However their does seem to be some confusion with a similar sounding term. Corn rows are infact the style of hair worn by African Americans. The single term "cornrows" dates back to when African Americans primarily worked in agricultural settings and refers to the similarities between the hairstyle and straight rows of corn with spaces in between. This is not the same term as Corn Rolls which refer to a baked good. Althought there does seem to be a small fraction (less than 2% of sites) that refer to "corn rolls" as a type of hairstyle the vast majority use the term "corn rows."
"Hmm, I don't know what those are, but if you'd like I can braid them into CORNROWS".
Most notably worn by NBA basketballer Allen Iverson, before he decided to cut his cornrolls preceeding the 2009 NBA Allstar Weekend
Actually a type of breakfast cereal
Kumo - How did the corn rolls taste?