Wednesday

Small and Large Shifted Alternating Cornrows

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Before placing in braided ponytail
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Instructions:
  • A's hair was banded (in 4 sections) over night so it was slightly stretched out. In the afternoon I added some Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer to each section of her hair and detangled with my fingers. After finger detangling I used the Modified Denman Brush and gently started from her ends, working my way up, in small sections of course.
  • Using the end of the metal rat tail comb I started parting her hair from the middle of her head (by her forehead) and started making my way down toward her right ear. I parted in a downward motion then continued parting by going in an upward motion (think rollercoaster) I the started parting straight down. I made sure this cornrow was large because I planned on alternating between large and medium/small cornrows.
  • I tied the rest of her hair off to get it out of the way and added some Bee Mine Curly Butter to the section and began cornrowing. Once I started getting toward the part with a lot of hair I began running my thumb all the way across and added that entire section to my middle piece. I continued parting with my thumb across and adding to the middle piece. I made sure to lean the cornrow in the direction I wanted them to be, which was the right side. This is important if you want your cornrow to shift toward one side instead of the middle. Want it on the right? Hold it toward the right. The left? Hold it toward the left.
  • After cornrowing that section I parted a smaller cornrow going in the same pattern the larger cornrow was parted. I cornrowed that section and moved on.
  • I continued alternating between small and large cornrows, following the same pattern for parting. Once I got to the left side of the large cornrows I made sure I held those cornrows to the left. I'm not sure if you can tell in the pictures but on the right side they are shifted to the right and on the left side they are shifted to the left.
  • After cornrowing her entire head I pulled her braids back into a ponytail, split them into three sections and braided it. Added a flower (bought from Walgreens) and she was done!

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How is your child wearing their hair this week?