I remember two cornrows along the sides of my head being one of my favorite styles when I was a little girl; I wish I were home so I could scan one of my childhood photos in to show you! It was always a quick and easy go to style when my mom didn’t have time to create an intricate cornrowed style. Needless to say, I had no idea this style had a name and would later be considered a dressy hairstyle for adults! Today’s protective style was inspired by one of my favorite hair crushes:
In my humble opinion, Ms. Ross gives this style LIFE – making it completely adult appropriate for almost any occasion Work, play, date, after five – it is an elegant way to show off your face while protecting your hair – perfect for our Protective Styling Challenge! Here is my take on the Tracee Ellis Ross inspired goddess braids hairstyle:
To create this style, I simply parted my moisturized hair on an angle about 2-3″ deep then combed my hair down and out (the part does not extend all the way to my nape). Then I began cornrowing my hair starting in the front near the part towards the back. The key to having neat cornrows is to be sure to place your fingers completely through your hair and around each section of hair. I rolled the ends of each braid together and pinned it at the base of my neck. Lastly, I applied a bit of my new favorite product Ampro Shine N’ Jam Silk Edges around my perimeter and brushed for a polished look.
I loveeeee the results! I kept this style in tact for three days, using a spray moisturizer and tying it up with a scarf at night. Protective style plus very little manipulation = win win!