How to Braid Two Layers of Cornrows

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Braiding two layers of cornrows requires the right tools and just a little bit of your time. Find out how to braid two layers of cornrows with help from a hairstyle and beauty expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Marquetta Breslin from, and today I'm going to show you how to braid two layers of cornrows. Okay. So, when you get ready to cornrow hair or to braid hair in two layers, you just want to be sure to determine how the width that you want that bottom layer. So, let's say we want it almost like half and half. You just want to start your first part up a little further than if you wanted less than that. It's really really simple and easy. So, I'm going to part off my bottom section of hair, from ear to ear or from side to side depending on the width that you want for that bottom section. And then, you want to take your top section and make sure you section it off really good. It doesn't have to be neat, as you can see here, it's not super neat. You just want to keep it out of the way so that when you get ready to cornrow this bottom section you don't have to worry about the hair up here interfering. The next thing you want to do is determine the width that you want for your braid, for your cornrows. So, let's just say we want to do a medium size. So, I'm going to start from the middle because your parts or your braids will always come out straighter starting from the middle. I've tested that for years and it has never failed me. Every time I start from the middle, I always get perfectly straight cornrows. Once you do your first part, you want to section off the remaining amount of hair on the opposite side so that it doesn't get in your way when you start to do your cornrows. And then your next section that you part of is going to determine your width. And then you want to section this hair over here off as well. It's very important to always use clips to clip away the excess hair because if not, then, you may have some stringy hair that you pull while you're cornrow, cornrowing and that could be extremely uncomfortable for the client. So, once that section of hair is parted off, I'm just going to start my cornrow. Now, you're just going to continue cornrowing straight down all the way until this entire section is done. And then up here, you can be very creative; you can cornrow straight back, you can do slanted, you can do whatever you want up here and that will give you your two layers of cornrows. Now, the hair, typically, the hair underneath your first section can or will be thinner than your top section. So, you just want to take that into consideration when you're braiding or when you're cornrowing. And it's, it's already, usually it's below the occipital bone which is the bone that sticks out through here when the head starts to flatten out. So, if, it's can be a little bit challenging to get yourself into the right angle to be able to cornrow the hair. But, you just have to ask your client to bend her head down just like I just did with my mannequin and that will make it a lot easier for you. And so, once you get to the nape, you just want to transition into an under braid to continue your cornrow. And I'm just adjusting my mannequin so that I can comfortably do this and you can do the same thing with your client. Obviously, you wouldn't pull your client at the neck, but, you would just ask your client to re-position her head or gently place her head into the position that you needed in. So, there you have it's really simple and really easy. You just want to determine how short or long you want that last layer of cornrows and that's it. So again, I'm Marquetta Breslin from, thank you so much for watching and I'll talk with you soon.


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