Hi! Three small, interrelated questions:
1. What I as an American know as "cornrows" (very fine braids tight against the scalp – images here
), are they known by the same name in the UK, or is there a different term?
2. If you wanted to refer in a general way to the type of hairstyle of which cornrows are one subset, would you talk about "plaits" or "braids"? I know UK generally says "plaits" where US says "braids"...or am I wrong and it varies by context? Would you describe cornrows as a type of "plaits" or a type of "braids"?
3. How common would this hairstyle have been for a British child of African-Caribbean descent during the HP canon era (i.e., mid-1990s)? I have an OC who's a Black British girl about 7 years old, and I plan to have her wear this hairstyle, but not if that would seem anachronistic. (I remember cornrows as popular during my US childhood/teenage years of roughly the same period, but I don't want to assume the UK was the same without checking.)
Thank you in advance, you amazing and resourceful people!