The Art of Wrapping Hair
While on vacation this week I paid someone TWICE to braid Sephora’s hair. Six braids to keep her hair in place all week and then again on the way home to hold her through her week back home. That is well worth every penny as it takes quite a while to do that many braids and she would certainly whine a great deal if I tried to yank on her head for a half hour.
But they also offer hair wrapping and feathers. I decided to try the hair wrapping myself. My photos are not that great. Sorry but it is hard to grab her as she keeps running by and moving to get a photo. I had to resort to my iPhone.
Now keep in mind I have no idea how they are supposed to be done but this is how I did it and it seems okay to me.
Pick up some embroidery thread in multiple colors. We purchased the 36 pack at Michaels which sells for $3.99 and just $2.00 with a 50% off coupon. You will also need some of those small rubber elastics – since I didn’t actually shop for these, all I had on hand was black so I went with that.
She started with her six braids already in place so to make my task easiest I simply chose the smallest braid on one side. The braids only went to the top back of her head. So I kept the original elastic in place and braided the remainder of that hair all the way to the bottom and secure with one of those little rubber elastics.
Sephora wanted four colors so I cut off about 5 times the length I needed of each color – I probably could have gotten by with about 4 times but I didn’t want to run short.
Take another one of those little rubber elastics and feed one end of each strand of embroidery thread through.