How To Do Cornrow Braids - Learn how to to this simple braiding technique.

Want to learn how to do cornrow braids? Look closely and watch my hands as they move.

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Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@LOCOTEINE Secure it with an elastic at the ends.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@kadeemsanchez7 Just keep practicing. You'll get it.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@Omodada Got it from Amazon but yeah Ebay is cool too.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@TheArkan93km Just enough to grab.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@zbreezy23 Just watch the video again and again. Move your hands like I move mine and you'll get it.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@alfalgebra Elastics are fine but depending on the texture of your hair it might stay on it's own.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@xenafer Long enough to grab properly.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@ilalated Kind of. :)

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@CyberDame Nope. When it looks bushy it's time to take them our and re-do.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@mikacurt You can get them online at Amazon.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@shaybabygirl92 NEVER braid tight. That's no good and why so many black people have no hairline.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@haitiplaya14 It's not supposed to hurt. Tell them to stop pulling so hard. You'll lose your hairline.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@MrDevil609 I'd seek professional help. They have skilled fingers and can grab the shortest hair.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
@jawadalishe The minimum length is whatever you can handle.

Author Fa'a Otineru ( ago)
i was just wondering at the ending of my braids its loose could you tell me what i'm doing wrong??? and how to fix it pls and ty!!!!

Author Michele G ( ago)
I am 28 and never new how to do this. I just learned in under 3 minutes from your video. Thank you for making it simple. I'm excited I just want to cornrom my whole head, my kids' hair and my husband

Author tyffy ( ago)
@nao1163 I think it would be fine if you used those small rubber bands and just tied them up. Or you can use bobby pins or mini banana clips.

Author tyffy ( ago)
You should post more videos! This one is really helpful.

Author grace317 ( ago)
So essentially it's just like doing a lot of french braids? I always thought the hair had to be frizzed with a perm first or something. Thanks for this, I'm gonna try it!

Author Sonnel20 ( ago)
Thanks so much! Another great vid. You've def. got a new subbie. Please keep making more braiding tutorials. Your braiding is so precise and easy to follow even down to the camera shots...

Author Emanuel Franco ( ago)

Author Curtis Johnson ( ago)
Very Simple instructions and great visuals. I completed my first "row" after watching this video

Author GewoonSiham ( ago)
Thank you, for the FIRST time i've braided my hair thanks to you!

Author rahsgurl ( ago)
WoW! Have looked at so many Vids on this and yours is the first to have offered ANY enlightenment. Congrats on makimg a vid that does what it Now we wont go broke paying someone to do this every two weeks. You saved us MONEY! Thank-You.

Author Ghauste ( ago)
Well, I just might learn how to cornrow, after all. Great video.

Author SuɱtɧɩɳMstBAʋaɩℓaƄℓε ( ago)
ahh you go under not over. My mistake

Author DST2223 ( ago)

Author xmarycarmenx ( ago)
Hell yeah nice video. Now im wondering if ill be able to do this on my own hair. i doubt it.

Author lissahxox ( ago)
@mirokupurple it does get thicker? lol

Author pajaji ( ago)
Easy to follow!

Author Jennifer Dayton ( ago)
this is such a gret video..thank so much forposting it..

Author xenafer ( ago)
I have a question. How long does the hair have to be to do this?

Author Ila Barker ( ago)
Is it like a regular french braid, but upside down?

Author CyberDame ( ago)
Do you put anything in the hair so it could stay put longer?

Author Thkmra ( ago) does..........

Author LouLee92 ( ago)
you just secure it with an elastic it will stay

Author j Al ( ago)
Hi, whats the minium length for cornrows.. My hairs are pretty short for these I think. Mine are about 2 to 2.5 inches.

Author hygrass ( ago)
@mirokupurple it does

Author hygrass ( ago)
i love it!! thanks :D

Author DivaMonae ( ago)
Thanks so much for posting this! I watched a different video a couple of years ago on how to do this and I just couldn't get it I decided to try on my 2 girls after watching this video and they look great! Thanks again!

Author khaled nemrawi ( ago)
my hair is abt 2-3 cm long (which is a big accompishment been bald all my life) do u think i can do cornrows?

Author matawa08 ( ago)
Am very glad to have found this vd!!! Now am going to try make my own hair!! Thanks amillion!!

Author Trevorthespaghettifox ( ago)
ok so as you braid it back you pick up pieces from the back as you go and what?, just gather it into one of the three pieces your working with? O.o

Author shycuteness ( ago)
tie it with a rubber band or put a barrett. if you dont the whole braid will come out .

Author VxNx ( ago)
what if u wanna stop at the middle of the crown and have the rest of the hair loose? how can i make the cornrows stay?

Author MaatHeragain ( ago)
Wow!! Thanks..I always messed these up. Now I can do my daughters hair without sending her to her Grandma...Its quite embarassing..lolThanks again!!

Author CD CK ( ago)
This is a great video! Wanted to know when you are doing the braid like everytime you pick up a new piece, that piece is the center piece right? and when you pick up that center piece up it goes over the left piece or right piece? i am going to start learnig to braid my own hair starting this year. Its apart of my new years "goals". I don't make resolutions.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
It is once you can see it clearly isn't it? You're welcome!

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Good for you!

