Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tutorial: Cornrows into Different Styles

Hello everyone:

This is a very simple style and what I love about it is the fact that:

1. It's a fabulous protective style;
2. It can last for weeks;
3. and it can easily be modified into different styles.  

I am up for the "easy styles" specially when our weekends are full of activities.  What makes this style look more complex is the way the sections are divided but this style is simple enough even for beginners. 

The products I used are:

Rait Tail Comb;
Hair Clips;
Spray Bottle with Water;
Oil Mix Bottle (castor oil and jojoba oil);
Eco Styler Gel with Argan Oil;
Curls- Paste (for the front section);
Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer;
Bee Mine Curly Butter.

After wearing her hair straight for a week, I washed her hair using our moisturizing shampoo and deep conditioned her hair with Bee Mine Bee.U.ti.Ful Deep Conditioner.  

Once I rinsed all the conditioner out, her hair was ready for banding.  I applied My oil mix first, then Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer  to each section and began banding her hair.   Ms. Bree's hair was banded for a day or so before we began styling her hair.  

*  I began by parting her hair from ear to ear;

*  Divided the bottom section into two by parting it diagonally (from right to left as you can see on the above picture);

* Before cornrowing each section: 

     I parted the section as thick as I wanted each cornrow to be;
     Then I damped the hair with water;
     I applied Bee Mine Curly Butter and a dash of Eco Styler Gel with Argan Oil and began cornrowing downward. 

* I followed the same above steps to cornrow the bottom left section (damp hair and applied the products);
  For this section, part each line from right to left on a angle.  You will still braid this section downward. 

*Front section:  I parted the front section from her left temple toward the back in a diagonally line.  

* Then began cornrowing down towards the hair line. 
      (Note: This is a great option for those who are worried about the hair line.)

* Again, I damped each section before cornrowing it and applied the products. 

This is what her styled looked like once I was finished with three sections.  I could have stopped there, but banded hair without styling it's not a good idea, at least not for me.   But I can't deny that it looked pretty.

Now, let's move on to the final step:

*The front right section, it's done the same way;

* Part each section in an angle, before cornrowing each section, I damped the hair and applied the products. 

This is a view from above, each section is braided in different direction but still braided toward the hairline. 

 This is the final product: 

Now, this style can easily be modified into different ones: 

A.  Cornrows into Side Pony Tails: 

B.  Lose Cornrows:

C.  Cornrows Braided into a One Big Braid: 

All the above styles are great protective styles and are definitely school friendly.  

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