Cornrow braids are one of the best and safest hairstyles that are great for giving your hair the break it needs. Unfortunately, when it comes to a number of featured hairstyles, there are many that are fun for a while and end up falling out of style. One of the most popular hairstyles that have stood the test of time is Cornrow braids.
The beauty of this hairstyle gives an elegant, stylish and self-confident look, as well as being a great favorite of major celebrities. The box braid has been a trend for a long time; however, as popular as it may be, it takes a lot of thought and dedication to gain the necessary knowledge on how to create this hairstyle.
Many hairstyles have a story, among them there are the African braids, although in recent years we have seen them in big celebrities such as Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Zendaya, behind this “cool” hairstyle there is a long past . Its origin is in Africa and it dates back to the time of slavery, historically braids could be used as a means of expressing religion, familiarity, status, age and ethnic composition among other attributes. Over the years the way of wearing braids has evolved, they have continued to be recognized as a form of expression and identity of Afro-descendant culture. African braids are an easy and so practical way to forget the hairstyle for months, with a fabulous look. Braids also help give your hair a little rest and protect it from heat and grooming damage. In addition, with the superb styles of hairstyles that we are going to offer you, you are not likely to go unnoticed.
Side Cornrow Braids
If your style is more underground and you want to opt for more informal and fun updos with braids, side braids are for you. Don’t they remind you of Jennifer Lopez? Combine them with a ponytail and some hoop earrings as in the photo and it has been said to succeed.
Two Cornrow Braids
For this braided hairstyle, we start with a simple braid, which we often see on riders in horse riding competitions! We detach the upper part of the hair from the rest and we divide this part into three. We start like a classic braid, however, we add a wick at each crossing! It will take some practice to understand the technique, but after a few tries you’ll be a pro!
Cornrow in Front, Single Braid in the Back
When it comes to afro woman hairstyle, cornrow braids are probably the most common type of braiding. What makes them so common is that they are easy to wear. In addition, they can be adopted even by those who have short hair. A cornrow style braid does not require a particular length of hair. So, you don’t need extensions to enjoy a natural look with this type of afro woman hairstyle!
Cornrow Braids with Natural Hair
OMG. I’m sorry but within braided updos, combining French braids with curly hair is the quintessential ‘breakthrough’ look. It is to see the photo and think of the 2.0 version of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”. Pure magic.
Two Cornrow Braids with Extensions
Another hairstyle that you can do wearing loose African braids is to make two top knots and leave the rest of the hair loose. To make these African braid hairstyles step by step, you just have to do the following: Separate the braids at the height of the crown. Divide into two portions and roll each one on itself. Pull back into a bun and leave the rest of your hair loose.
Four Cornrow Braids
If you prefer to experiment with an envy-worthy afro hairstyle, the four Cornrow braids is just for you. Halfway between tradition and modernity, this type of twisted two strand African braids proves to be a practical choice for ladies who love hair experimentation. Why ?In addition to allowing a surprising speed of realization, the four Cornrow braids represent an interesting compromise to adopt on natural hair or in additions.
Five Cornrow Braids
Perhaps the most obvious way to give your African braids another style is to tie them up. Since we are talking about a bridal look here, we are inspired by five cornrow braids, typical hairstyles for this type of event, and we gather her braids in a maxi bun at the back of her skull or good in a low ponytail.
Cornrow Braided Into A Bun
If you love your cornrows, but need to wear your hair up from time to time, the top knot is a perfect hairstyle option for you. You’ll find it easier to do this if you tilt your head down and style your hair into a high ponytail from that position, so you can more easily pull all of your hair up.
Cornrows in Front, Box Braids In The Back
Kim Kardashian is the real “admin” of the “boxer braids” or box braids, the coolest trend of the collected with braids. Ever since he started his reign in 2016, this hairstyle has mercilessly starred in our feeds on all social networks, right? We have seen celebs of the stature of Zendaya, Kylie Jenner, Rita Ora or Chiara Ferragni and, now, almost in the middle of summer 2022, she comes and “bites” us with a bug.
