Braid have become popular right now especially with women. With the presence of different hair styles with braids, women have become experimental with their hair.
Some of the popular styles of braids are the English braid, French braid and the most popular at the moment for African American, cornrows. Almost every woman who sees a new style being worn by another would want to try them on.
Trying on different styles of braids is like shopping for shoes and bags; it has to be tried on first before purchasing to make sure that whatever would be chosen matches their style and personality.
Doing cornrows or braids are mostly done in hair spas and salons but it can be personally done at home as long as the things needed for braiding and the knowledge on how to perform braids are present.
Some of the product needed for braiding cornrows are:
- small rubber bands
- fine-toothed comb
- gel or oil
- hair wax or leave on conditioner
- spray bottle and water
Small rubber bands also known or most popularly known as elastics are used to tie the ends of the braids. These rubber bands come in different colors than can be selected from but it is recommended to use normally formal colors like black, white and grey to match whatever outfit. The fine-toothed comb is very important when braiding because it is used to divide the hair into sections, even the smaller portions. Some products like the gel and oil are used to perform the same action. These products are applied to the hair to make it smoother during the process of braiding. Gel and oil make braiding easier because they prevent hair from getting tangles and dry. While similar products like hair wax and leave-on conditioners are used after finishing the cornrows. These products make the cornrows perfectly fine. A spray bottle is used to clean some part of the hair.
Cornrows have been made popular by African Americans but almost all other races are beginning to embrace such braid hair style. That look can now be personally done at home with the products presented above. And all that needs to be done is to enjoy the new look.