Cornrows or canerows, as they’re also known, are a style of wearing hair. ‘Cornrowing’ of hair can be traced back to the traditional cornrow hairstyles of West Africa. The hair is braided or pulled close to the scalp with quick and specific hand movements. These movements result in continuous rows of hair that resemble rows of corn in cornfields, and hence the name. Contrary to popular belief, getting your hair rowed and maintaining the same is not difficult. In fact, cornrows are preferred for their easy maintenance and support people who indulge in myriad physical activities. Cornrows can be worn for a period of around a few weeks and look best when washed carefully. Cornrows can actually give you a long and well-deserved break from combing hair. Cornrowed hair needs to be oiled regularly and carefully. Cornrows are not gender specific and can be pulled off by both men and women. Go ahead! Read on to know how to braid your hair into cornrows. With practice and in time you’re bound to become an expert cornrow braider.