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How To Braid Cornrows On Yourself

Curious about how to do cornrows? Always wanted to create cornrow styles? Then you’ve come to the right place. With our easy step-by-step video tutorial, you’ll be rocking cornrows in no time! 

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.

 

Time
Skill 
 Things You’ll Need
10 mins +

Medium

Afrocenchix Moisture Surge Set

Rattail comb

Soft bristle brush

Afrocenchix Essential Accessories Pack

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.

Next, apply a couple of pumps of our moisture-locking hair oil, Seal and finish with our moisturising hair cream, Smooth

Editor’s Tip: You can get all the products you need (Sheen, Smooth and Seal) in our Moisture Surge Set.

Afrocenchix How To Braid Cornrows On Yourself: beautiful black woman with natural hair

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. 

Afrocenchix How To Braid Cornrows On Yourself: beautiful black woman dividing her natural hair for cornrows

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!

Afrocenchix How To Braid Cornrows On Yourself: beautiful black woman parting her natural hair

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.

Afrocenchix How To Braid Cornrows On Yourself: beautiful black woman braiding her natural hair into cornrows

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. 

Afrocenchix How To Braid Cornrows On Yourself: beautiful black woman holding natural hair and cornrows

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!

 

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