Step 5: Step two

Select the color you want to start with and begin wrapping it around the braid as tightly as you can. It does not matter what direction you wrap in, just pick on and stick with it. Hold all the other colors tight to the braid as your wrap. It is more important that you keep a firm grip and wind tightly then to go fast, soon enough you'll find a steady pace that works for you. What you wrap you want it to be at a slightly downward angle (otherwise you won't go anywhere) and take care to cover the hair completely.
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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