We feature a lot of corn row based extension styles on the blog and also on social media. For one cornrows have been around since ‘daddy was a boy’ and they are perfect for the woman or mommy who does not want her hair or her daughter’s hair manipulated throughout the week.
Back in the day your mom would sit you between her legs and do your corn rows every Saturday so that you could look fresh and so clean for church and school the next week.
These days we do the same thing but we also see them as a great way to really protect our hair allowing it to flourish untouched.
Afro textured hair does best when left alone; you take care of the scalp, detangle once, and put it away until the next style especially if you are trying to grow it out.
When your TWA gets to a certain length we like the idea of protecting it with cornrows sometimes, which gives you a break from daily styling and you can keep retaining length as well.
The below video is from YouTuber Lovingmenaturally, and what I loved about it, is that it was a basic corn row style but she took special care by installing ‘singles’ to her nape area so that the tension is low there. Singles can be braids or twists just depends on what is easier for you but the idea is to eliminate tension and tension bumps that are common at the nape.
Basic corn rows are perfect for those of us with a TWA who just want to put our hair in a style, forget about it for a week or two or even keep it neat so that it can fit nicely under a wig* for awhile.
The key is to not forget about the basics of styling, those things mommy used to do back in the day are still beneficial to us now. Of course by all the corn row styles we post daily, you know that already!
Check out Lovingmenatural as she demonstrates how to do basic corn rows with singles for her lovely TWA: