A woman needs satin pillow cases or cap to protect the hair's moisture levels. It safeguards against moisture stripping. Cotton pillows will most likely soak up your hair's moisture, leaving you with split ends and thinning hair. If using a cap, choose one that fits comfortably to avoid headaches. Wrapping your head before you go to bed will avoid frizz and breakage.
Protect your cornrows from harsh weather conditions by wearing a hat or scarf when exposed to windy, rainy or sunny weather.
Avoid brushing and pulling the cornrows and allow your scalp to rest and repair. Rough handling of cornrows can lead to damage.