Step 2 of 3: Creating Basic Scalp Braids (Cornrows) – DoctoredLocks.com

Step 2 of 3: Creating Basic Scalp Braids (Cornrows) – DoctoredLocks.com


Cornrows are also called on-the-scalp braids. They can create a style all on their own or
they can create the base for other extension patterns. The first step in creating your cornrows is to master your finger patterning. Once you have those techniques down you’re ready to begin picking up hair and incorporating that into your braid. The first step in creating your cornrows is to create your base track. Track placement is incredibly important because your braid will always follow your scalp parting Design cornrows rely on this scalp parting to
create the extensive flow within those braids. Make sure you use small rubber bands to tie
the finer hairs away from your track braid. Let’s begin braiding. To prepare the hair for braiding we’re going to
use some Ice Spiker and some water. Just a little drop of Ice Spiker. Then we’re going to use the spray bottle to keep it watered down. We’re just going to use a little bit of that and mix it around. And you want it to have a pretty light consistency. The gel itself is gonna be too much for the
hair to handle and it’s gonna be too thick. So we’re just gonna use a light amount. and we’re gonna run that through the hair. That’s gonna create a nice tight, grip hold. Be sure to wet down the ends of the rest of your
hair and comb the hair in the track straight back. Separate your front section into three and we’re gonna use that same finger positioning that we used before. Pitch, Grab, and Rest. So separate those into three. Using your Pinchers. grab the piece from the back. Your Grabbers. Grab the piece from the front and then
position the third in that resting position. We’re gonna do that for three or four turns to start our braid. Once you have your off-scalp braid started. You’re gonna start picking up and incorporating that hair. Always pick up hair that you’re directly over Picking it up too far behind and too far forward will result in loops. And since I’m right-handed, I’m placing everything into my left hand, and not picking up with every turn. It’s that same motion. Pinch from the back. Grab to the front. Pinch from the back. Grab from the front. So you can see with this you always have control. Since you always have control and it’s always being held with one hand there’s no reason pull. Doing cornrows should never be painful. There’s no reason to get heavy handed in there. It’s a good idea at certain points to stop. Smooth out your ends. So that your braids don’t get too tangly. And you can always smooth out the hair in
the channel that you are working with. and that’s gonna make it easier to work with as well. And use that Spiker for control as you need to. So Pinch and Grab. and incorporate that hair. Your speed will naturally improve, with the more practice you have. Pinch and Grab. Pinch, Grab You can already see that braid starting to form. If you’re creating a cornrowed halo you can actually
place your rubber band at the base here. Or if you’ve completed your braid and you’re ready to come
off the scalp you’re just gonna stop picking up hair. So we’re gonna continue that same braiding motion. Pinch and Grab. We’re just not going to
incorporate any further hair from the scalp. If you’re doing design work at this point your braid can jump tracks. So you can stop here and it pull over to the next
one and continue braiding down. That’s how you create cross-over cornrows. We’re just gonna continue braiding. At this point if it’s more comfortable for your to
braid in an underhand position rather than an overhand you’re gonna take the fibers and transition your hands to a downward position. The braiding motion is still gonna be the same. You’re basically just gonna be pushing the alternating
sides to the back of the strand. Once you get to the ends of your
hair, go ahead and band that off. Continue adding braids until you reach your desired style.

91 thoughts on “Step 2 of 3: Creating Basic Scalp Braids (Cornrows) – DoctoredLocks.com

  1. I've got to say, I love your tutorials! I know so many people try to explain braiding, but you do it in a way that we can clearly see and with an easy to understand manner. 😀 Keep doing what you do!

  2. OMG! After so many years of trying to learn how to braid to the scalp, I finally learned how to today! Thank you soooooo very much! I feel accomplished! 😊☺️😃

  3. I'm 11 I know how do do those but the way I create them on my doll I do it exactly how I do an under hand box braid

  4. After i saw this video i tried it on my son for first time ever and it worked perfect. Now I have to practice the parting.

  5. I actually finally got it watching your videos! I'm just not getting it on my own head yet :/. On my practice head I got it down pretty well though. Thank you

  6. this is the easiest way for me to learn that i found on youtube!! i started braiding in minutes thank you!

  7. Omg that look soooo complcated . I don't get it at all . First time i see this technic impossible for me to do lol

  8. I'm not going to lie, this is very different from how a lot of black people braid. But it's interesting and a welcomed technique because it's a different perspective and helpful so thanks for making this video 🙂

  9. Great tutorial for teaching someone who doesn't know how to Corn row, but the braids aren't clean! A good weave would never last, etc, or just a simple cornrow style would be short worn, as the braids would not last! But nice for showing someone, who only wants to learn for a simple style!

