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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cornrows, For Cheaters!

I've had several people tell me they want to try cornrows but can't because they don't know how to French Braid. I've tried to come up with a solution for you! This may not look exactly like French Braid Cornrows, but it's close. If you can do a regular 3 strand braid, you can do this!

I hope these pictures aren't confusing. Just ignore everything going on with the rest of the hair and focus on the section right in the middle of the picture.

You start by parting out the row. I did ours about an inch across all the way down. Get the hair on both sides of the row you parted out of the way with some elastics or clips. Part out your first section in the row and start doing a regular braid. (You don't need to braid down very far.)Put a clip in to keep the braid from unraveling and part out your next section.Split the section in half.Take out the clip and put the braid through the middle of the next section.Using the braid as one strand and the 2 pieces of the section as the other two strands, continue braiding normally. Put in another clip, part and split the next section again and repeat all the way down. That's all there is to it! Here we are with the whole top of her head done. At this point I just put in some pigtails and made some braided buns leaving the ends out on top.





You can use these "fake cornrows" for any and all of the French Braid styles you've seen and wanted to try!

20 comments:

  1. i like how that ends up looking.

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  2. So cute! I love them! I think I can even do this on my daughters hair! Woo!

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  3. I have to say thank you sooo much for these styles. My daughter is caucasion but several of her closest friends are african american. She is always telling me that she wants her hair done like her friends, but I've had no clue where to start. Now I have some great ideas!

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  4. cute! I think I might try this today!

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  5. Cute! I love the idea of braids into braids!

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  6. I think that looks even cooler than a french braid. Good idea!

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  7. Cool, I'll definitely have to try this one. While I've been trying to learn and get good at French braiding, underhanded braiding (which makes the braid pop out) is no where near as easy so this is a GREAT alternative to that.

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  8. that's cute. I'll have to try this one :)

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  9. This is really cute! I think i will try it on my daughters hair for this weekend. We are going camping and I like to have their hair pulled back and out of the way. Thanks so much!!!

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  10. We will try this one. It is so cute.-Thanks

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  11. My mom just gave me a book she used when I was a kid called "Unique Hairstyle". It was so fun to look at! They did a style almost exactly like this, well, the braiding was similar, but they just did one for all the hair. At the time, the 8 hairstyles in the book were the peak of crazy:) Amazing how far we've come! And, by the way, I LOVE this one!

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  12. It turned out so cute! Much easier alternative to my sad looking attempts at french braiding!

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  13. Your little girl is so cute and I love all the styles you create for her.

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  14. So cute. I did a similar version this morning. I used these braids to make a "so-called" headband in front. Thanks for the ideas!

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  15. Her hair looks very cute. There is a name for these - box braids.

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  16. ooh ooh ooh finally a corn row I can do on my curly girl. Mixed hair. I am going to try it this weekend!!!

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  17. Well Im White And I have no idea how to cane row so can u give me an idea black people

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    1. I'm white and corn rowed (or cane rowed) my own hair. all you have to do if you want to do straight corn rows, is make a middle part in your hair all the way down the front, then, take about a 1 inch thick piece of hair from the front and braid it for about 2 "stitches" then you add a piece of hair from BEHIND the braid you started. then go as far back as you want. you can braid all the way down your hair and tie it with a hair elastic, or you can stop at the top of your head and pin it! then when your done with the first one, do as many as you want!

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  18. thank you! thank you! thank you! this totally worked!

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