My Feeding Cornrows!


So I typically get feeding cornrows every summer. They’re my go to summer hairstyle when it’s really hot and I can’t think of anything else to do. They were also my transitioning (growing out my relaxer) hairstyle in 2009. The same stylist has been doing them for me since about 2009. The same hairstylist responsible for my Sheneneh BraidsCrochet braids, and recent Up-do.

My past Feeding Cornrows

2011- Great vacation hair for Los Barbados

Summer of 2012 with a little bit of color

20122015 currently

The pros of having cornrows on vacation is  just being able to get up and go! Being able to see my scalp and touch it. Not feeling hot because it’s wrapped up into a neat bun away from my neck. The con would be style boredom. I can either rock it in a bun or just let it hang down. I am limited to just those two styles #Boring  However, I am seriously debating whether or not to rock these for my two-week vay k in Ghana. I would re-do them before my trip but it would be the exact same style. Some say I should do my hair in Ghana including my hairstylist but I’m just not sure yet.

Below are some various cornrow options/inspiration (featuring some fabulous celebs) for the summer. For the record, I have added my own names to these various cornrow styles…lol

Jail Braids/ Prison Braids

That’s what I call cornrows that go straight back. I used to rock these type of cornrows with my real hair back in the day.

Around the Way Filet Cornrows

 *Ques* LL Cool J Around the Way Girl

I feel like your hair has to be naturally laid for this kind of cornrow style. My hair wouldn’t stay laid in this style for long. Especially if it’s hot or humid. My kinks and coils would just poof right on up! All Keri needs is some “bamboo earrings, at least two pair” to complete this around the way filet look.

The Classic Cornrow Bun

This is when you want to keep it simple, safe and cute. Summer wedding maybe?  Red carpet? This is my go to right here!

Not feeling the bun? Just let it hang in a ponytail.

Alicia Keys Cornrows

Braids cornrowed to the side plus individual braids.

Anytime I see this cornrow style, I think of Alicia Keys. I can’t help it. She used to rock this style a lot! The first three pictures are of French/Senegalese blogger Fatou and she has a blog post about this style and who did it here.

Again, my feeding cornrows were done by the same stylist. She is the same stylist that did my Crochet Braids, Sheneneh Braids, and recent Up-do. As always, please let know if you want her contact info. She is located in Bowie, Maryland. I will update the post later with her social media info. By the way, my current feeding cornrows are not tight. There was one braid she did that was too tight but when I told her, she removed it and re-did it. She is not heavy-handed either. I love her ❤

How are you rocking your hair currently? What is your go to vacation hair?

Please share below and thank you for reading 🙂 !

Amma Mama

3 thoughts on “My Feeding Cornrows!

  1. A MILLION THANK YOUS, SMILES and HUGS to all my Natural Hair Blog Feature Participants from January to June 2015.
    All of your hard put into your posts has helped so much and have served as an inspiration to all my viewers, me included.
    So here is my way of saying, thank you so much, loved working on your posts and wish you the best today, tomorrow and always.
    Thank you Beautiful Amma.
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Smiles, Smooches and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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