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Side Cornrows into Sister Twists for Natural Hair

By January 27th, 202113 Comments
NikG of BeadsBraidsBeyond dishes on ways to keep baby girl’s natural hair healthy and beautiful, without pulling yours out!

Side Cornrows into Sister Twists for Natural Hair
I recently did a sister twist/cornrow style using Bee Mine Products. The products I used for this style were: Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer, Bee Hold Curly Butter & Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz which worked amazing! You can view the full review here.

This style was inspired by Jill Scott & Tia of Her Best Hair.

Side Cornrows into Sister Twists for Natural Hair

  • Using the end of a metail rat tail comb, part about half of the hair, tie the other half off and start cornrowing that side. You can do whatever design you would like. I used Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer and Curly Butter on each cornrow. I made the cornrows very loose for the protective styling challenge. If you do not know how to cornrow, please visit this website: Cornrows.co.uk This is the website that taught me how to cornrow.
  • Once you get to the end of your cornrow, add a little more product to the remaining hair, add the hair together so instead of 3 sections you will have two. Start twisting one section clockwise, and the other counter clockwise. This is the two strand sister twist method. Keep twisting the pieces in different directions while twisting around each other.

Side Cornrows into Sister Twists for Natural Hair

  • Once that side is all complete with cornrows going into sister twists, start parting medium sized boxes, add product, and do the sister twist method. You want your thumbs and pointer fingers holding on to each section close to the scalp. Your twist is going to unravel some, so you want to twist it close to the scalp, however, you don’t want to tug on the scalp. Once you get to the end of each twist, you can start doing a regular two strand twist, then roll the ends with your fingers.
  • You will do this to the entire head of hair until you are finished.

Side Cornrows into Sister Twists for Natural HairSide Cornrows into Sister Twists for Natural HairTip: This took me about 3 hours so make sure you take a break and have toys, snacks, and books on hand for your little one. Talk to your child during this time, have fun, be silly! Sprout and Noggin are great channels for the little ones. You can even do half one day, and half the next.

Note: Some people call these rope twists, but the video that taught me to do the style over a year ago called them sister twists, so I stick with that.

How we have been maintaining this style:

  • Spray hair each morning with Bee Mine Juicy Spirtz
  • Moisturize ends each night with Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer (her ends have felt amazing!)
  • Cover hair each night with satin bonnet

13 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    My older sister used to style my hair in similar ways when I was little (if I hadn't found a good enough hiding spot, lol). I want to steal this for myself with some weave as a protective style.

  • Imana says:

    your daughter is beautiful!
    im abt to get my friend to help me do this on my own hair with the cornrows!

    and my little sister is abt to go on an overnite camp, so i will be doing this on her hair aswell but ima do twist in the front!
    CANT WAIT
    😉

  • Anonymous says:

    lOVELY STYLE. WILL TRY THIS ON MY LOVELY DAUGHTER. JUST A QUICK QUESTION GIRLS – DO YOU CORNROW WHEN THE HAIR IS WET/DAMP OR DRY? DRY IS PROBABLY PAINFUL AND I DONT REALLY WANT TO BLOWDRY HER HAIR. THANKS

  • Pinkrage says:

    This is HOT! I LOVE it. NikG i need you to make a how to section on your blog so I can go back and reference these styles once my daughter hair grows longer.

  • Beads, Braids & Beyond says:

    Thank you all so much!! <3

  • Maria says:

    I love this style!

  • Rahshell says:

    Her hair is beautiful! I love this style, I'm gonna have to try that on myself 🙂

  • labon10 says:

    My daughter's hair was the same about a month ago. She doesn't have nearly as much hair, and the cornrows were not as fancy. I had about 6 pre-teens asking if I would do there hair. 🙂

  • Loo says:

    This girl's hair is FIERCE! Lovin' it.

  • bella gee says:

    this is so gorgeous for a summer style. awwww i look forward to having me a little short mama one day.

  • Tanya says:

    When I saw this I was like OMG!!
    1. I have to learn how to braid!!!
    2. I can't wait till my hair is this long so I can wear this style.

  • A Simple Complexity says:

    I don't normally comment (lurker) but this style is definitely fly! Im gonna steal this style for myself 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    NikG,

    Your daughter's hair looks absolutely amazing. I definitely need to check out that cornrowing site, because I haven't done a decent cornrow in ages;0)

    Candy72 (from NaturallyCurly.com)

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