Everything you’ve always wanted to know about cornrow hairstyles.
Cornrow braid is a type of plait that is woven flat to the scalp in straight rows and has a raised appearance, resembling rows of corn or sugar cane (hence their proper name). Cornrows originate in Africa and the Caribbean and are a popular protective hairstyle for both men and women. They will last anywhere from 2-8 weeks, based on how they are mounted and maintained.
Even though cornrow braids aren’t a new hairstyle, they’ve definitely gained new popularity with A-listers and fashionistas. You might hear people refer to two cornrows as boxing braids that Kim Kardashian and the crew love to wear. Popular fans include Alicia Keys, Zendaya, and Zoë Kravitz.
Intrigued, huh? Keep reading to explore the past of cornrow braids, learn how to do it with our simple video guide, and explore the perfect ways to rock them in 2020.