How to Make Hair Wraps

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Things You'll Need

  • Embroidery floss

  • Tape measure

  • Scissors

Embroidery floss comes in a variety of colors.

A hair wrap is a type of hair accessory made from twisted, braided and wrapped strands of embroidery floss. Purchasing salon clip-in hair wraps can be costly, but you can create your own individual hair wraps for a fraction of the price. Use different colored strands of embroidery floss to create a stylish hair wrap that reflects your personality and style. All the materials required to create hair wraps can be purchased from craft stores or online retailers.


Step 1

Section off a small area of hair, approximately 1/4 inch. The section can be anywhere on the head but it works best if it is in a visible position.

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Step 2

Measure the length of the section of hair with the tape measure. Cut two pieces of embroidery floss that are each four times the length of the section of hair.

Step 3

Align the tops of the two pieces of embroidery floss. Double the threads over. Tie the middle of the threads around the top of the section of hair, next to the scalp, in a single knot.

Step 4

Lay three of the strands vertically along the length of the hair. Lift one of the threads and wrap it in a clockwise direction around the section of hair and over the three vertical strands. Continue wrapping the thread tightly, until you have wrapped a two-inch section of hair.


Step 5

Lay the strand you just wrapped vertically against the section of hair. Pick up one of the other colored strands of embroidery floss and repeat the wrapping technique around the hair until you have wrapped another two inches of hair. Repeat the wrapping technique, alternating the two different color strands, until you have wrapped the desired amount of hair.


Step 6

Tie one of the strands in a double knot around the bottom of the hair wrap to secure it in place. Cut off any excess embroidery thread with the scissors.


Add beads to the bottom to create a stylish braid.

To undo the wrap, carefully cut through the knot in the top of the wrap and unravel the embroidery floss.


Scissors should only be used under the supervision of responsible adults.


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