7 Ways to Rock Cornrows & Flat Twists

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One of the beauties of natural hair is it versatility, but it can be easy to get stuck in a rut. Cornrows and flat twists are a great way to snazz up natural hair styles. Check out our 7 suggestions:

1. Side Detail

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Do a design in the side of an updo or bun to add a little fun and edge.


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2. Buns/Pulled Back

Cornrow your hair away from your face and/or into a bun for a sleek pulled back look. This is also great as a protective style.


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3. Straight back as a protective style

A straightforward way to rock cornrows and flat twists is as a protective style. Try it out while vacationing, or during the cold winter months.


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4. Updo

The variations for cornrowed and flat twisted updos are endless! If you don’t have the skill to do it yourself, take a picture to a salon.


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5. Snazz up a set of twists

Incorporate flat twists into your two strand twists to make the look sleeker and more interesting.


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6. Bangs

A single, double or triple row of flat twists across the front of your head is a chick interpretation of the bang.


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7. Frohawks

Frohawks are a fun party or holiday style.


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Ladies, have you tried any of these looks? How did you like them? Vote for your favorite below!

Which cornrow/flat twist look do you like best?

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Black Girl With Long Hair

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila, founding editor of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008), social media and black beauty enthusiast. When I'm not here, I'm moderating a Facebook group for black mothers called Black Moms Connect.

 

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  3. I would love to plait my hair as means of protective styling but my hair is really fine and I’m scared to damage my hairline. Any advise?

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