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Everything You Need To About How To Do Cornrows With Extension

Everything You Need To About How To Do Cornrows With Extension

Last updated date Tue Apr 16 2024 By William Brown

Fashion Blog

A gorgeous traditional style cornrows, the hair is braided very tightly over the scalp. They are generally very uniform and can have different types of character such as geometric or can be in straight lines. The total amount of time taken to make this hairstyle is about 5 hours. This hairstyle is preferred by those who want an easy to style hair.

Why Should We Braid Cornrows With Extensions?

If you have thin, fine hair, extensions can help you achieve the desired length and volume for your cornrows. By adding a small amount of hair strands using hair extensions, you will have thick and attractive hair. Moreover, if you desire colorful cornrows, hair extensions will be an ideal choice. The advantage of hair extensions is that you don’t have to bleach and dye your hair, hereby preserving the health and integrity of your natural strands. 

Which Hair Extensions Can Be Braided into Cornrows?

Now you know about the benefits of braiding cornrows with extensions. But, which types of extensions can be used? There is only one type of hair extensions that can be used for braiding cornrows - bulk hair. Other types of hair extensions are designed to attach to your hair with adhesive or clips that cannot blend when braiding. With bulk hair, It’s only hair strands and you can blend them very naturally.

Types of Cornrows

There are various types of cornrows to choose from:

Big Cornrow Braids

You can make this one a lot more promptly than the other hairstyles. Since less hair is used in each row, it would take very little time.

Side Cornrow Braids

This type of braid is unique as it resembles the faux undercut look. You can mix this style with another type of braids, such as Dutch Braids. It is also called Reserve French Braids. This type of braid highlights your face, and if you have a really good jawline, it's a plus!

Cornrows Bun

Have you ever thought of making a bun with cornrows? There is a good chance you probably haven’t. Since most people think of cornrows as not tied up. But believe me, this braid is super sexy, very unique, and looks good on most people. 

French Braid Cornrows

Generally, French braid is different than cornrows. However, this combination works nicely on anybody. You just have to part your hair into different sections and make braids up to your scalp portion and after that, keep doing the French braid.

Jumbo Cornrows

Do you have thick and long hair? Are you afraid of making Cornrows because it will take a lot of time? Don't worry! For people like you, there is Jumbo Cornrow Braids. Even if your hair doesn't have many volumes, you can do it at home if you learn how to cornrows with extensions. Take a good amount of hair at once, and that’s it! It's even bigger than large cornrows.

Cornrow Ponytails 

Cornrow ponytail is a really popular hairstyle nowadays. You have to make a ponytail by tying up your cornrow braids simply. Though this is not a permanent style, it is great for hot summer days.

Cornrow With Extensions 

You can use a different color and experiment with it. Use a three-clip extension and attach it beneath some tuft of hair. Use an extension of the same size as your hair to give your braid a better look. You’re going to learn how to cornrow with extensions.

Space Buns 

Actress Tessa Thompson become famous after getting this hairstyle. Customarily, this is considered to be one of the most iconic hairstyles of all time. Female revolutionaries in Mexico popularized this type of cornrow back in the 20th century. Besides, this was only worn only by unmarried women.

>>Read more: 43 Trendy Braid Hairstyles with weave for this year <<

How To Make Cornrows With Extensions

1 - Moisturize your hair. You can start by shampooing your hair and moisturizing it with hair serum. However, avoid using hair oil as it can make it more sticky before making braids. Dry your hair and make sure your hair is completely dry. You can use a blow dryer.

2 - Divide your hair into different sections. Making different sections will help and keep you more organized. You can use the hair color of your own choice. For a funky look, you can choose blue, pink, or any other type of natural hair, and for a more natural look, you can use brown or blonde hair color.

3 - Part your hairs into three portions.

4 - Keep adding more amounts of hair as you braid. Generally, this will make certain that you are putting in the same amounts of hair, making it look more neat and consistent.

5 - Detangle your hair as you are making braids. Usually, this is not a big issue if you have straight hair. However, you have curly hairs, which can be very difficult and painful for the person.

>>> Read more: How Much Hair Do You Need?- The Complete Guide To Styling Braids <<<

How To Take Care Of Cornrows

1) Moisturize your hair every 1 to 3 days. A dry scalp is prone to getting dandruff which can make your scalp itchy and uncomfortable. Use shampoo and conditioner to maintain the smoothness of your hair.

2) How you sleep with cornrows determines how long it will last-wrapping your hair with a silk scarf before sleeping is a good idea.

3) If you decide to get your cornrows down, first apply a detangle cream.


By now, you must have understood how to cornrow with extensions. Cornrow braids are also called box braids and are loved by people of different regions. They look exquisite and uniquely everyone. You can make it with extensions in the comfort of your home.

>> Read more: Knotless Braids Vs Knot Braids: Everything You Need To Know <<


William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.


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