Cornrows for Women

There are some great cornrows for women out there! 

Cornrow braid hairstyles make for a low maintenance, protective style should last for several weeks with very little effort on your end. 

Cornrow plaits, as I've heard them called before, are braided using three strands that lay flat against your scalp into any one of hundreds of designs.

Cornrows for Women

This particular client already had some color in her hair, she had red highlights with gave the style its color.

You can recreate this subtle color effect by mixing in just a little of the braiding color #30. 

Another fun technique to do is to add a little piece of color towards the ends of the braids for a braided ombre effect. 

For this style you'll need: 

  • Rat tail comb to part the hair 
  • Wide tooth comb for detangling 
  • Clips for sectioning 
  • Pre-Stretched braiding hair
  • Murreys Edgewax for hold

As always, I began with shampooedconditioned hair. If you plan on leaving braids in for any long length of time, it's beneficial to deep condition first as your hair will appreciate the extra moisture! 

To Begin: 

The first thing you'll want to do is lay out your braiding hair and supplies so that everything is handy and ready to go. We decided on this simple curved design that alternated between small cornrows and larger ones because the client wanted something basic yet professional. 

You'll want to start with the small cornrows first. It's harder to get closer to the scalp for the small braids if you do the chunkier braids first. I ended up with a total of six small braids. I only did those cornrows to the nape of her neck. You'll want to incorporate them into the large cornrows so you don't need to braid them all the way down. 

Once the small cornrows had be completed, I went back and started on the chunky braids. The trick for smooth feed-in braids is to add just a pinch of hair at time. Resist the urge to rush through; take your time and add small amounts in. 

When I would get to the end of the larger cornrows, I would make sure to tuck the small cornrow inside of it, and then braid it all the way down to the end. 

Finally, once the braids have all been completed, you'll want to finish the ends off. We simply dipped her cornrows into boiling hot water, but you can always curl them by placing the ends on roller first before dunking them into the hot water. 

Styles such as these take very little effort to install and can last for several weeks at a time when properly maintained. 

With the exception of box braids, cornrow hairstyles typically last the longest, making them an excellent choice of protective style

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