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Making Basic Cornrows
Mastering cornrow braiding is the first stop in your crash course in cornrows. If you know how to expertly craft individual braids, you can move on to using them to create unique and highly personalized styles.
- Wet the hair with a spray bottle filled with a mixture of water and
- Brush the hair to remove tangles and to spread the water through the strands evenly.
- Part the hair down the middle of the head in the front.
- Collect a portion of hair into your hand and separate it into three sections.
- Create a basic braid by alternately pulling the right and left stranded over the middle.
- Secure the individual cornrow with a snap bead, hair clip, end bar, barrette, or
- Braid the rest of the hair in this fashion.
Now that you know how to make cornrows, you need to understand a few basic styles. That's right, not every cornrow hairdo will look the same. Some of the most common cornrow styles include:
- Straight cornrows: the most basic cornrow hair design. Braid the entire head of hair and let each braid hang loose and free along the face.
- Hybrid cornrows: features a few sections of cornrows pulled back into a pony tail to create a contrast between braided and non-braided hair.
- Zigzag cornrows: intricate braids that cross the scalp in a variety of patterns.
- Circular cornrows: cornrows fashioned in multiple circular patterns on top of the head.
- Buns: collect several of the braids at the back of the head, curl, and pin into a tight bun.
- Mohawk: pulls full-headed cornrow braids onto the top of the head for a faux-mohawk look.
Appropriate Uses of the Cornrow
The cornrow is a very adaptable hairstyle that is appropriate for a wide range of situations. The most common variables when choosing appropriate cornrows is the width of the individual braids and the tightness of the style.
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This adaptability makes the cornrow something of a challenge for beginning