Most of us have seen someone come home from a Caribbean vacation and had one of these beautiful hair wraps. These hair wraps can be very pricy especially if you have long hair as many people charge by the inch and that is if you find someone who does them. If you have ever wondered how to make your own, this is the instructable for you!!! Enjoy and please rate this and leave your comments.

Hair wraps can be worn for up two weeks and can be washed along with your own hair (use light soap) and towel dried.

P.s. If you like this project you may want to check out instructable "Unique and easy temporary yarn falls".

Step 1: What You Need

-Embroidery Floss
-Rubber bands
-Of course hair, I recommend no less then four inches

You don't need very much to make these. The most important part is how much embroidery floss you'll need. Unfortunately there is no right answer. It depends on how much hair your wrapping, how tight you wrap it, and how long the hair is. Here is some guidelines to help. Never use floss shorter then the length of the hair times three. Use on strand of floss per color. The less colors you use the more string you need, so if you wrap only has two colors in it you may want four times the length of the hair. If you do happen to run out of string I will tell you what to do later in the instructable.

Any type of small rubber band will work but the clear tangle-free type don't last as long as the traditional ones actually made from rubber.
This was SO cool to do! I put a plain teal one in my bangs and LOVED how it turned out! Turns out light teal looks good with medium brown.....
I'm so glad you love it. You should share some pics!
I remember doing this with friends when I was little, but ours never looked this good. Great work. :D
<p>Great tutorial. I like to do a half hitch in the thread as I am wrapping it around the braid. It seems to make it sturdier and it gives you and easy way to add beads and charms throughout the length of the braid.</p>
now i see what the difference in our methods. i take the floss and double it back as long as the hair is, and braid it in. then you start your wrapping over the braid. no rubber bands, and it stays put 'till you cut the hair, or the wrap. i still have all of the ones i put in my own hair.
Thats intreasting. I do it this way since most people want them to removed easily. For really long term hair wraps, I macrame' them in I will post soon on how I do this.
i used to use macrame too. i made macrame strands that i wrap around the main wrap, and weave them back in. makes a cool spiral that you can add beads, or trinkets to. i guess i haven't had anyone want temporary ones. i am also a carpenter, and i guarantee my work for 10 years, so i try to make everything i make last as long as possible.
I have no doubt would last that long there no reason for them not like i said most people I wrap for want to change it a few days to match there outfit or change where it is. I know that my dready friends keep there in for months as I use a shorter version for dread repair.
Hi. Thanks for the instruction. I was hoping to replace mine with a long lasting hair wrap. Do you reckon you could post the teqnique for that?
Hi. I'm looking to redo my hair wrap in a more permenant fashion. I got min done in India and the technique you describe Here seems to resemble my hair wrap closest. I would appreciate it if you could instruct me how to replace it.
<p>These are great instructions, this is the 3rd year that I have used them for my daughters hair. Excellent job.</p>
<p>awesome these were all the rage when I was a teen ...so much variety and fun...good one</p>
I had one before the dance concert then I had to take it out It took so longer my neck felt like it had whip lash is there an easier way then wrapping it little by little
I'm actually really happy with the results, it looks awesome in my hair. c:
I did this in my hair then pined it so it looked like a headband
i learned how to do this when i followed the dead for a summer 20 years ago. i charged $1.00 per inch. kept me in food, tickets and transportation. party materials not included. ;) i generally used the colors of the rainbow, plus whatever other colors i had up to 10. i might see if i can still put one in my own hair. that is a tough one. thanx for the trip down memory lane. but why doesn't yours last longer? mine stayed put for months. you had to cut them out. mebbe i'll post my technique.
Mine can last that long I just find that generally people don't want them in that long. They like to change colors or positions. My model keeps here in for a long time. Nice story I sell mine at festivals too.
Wow, amazing! I've seen people wearing this style and I can't wait to try it out! Looks amazingly easy, thanks a ton. (:
It is very easy as I said its all about not letting the strands slip. Good luck!
Well done!!!
Thx! More to come.
Although this kind of thing is not &quot;my thing&quot; I must say you have done well with detailing the steps and with the pictures you've included.
Thank you! I just got my first digital camera so it means a lot.
Thank you so much. That what happens when you strat doing hair when your 14 lol. Just take practice!

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