What Is the Way to Braid Cornrows?


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To braid cornrows, start with a 1/4-inch wide section of hair and braid it in an inverted French braid style. Continue in this manner until the entire head is finished. Alternately, a person can also choose to do only a small section of the head in this manner.

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Before starting to put cornrows in a person's hair, make sure all the necessary supplies are available. These include a rat-tail comb, a wide-toothed comb, leave-in moisturizer and barrettes or bands to secure the ends of the braids.

Step 1: Divide hair into sections

Divide the hair into 1/4-inch sections. Use the rat-tail comb to ensure the parts are as straight as possible. The more uniform the sections are, the neater the braids will look.

Step 2: Braid the hair

Start by dividing one section of hair into three pieces. Complete one braided stitch as normal. On the second stitch, pull a small piece of hair from underneath that row into the middle section. This produces the inverted French braid look. Continue in this manner until the end of that section of hair is reached. Secure the bottom with a barrette or elastic band. Repeat this step for all sections of the hair, until the entire head has been braided in this manner.

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