Cornrows or canerows are aptly named due to the braid’s appearance, which looks like rows of corn or canes. This traditional African braid continues to be a popular look with both men and women, and is a practical and protective hairstyle.
Watch our tutorial below or follow our steps below, they are great for beginners and show you how to create these lovely cornrows on yourself.
|Things You’ll Need|
|10 mins +||
Soft bristle brush
Step 1: Moisturise Hair
Start off with freshly washed hair and then make sure your hair is hydrated. As many of you know, we are big fans of the LOC/LCO method. So we start by spraying Sheen. Our hydrating hairspray is perfect for moisturising your hair and helps with detangling.
Editor’s Tip: You can get all the products you need (Sheen, Smooth and Seal) in our Moisture Surge Set.
Step 2: Divide Hair Into 4 Sections
Now, it’s time to part your hair ready to create your cute cornrows hairstyle. Grab a comb or rattail comb to gently divide your hair into four sections. You pick a side or a middle parting – it’s totally up to you and remember if you want to create more cornrows then all you have to do is create more sections.
Step 3: Separate Your Hair
Grab your Afrocenchix Essential Accessories Pack and use your clips and hairbands to secure your sections of hair. This will make creating your cornrows much easier – trust us!
Step 4: Create Your Cornrows
Starting with your first section of hair, take a small section of your hair near your hairline. Divide this section into three equal sections and begin to cornrow/Dutch braid your hair.
You can do this by crossing the 2 outside sections under – not over – the middle section, and then slowly pick up more hair from the sides, to create your cornrow braid.
Keep weaving until you’ve plaited all the hair in that section.
Step 5: Create The Rest Of Your Cornrows
Once you’ve plaited one section, it’s time to do the others! Release each section of hair and repeat the cornrows process that we did in step 4.
Step 6: Braid Loose Ends Together
Now you’ve created your cornrows hairstyle, you can braid the ends of your cornrow into a plait to complete the look. And there you have it – your classic cornrows hairstyle is done!