Over the last three years of being natural, I have become a lover of cornrows as my go-to protective style for a number of reasons. 1. There are a variety of cornrows designs to choose from and therefore you can’t get bored of redoing them. 2. They are hairline friendly. Unlike braids and twists, there is less risk of losing your hairline when you have cornrows done. However, too much of it is again risky.
So I have been rocking this cornrows for two weeks now and I thought I should share and answer a few questions.
Which Braids did I use?
I loved the feel and texture of this braids. They are soft and have no itchy effect in the scalp. They are new in the market so you should definitely try them out.
How many packs?
Five. Especially because I wanted the ends to be long
How long did it take to have it fixed?
One and a half hours
Who did the cornrows?
My salonist Dorothy. If you are based along Thika Road, or you don’t mind going all the way, give her a call on 0728728213.
How long did they last?
I plan on staying with them for Two and a half weeks-Three weeks. Honestly, with better care you can stay with them for 3-4 weeks. My hair is very soft and my satin bonnet kept sliding off because of the super long endings.
Care and maintenance?
Before braiding, I had washed my hair using Pantene shampoo and thereafter massaged my scalp and strands using Shea moisture African black soap conditioner for 15 min before rinsing.
After braiding, I used a mixture of coconut oil and Jamaican black castor oil to oil my scalp thrice every week.