We’d leave it to the professionals, frankly. And we’re sure Trevor’s hair was done by a barber or hairstylist that’s super experienced with Afro hair.
If you’ve not heard Mr Noah before, the South African-born, US-dwelling star is a serious slashie – he’s a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and former host of The Daily Show (an satirical American late-night talk show/news program).
And Trevor Noah’s hair always looks amazing, whether it’s a full Afro, a curly crop, or this cornrow style.
- Trevor Noah’s cornrow hairstyle on his Afro hair has beautifully precise braids of different sizes.
- To get Trevor’s braids your hair will need to be around 7-8cm long.
- Your stylist will comb the hair with a wide tooth comb – starting at the ends and working down towards the roots to get rid of tangles.
- Your hair will need to be washed and conditioned because you need a clean base as those cornrows will stay in for a while.
- Cornrows last a minimum of 2-4 weeks, but can look good for 6-8 weeks if you look after them.
- The hair also needs to be conditioned as it’ll be easier to work with.
- Then your stylist will divide your hair into equal sections and start braiding.
- Trevor has around 10 braids – a combo of tiny braids at the parting of each section, and then a bigger braid at the middle of each section.
- But you can discuss with your stylist how you want yours done – check out Pinterest for some inspo before you go.
- Trevor Noah’s cornrow hairstyle on his Afro hair with those precise braids might not need styling every day, but it does need looking after.
- Your scalp will need nourishing to keep your hair healthy, so apply a natural shea, castor or coconut oil by dabbing it on the areas between the cornrows.
- Also, you’ll need to avoid getting your hair saturated in the rain or in the shower if you want to keep it looking neat.
- Instead of shampoo, try a scalp cleanser or a tonic to exfoliate and hydrate the scalp – look for one you can spray on.
- Nourishing the scalp is essential too – apply oil directly to it and gently massaging it in – use natural products such as coconut, almond and avocado oils.
- As your scalp might get a little itchy (and you don’t want to scratch or pick at your hair as it’ll damage your hair and your scalp), make sure you dab some anti-itch oil on your scalp every couple of days.
- Soak the surface of a clean cotton ball and dab it onto exposed areas of the scalp, especially areas that feel irritated or itchy.
- For sleeping, always try and wear a durag.
- And a silk pillowcase is also great to sleep on to keep your cornrow ‘do looking neat, intact and frizz-free.
- If you want to do undo your cornrows yourself, do so carefully, without pulling and tugging your hair.
- Wash and deep condition your hair afterwards and apply hair oil.
- Keep your hair loose for a few days to give it a break before going for more cornrows or braids.