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January 5, 2010

X Cornrow Style on Natural Hair

NikG of BeadsBraidsBeyond dishes on ways to keep baby girl's natural hair healthy and beautiful, without pulling yours out!


This is a fairly simple style if you know how to cornrow. Definitely an attention grabber!

I did three strand twists with this style. You can use two strand twists or braids if you would like.

Three strand twists look very similar to two strand twists. I took this side by side comparison shot to show you the difference.



Now for the style...

1. Part 4 "triangles" in the hair. One on top, one in the back, and one on each side. Make the top and back triangle wider than the side triangles because you will be parting hair out of those sections.

2. Go ahead and put your two side triangles in a ponytail and twist them up.

3. Part a little hair out of the top triangle from the left side, continue parting down to your back triangle from the right side. Cornrow that section all the way back.

4. Repeat #3 on the other side. You will have to cross this cornrow over the first cornrow you already did, just pick up where you left off.

5. Put your top and back section in a ponytail and twist it up.

& You're done! This should take 30-40 minutes tops. I used unrefined shea butter mixed with coconut oil and a little alcohol free gel for her edges.

Happy styling! :)


10 Chime in!:

Pinkrage said...

OK, I LOVE IT! I never knew you could do a three strand twist. I have to try that out for MY hair.

I can't wait until my pumpkin has enough hair to style.

Anonymous said...

How do you 3 strand twist?

Beads, Braids, & Beyond! said...

Thanks Pinkrage. :)

Here's a tutorial on how to do a three strand twist, I will be making my own soon but I hope this helps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n34-WitkCoo

Now I'll try to explain the way I do it

1.Take your section of hair and split it into 3
2. Take your right piece of hair and cross it all the way over your middle and left piece. (It now becomes your new left piece)
3. Take your new right piece of hair and cross it all the way over your middle and left piece. (this now becomes your new left piece)
4. Take your NEW right piece of hair and cross it all the way over your middle and left piece.

As you can see, I'm just repeating myself, lol. But that's how I do my three strand twists. Hope that helps!

Afrolicious said...

Did you find that doing 3 strand twist to be more effective as a protective style, and/or for stretching the hair then the two strand twist? I'm just wondering the effects on the ends. It's not like braiding.

Anonymous said...

You are such a cool mom!!! And so creative! My mother would put my hair in four big braids, put a clip on the front braid, and that was it, lol. I almost want to have a daughter now so that I can style her hair.

Maria said...

Beautiful! I love how she's always standing still for pictures. What a good girl.

Anonymous said...

Why do I have two nephews?! I need a niece to practice these amazing styles on.

Patty said...

Oh wow!!!! I love this style!!! I'm gonna try it on my little princess :)
I hope she will let me ;)

Bries Cakery said...

This is so cute! I am trying to figure out the cornrowing, but it does not come naturally to me and my 2 year old will not sit long enough for me to practice on her. I will definitely had to try the 3-strand twist though...looks like it will hold for longer.

I really need a tutorial in little girl hair maintenance and styles...lol

Letty said...

Love it, I'll try this next time.
Check mine out, heart and Star hair style

I love your site.

http://mylittlerascals-letty.blogspot.com/

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