Tween Cornrow Hairstyle

There comes a time when our little girls aren’t so little anymore and aren’t so into little girl things. D is now a tween and no longer into the beads and bows and cutesy hairstyles. She is also super busy and doesn’t have a lot of time to spend on protective styles that can take some time to do. She has been doing her own hair from a few months now. She washes, conditions, detangles, moisturizes and even styles! Her styles are limited, right now, to ponytails, single braids and twists, but she is learning and doing a pretty good job. However, we have both gotten a little tired of the detangling sessions that ensue from her wearing her hair out/in ponytails all week long. So, we finally took the time recently to do some cornrows to give her a break from styling/detangling and me a break from hearing the gripes about it. ūüėČ

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A simple cornrow hairstyle that will hopefully last 3-4 weeks. We are currently going into week 3 and the style is holding strong, *Fingers crossed for 2 more full weeks*. She moisturizes almost everyday with our favorite, Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer, and wears her satin sleep wrap every night.

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What hairstyles are your tweens into? I would love more ideas! Share them with us on our Facebook page. Until next time!




Cornrows, Braids and Box Braids: 2 Kids Hairstyles

Cute Easy Hairstyles

Today I am sharing a couple kids hairstyles that I have done recently on my daughter. These cornrows, braids and box braid styles are fairly easy (and cute), especially the first one I have for you.

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How To:
1. Start with banded/stretched and moisturized hair. Part and cornrow 2 braids on the top/center of the head. Be sure to add a holding/moisturizing product so the style will last. My favorite is Bee Mine Curly Butter. I used that and Bee Mine Luscious when creating this style.
2. Make 2 small ponytails on each side of the cornrows, cross them over into a second ponytail to create the criss cross ponytail look, then braid or twist each ponytail.
3. Part out 4 equal ponytailed sections in the back and braid or twist each of them.

This next style was a little bit more difficult for me, I attempted some curving cornrows.
1. Start with banded/stretched hair, curve the parts for your cornrows (make the curves pretty drastic if you want the braids to appear even more curvy). I did 4 cornrows on one side of her head.
2. Create box braids on the remaining hair. Don’t forget the styling product!

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This style was her back to school hairstyle this year. Check out these back to school hair ideas for more.

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Learning to Cornrow Hair Takes Practice and Patience

Learning to cornrow hair takes practice and patience. It can be discouraging when a style you have in mind doesn’t turn out. I can’t tell you how many failed style attempts I’ve had. I tried learning to cornrow and gave up several times before sticking it out. I honestly thought I would NEVER get the hang of it.


I like to think I’ve come along way with my cornrowing skills since I first started learning, like this easy cornrow style I did in my beginning days, lol, it is apparent my skills were lacking, but I don’t mind sharing, because everyone starts somewhere and everyone needs practice and anyone can learn to do it. It was definitely a process and took a lot of practice, but I watched from others, learned from my mistakes, figured out what works best for me and practiced some more while applying the cornrowing tips and tricks I was learning along the way.

This was a great protective style I did last year. Simple straight back cornrows, 2 Ki Lan style cornrows down the sides of the hairline in front and small box braids in the back. The bottom right photo are the lose braids braided and twisted up into a bun:

braids and cornrows

Another cornrow style I did:

A cute and easy style incorporating cornrows:
See a tutorial for this cute and super easy hairstyle here and also see another way to wear this style.

My point of this post is to not give up, even when discouraged. You will learn and you will get better at cornrowing, it just takes a little lot of patience and practice. Start with these tips and once you get the hang of it try some of these cornrow styles. Good luck! and Please share your progress with us on our Facebook page.

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Cornrow Hairstyle Tutorial

Criss Cross Over Cornrow Hairstyles

Both of these cornrow hairstyles are similar and basically start off the same way. Your parts should resemble a pie or pizza.

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criss cross cornrow hairstyle

(For steps 1-3 refer back to the hair parting diagram above)
Step 1: Part hair in four sections. (front to back, ear to ear) clip each section to keep them separate

Step 2: starting with the right front section and from the center point, I parted diagonal so that I had two triangles.

Step 3: I then split those two triangles in half from the center point making 4 triangles in that 1 section. Make sure you keep the 4 triangles separate.

Step 4: starting w/ the 2 triangles at the top make a set of criss crossed cornrows (if you’re not sure how to do that see our criss cross cornrow tutorial) going to the center of the head, w/ the bottom two make 2 regular cornrows going to the center of the head.

Step 5: repeat steps 2 & 3 on the left front section. Once top portion is complete, secure w/ an ouchless band.

Step 6: untie back right section and split into 4 triangles like we did on the top and just cornrow downward.

