It’s 2018 and yes, Cornrow Hairstyles are still a very huge trend among African American people. You will find scores of women and men spotting this stylish, flavorful and cool hairstyle walking down the streets. This is mainly because of how easy it is to rock and maintain and also because cornrows come in so many unique and great designs.
Cornrows have been an African cultural tradition for centuries and have slowly grown into African American hair culture and have also become a form of expression for individuals. Cornrows were just another African American hairstyle but became a huge fashion statement and trend when celebrities like Alicia keys and David Beckham spotted them last decade. The hairstyle was a “black thing” but not anymore as recently, we have seen Kylie Jenner and Mylie Cyrus rocking the seriously amazing work of art.
Anyone can get cornrows. It does not matter if you have short hair or long hair. The thickness of African American hair makes it possible for cornrows to hold. Adding on to that, you can get your real, natural hair plaited or you can add braids or extensions for longer lasting cornrows. The texture of the hair allows braids or extensions to be secured safely against the scalp.Cornrows are a very inventive hairstyle for the African American people as hair stylists can experiment with different designs or even creatively start a new one. The designs may be curvy, circular, straight or slanted, depending on the taste of the individual.
It is also a very versatile hairstyle which can be worn for formal occasions as well as casual ones. There are different immaculate cornrow designs that can be worn casually but can be switched up into an up do within minutes. For the carefree ones, a variety of colors can be added into the hair for highlighting. This leaves individuals with a variety of designs and colours to choose from.So, now that we have mentioned all you need to know about cornrows, it is time to find out which are the 10 most famous, trending cornrow hairstyles for African American people.
These can be created with natural hair (stopping at the back hairline or with braids (extending all the way down to the braids). Starting from the hairline, hair or braids flatly adhere in a zigzag pattern to all points of the crown, extending all the way down to the back. This design has been popular since the 90s and it is still very trendy to this day.These are very thick cornrows that start out small at the hairline and become big and bigger as they extend all the way down to the neck. To create this hairstyle perfectly, braids or extensions should be added in small amounts during the braiding process, making them very wide.
This elegantly structured design features scalloped waves that are cornrowed right from the hairline all the way through to the back. If you have very long hair or have added braids, you need to braid all the way down to the very end, burning the ends. If you prefer, you can add hair jewelry or ornaments to the braids.Neat cornrows are pulled up into a ponytail. The ponytail can either be high or mid height. You can make the tail as long as you want and you can experiment with two shades that complement each other.