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This is a great natural hairstyle that can contribute to hair protection as well as hair growth. The ends of the hair which are susceptible to damage are well protected within the braid. Moreover, this side braid hairstyle includes a front cornrow that can help keep unruly edges along the hairline under control.





How To Do It:

1. Part hair on the side.

2. Cornrow hair to the left of the part.

3. Once the left side braid is cornrowed down to the nape pull all hair to the right side.

4. Part remaining hair into two sections.

5. Holding the two sections (one in each hand), take strands from the left section and cross it over to the right section of hair.

6. Next, take strands from the right section and cross it over to the left section of the hair.

7. Continue repeating steps 5 and 6, crisscrossing sections of hair until the fishtail side braid is at your desired length.

Want more ideas? Check out this great article on African hair braiding.It can be a style, a statement or a way to bring a storied history into the wearer’s modern-day life. In many ways, hair braiding has deep roots in the African-American community. From their origins in Africa, through the days of slavery and into today’s pop culture, cornrow braids have long been associated with the black community. But many don’t realize just how deep those roots go.

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