Perfect Cornrow Braids Hairstyle Tips & Tricks Tutorial Step 3 of 7

Breanna Rutter


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When braiding your Cornrow French Braids with Weave make sure to take your time! I know it’s fun and even if you know what you are doing, you want to be careful with the way that you handle the hair on your head. Be careful that when you braid your hair that it isnt to tight.

Your extensions should feel snug with only a slight pull, if you feel uncomfortable, have headaches or pain, that is your scalp letting you know that the tension is unbearable. Braiding the hair too tight does help the style last for a little bit longer but it also encourages hair loss which no one wants!

You can reduce this greatly by braiding at a tightness that is comfortable for you. So many times, I used to braid my hair too tight just to make it “last longer” and I would be hurting myself in the end.Take your time and stick to what you know works for you and keep working and practicing as your do your Cornrows French Braids Hairstyle!


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Welcome to step three of the cornrow French braid style with weave in this that I will be offering you hair advice to achieve flawless French braids with seven easy tips tip number one moisturized hair is extremely important that before you braid your hair your hair is already moisturized if your hair is already dry before you install your extensions once it's time to take down your extensions your hair will be even dryer than what you originally started with dry hair always leads to breakage simply because your hair has no moisture to ensure elasticity when you are manipulating it for your hair styles the number one reason is because it leads to breakage so that's why you want to make sure your hair is moisturized and the second reason is because when you use hair gel to style your hair if your hair is dry the gel will flake a give you a look that you really didn't desire so make sure before you actually braid your hair and style your hair that your hair has already been thoroughly moisturized tip number two thick and thin braids typically speaking my braids are pretty average sized and the average size of a braid is anywhere between half an inch to an inch in size so if you is that my braids are too big for your taste that is your preference if my braids are too small for your taste that is also your preference braids range in sizes from extremely tiny to extremely big so it's all about the desired look that you want to achieve if you are braiding your hair and you feel as if you're braids are too thin you probably parted to my hair for your braids or you probably didn't have enough hair to your braids also if you feel as if you're braids are told big maybe parted your parts a little bit too small or maybe you've added more hair than what you actually like so size of your braids up to what you want to see on your hair tip number three practice practicing is my most important tip that I have to offer you is also the most overlooked tip of them all if you do not practice doing your hair how can you become great at doing your hair when I first started off doing my hair it took a lot of fails for me to get to the point that I am today if I did not practice in if it wasn't for practicing I will not be able to do such a good job on my own hair so please do not get discouraged on your first try it is a total fail is supposed to be the worst on your first try you want to continue to work until you become better at it but if you quit you will never get better at it so this is my best tip that I have to offer you because it is most important if you don't practice how can you do any styles how can you even do the braiding technique that I have taught so continue to work on your hair and the most important thing you have to remember that in order to get perfect at what you do you have to practice at it tip number four parting your hair parting your hair appropriately is extremely important when doing your cornrow extensions if you notice the front of your head or the front of your hairline is usually a lot longer and a lot more spaced than the back of your head so when you are parting your hair as you gradually near the back of your head your parts need to become a little bit more thinner than what you originally started with the reason why is because if you parted a section of hair perfectly in size all the way to the back of your head eventually you will run out of space in the back of your head so the braids will come hang off to the side or over your ears and that is not a good look so when you are parting your hair you want to make sure that the part you start off with gradually becomes a little bit better as you near the back of your head so that every single one of your braids can be braided directly to the back of your head tip number five braiding your hairline when you begin to braid your hair you want to make sure that the beginning of your braids is as close to the beginning of your hairline as possible if you can notice as I probably have about a fourth of an inch of hair is exposed where my braid starts that's perfectly fine you want to aim as close your hairline as possible because if not all your braids will begin in the middle of your head and it will not look so good so when you're braiding your hair and you notice that your braid seems to be pulled back just a little bit too far simply restart and adjust your braid so that it starts at the beginning of your hair the closer a braid starts at the beginning of your hair my the better a braid looks tip number six braid design when you are braiding your hair and you want designs as simple as this sounds and as simple as it is you simply want to part your hair in a design that you would like your hair to go so if you would like to zigzag braids simply part your hair in the zig zag parts to achieve the look that you would like I will be teaching you how to do a basic cornrow French braid when we so I will simply be braiding my braids straight to the back if you would like to switch it up or if you would like some braids slanted just part in a direction that you would like tip number seven even braid length whether your braids are short or whether you're braids are long like mine is very easy to overlook this tip simply because as your braiding you really don't notice until the very end so if you can imagine this for a moment I will explain to you why this tip is important when you are braiding your hair especially on the sides you have a shorter distance to cover on your head so the ends of your braids will be longer say for instance you are braiding the middle of your head you have a longer distance to cover down your head so the ends of the braids will be a little bit shorter so if you were to braid your hair at the exact same point on the weave all the way to the back the finished look would be like an upside down you just because of the difference you have to cover in order to finish that braid so the longer you have to braid your hair the shorter the ends will be in the least amount of time you have to braid the longer the ends will be so in order to make sure that the ends of your braids are even I will show you the simple tip to check what you want to do is grab all of your braids now instead of grabbing your braids to the side and checking to make sure they are even they will not be even because you are evenly distributing the hair to check so right now if I were to cut these braids even just by simply moving it to the side when I rest the braids behind me they will look uneven so what you want to do to make sure you're braids are aligned perfectly is to lay the braids behind your head as flat as possible once you do that you want to smooth the braids in a downward motion straight behind you and lift the braids up so I'm just smoothing the braids down as flat as possible and then lifted up directly over my head and hold that point there some I am going to move in in front me to show you where I'm so once you do that you just going to straighten your braids out a little bit more they continue to go up to the so as you can see my braids are little bit uneven but it's not a big deal if these lengths by you and is not as perfect as you would like what you want to do is grab the braid that is uncomfortably too long for you and I'm going to grab this braid and fix this so you want to take her other hand and hold the point on the braids at the point of how long you want the braid to go so where I am holding this braid I am just to let the rest of my braids go and I know that's how long I want to braids to actually be so I will snip this point of the braid so once you cut your braid you will notice that the end of the braid is pretty straight and blunt and most times once cut this way it will begin to unravel so what I do is I take this braid down just a little bit and I'm going to trim it to a point so once you take it down going to grab your scissors and you can start on either side and I'm just going to cut as far as I went down all the way up to that tip of that point because that's how long I want my braid to be after you do that braided down to the bottom in test the lengths of your braids once more so now you are going to put the braids behind your head smooth it down lift your braids up bring it in front of you smooth it the rest of the way and check your length once more so as you can see why this is a little bit smaller than the pack and I am going to leave it as is but what you can do is to the same method by cutting and rebraiding to make sure they are all the length that you would like to walked you through seven easy tips for your French braid cornrows will continue to apply the hair advice that I have given you until your entire head is finished in the next step I will show you how to curled and still be ends of your cornrow extensions


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