How To Do a Hair Wrap

A hair wrap is an easy and colorful way to decorate your hair.They’ve never really gone out of style, so you can rock this hairstyle whenever you want.To get started, you need to find some thread in a color that you like, and then you will be ready to make a bold and fun fashion statement with your hair wrap!

Step 1: Get some floss.

The best results will come from a few bright colors.You can use up to four different colors.Anombré effect can be created with a set of colors.You can fade from one color to another with different shades.You can change one hue to another on the color wheel, for example yellow to orange.There are other types of string that can be used for hair wraps.Make sure the material you’re working with is colorfast.The next time you wash your hair, you don’t want the dye to run.It should be thin to keep it from being too heavy.

Step 2: Take a small lock of hair and braid it.

Thinner braids are better for hair wraps.Make sure your braid is tight.The closer you are to your face, the bigger the impact will be.You can secure your braids with a small hair tie if your hair doesn’t hold them well.If you already have your hair in braids or dreadlocks, you can add a splash of color by selecting one or more strands to wrap individually.

Step 3: Measure out the thread you want to cut.

You will need four separate strings that are at least two to three times the length of your hair.It’s better to start with too much thread.You can trim off the excess at the end, but you can’t add length to the string that’s too short.

Step 4: Use an overhand knot to tie the threads around the braid.

If you want your hair wrap to start further down, position the knot lower on the braid.The simplest knot you can tie is the overhand knot.The strings are behind the braid.The braid should be in the center of the strings so that each end is equal.Take the right end and loop it around the braid to the left.Start by crossing over the front of the braid and pulling the end through the loop back to the right.Pull the ends in opposite directions.When making a hair wrap, make sure your knot is tight.Each string will be divided in half once the knot is complete.You will have more strings to work with before you start your wrap.If you started with four strings, you should have eight strands hanging from the base of your wrap.

Step 5: In your dominant hand, hold two strings of the same color.

These are your working strings.If you started with four, lay the remaining six strings flat.You can teach them by holding the strings and braid in your non-dominant hand.

Step 6: Wrap the strings around your hair.

As you wrap the braid, keep going.To help your wrap’s stability, be sure to leave at least an inch or two on your string.One way to make a tight wrap is to do four wraps around and push them up.

Step 7: If you want to start a section with a new color, switch working strings.

If you want to move on to the next color, you’ll swap strings multiple times while making your hair wrap.Pick out two new strings of the same color if you add your working strings to the other six.A pattern of alternating stripes can be made with two colors.Try to make the stripes all the same width.A popular style of hair wrap is the ombré look, which is an effect where multiple similar colors are lined up to create a gradient from one color to another similar color.Light blue to dark blue, intense magenta to pale pink, and yellow to orange are examples.Wrap about a quarter of your braid if you’re making an ombré wrap.The second color most closely matches the first.The last two colors contrast the most with your starting color.

Step 8: They should include beads and charms.

This step is not required.Most hair wraps are not embellished.It’s very easy to add a bead or other small object that can be threaded onto a string, such as a charm.Keep in mind that your hair wrap is likely to get wet, so don’t choose anything made of metals that are easily corroded.You can string the bead through your strings while you wrap your hair.Put it at the bottom of your wrap.Wrap until the bead is in place.

Step 9: Attach the feather to the wrap.

Adding a little flair to your hair wrap is an optional step.Line up a feather’s quill with your braid and the remaining strings once you’re almost to the bottom of it.Continue your wrap with the feather’s quill.The quill can be slid under the hair tie to hold it in place.

Step 10: Tie all the strings at the bottom of your hair wrap.

Tie tight knots to keep your wrap from unraveling.You can tie a double or triple knot.If there is a lot of loose string after you tie your knot, trim it off with your scissors.

Step 11: When you’re done wearing your hair wrap, cut it at the base.

It’s not likely to fall out on its own if you made it well.Simply removing the entire lock of hair is the most common way to remove a hair wrap.Some people keep their hair wrapped up.If you don’t want to lose that strand of hair, you can try unraveling it by cutting the knots at the end.This will take much longer than a simple trim.The longer you wind your wrap, the better it will look.Three weeks is the average amount of time it takes a wrap to start.The wrap will last longer if you don’t soak it.