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X Cornrow Style on Natural Hair

By January 27th, 202110 Comments
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.

X Cornrow Style on Natural Hair

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.
X Cornrow Style on Natural Hair
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! 🙂

X Cornrow Style on Natural Hair


  • Letty says:

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

    I love your site.

  • Sabrina M says:

    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

  • Patty says:

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

  • Anonymous says:

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

  • Maria says:

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

  • Anonymous says:

    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.

  • Afrolicious says:

    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.

  • Beads, Braids & Beyond says:

    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:

    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!

  • Anonymous says:

    How do you 3 strand twist?

  • Pinkrage says:

    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.

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