Cornrows are a popular hairstyle for women, today. They are a functional and fashionable way to wear your hair. If you often workout or wear hats, this will simplify life. Anyone can learn how to make cornrows. It may take a little practice and patience, but you can do this at home. Here are some tips to get you started.
Planning your New Hairstyle
You should have a very good idea as to what you new style will look like. One way is to draw it out into a plan or you may look for examples. There are many good examples in magazines and online.
Applying the Water
Your hair should be damp as opposed to wet. This is easily done with a spray bottle. If you do not have any detangling products, you can mix conditioner with the water. This makes your hair more relaxed and keeps you from pulling too hard on it, as you braid.
Separating the Hair
You will need to select the section of hair that you are starting with. Part the other hair out of the way and secure it with clips. You may wish to make unused hair into a pigtail, temporarily.
Separating and Braiding the Hair
Your section of hair has to be made into three separate strands. Make two stitches with these three strands. For the next stitch, add extra hair to the center strand. This will give you three strands to work with, for each stitch. Adding extra hair keeps the braid close to the head. Remember to make a braid stitch as you work to the end of the hair. Do not forget to add the extra hair, each time.
Keeping Your Work Intact
After you finish a braid, you need to secure it, as this keeps it from unraveling. It is never a good idea to use normal rubber bands on the hair. They will be too tight and can cause damage. There are many good products like beads and clips that will work well.
Cornrows are a stylish and practical hairstyle for women. Learning how to make cornrows may take some practice. However, it can easily be mastered with patience and time. Start with damp and not wet hair. Choose a section to work on and make it into three strands. Make two stitches and then take extra hair for the middle strand. Continue until you reach the end of the braid. Secure each braid with a good hair product. Normal rubber bands may damage hair and should not be used.