I believe if more naturals knew how to corn row upwards and downwards, it would not only save them a great deal of time and money getting their hair done professionally, but it would give them more styling options, especially with updos.
A part of your natural hair journey should include doing your own hair and embracing the different styles you can do at various phases of your hair growth.
Because curly and kinky hair grows out and up instead of down, it makes sense to accommodate some hair styles to that of your natural growth pattern.
An corn rowed undo does not require a lot of pulling and tugging to get all your hair in a beehive or bun on the crown of your head. Corn rowing your head upwards consists of simply moisturizing your hair and combing through it so you can braid it correctly and evenly.
As far as keeping it looking good, simply wrap it up with your silk scarf at night.
And, HOW do you corn row upwards, you ask? It sounds easy…until you actually sit down and try to do it.
I tried a few times on my own head and I simply could not get the handling of that direction down. I had to practice on a doll for a while to get the hang of it. And you should do the same.
Purchase a cheap baby doll or steal one of your kids’ dolls and simply practice corn rows on it. You will get the hang of it after a while.
If you still need a visual, especially for those who cannot braid well without a mirror, check out this video of a natural corn rowing her hair upwards.
Once you get an idea of how to do, image the different styles you can wear! You can get a piece of synthetic braiding hair and create a pretty undo atop of the corn rows. The styling options will be limitedness.
More importantly, you do not have to worry as much about your hair breaking off!