African American Hair, Day 2

I didn't do any step by step pics for this. I figure you either know how to french braid or you don't. And sorry people, my pictures aren't going to help if you don't, right? :) You could always try watching my inside out french braid video. But I'm not gonna lie, it's not the greatest! SOME DAY if I get a new camera I'll try again, k.

This is nothing new, just some dutch braid cornrows. I did try to come up with a new and interesting way to do the parts though just for fun.

I started on the four braids on both sides of the part on top first, then did the braids in the back, working from the top down.

It's funny, the day I did this we had several people stop us in the store and ask how long THAT took!?! Actually, it really wasn't that bad. It took 24 minutes from start to finish. Inside out french braids are the fastest braids to do in my opinion. It was totally worth the 24 minutes too! We got three days of hairstyles out of it! I kept the braids in for 2 days until they started getting "fuzzy" then took them out and had adorable curls for the 3rd day. If she had any type of texture to her hair, we probably could have gotten away with keeping the braids in even longer.
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  1. Thank you for doing this Kori! We tried yesterdays post today. It was perfect for my oldest daughter but my youngest daughters hair still isnt long enough so I might try this one. I love the way you did the parts. I cant wait to see what you post tomorow.


  2. How fun! I can definitely see this as being a good summertime 'do for us. Easy, and you can stretch it out for a day or two. Thanks!

  3. WOW! You were braiding your fingers off girl! It looks so great! Why should all the African American girls only get the super cute parts and braids??? Great idea for all girls (and some creepy guys too I suppose)
    I just found your dinner blog. You made my day. I will have to write down some of your wonderful recipes tomorrow. Thank you so much for all your sharing. The girls are gorgeous!

  4. I really really wish my fingers would create the conrows and french braids. They always look soo cute. I will have to bagger my girls into letting me practice some.

  5. As an AA mom to two AA daughters (8 & 11) I must commend you for your creativity. I was in a slump and found your site through a chain of other hair sites.

    I am thrilled to say that I will be trying a lot of your styles on my 8 yo and my 11 yo heads.

    Because we have texture, any one of your styles will last at least a week on my dds heads.

    SOme of your style smay have to be tweaked to reduce the fuzzies, but I can honestly say that I have enough styles to last me the entire school year and then some.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

  6. ok i love your website and yes i am african american . secondly i am totaly jealous of ur daughter s hairstyles and i steal them from time to time and as a high school student i get compliments all the time! and i have no clue how to french braid lol but it is a quick and easy hairstyle(my mom braids my hair) but i just wanted to tell you that i think ur daughter is one of the luckiest kids in the world to have a mom that WANTS to do her hair.

  7. 24 minutes!!!
    That would take me more like 24 hours!