Cornrows are a trendy hairstyle where the hair is braided finely close to the scalp. Many people with long hair prefer to get their hair styled this way to keep the hair out of their faces. This is a style that fits girls and boys alike. Some people like to attach extensions with their cornrows. This can easily transform the cornrows into an elegant hairstyle that can be worn to the prom and formal parties. Putting extensions in with your cornrows may take some time but the process is not that hard.
Here are the steps on how you can put in cornrows with your extensions:
- Wash your hair. First, you should wash your hair so that it is soft and easier to work with. Use your shampoo and massage your scalp. Rinse off the shampoo. Afterwards, you can use conditioner. Leave the conditioner for a few minutes before you rinse it off. This will leave your hair soft and smooth. Let your hair dry completely before proceeding with the next steps.
- Preparation. Use a comb to section your hair into different parts. Start from the top of your head and make a straight line down to your nape. This should give you a straight sectioning. Prepare the extensions on a table and make sure that the hair is not all tangles up.
- Putting in the extensions. Take the right amount of extensions that you will clip on to each portion of your hair. The amount of hair that you add will affect the size of the cornrows that you will end up with. Use smaller portions for smaller cornrows and more hair for thicker braids. Attach all of the extensions all over your hair and make sure that they are distributed evenly on your head.
- Braid your hair. After attaching all of the extensions on your head, you are ready to get your hair braided. For this part, it will be easier if you ask help from someone else. It will be hard for you to braid your hair close to the scalp if you will do it on your own. Start the braiding process from the top of your head and work towards the nape. This should give you a tight braid that is very close to the scalp. Braid the hair until the length of the extensions has been used. Do this for every section of the hair. You can trim the excess hair from the extensions if you wish.
These are the steps that you have to follow if you want to do cornrows with extensions on your hair. Remember that having your hair braided into cornrows may hurt, as the hair must be pulled away from the scalp in order to have tight braids. Also, you should know how to properly take care of your hair when you have cornrows for a hairstyle. Wash your hair regularly and allow it to dry. Putting oil on the cornrows can also help but it may be too greasy.