Step 7 repeat on the other side and accessorize as you like.

girls cornrow hairstyle

(For steps 1-3 refer back to the hair parting diagram above)
Step 1: Part hair in four sections. (front to back, ear to ear) clip each section to keep them separate

Step 2: starting with the right front section and from the center point I parted diagonal so that I had two triangles.

Step 3: I then split those two triangles in half from the center point making 4 triangles in that 1 section. make sure you clip the 4 triangles separate. (as shown in the diagram above)

Step 4: Make 2 sets of criss-crossed cornrows going to the center of the head in 3 of the sections(top, bottom left). with the bottom right section
make two sets of criss-crossed cornrows going downward.

Step 5: secure the cornrows going to the center into a bun on the top of the head. Accessorize as you like!


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Easy Cornrow Design Hairstyle Tutorial

Our contributor Mo Plaits is back with another hairstyle tutorial for us! This time it is a super cute and easy cornrow design of criss cross hairline plaits into ponytails.

easy cornrow design hairstyle


What you’ll need:
Spray bottle with water
Moisturizer (I used African Pride Moisture Intense Shea Butter Miracle Leave-In Conditioner)
Rat tail comb
Hair accessories

Easy Cornrow Design Hairstyle

How To:
Step 1: Part the hair directly down the middle of the head starting from the forehead down to the back of the head.
Step 2: Put one side of hair that has been divided into a ponytail to keep out of the way.
Step 3: Use your rat tail comb to section the hair for the cornrow {wherever you would like to start} for this style I started the part at the crown of her head and made my section down to her forehead, leaving about half-inch from forehead for the next braid.
Step 4: Take about a half-inch of hair from the hairline section, (if the hair around the hairline is too short or hairline has not grown in yet, please take larger sections to help nurture the hairline and not hurt the edges) and leave it out of the ponytail to be braided.
Step 5: Cornrow the section of hair from the crown down to the forehead, curving your cornrow into the next side where you left out the hairline section.. braid all the way down to the side burn hair.
Step 6: Once both cornrows are complete.. you can put them into the ponytails you’ve previously made and add some accessories to spice up the hairstyle!!

cornrow design

We hope you enjoyed our newest hairstyle tutorial, please keep an eye out for future tutorials!!! God bless!!

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5 Quick Cute Hairstyles

5 Quick Cute Hairstyles

Our talented friend LaShauna, from Nothing Unruly About These Curls, comes up with some really cute and creative styles that are fairly quick and easy to do. She has shared 5 quick cute hairstyles with us that are perfect school day styles for girls.

STYLE 1: One Hairstyle Two Ways

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This style lasted for 1 school week

To get this look:
Step 1:
  Part the hair down the middle, then tie off 1 side so that it will be out the way.
Step 2: With the loose section, part off a front ponytail and rope twist the ponytail (if you don’t know how to create rope twists see our tutorial on 2 strand rope twists).
Step 3: Make a thin cornrow behind the first ponytail
Step 4: Part off another section for the middle ponytail then make another small cornrow section beneath it.
Step 5: Make the bottom ponytail

I repeated this process on the other side. On the 3rd day I simply took the 2 front ponies sprayed them down w/ water added a moisturizer (use checkout code COLDUTHM to save on Bee Mine Products) combed them into 1 center ponytail using a toothbrush and eco-styler gel to smooth her hair. Repeat the steps for the 2nd and 3rd sections and I chose to leave the cornrowed sections alone. She wore it this way for 2 more days

STYLE 2: Small Ponytail into Big Ponytail with Twists

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How To:
Step 1: Section hair in to 3 sections (front, middle, bottom)
Step 2: Start with the front section part the hair slightly off center. Take the smallest section of hair, pony tail it with a rubber band then rope twist it down. (I had my daughter hold it so that it wouldn’t unravel while I smoothed out bigger ponytail).
Step 3:  Connect the small twist over to the larger ponytail with a rubber band. With the hanging hair split it in two, rope twist it down and add a barrette to the ends.

For the middle & bottom section repeat the above steps, alternating the side the small ponytail is on.

STYLE 3: 5 Pony Rope Strand Twists

quick easy girls hairstyles

This is a super simple style that took me less than 30 mins to complete & lasted 3 days w/ minor touch up and accessory changes.

How To:
Step 1:
Part the hair in half from ear to ear, tie off the back half .
Step 2: For the front portion part off a small section/ponytail, secure it with an elastic then create 2 strand rope twists all the way down, tie it off with another elastic then add a barrette on top.
Step 3: For the back portion simply part off 3 vertical sections (as equal as possible) secured each with an elastic, rope twist each ponytail, add another elastic and barrette on the ends. Easy peezy!

