. Finally, that is all the steps for how to do braids for beginners, how to do cornrows with braids and how to do cornrows on short hair. Cornrow is an ideal protective style, as it can stay neat for roughly two weeks as long as silk or satin caps or scarves are placed over the hair at nighttime.
Can cornrows damage your hair?
In fact, it’s quite the opposite. You don’t have to worry about cornrow styles damaging your hair. Cornrows are a great option if you’re looking for a protective hairstyle or even to do a braid out. You just have to remember to be gentle with your tresses and not to make the braid too tight so you don’t end up with a tension headache or hair loss! A great way to protect your strands during this process, give them extra hydration, and nourish them is by combing a leave-in conditioner into your strands before you braid.
How long do cornrows last?
A cornrow can last for 2 to 4 weeks without any care. However, depending on your cornrows hair routine, it can even last up to 6-8 weeks if you take extra care.
Does your hair growth when you cornrows
The answer is YES. Normally, your hair is still growing. And cornrows also keep your hair neat and tidy while it is being protected. However, if you hope that cornrows speed up the growth rate. Unfortunately, it does not. Your hair is simply longer as naturally as they are.
Here are 5 steps to do a cornrows hairstyle. Give it a go at home creating your cornrows on natural hair. Learning how to do it on your own can save time and money, plus it can be relaxing!