How Do You Wash Cornrows?

How Do You Wash Cornrows?

To wash cornrows, create a mixture of water and shampoo in a bowl, wear a stocking cap, lightly wet the cap, pat the cap with the shampoo and water mixture, rinse the cap and dry with a towel. Apply your preferred oil for the best result.

  1. Create a mixture of water and shampoo

    In a small bowl, mix in water and your favorite shampoo. Consider using shampoo that is specifically made for your type of hair.

  2. Wear a stocking cap

    Wear a stocking cap, ski cap or beanie. Do not wash the hair directly; this protects the hair from frizzing and keeps your braids in good condition longer.

  3. Wet the cap

    Use a portable shower head to lightly wet the cap. Use a soft stream of water for this step so as not to soak your hair.

  4. Pat the cap with water-and-shampoo mixture

    Rub the water-and-shampoo mixture in your hands to create foam, and pat evenly on the cap. Gently massage the foam on the cap and leave it for a few minutes.

  5. Rinse and dry the cap

    Set the portable shower head to a light stream and rinse the cap. Be sure to remove all the product. Pat dry with a clean towel, remove the cap and pat the hair directly to remove as much water as possible.

  6. Apply oil

    Apply your favorite oil, preferably one which is designed for your specific type of hair.