Cornrowed Updo (Another Two-in-One!)

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This is a style that I got from Catrina on CurlyNikki.com (excuse my hair pins;-). She also has a fantastic Fotki album that is chock full of different cornrow styles from which one can obtain inspiration!  Here are pics of the style on my hair and her youtube video for demonstrating the braid placement.

After about a week, week and a half of wearing this style, the braids were getting a little rough, but I wasn’t ready to redo my hair.  So, I took a fake curly ponytail and made a bun.  First, I took down the pinned up braids and braided them together in an upside down french braid (up from my nape towards my crown). I think made the ends of the braids into a bun. Then, I took the fake curly ponytail and broke up the curls with a lot of brushing and my fingers so it wasn’t all slick, shiny, perfect and fake-looking=).  I then placed the drawstring pony around my braided bun, tightened and secured it. Then, I wrapped the hair into a loose bun just like I do with my own hair and pinned it with some bobby pins. I then popped on a headband. So, just a little way to mask old cornrows and get a few additional days out of a style=).

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

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6 responses »

  1. So many cute hairstyles! Love the little white flowers. I can’t wait until my hair is long enough to try that updo.

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