Synthetic hair is typically used for creating box braids- a popular style choice among African American women. Three strands of hair form the braid with opposing strands crossing over one another.
How much hair do you need to get cornrows?
The minimum length of hair required for cornrows with the wearer’s natural hair is about 1.75 inches. When braiding cornrows, which are braids attached to the scalp in rows, you need enough hair to grip as you braid.