hair wrap tutorial

I love the look of dip-dyed hair or a few bright highlights, but I'm not quite brave enough to permanently dye sections of my hair. Fortunately, there's a super easy, quick way to add a pop of color to your hair, without any commitment! Hair wraps have been one of my favorite things to wear this summer--here's a little tutorial on how to get some yourself.

What you'll need...

- scissors
- embroidery thread in two colors of your choice
- a section of your hair

Let's get started!

1. Gather a small section of hair where you want the wrap to be. I chose to put it towards the front, but you can place it in the back as well, where it's not as noticeable. Regardless, the section should be fairly small.
2. Tightly braid the hair.
3. Knot the first color towards the top of the braid.
4. Tightly wrap the thread around your hair. Make sure to watch for gaps and push up accordingly (I should have done a better job of watching out, hah). When you run out of the first color, knot the second one to it and continue wrapping.
5. Wrap until the end of your hair, then knot it and cut off any extra thread hanging out.
6. All done!

This is such a sweet style to play around with! I haven't had more than two wraps in at the same time, but it would be so fun to have five or six in. Just be sure not to brush the wraps, as it will cause them to loosen, tangle, and fall out. Enjoy your new summer look!



  1. you are SO GORGEOUS. and lovely!!


  2. so cute! my hair is too short to try this, i think, but i'd love to someday. :)

  3. Love it!

    I actually read online somewhere to dipdye your hair with Kool-Aid so that it isn't permanently dyed. I haven't had the guts to try it, but I plan on trying this tutorial.


  4. So cool! I've never thought about doing this to myself but it's perfect for summer!

  5. This is so cool! I love it! I will defiantly try it. :)

  6. This is such a cute tutorial! I have to try it sometime. :)

    eve @ essence of eve

  7. fun! a friend of mine first did this with my hair after she found out i never had it done at a carnival or theme park (which apparently everyone has done at some point). my favorite colors are pale-teal and lime-green for summertime :D

  8. Great idea, Carlotta! I should try this sometime:) Like Meredith Sledge, I've heard of this, but never actually thought of doing it to myself. I think I will, though.

  9. Do you think it would work if I just twist the hair, instead of braid it?

    1. I'd recommend braiding it...if you twist it, it's more likely to fall out.

  10. too cool! i'll have to try that.

  11. love it. i totally have to try this.

  12. I would love to try this. It's so simple! :D

  13. What a great idea! I am so doing that today! :)

  14. Definitely trying this! Thanks for the great tutorial. You're adorable.

  15. So adorable! Must try this summer.

  16. ah this is the best, carlotta. you're so pretty. oh my gosh.

  17. wonderful tutorial! though i'd never wear those things...really don't like them at all! :)

  18. wow! Lovely.Hair wrapping with string, is an ideal choice for someone who wants to flash a suave look without compromising with the strength of the follicles.It looks really amazing and very attractive.