You could look at pictures of cornrow hair braiding designs for days. There are so many different ways that cornrows can be done, and so many different designs that it is possible to look at pictures for a very long time. If you are going to look at photographs of cornrows, you should first have a basic idea of what type you are looking for. This will help narrow down your search for pictures. This article will highlight some of the different cornrow hairstyles as well as how to care for them.
When cornrow braids are done correctly, they will lie flat against your scalp. This is a very common hairstyle in the African American culture. Many African American celebrities and athletes sport this hairstyle. Cornrow braids have a very extensive history as well, and have been popular throughout history.
Cornrows were very popular when African Americans were forced into slavery. They wore the hairstyle because it was a good way to keep their hair out of there face while they worked. It was also a way to keep their hair looking tidy, because often times they were forced to cut their hair for sanitary reasons. This hairstyle has grown in popularity through the years, and many different types can be found today.
Standard cornrows are braided for the forehead to the nape of the neck. Generally, cornrows are about a half an inch in width. They can be braided bigger or smaller depending on your preference. This style is an easily maintained hairstyle and typically takes an hour or two to complete. The time can vary depending on the length of your hair, and the person who is completing the hairstyle.
Zigzag braids are cornrow braids that are braided in a zigzag pattern. You can design the overall pattern or choose a standard design. Many celebrities have created and named designs after themselves, and you can find many pictures of patterns online or in magazines.
Hair extensions are another option available to someone who is contemplating a cornrow design. Extensions can be braided into the cornrows and pieces are then left to hang loose throughout the braid. This is done on the entire head and is a great option for someone who does not want to expose their hair to chemicals. It is said that this method is less painful then other methods of extensions.
You can find more styles, and pictures of cornrows, online or in magazines. There are countless designs when it comes to cornrows. Choosing the right one for you is important as this hairstyle lasts for 6-8 weeks. You want to be sure that you pick a style that you like because you will have to live with it for some time.