Two Cornrows using Sistar Kenya Braids
Hello gorgeous, I hope you have been keeping well.So I had misplaced my hard drive which had images from when I was rocking these cute cornrows about a month ago! Thought I would share with you’ll where I got them installed now that I have traced my hard drive.
Don’t even know what to call these cornrows! Different types of names have been circulating around social media. Dutch braids? French braids?Boxer Braids?Kim K Braids? I just know them as cornrows aka ‘school girl lines’. I’m sure y’all can relate with that.
I cannot cornrow to save my life but I’m hoping to change this soon especially now that I have perfected my flat twist game.
This is what I did to prep my hair for the style;
-Cleansed with a Bentonite clay shampoo bar and rinsed with Suave Naturals conditioner.
-Protein treated with ORS Hair Mayonnaise. In addition to that, I did a moisturizing deep conditioning treatment using Suave Naturals Conditioner mixed with Coconut oil to infuse moisture back into my hair.
Tip “Always do a protein treatment especially before installing a protective style so that your hair strands can benefit from the strengthening property”
-Moisturized with Shea Moisture JBCO Leave in, sealed with Kentaste Coconut oil and Ajani Handmade Waridi butter (The LOC method works perfectly for my hair texture and helps me retain moisture)
-Then stretched my hair using the African Threading Method
I was off to the salon the next morning but my hair shrunk because of all the humidity in the air. My hairdresser was then forced to lightly blow-dry it. She was using extensions to cornrow and did not want my natural shrunken hair peeping out. This style was very easy to install and we only used one pack of ‘Asante braids’ from Sistar Kenya in the color Jet black.
How to take care of cornrows
I took the steps below to make sure mine lasted for a week and a half. Cornrows can last for more than a week if you take good care of them.
– Spritz my scalp every other night with water + aloe Vera juice mix.
-Applied Jamaican black castor oil on my scalp and edges every other night.
-Tied a satin scarf to bed every night to prevent the my from loosening.
-To lay my baby hairs, I used Eco styler gel with argan oil which also helped me to combat frizz.
Tip ” Make sure your stylist does not pull your hair too much from the scalp. This can easily cause too much tension that will lead to breakage.”
What do you guys call this style?