Cornrow styles have always been in demand amongst women as well as men. They are catching up in the fashion circuit. Amongst all the braids, cornrows have a very timeless appeal. These have been in existence for a number of years. Cornrows were particularly popular in the later half of the 1960s, in the United States, although they were first seen in Africa. Since then, many beauty salons were seen in every town and women had no qualms about spending hours on getting the perfect cornrow done. Till today, it still continue to create a stir although this hairstyle may not be permitted at many professional organizations.
For this style, hair is particularly braided very close to the scalp. These are created in simple lines or even in many complex, geometrical shapes or lines. Perhaps, one can call it a different version of the French braids.
Female cornrow styles are quite distinctive and African-American women prefer it over other type of hairstyles. To create this hairstyle first you need to section of your crown into 8 or 10 sections. Now work on each section while clipping the other sections out of your way with clips or bobby pins. With the first section of hair, create three equal sections and start braiding your hair from your hairline and backwards.
Follow the natural contour of your head and when you reach the middle of your crown, just tie the cornrow with an elastic band. Let the rest of hair be free-flowing, follow the same steps for braiding the rest of the sections. Now gather the hair into a high ponytail and secure it with an elastic band. With the narrow barrel of the curling iron, curl your hair into tight ringlets. A great female cornrow style that was seen on Alicia Keys recently, is the half up cornrow hairstyle.
Cornrow styles are equally popular amongst men as they are amongst women. Men must always opt for the hairstyles that emphasize their masculinity. Hence, they should opt for the hairstyle that suits their personality well. As a rule of thumb, largely braided cornrows suit the people with wide jawline.
You can also wear longer hair, so that they can be tied at the back of the head with a trendy hair band. You can also try the hair weave patterns, creative cornrow swirls, star shaped cornrows, geometrical cornrows, etc.
These hairstyles look beautiful on kids too. There are various kind of cornrow hairstyles for kids. Cornrows can be styled into various complex deigns. But, the simplest are the straight down styled cornrows, where a person is left with small braids from each row. This style can simply be tied into a ponytail or a bun for a carefree look.
These hairstyles are performed without any chemicals and they also require limited maintenance drills. All you need to do is to wash their hair twice a week. And make sure that the twists and braids are not too tight, because they can damage delicate scalp and hair roots of the kids. Cornrows for the kids can last well for about 4 to 6 weeks. It is also important to bring their hair to normal condition within (at least 2 months).
Cornrows are one of the oldest forms of hairstyles yet great option for any hair texture. In the recent times, they are no longer known as just a hairstyle, these represent an artistic expression of the hairstylist. If you think what hairstyle that is different and trendy for any situations then cornrow hairstyle can get into your list next.