  10. yeah at 3:40 something it the hand techniques does look difficult but ,everyone does braid different it doesn't matter what ethnic background you are ppl geesh anyhow I do believe her wording pinch grab etc will help some of those who are interested in learning no matter the age group some are visual, audio and kinetic learners…

  11. Lady you are amazing. This is the only series of youtube videos where I ACTUALLY LEARNED how to corn row. Thank you.

  12. I need help on remembering to keep it tight and keep my hands where they're supposed to be so how do I do that can you make a tutorial

  13. It was really helpful… I have watched a number of tutorials on how to braid cornrow. This video had the most impact on me. God bless your works.

  14. what if your rows of hair is wider ? is it the same method cause my problem is having it stick to the head after I reach the ears

  15. Yup best video here! Theres hundreds of braiding videos but never really get into depth ot even show how to pick up the hair from the back. Awesome and the best work my lady. :-))

  16. i just love your videos
    i have 2 mixed daughters and i have never managed to learn from any tutorials how to do those
    now just to find out how to get 2 year and 3 year old to stay in 1 place and practice

  17. im 13 and this is still hard so are u supose to like braid and add more because evey time i try iy just make a regular braid not ot scalp.

  18. @3:36 is the sound of a million nightmares. DO NOT drag your comb across already braided hairs. I'm surprised the mannequin didn't flinch

  19. Wth girl you confused me lol it looked like you were braiding in reverse. I know how to cornrow and my hands don't go in that notion but as long as the cornrows is getting done….I guess

  20. look you people comlaining i got a much more bad problen you see i have to my baby sister last to braids my mom dint finish because she had to go to work my dad doesnt know how to even do a pony tail so i need to know how to do these braid but i hope you dont mind miss but i have to watch it again and mind this i am only ten !!!! ok

  21. Ok so this is confusing me I try to do what she says but mine just turns into a regular braid instead of a scalp braid

  22. Finally, a video that I can understand! This is the only one I found on YT that has broken this down into steps I can actually perform without getting supremely frustrated. Other videos I came across stressed using both hands to hold the hair, which doesn't help at all with my fine, curly, long hair. "Pinch-Grab-Rest" is what made click for me. Worked like a charm. Now all I need is practice … so I can stop chanting "pinch grab rest" out loud. Hahaha… Thank you so much!

  23. Doing conrows should never be painful!? Are you referring to a particular race because if you braid a black person's hair, you def have to pull it. So it def will be a bit painful. Don't think you can come tell us what it should be or not be…stay in your lane…

  24. Do I need to use a Tail Comb for making these braids and I am little confused on which end you adding the new picking part ?

  25. This is a easy way fot beginners, and specially for thin hair but this is way too slow, how long would it take to do a whole head?

  26. This was super instructional. This is the part I could never get. I would do cornrows like I would do a big Dutch braid

  27. Best video I've seen yet for BEGINNERS! I have been braiding and twisting my hair for years, but I never understood how to cornrow my hair! Anyvody dowing this video needs to kick rocks! Thank you!

  28. This is helpful! Earlier today my friend wanted me to braid his hair but they werent neat but knowing theres another way to cornrow ill test it out

  29. Nice video and hopefully I will learn how to cornrow on a mannequin from eBay so Yay and a comb as well

  30. You just to get a strand of the hair that you need to straighten the scalp using a comb and do the french braid.That is cornrows are styled

  31. After all of these years of not knowing how to braid this tutorial has me braiding my dolls whole head thank you so much !!!

  32. This seems like a more ergonomic way to braid than the usual method where you have to do a lot of bending of your fingers

  33. When you grab more hair to incorporate it into the braid, do just take the small amount of hair directly across the little section you’re working on? I’m having a hard time trying to explain what i mean lol. Like you don’t just take a little hair from the left when you’re incorporating hair from the left and then pinch a little more from the right when you get to the right, correct? If you’re on the left you just take the little amount of hair from the whole section, and then when you cross over to the right you don’t pick up hair and just braid normal, go back to the left and then pick up again? Or vice versa. You skip one “pick up” step each time, right?

  34. I love your video so much!!!! Very easy to follow and I really appreciate you taking your time to make this to help out all of us people that are learning.

  35. Your pinch and grab method helped me with 2 big braids! First time I've ever had ones that look decent. Now I am going to practice to get the small ones down pat. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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