Thursday, February 10, 2011

Getting Creative With Basic Cornrows

I was inspired by a style I saw on Longhairdontcare2011's Youtube channel. As you can see, the style is very easy if you know how to cornrow and it's versatile!

  • I started on stretched, moisturized hair, well detangled hair.
  • I split the hair from ear the ear and cornrowed the entire back section down. I did about 10 or 11 straight cornrows.
  • After cornrowing the back section I parted her hair straight down the middle and started working on the right side. I parted her hair from her hair, to the middle part and cornrowed it back as if I were doing a mohawk. I parted and cornrowed two more sections above that and did the same thing on the left side.
  • I placed the top section of left over hair in a ponytail and placed it in about 4 braids.
  • That's it! All done. Pretty basic cornrowing. Just make straight parts and you're good! :)

I wanted to show you all how to switch this easy style up within minutes.

To get the above look:
  • I simply gathered the 4 braids from the top ponytail, split them into two and started twisting them around one another, I then began picking up the other braids and adding them to each section, once I got to the back of her hair, I grabbed 5 braids from the left and added them to one section and 5 from the right, adding them to the other section, I continued twisting all the way down to the end and tied the twist off with a ponytail holder.

To get the above look: I pretty much did the same exact thing as above, only this time I braided (so I used 3 sections), instead of twisting.

To get the above look: I did the same exact thing as the above twisted style, only I split the braids into two and twisted down.


  1. That is a beautiful hair style!! Love your blog.

  2. AMAZING! i love it such a simple style that can be put into other simple styles. What a great protective style!

  3. I do those same cornrows on Syd's hair a lot and have NEVER thought to twist them like that! Looks great!

  4. Love it! But I want to see how the front looks!

  5. do you braid her hair while it's wet?

  6. That's really pretty Nikki! Will you curl the cornrows?

  7. Seemed easy enough...thanks for the continued inspiration. working on the valentine hairstyle. I may actually put up a pic. lol.


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