Sunday, October 31, 2010

How To Make Cornrows At Home

Cornrows are a popular hairstyle for women, today. They are a functional and fashionable way to wear your hair. If you often workout or wear hats, this will simplify life. Anyone can learn how to make cornrows. It may take a little practice and patience, but you can do this at home. Here are some tips to get you started.

Planning your New Hairstyle

You should have a very good idea as to what you new style will look like. One way is to draw it out into a plan or you may look for examples. There are many good examples in magazines and online.

Applying the Water

Your hair should be damp as opposed to wet. This is easily done with a spray bottle. If you do not have any detangling products, you can mix conditioner with the water. This makes your hair more relaxed and keeps you from pulling too hard on it, as you braid.

Separating the Hair

You will need to select the section of hair that you are starting with. Part the other hair out of the way and secure it with clips. You may wish to make unused hair into a pigtail, temporarily.

Separating and Braiding the Hair

Your section of hair has to be made into three separate strands. Make two stitches with these three strands. For the next stitch, add extra hair to the center strand. This will give you three strands to work with, for each stitch. Adding extra hair keeps the braid close to the head. Remember to make a braid stitch as you work to the end of the hair. Do not forget to add the extra hair, each time.

Keeping Your Work Intact

After you finish a braid, you need to secure it, as this keeps it from unraveling. It is never a good idea to use normal rubber bands on the hair. They will be too tight and can cause damage. There are many good products like beads and clips that will work well.

Final Thoughts

Cornrows are a stylish and practical hairstyle for women. Learning how to make cornrows may take some practice. However, it can easily be mastered with patience and time. Start with damp and not wet hair. Choose a section to work on and make it into three strands. Make two stitches and then take extra hair for the middle strand. Continue until you reach the end of the braid. Secure each braid with a good hair product. Normal rubber bands may damage hair and should not be used.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Look At Cornrow Hairstyles

Cornrow hairstyles are in popular demand. Many women prefer this style because it requires little care and maintenance and provides a young man with a distinctive style. If you are considering this style, talking to a professional about the design you want and preparation you will need to make will be very helpful.

In the past, cornrows were usually straight, however, now they can be found in many different designs, geometric shapes, and as part of an overall theme. In many cases, professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in this styling technique have created an art form that is very hard to duplicate and your style will be a one-of-a-kind. The ease with which you can achieve the design you are seeking will depend greatly on the thickness of your hair, the stylist and the steps that must be completed prior to getting this styling technique used on you.

Many professionals who can provide this styling technique have spend many years developing their skills. They are able to apply the tension that is required to achieve the design goal consistently throughout the styling process. In addition, they will know how much pressure to apply to the hair to achieve the design goal without causing pain.

An individual who has damaged, color-treated or very dry hair may need to see the professional a few times prior to styling to condition follicles and achieve the healthy state required to achieve the design without damaging the hair. The professional will discuss what steps must be taken before the process can begin in order to get the best results.

When the design has been completed, the professional will provide you with specific instructions on the care and maintenance of the design. They will also give you information about how you can care for your hair without damaging the design or follicles.

Creating cornrows for themes or events can be challenging because the design will stay in place for several weeks. Therefore, it will be important to talk to the stylist about how the design may be changed after the event so that you will be able to maintain your unique design for everyday wear.

The time involved in having cornrow hairstyles completed varies. In most cases, the styling will take anywhere from a few hours to several hours depending on the experience of the stylist, the type of hair that is being processed and the condition of the hair being done.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cornrow Updo Hair

A girl with his cornrow updo hairstyle. Her hair is braided from the front to the crown. The hair at the crown is swept up to create a cool updo look.