Tip About Getting Cornrows

October 26, 2013 by kingssboy347  
Published in Hair

Tips about getting cornrows.

  • Precise braiding, not pulling hard from the scalp, is what makes a long lasting style. Pulling too hard from the scalp does nothing to help a style to last. It only leads to pain and hair loss.
  • For thick, curly or “kinky” hair, braids can last for up to a month.
  • If you tuck the hair under, you are making an “invisible” track braid, and if you reach for hair from beneath outwards, you are making a “visible” track braid.
  • People with straighter or slicker hair may need to use what is called “aqua wax” or a protein hair gel to help the style last, and to preclude the need for extra tension during styling.
  • If you do not wish to wet the hair first, you may consider at least using a hair cream or hair mask or leave in conditioner. (However if you wet fragile hair it could cause breakage because hair shrinks as it dries.) Some people don’t like to wet the hair, and this is fine. However, if you don’t, you will need to be extra mindful of tension. Use a featherlight touch.
  • People with fine or sleek, straight hair may want to use some sort of braid spray to help make the hair “stickier” so that the braid does not fall out as it’s being put in the slicker, fine hair.
  • Narrow braids stay in longer than larger ones.
  • Don’t pull too hard!
  • Hair can be washed with cornrows in. Simply wear a stocking cap over it, and use a shower massager or water pick to force water underneath the braids. Use a diluted shampoo and water mixture to wash, clear water to rinse, and spritz the hair with a leave in conditioner or hair oil afterwards.
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