Feed-in Braids and Cornrows
Within those collected with braids, we could say that the African braids are the ones that have the most ‘rollazo’, right? They favor any type of face and add volume and texture to our hair. And while loose cornrows are a hair dream, there are 1001 cornrow hairstyles to choose from, from ponytails to low buns… Need ideas for your next festival looks? First, you will have to choose what types of African braids you want (cornrows, micro box braids, marley…) and, from there, try different updos with your African braids. List these types:
French Braid Cornrows
The African braid, also called French braid or plaited braid, is one of the basics of the hairstyle. More complex to achieve than its big sister the classic braid, it also gives the hairstyle a much more sophisticated look. The technique is not complicated but requires a little rigor! By practicing first on the others and respecting each step, you will quickly be able to achieve on yourself this type of braiding that is worn both at the beach and in the evening.
Tree Braids Cornrows
This next hairstyle is one of our favorites! Here we have a beautiful braided and the hair is multi-colored. Different colors were used from black to blonde. We love everything about this style, from the chic and classic chignon to the bright colors. Hair like this will impress and it is perfect for those who like to make a statement.
Jumbo Cornrow Braids
If you’re looking for a braid style that everyone loves, jumbo braids are it. These thick braids are very original and very imposing. They have the advantage of being easy to put on and take off, but they are also perfect for bringing out a new hair color or accessories like rings, beads and jewelry. If your hair is of a thick nature, this alternative is for you.
Updo Cornrow Hairstyle
The prettiest of all braided updos: the herringbone braid. A romantic and versatile hairstyle that goes both to weddings and to the beach or the office, right? Once done, undo your herringbone braid with your fingers to give the hair more body and volume. And if you want to go to the last, braid it only up to the middle of the hair to combine it with a final ponytail: super boho.
Small Cornrow Braids
These make up two types of thin and loose African braids , which start at the root, and continue in thin strands to the end of the hair. However, unlike microbraids , tree braids tend to be left unfinished at the ends. These are usually done on long hair, as we have recently seen in the African braids hairstyles of Nicki Minaj and Zoé Travis.
Cornrows with Extensions
The perfect look for an urban vibe! It is best not to make so many color combinations in the rubber bands. With a thread of a single tone it will suffice because what should prevail when you wear glued braids, is naturalness. Adding races on one side of the head makes them generate more volume and symmetrical or asymmetrical figures can be made. Another good recommendation that will make you look radiant is that the braids are thicker at the top and get thinner as they fall.
Goddess Cornrow Braids
Tame your unruly natural hair by tucking it into tight goddess braids that will not only protect your hair, but provide a fierce everyday look! Try a bright color and braid the hair into a creative geometric pattern to make the hairstyle more fun. Finish with a wrapped ponytail or a high bun. Make a statement with your favorite color by weaving it straight into your huge goddess braids.
Mohawk Cornrow Braids
If you know that loose hair with a shaved effect on one side favors you, you can also rock this look with your attached African braids. It is about collecting one of the sides of the hair in braids upwards and holding them with invisible hairpins, while leaving the rest of the hair loose, with a ponytail or with braids. It is a way to look different with your African braids without having to collect all the hair.
Cornrow Braid Design
The French braid or root braid would be the Oscar for the most classic hairstyle of those collected with braids. However, due to the rise of box braids, root braids have been reinvented to give rise to hairstyles like the one in the photo: two French braids that merge with each other with a high ponytail. A fantasy, right? But if what you are looking for is the traditional hairstyle to make a classic root braid from the crown, we will tell you how (it is super easy).
Cornrow Braids with Weave
I know what you’re thinking: “WOW” (I’m crazy too). For this reason, although the trendiest option of all the hairstyles with braids and loose hair are the two braids on the forehead with the rest of the hair loose, I could not resist using this photo as inspo . The semi-updos with braids are perfect to innovate with our hair without having to wear it tied up 24/7. To achieve this look you will have to start with a side braid and join strands from the left side until you form a straight and carefree spike braid. And if you combine it with pink hair, the result would be as spectacular as the one in the photo. You dare?