Kim Kardashian Posts Cornrow Hair Tutorial
People have already taken note of the way Hollywood and the fashion world are Columbusing cornrows as a new “MMA-inspired” cool girl trend known as “boxer braids.”
But since Kimmy has just recently discovered this protective style thing — apparently giving her hair a break while she’s on Mommy duty and operation snap back — she’s spreading the gospel to her legion of loyal fans who have apparently never seen cornrows before they graced a Kardashian crown. Via US Weekly:
Her favorite, which she calls the “KKW Signature Braid” in a new how-to video on KimKardashianWest.com, is a four-way Dutch braid that ends in two long tails at the nape of the neck.
But we’ve noticed her plaits are always thicker than when we DIY — and she finally spilled her who’d-have-thunk-it beauty tricks.
In the tutorial, Kardashian, 35, gets a little hair help from Mane Addicts celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan. To begin, she separates the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s hair into four sections, clipping each into place. Starting with the leftmost section, she begins to plait, adding synthetic loose extensions to add volume and ending at the nape of Kardashian’s neck. Once she has completed all four braids, she combines the two on the left and the two on the right to create pigtails.
Oh, so the secret to achieving cornrows is…cornrowing your hair? Truly groundbreaking. It’s not as if Black women have been pulling this “beauty secret” literally for centuries, or anything. No, a high-paid, white LA based stylist obviously unlocked the secret.
Whatever. Maybe this was mysterious to white people…
Are Kim’s basic braids really worth all this chatter they’re causing? Hit the flip…
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