5 Gorgeous Ways To Style Your Cornrows

Inspired by actress, Tango Ncetezo

By  | May 09, 2020, 05:57 PM  | Fashion

First things first, what are cornrows?
 
A cornrow braid is a type of plait that is woven flat to the scalp in straight rows and has a raised appearance, resembling rows of corn or sugarcane (which is where the name comes from). Originating from Africa, this is a very popular protective hairstyle for both men and women. Depending on how they are installed and maintained, they can last anywhere from 2-8 weeks.

Even though cornrow braids aren’t a new hairstyle, they have definitely gained new popularity with our ZAlebs such as Tango Ncetezo rocking them and now with the lockdown, they are the perfect protective hairstyle.

For some inspo, here are 5 of our favourite cornrows styles from the actress:


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The best thing about cornrows? You can work them into cute styles. From braided ponytails to this creative piece by Tango and her stylist, you’ll never get bored.

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Don’t have time to spend ages on your hair? Go for big cornrows, as they’re less time consuming and still super stylish.

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Who said cornrows need to be boring? Break boundaries and express yourself with your own beautiful creations. Tango is never afraid to break the norm when it comes to her hair and might we add that, she always looks amazing!
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If you’ve been waiting patiently for your natural hair to grow or just want to add some length and volume to your cornrows hairstyle, live your life by adding extra extensions.

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Easy and quick to make, this if you want to use a lot of fiber extensions on your cornrows hairstyles, this is the hairstyle to go for. Just like Tango, make sure your accessories complement your hair and the look that you are going for.
 
For more hairstyles be sure to follow the actress’s hairstylist on Instagram @graxhair.

Main image credit: https://www.instagram.com/tangoncetezo/