Traditional cornrows are made of straight rows of strains braided very close to the scalp, but in recent years cornrow styles have developed into very complex designs.
They are a very convenient hair style due to their low maintenance requirements. They can be left in for weeks as long as they are washed carefully and regularly oiling the hair and scalp.
It is also recommended covering your hair when you go to bed. This way the cornrows will last longer and the hair won’t look fuzzy the next morning.
They are also a good way to allow your hair to recover from stress, as they don’t require straightening or any other treatment.
If you’re thinking about getting your hair braided into cornrows, you have to make sure that you meet the minimum length requirements: for straight hair you need at least about four inches, and for curly hair just a couple inches minimum.