Monday, 11 June 2012

70. D-I-Y HAIR WRAP HOW TO.

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Ok, so following on from my hair wrap post, I figured out how to hair wrap this weekend! It's REALLY EASY. This one above actually only took about 15 minutes before I went out. When I was little I used to wrap my dolls hair all the time after teaching myself, and I actually remembered what to do!
so I thought I would do a mini tutorial on what to do, as I got great feedback on it! All you will need for your hair wrap is:



  • A selection of colours of embroidery thread or thread of similiar thickness. (I used 3 colours and then black for detailing) The thread has to be just over double your hair length.
  • Scissors
  • Elastic band to secure hair.

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1. Ok, so first of all cut the thread just over twice as long as your hair you're wrapping is, then tie the ends in a knot. I've used 3 colours for this one-GREEN, ORANGE AND YELLOW. It's important to make sure you have a lot of thread as you will run out before the end if it's not at least double your hair length!

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2. Then  take a small section of hair from slightly underneath your hair (just so you can't see the start of the wrap-I thought it looks neater slightly covered) Plait the hair, then secure with an elastic band.

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3. Then tie the thread to the top of your plait with a knot, making sure it is secure. There will be the ends of the thread visible but you will be wrapping the thread over it to cover it. NOW YOU ARE READY TO WRAP! (make sure the rest of your hair is secured away from the wrap as it is very painful when it gets tangled up with the hair wrap.

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4. To wrap, take either one, two or all your coloured thread, and literally wrap it around your hair! Make sure you hold the colours you are not wrapping and the plait tightly as you will be wrapping the other thread over them. As you can see above, I started off by only wrapping green, then orange and yellow together.
Be careful-the thread is very long as can sometimes get tangled up at the bottom of the plait, which is annoying.

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5. After every section I did, I did a quick knot to secure it just in case, but you don't have to. It also doesn't have to be neat.In my reference from my previous post you could see some hair through the wrap and it wasn't tight, so I tried to be as messy as possible and tried to get some of the plait showing through. Try any variation you like on the wrap! I also left a bit of hair at the end of the wrap.

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As you can see it's not neat at all!

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6. At the end secure the wrap with a double knot. You will be left with some excess thread, I just cut mine off, but you can leave it if you want.

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7. TADA! Finished wrap.

OTHER FINISHING TECHNIQUES.....
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 To decorate it you can add beads, charms, or constrasting thread. For my first one I got a thinner piece of black thread, tied it at the bottom then wrapped it up and down with a gap between wach wrap, so when you wrap it down it creates a criss cross, then tied it in a knot at the bottom and cut off the excess thread!

Wow mY first DIY tutorial thing YAY! I really hope this all makes sense! Would love to see any more hair wraps. Please ask if you have any questions! The next one I do I'm definitely going to add some beads or something, as well as maybe glitter thread?!

Also- be careful when washing your hair, as you don't want to ruin your wrap!

P.S: Sorry I look a bit miserable in these photos, was concentrating hard.
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27 comments

  1. Ahhh omg I remember these from when I went on holiday when I was younger! I'm so gonna try this as they look awesome <3

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  2. Doing this RIGHT now, thank you for the tut! :)

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  3. YAYAYYA thank you so much for doing this, will be getting thread as soon as possible and wrapping away :D

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    1. It's quite alright! yes show me a pic when you do! love how everyone loves them too! x

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  4. Ahhhh hair nostalgia! I never got my hair wrapped but I'd get so jealous of the girls who did! I'm trying this as soon as I locate my AWOL sewing kit...

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    1. YAY do it! I think we should start a craze... x

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  5. Can I just be you?! Haaaa booo all set take a picture of mine this morning and woken up iller than ill :( xx

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    1. PFFT! aw no hope you get well soon lovely, yay looking forward to your picture though! x

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  6. Oh mann you are so ridiculously cool, I agree with Vicky, I'd like to be you please. This looks so good! I haven't had one in years x

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    1. HAHA I AM MOST DEFINITELY NOT! aww that is too sweet. You should deffo do one! z

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  7. haha that's amazing, taking it back old school! Def doing this!!

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  8. aww i used to love getting these when i was little :) !! your too pretty
    robyn xoxo

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  9. I was always jealous of girls who wrap their hair.

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  10. awh so cute! I used to always have these done when I was little at school fairs! Ah, thanks so much for reminding me about the amazing-ness of hair wraps. definitely going to try this soon. :)

    rebecca x

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  11. LOVE this! Lauren from raspberry grape sent me here, so glad I've found your blog :)

    definitely going to give this a whirl.xx

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  12. I love the detail on the pinky one and the 2nd to last picture! I am so gonna do this xx

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  13. definatley gonna have a go at this looks soo good, I used to have loads in my hair when I was little!!xx

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  14. Amazing! I used to LOVE getting hair wraps on holiday, they were the best thing ever until you came home and you accidentally washed it!

    xx

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  15. Ah. Shweet. So what happens when you shower? Do I have to take it off and redo it all over again?

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  16. Thanks for sharing this stylish concept and now a days hair wrapping style is also popular. For more information please visit Hair Wraps With Thread

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  17. Just clicked on this one too hehehee. Totally agree about the Minkpink stuff :/ It's all about Evil Twin for autumn/winter!
    X

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  18. yayy I liked mine it was decent, I had to cut some hair sticking out and I ended iup having to tie more thread onto it but all in all I love it!

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