Contrary to the popular belief, men do care about the way how they look, including the way how their hair is styled. In fact, more and more men are now following the different fashion and hairstyle trends showcased by male celebrities to find out which hairstyle and fashion would best suit them and their personalities. Mens cornrow styles have become one of the most popular hairstyles not just for African American males. More and more men are now supporting cornrow hairstyles of different designs and lengths.
Despite its popularity within the past few years, mens cornrow hair styles are not a fashion trend that sprung about just recently. In fact, this particular hairstyle has been used by the natives in Africa for a very long time. Many of the designs that are used in current mens cornrow hairstyles can actually be dated back thousands of years old and used to help determine from what tribe they belong.
Today, the different cornrow hairstyles now being used by men are purely for aesthetic purposes. Men cornrow styles today can be as simple as straight rows of hair closely braided to the scalp and allowed to hang loosely on the back of their head to excessively intricate designs consisting of weaves, waves and swirls on the scalp, making their entire hairstyle truly a work of art.
If you are planning to have your hair done in this hairstyle, one thing that you must consider is the thickness of your hair. Cornrow hairstyles are ideal for hair types that have a rich thick texture. This allows the hair strands to withstand the excessive tugging and pulling that comes alongside with styling your hair into cornrows. Another thing to consider is just how simple or complicated you would want your cornrow hairstyle to be. Remember, these hairstyles are not the type that you can just take off and wear again when you feel like it, so make sure that you choose a cornrow style that you would not mind supporting for long periods of time. There are a lot of images over the Internet that you could check out and take with you when you have your hair styled by a hairstylist to ensure that you get the cornrow hairstyle that you really want.
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