Hair Wrap Instructions

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Women typically spend a lot of time and money getting their hair straightened and styled at a professional salon. Wrapping hair is a technique that many women use to maintain artificially straightened hair for an extended period. With these instructions, you will be able to wrap your hair at home and make it beautifully smooth. It is a simple, yet sleek look. Here’s how:

Things You'll Need

  • Comb
  • Brush (big and wide)
  • Soft brush for smoothing
  • Smoothing or hydrating spray (optional)

Hair Wrap Instructions

  • Bend your head and begin combing out your hair. You want your hair out in a way where it is lies evenly on all sides of your head, even in front.

  • Take your big, wide brush and start brushing your hair beginning near your left ear. Brush the hair down first and then onto your forehead, toward your other ear.

  • Smooth out the hair with your hand after each brush stroke.

  • Brush from the right ear around the back of the head, smoothing as you brush. The goal is to smooth or wrap all of your hair around your head in the same direction. The smoothing helps the hair stick to your head or stay in place after you brush.

  • Brush the last bit of hair past your left ear, wrapping and smoothing it until you run out of hair to wrap. You want to make a smooth hair pattern all the way around your head.

  • Brush the wrapped hair with the smoothing brush, in the direction that you wrapped the hair. This is the final smoothing process for the wrap.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wrapping longer hair will be more extensive. The length of hair will vary, thus varying how many times your hair will need to be wrapped to complete the job.
  • Wrapping takes practice.
  • Some women put a du rag over their wrap to sleep with. They remove it the next day and the hair is still nicely straight.
  • Try to avoid hair-bunching near the crown of your head.
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