Straight Back Cornrows-Great Braiding Patterns For Your Sew-In Installation
Every time I have ever had sew-in hair extensions installed, I opted to get the regular cornrow pattern, which we call straight backs.I assumed that straight backs were the only way to get extensions properly.
What To Do Before You Braid
To ensure that you have a healthy, and safe braiding process, follow these simple cleaning steps before braiding.Wash and condition your hair beforehand. If you relax your hair, I suggest that you don’t get a relaxer at least a week before the braiding appointment. After a relaxer, your hair and scalp are susceptible, and braiding your hair will only damage your hair further. Before you braid your hair, make sure you trim your ends.
Cutting your hair will increase your hair growth and keep your hair healthy as you tuck it away. If you’re someone that’s natural, try to blow dry and brush your hair so that it can stretch before braiding. Put your hair into Bantu knots, or rollers if you’re trying to avoid the heat.
Make sure you moisturize your scalp so that your scalp isn’t dry during the braiding process. If you don’t want to put too much tension on your natural hair, try using synthetic braiding hair.Artificial braiding hair will also lengthen the amount of time you can keep in your extensions.
The price of braiding has also become more expensive due to the increase in popularity. If you want to avoid costs, I recommend you learn how to braid your hair.Knowing how to braid your hair will save you money that you can use elsewhere, and it will also give you the independence to do your hair when and how you please.
If you’re not sure of how to begin, you can watch braiding tutorials or follow these easy steps below.
First, brush your hair with a paddle brush to remove any tangles. Section off the area of hair that you’d like to braid.
Split the division into three parts. Lift the strand on the right-hand side over the middle strand, so it’s in the middle. Lift and move each strand with the same amount of pressure, so that you don’t have on are too tight, and the other loose.
Try not to braid it too close so that you don’t damage your edges. Also, don’t get frustrated if you can’t achieve it the first time since braiding your hair will take time to learn.
The best way to learn is through repetition and consistent practice. To secure the braids you’ve created, use an elastic band.
Basic Braiding Pattern straight back cornrows.
Straight back cornrows are great for any style. Straight back cornrows are especially great for installing crotchet braids which are a type of extension style. In fact, they are the best braid pattern for crochet braids.
The positive of this technique is that if you’re someone that’s going to someone to get your hair braided, then straight backs are also the cheapest version of braids that you can get.
Another pro is that some very sophisticated hairstyles can be achieved with straight ends, especially when it comes to hair extensions that aren’t a weave, such as crochet. The con is that straight back cornrows don’t give too much versatility as other braiding patterns do.
Also, keep in mind that you might need to sew down the ends of your cornrows to keep your hair from unraveling.