15 Cornrow Hairstyles

Cornrows are a traditional African hairstyle that can be worn by both men and women. Cornrows were originally popularized in the 1800s and have been continuously used for cultural, political and artistic expression ever since. In this blog post we will discuss 15 cornrow styles from short to long, thick to thin, braids-only to full of twists!

From the roots

From the roots
Photo from @braidsambassador

Weaving from the roots is quite complex, but gives an incredibly beautiful and amazing result. Part of the hair is braided tightly against the scalp, and the rest is simply in tight plaits.

Box weave

Box weave
Photo from @originalentsir_beau

Box braiding is a special kind of braids, which are braided very tightly to the scalp. They can create beautiful patterns.

Weave and tail

Weave and tail
Photo from @lenajaye_

This hairstyle is performed by braiding a long braid, which captures the parietal zone, and then goes like a normal braid, but at the end of smoothly turns into a ponytail

Two braids

Two braids
Photo from @lenajaye_

A very simple hairstyle that is done by braiding two plaits on each side of the head. This hairstyle can be done with any length and thickness of hair. It will look beautiful with flashy and bright hairpins, or you can decorate the braids with artificial flowers.

With a bundle

With a bundle
Photo from @nounoursbeautylo

With the help of box braids are created braids on the parietal zone. Then the rest of the hair is braided into braids and tightly twisted into a bun at the back of the head

Basket  weaving

Basket  weaving
Photo from @discoveringnatural

Basket weaving is quite a popular type of weaving. This hairstyle can be worn with hair of any length and thickness, and it will give your image a twist.

Patterned weaving

Patterned weaving
Photo from @tatyshairs

The patterned weave is the most difficult, but it creates an incredibly beautiful result that everyone will love. Part of the hair should be braided in the patterned method on the head, and part of the braids should be left in a free fall.

With added kanekalon braids

With added kanekalon braids
Photo from @afrikaorgusu.ankar

This hairstyle is suitable for summer or winter. To make it more interesting, add a colored kanekalon to the weave.

Pinecone braiding

Pinecone braiding
Photo from @studio.minc

This hairstyle is also called “braid braiding” because you have to make sharp turns while braiding them. This type of braiding is best done with straight hair about 30 cm long. This allows you to create a kind of bumps on the head.

African Style

African Style
Photo from @afrobraidshairstyle

African braids are the most popular option and can be done on any thickness of hair. It involves many braids on the head, which are braided tightly against the scalp.

7 plaits

7 plaits
Photo from @melodyboxbraids

Do not stop at the standard braid, and make, for example, seven braids at once. Everything will depend on the thickness and length of your hair.

Fishtail

Fishtail
Photo from @hairbytakiyyah

The fishtail modification is a cool option for every day!

Live braids and part of loose hair

Live braids and part of loose hair
Photo from @justbraidsinfo

Two braids on the parietal area, smoothly passing into the loose hair will give any woman an incredible charming

Fine braiding

Fine braiding
Photo from @h.r_elles

Fine braiding is a complex method of weaving. It can be done both on the head and in free-fall mode, but only with long hair

Braiding all over the head

Braiding all over the head
Photo from @sanahaircareforchil

An unusual option for creating braids that will definitely be able to make you stand out from the crowd. The method is especially relevant for women with thin and short hair.

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