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
See the comment below.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Long enough for you to work with.

That length varies depending on who'd doing it and their skill level.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
You're welcome.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
No, cornrows don't damage hair. Rough combing, brushing, lack of daily care and chemical abuse damage hair.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Thanks and good luck.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Put on a shower cap and you'll be fine.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
You're welcome and good for can do it on yourself too. Just keep practicing.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Thanks and you're welcome.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
The best suggestion I can give you is to go slowly and each time you make a pass with the hair, draw your fingers all the way to the ends to separate the hair you're working with from the rest.

It also helps to do the braids with less hair until you get better. Smaller ones are always easier to do.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Thanks and you're welcome. :)

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Thank you. Good luck!

Author Pojoga Andrei ( ago)
how long does your hair have to be to make decent row ?

Author Amber Amazes ( ago)
i want that doll, where'd you get it?

Author 0HDizzyMissLizzy ( ago)
Thanks so much! I can do it now :)

Author Jennifer Pena ( ago)
Doesn't cornrows damage your hair, well not damage, but you know when you braid your hair really small, when you take it out it becomes all frizzy and stuff, will that happen to cornrows or no?

Author shineystar1801 ( ago)

Author Chelice Singleton ( ago)
Im really trying and I just cant seem to keep my fingers close to the scalp enough to grab the hair and make it tight.. any suggestions?

Author MommyReporter ( ago)
I agree, this is the best tutorial on how to do cornrows that I have seen so far... thanks so much for the clear and simple demo!!

Author hellohey000 ( ago)
I think that this is the best vid tut that I have seen so far thanks!!! I'll try it

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
That is awesome! Good for you girl!

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Thank you. :)

Author ladydeath979 ( ago)
My sister did it for the first time watching as she went along. and my hair was done in 20 minutes!

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Yay! Congrats! :)

Author J Olisa ( ago)
You are simply the best.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
You're welcome. Let me know how it turns out!

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Sorry about that. I'm ambidextrous with some things. I'm glad you finally got it!

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Thank you!

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Don't worry about'll get it. Just relax and keep trying. You WILL catch it and once you do you'll laugh at how you're feeling now. :)

Author misspotential ( ago)
this is the best how to corn row video on youtube you can actually see everything!!!!

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Thanks. I know what you mean and I'm gonna make a part 2 for this video when I get back to "work" next week.

Don't worry...I'll make sure you and anyone who wants to learn how to cornrow "get's it" perfectly when I'm through. :)

Author lameexcuse17 ( ago)
This is the best vid so far. But i need a view from your angle. I dont understand how to hold the hair in my hands. my fingers cramp up when i hold the hair. and im not sure if how exactly to add the hair. Should i be adding it to the middle peice? or the side one then bring it to the middle. I need like step by step SLOW instructions. with many diff angles to get this. Cuz it looks easy when u do it then i try and my fingers dont know where to go. Thanks!

Author J Carroll ( ago)
ill try that thanx

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Hi. Explain a little more when you say you keep losing the hair.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
You sure can, just keep practicing and you'll get it eventually. I'm going to make a new video on cornrow braids explaining some more, and with views from different angles.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
This is tricky to explain....but when you pick the hair up kind of run your fingers through as if you are combing the hair out all the way to the ends before you bring it around and pick up more hair.

Do this with each link you make with the braid to make sure the hair doesn't get tangled. It doesn't matter if you have to go really slowly to do it.

I'm going to make another video soon showing what I mean o.k.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)

Author J Carroll ( ago)
when i pick up the hair it gets all tangled, plz help

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Yay! I'm so glad it worked out for you. I think soon I'm going to have to do a part two for this were I do it from some different angles and explain it more.

That's so awesome that you got it. Glad I could help!

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Here's a tip for you. Start small. make a thin part and work on that. As you get better make the section of hair bigger.

A thinner section is easier to work with and a lot less intimidating than a big ole clump of hair.

Just take your time and you'll get it. :)

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
You ladies can learn it easy. Back when I had a boyfriend with hair long enough for cornrows I couldn't do it either.

Just watch closely and move your hands like I move mine and you'll get it soon enough.

They WILL look like hell the first few times you do it, but as you go along they'll look better and better. :)

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
My hair is dread locked so I don't do tutorials on my own head. Sorry! :)

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
You have the right idea. It's like and inside out french braid. :)

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Thanks. Once you catch on it's very easy to do.

Author BlackBeautyTips ( ago)
Hey, just watch my hands, go slow, keep practicing and you'll get it. :)

Author tigereyes5 ( ago)
Yay! i've trust tried this on my hair and it worked!!!! It wasn't very neat mind, but i'll get better. I've always been able to cornrow braiding conventionally (over the fingers) but that only works for side cornrows or french braids. I've been watching other vids but this one worked the best.
Thanks; you rock!!!!!

Author Sandra Casagrande ( ago)
thank you for t his video. how about a video doing this to your own head.

Author Sandra Casagrande ( ago)
you make it look so easy. it is just a series of french braids, isn't it?

Author Crisu20 ( ago)
omg thats cool!

Author A Ortega ( ago)
omg i want to learn so bad!!!!

Author Lazarrus Mohanno ( ago)
nah, it is for anybody who likes to have them!

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