STYLE 4: Donut Bun with Hanging Braids

easy bun hairstyles

This is an easy protective style that took less than 30 mins to complete and she wore it for 1 week with daily touch ups.

Step 1: Part off a small section on the back/bottom of her head and put it into two simple single braids. This section can be as big or small as you like.
Step 2: Put the top portion of the hair in a ponytail using a ouch-less band.
Step 3: Slide the bun maker/donut/sock bun on the ponytail. Lay the hair all around the bun maker and use a smaller tooth comb to smooth the hair down (NOT combing through the hair just smoothing it down). Add another ponytail holder around the bun, don’t wrap it, just put it on top to hold the bun in place. Cornrow or braid the free hair around the bun and bobby pin it in place, then add a cute bow.

STYLE 5: 3 Side Cornrows Into a Ponytail of Twists

easy cornrow hairstyle

Mireya wore this style for Picture day at school. it took less 30 mins to complete. the cornrows lasted all week and I redid the ponytail daily.

Step 1: Make a slanted square on the side of the head
Step 2: Part out and create 3 cornrows in that square.
Step 3: With the free hair smooth it into a side ponytail using an ouch-less cloth band.
Step 4: With the hanging hair make three 2 strand rope twists then loosely braid those twist together and secure with an ouch-less cloth band.

Guest Post by LaShauna from Nothing Unruly About These Curls

A big thanks to Shauna for sharing these styles and how-to’s with us! Try them out, don’t be afraid to put your own spin on them. And as always feel free to share them with us on our Facebook fan page. You can find us on Twitter, Pinterest, G+ community, join our blog via email and subscribe to our blog via email so you never miss a post!

Mo Plaits: Cornrow Braided Bangs Tutorial

cornrows braided bangs tutorial

What you will need for this hairstyle:
Rat tail comb (small toothed comb)
Spray bottle with water
Leave in conditioner, any leave in of your choice. We use African Pride Shea Butter Moisture Intense Leave-In.

Cornrow Braided Bangs

Cornrow Braided Bangs How To:
Step 1: Part hair from ear to ear.
Step 2: Section small parts from edge of part going forward towards forehead, and cornrow.
Step 3: Once all sections are cornrowed, gather them and braid them together, and use an elastic band to keep that braid together.
Step 4: Make another part going from ear to ear, but this part will be towards the middle of the head, in the rear.
Step 5: Once that part is complete, part sections the same size as the bang cornrow parts are.
Step 6: Once those cornrows are complete, the remaining hair in the rear will be your ponytails, take those braids and complete the hairstyle by putting the remaining hair and braids into the ponytails.

cornrows braided bangs tutorial

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Cornrows with Lady Gaga Hair Bows Style Tutorial

Mo Plaits is back this week to give us a tutorial on this super cute cornrows with Lady Gaga hair bows style! If you missed the Mo Plaits introduction post and her first hairstyle tutorial last week, be sure to check it out: Hairstyle Contributor Mo Plaits: Circle Cornrow Tutorial.

Cornrows with bows hairstyle

Cornrows and Lady Gaga Hair Bows Style How To

Items needed:
Spray water bottle, rat tail comb/small toothed comb, styling gel, Topsy Tail wand (or a beader/beading tool).

Step 1 Wet hair with water and apply a generous amount of styling gel. (need cornrowing tips see our cornrowing for beginners post)
Step 2 Part hair from ear to ear, pin back the back half of hair to keep out of your way while working with the front section of hair.
Step 3 Use the end of comb, starting at the front hairline going back to the part create a straight back plait (cornrow).
Step 4 After cornrowing your design, take braids from middle of head and braid down towards ears. Use an elastic for a secure hold.
Step 5 Creating the bow!! Once the hair is secure in the elastic, take a piece of hair from ponytail and pin it out the way (this will be used for the middle part of bow). Then take half of the hair in the ponytail and wrap around your finger loosely. Take a clear elastic (or whatever color best matches the hair), apply the elastic close to the ponytail, you have created the first section of the bow!
Step 6 Repeat directions for other half of the ponytail to complete the bows.
Step 7 Take the small section of hair you pinned out the way, if you have a Topsy Tail wand you may use that…if you don’t you may use a beading tool. Stick the wand through the bow, out of, and towards the top of the head. Grab the small piece of hair, and insert it into the beading wand hoop, pull downwards. Viola… You’ve completed your VERY first hair bow!

cornrows and hairbows hairstyleStep 8 Cornrow the back half of hair, and add some flare with either beads, or ballies!!

cornrows lady gaga bow hairstyle

There you have it… the super cute cornrows with bows hairstyle!

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