I thought, seeing as I am still trying to prolong holiday mode, I wanted to share a quick tutorial on that favourite holiday staple: hair braids! These are sometimes called hair wraps, but I've always known them as braids, but hey they are the same thing. My sister, Kathleen, and I, love this holiday tradition. It is even better if you can do it yourself and save a little money.
~ various colours of embroidery thread
~ a piece of scrap paper/card
~ bobby pins
~ a hair tie
So firstly release the threads from on top of the braid and allow to hang down alongside the plait. Pick out your first colour and simply start winding around both the braid and the other threads. I've never found it necessary to tie a knot to begin but if you want to, you can. I always wind the thread underneath the braid with my right hand and hold it in place with my left index finger. I hope that makes sense.
Once you feel you have enough of a block of colour it is time to finish that section. Pull the thread around the hair loosely and feed the thread through the gap and pull tight.
The next design I chose was the same thing as before but using two colours, choose your colours and start winding them around the braid and the other threads.
Hope this was useful, I'm not really sure if it's something everyone knows but just in case, I thought it might be nice. It is so much easier than it looks and is a perfect holiday activity. Also a big thank you to my beautiful sister, Kathleen, for letting me use her lovely hair!
Hope you are having a great week
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